History LightIsNotGood / Religion

20th Apr '18 4:09:35 AM Carliro
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** There's also an egyptian demon that's basically a [[http://www.demonthings.com/walking-on-sunshine/ sun with a knife]].
28th Dec '17 8:32:26 AM JoeMerl
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** The first of the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse rides a ''white'' horse and represents Conquest. There's also the Pale Horse, whose rider is [[TheGrimReaper Death]], though most scholars think that means pale [[SicklyGreenGlow green]].

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** The first of the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse rides a ''white'' horse and represents Conquest. There's also the Pale Horse, pale horse, whose rider is [[TheGrimReaper Death]], though most scholars think that means pale [[SicklyGreenGlow green]].
28th Dec '17 8:31:58 AM JoeMerl
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** Even in the context of Literature/TheBible, the Levantine deity Moloch is correctly identified as a solar deity. According the bible, he demanded child sacrifices. However, little is known about the deity to know who he is exactly, and Archeologists are doubting what legends are saying about him.

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** Even in the context of Literature/TheBible, the Levantine deity Moloch is correctly identified as a solar deity. According the bible, he demanded child sacrifices. However, little is known about the deity to know who he is While archaeologists can't verify this exactly, and Archeologists are doubting what legends are saying about him.recent evidence suggests that Carthage did perform such sacrifices a ''lot.''


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** The first of the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse rides a ''white'' horse and represents Conquest. There's also the Pale Horse, whose rider is [[TheGrimReaper Death]], though most scholars think that means pale [[SicklyGreenGlow green]].
12th Nov '17 11:54:15 PM Sharysa
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* Adlaw/Apolaki, the Phillipine god of the Sun, fought against his sister for supremacy of the world, refusing to share it with her, and even ''took out her eyes'' so that he could be the single ruler. He's also associated with war.

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* Adlaw/Apolaki, the Phillipine Philippine god of the Sun, fought against his sister Mayari the moon-goddess for supremacy of the world, refusing to share it with her, and even ''took out her eyes'' so that he could be the single ruler. He's also associated with war. In some versions he "only" takes out one of Mayari's eyes instead of both, but he realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he's gone way too far]] and lets her rule the world by night, while he gets to rule in the daytime. [[JustSoStory Being (part-)blind is why the moon is no longer as bright as the sun.]]
16th Oct '17 8:55:36 AM Carliro
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bila_(sun) Bila]] from Australian aboriginal mythology is a sun that also happens to be a cannibal, roasting her victims over a fire. That's where daylight comes from!
29th Jul '17 12:37:14 PM TrevMUN
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* The [[Myth/ChineseMythology Yang principle]]. Literally meaning "sunlight", it represents fire, heat, agressiveness and war.

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* The [[Myth/ChineseMythology Yang principle]]. Literally meaning "sunlight", it represents fire, heat, agressiveness aggressiveness and war.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archon (Gnosticism Archons]] are the [[{{UsefulNotes/Gnosticism}} gnostic]] equivalent of angels, and one, Adonaios, is associated with the Sun. Since Gnosticism has GodIsEvil as a core philosophy, the archons are unsurpringly considered malevolent or at least hostile.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archon (Gnosticism org/wiki/Archon_(Gnosticism) Archons]] are the [[{{UsefulNotes/Gnosticism}} gnostic]] equivalent of angels, and one, Adonaios, is associated with the Sun. Since Gnosticism has GodIsEvil as a core philosophy, the archons are unsurpringly unsurprisingly considered malevolent or at least hostile.



* Would be [[Literature/TheBible Lucifer]][[note]]actually "Heylel" in Hebrew, but it means the same thing[[/note]], or "Light-bearer" in Latin, a name for Venus as the morning star. Also in the Bible[[note]]"And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." ~ 2 Corinthians 11:14[[/note]], {{Satan}} can still appear to men as an "angel of light"... making this OlderThanFeudalism. According to tradition, if Satan appeared before a person, they couldn't help but fall down and worship him because of his celestial beauty. Just as in the Bible, when an angel appears to someone as something obviously not just a man, the first thing he says is either "Be not afraid" or "[[UnwantedFalseFaith Don't worship me!]]"--as angels in other parts of the Bible tended to kill cities when they were sent. The Apocrypha combines Lucifer and Satan into the same entity, as if he did not [[IHaveManyNames have enough names,]] maybe just to drive the point home.

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* Would be [[Literature/TheBible Lucifer]][[note]]actually "Heylel" in Hebrew, but it means the same thing[[/note]], or "Light-bearer" in Latin, a name for Venus as the morning star. Also in the Bible[[note]]"And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." ~ 2 Corinthians 11:14[[/note]], {{Satan}} can still appear to men as an "angel of light"... light," making this OlderThanFeudalism. According to tradition, if Satan appeared before a person, they couldn't help but fall down and worship him because of his celestial beauty. Just as in the Bible, when an angel appears to someone as something obviously not just a man, the first thing he says is either "Be not afraid" or "[[UnwantedFalseFaith Don't worship me!]]"--as angels in other parts of the Bible tended to kill cities when they were sent. The Apocrypha combines Lucifer and Satan into the same entity, as if he did not [[IHaveManyNames have enough names,]] maybe just to drive the point home.



** Some Christian fundamentalists refer to Sorath (the geomantic spirit of the Sun) as the Anti-Christ and true BiggerBad behind Satan... because his sacred number is 666. They pretty much don't know that there are no references of Sorath in Judeo-Christian mythology, and the number 666 in the Book of Revelation represents a being that is ''subordinate'' to Satan.

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** Some Christian fundamentalists refer to Sorath (the geomantic spirit of the Sun) as the Anti-Christ and true BiggerBad behind Satan... Satan because his sacred number is 666. They pretty much don't know that As it happens, there are no references of Sorath in Judeo-Christian mythology, and the Literature/TheBible. The number 666 in the Book of Revelation represents a being that is ''subordinate'' to Satan.



* The Abrahamic God is viewed by some religions as their GodOfEvil, like in Gnosticism and Hebrew Mythology.

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* The Abrahamic God is viewed by some religions as their GodOfEvil, like as is the case in Gnosticism and Hebrew Mythology.Gnosticism.



* In Philippine Mythology, Adlaw/Apolaki, the god of the Sun, fought against his sister for supremacy of the world, refusing to share it with her, and even ''took out her eyes'' so that he could be the single ruler. He's also associated with war.

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* In Philippine Mythology, Adlaw/Apolaki, the Phillipine god of the Sun, fought against his sister for supremacy of the world, refusing to share it with her, and even ''took out her eyes'' so that he could be the single ruler. He's also associated with war.
8th Dec '16 10:28:49 PM JoeMerl
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* TheBible also has a villain named Laban, which means "white." One Jewish interpretation is that this name is better understood as white as in "blank"--Laban was a ManipulativeBastard with no real moral code, but because of this, he could easily put on whichever one was currently useful (businessman, family man, etc.)
18th Jul '15 12:22:34 PM Specialist290
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** Some Christian fundamentalists refer to Sorath (the geomantic spirit of the Sun) as the Anti-Christ and true BiggerBad behind Satan... because his sacred number is 666. They pretty much don't know that there are no references of Sorath in Judeo-Christian mythology.

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** Some Christian fundamentalists refer to Sorath (the geomantic spirit of the Sun) as the Anti-Christ and true BiggerBad behind Satan... because his sacred number is 666. They pretty much don't know that there are no references of Sorath in Judeo-Christian mythology.mythology, and the number 666 in the Book of Revelation represents a being that is ''subordinate'' to Satan.
4th May '15 11:48:52 AM Petroghede
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** Also, Hathor. Associated with the Moon and the Sky... And two variants of Sekhmet's above myth, it's ''Hathor'' who does the deed, with Sekhmet either being the form she assumed when she went off the deep end and the gods had to get her drunk to prevent her from [[OmnicidalManiac killing off the rest of mankind]] or [[EvenEvilHasStandards the one who realized in horror that Hathor wouldn't stop and produced a lake of beer to get her drunk]].

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** Also, Hathor. Associated with the Moon Sun and the Sky... And two variants of Sekhmet's above myth, it's ''Hathor'' who does the deed, with Sekhmet either being the form she assumed when she went off the deep end and the gods had to get her drunk to prevent her from [[OmnicidalManiac killing off the rest of mankind]] or [[EvenEvilHasStandards the one who realized in horror that Hathor wouldn't stop and produced a lake of beer to get her drunk]].
3rd May '15 6:16:39 PM nombretomado
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* Lakota mythology features light and darkness as more reason and chaos. But following this theme, Yata, the north wind, is represented by white. He also causes harsh winters. Also, the wakinyan, or lightning gods, are either this or GoodIsNotNice.
* While the [[CelticMythology Celtic]] conflict between Balor and Lugh has been interpreted traditionally as the generic DarkIsEvil versus LightIsGood, things seem to have really been inverted: Balor seemingly was associated with the harsh Summer Sun, represented by his "evil eye" (see above), while Lugh was a thunder god that brought on the clouds and rain.

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* [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology Lakota mythology mythology]] features light and darkness as more reason and chaos. But following this theme, Yata, the north wind, is represented by white. He also causes harsh winters. Also, the wakinyan, or lightning gods, are either this or GoodIsNotNice.
* While the [[CelticMythology [[Myth/CelticMythology Celtic]] conflict between Balor and Lugh has been interpreted traditionally as the generic DarkIsEvil versus LightIsGood, things seem to have really been inverted: Balor seemingly was associated with the harsh Summer Sun, represented by his "evil eye" (see above), while Lugh was a thunder god that brought on the clouds and rain.
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