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11th Apr '18 6:11:27 PM Skagit
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* The Billiken was a fad toy from the early 1900s that is kept alive partly because of this trope. In its heyday it was as popular as the Teddy Bear (which came out shortly before) and was a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff hit in Japan]] because it bears a strong resemblance to their Seven Lucky Gods that inspired it in the first place. Today Billiken statues can be seen in Japan, especially Osaka, and he is something of an informal folk god. He's also a the mascot of the University of St. Louis and a popular kitsch item in Alaska,lots of Inuit carvers produce Billikens.
** He's also worshiped by the [[http://churchofgoodluck.com/ Church of Good Luck]].
* Annie Christmas is a tale tale heroine who has gotten that treatment. She's a African American giantess who captains a keelboat. Most scholars believe she is one of the many "fakelore" characters created as Expys of Paul Bunyan, but that hasn't stopped some voodoo practitioners from believing she is a Loa.



* The Billiken was a fad toy from the early 1900s that is kept alive partly because of this trope. In its heyday it was as popular as the Teddy Bear (which came out shortly before) and was a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff hit in Japan]] because it bears a strong resemblance to their Seven Lucky Gods that inspired it in the first place. Today Billiken statues can be seen in Japan, especially Osaka, and he is something of an informal folk god. He's also a the mascot of the University of St. Louis and a popular kitsch item in Alaska,lots of Inuit carvers produce Billikens.
** He's also worshiped by the [[http://churchofgoodluck.com/ Church of Good Luck]].
11th Apr '18 6:06:52 PM Skagit
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* The Billiken was a fad toy from the early 1900s that is kept alive partly because of this trope. In its heyday it was as popular as the Teddy Bear (which came out shortly before) and was a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff hit in Japan]] because it bears a strong resemblance to their Seven Lucky Gods that inspired it in the first place. Today Billiken statues can be seen in Japan, especially Osaka, and he is something of an informal folk god. He's also a the mascot of the University of St. Louis and a popular kitsch item in Alaska,lots of Inuit carvers produce Billikens.
** He's also worshiped by the [[http://churchofgoodluck.com/ Church of Good Luck]].



* The Billiken was a fad toy from the early 1900s that is kept alive partly because of this trope. In its heyday it was as popular as the Teddy Bear (which came out shortly before) and was a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff hit in Japan]] because it bears a strong resemblance to their Seven Lucky Gods that inspired it in the first place. Today Billiken statues can be seen in Japan, especially Osaka, and he is something of an informal folk god.

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* The Billiken was a fad toy from the early 1900s that is kept alive partly because of this trope. In its heyday it was as popular as the Teddy Bear (which came out shortly before) and was a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff hit in Japan]] because it bears a strong resemblance to their Seven Lucky Gods that inspired it in the first place. Today Billiken statues can be seen in Japan, especially Osaka, and he is something of an informal folk god.
11th Apr '18 6:01:36 PM Skagit
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* The Billiken was a fad toy from the early 1900s that is kept alive partly because of this trope. In its heyday it was as popular as the Teddy Bear (which came out shortly before) and was a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff hit in Japan]] because it bears a strong resemblance to their Seven Lucky Gods that inspired it in the first place. Today Billiken statues can be seen in Japan, especially Osaka, and he is something of an informal folk god.
8th Apr '18 7:59:02 PM Joysweeper
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* A version of this is in ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn''. The Nora tribe worships the Goddess All-Mother, holding a specific vault in a particular mountain to be sacred to her, especially a door which they can't pass through. The Carja tribe is all about sun-worship; the first Sun-King found an ancient textbook about the sun which led to a great migration. Modern Carja believe their kings are chosen by the Sun, and that it has a will and enacts judgment. Both are broadly correct. The sun doesn't have that kind of intent and personhood but of course remains immensely crucial to life on Earth. As for the Nora, [[spoiler: that vault and ones like it ''are'' where all of modern humanity originates, and there ''has'' been a benevolent female immortal presence who struck down the Metal Devils.]] It's just a lot more complicated than that.
1st Mar '18 12:47:01 PM RedBerryBlueCherry
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* Used with an InUniverse character in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine''. Cartoon character Bendy (a MickeyMouse {{Expy}}, no less!) is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio. [[Main/HumanoidAbomination And for a good reason, too]]

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* Used with an InUniverse character in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine''. Cartoon character Bendy (a MickeyMouse {{Expy}}, no less!) is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio. [[Main/HumanoidAbomination And for a good reason, too]]too]].
1st Mar '18 12:46:46 PM RedBerryBlueCherry
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* Used with an InUniverse character in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine''. Cartoon character Bendy (a MickeyMouse {{Expy}}, no less!) is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio.

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* Used with an InUniverse character in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine''. Cartoon character Bendy (a MickeyMouse {{Expy}}, no less!) is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio. [[Main/HumanoidAbomination And for a good reason, too]]
1st Mar '18 12:45:33 PM RedBerryBlueCherry
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* Used with an InUniverse character in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'', cartoon character Bendy (a MickeyMouse {{Expy}}, no less!) is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio.

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* Used with an InUniverse character in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'', cartoon ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine''. Cartoon character Bendy (a MickeyMouse {{Expy}}, no less!) is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio.
1st Mar '18 12:42:13 PM RedBerryBlueCherry
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* InUniverse in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'', cartoon character Bendy is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio.

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* Used with an InUniverse character in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'', cartoon character Bendy (a MickeyMouse {{Expy}}, no less!) is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio.
1st Mar '18 12:40:41 PM RedBerryBlueCherry
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* InUniverse in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'', cartoon character Bendy is treated as a feared deity by just about everyone in the studio.
26th Jan '18 7:00:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Martian General's Daughter'' there is an orgiastic cult dedicated to the goddess [[MarilynMonroe Marilyn]].

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* In ''The Martian General's Daughter'' there is an orgiastic cult dedicated to the goddess [[MarilynMonroe [[Creator/MarilynMonroe Marilyn]].
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