History Main / AtTheCrossroads

18th Aug '16 6:24:46 PM intastiel
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* The {{Ancient Egypt}}ians valued the symbolism highly enough that the hieroglyph representing a city, town, or settlement was a crossroad shape.




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* One remote crossroads in the world of ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'' is the home of Ephram, a wandering penitent who stopped for a rest and came to realize that he wasn't aging and somehow knew how to give directions to any passer-by. It's also easy to find by people who are lost, and impossible to reach by people who are looking for it.



* Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-[[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-023 023]], based on the mythological [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_shuck black shuck]], can only be contained in crossroads and other intersections, such as the intersection of two corridors.

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* Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-[[http://scp-wiki.The Wiki/SCPFoundation's SCP-[[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-023 023]], 023]] is a spectral hound, based on the mythological [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_shuck black shuck]], who can only be contained in crossroads and other intersections, such as the intersection of two corridors.
2nd Aug '16 12:25:39 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheBloodOfJesus'': When Martha starts her AdventuresInComaland, the angel tells Martha to bear right at the crossroads if she wants to go to Heaven. Sure enough, there's an actual crossroads, with a cross in the middle. The left side of the cross is labeled "to Hell", and there's a jazz band performing there. The right side is labeled "to Zion". Martha doesn't actually take a turn; instead she collapses at the foot of the cross and the blood of Christ redeems her.
29th Jul '16 8:00:21 AM MasamiPhoenix
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* The 'devil at the crossroad' myth is {{inverted}} in ''{{Exalted}}'': there's a road-making demon, Jacinth, but he can't make his roads cross with each others. Going under or over is fine. If there is a crossroad, then it's not made by Jacinth.

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* The 'devil at the crossroad' myth is {{inverted}} in ''{{Exalted}}'': In ''{{Exalted}}'' there's a road-making demon, Jacinth, but he can't make his roads cross with each others. Going under or over is fine. If there is a crossroad, then it's not made by Jacinth.
29th Jul '16 7:54:31 AM MasamiPhoenix
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This is very popular with {{Fairy Tale}}s - especially associated with TheDevil or TheFairFolk and Wicca, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Vodun and other occult magic circles. This is a common place for a DealWithTheDevil. The crossroads are often chosen for safety, as there's a vague idea that ghosts, sprites and demons may find them confusing to navigate.

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This is very popular with {{Fairy Tale}}s - especially associated with TheDevil or TheFairFolk and Wicca, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Vodun and other occult magic circles. This is a common place for a DealWithTheDevil. The crossroads are often chosen for safety, as there's a vague idea that ghosts, sprites and demons may find them confusing to navigate.
navigate. Burying a vampire at a crossroads is one of the precautions you can take to make sure he cannot rise again.
8th Jun '16 9:44:07 PM Doug86
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* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' was banished to "The Crossroads" by Comicbook/DoctorStrange when he was "mindless" to (A) get him away from Earth and (B) let him choose where he wanted to live. But he never found a place he liked and eventually he was brought back to Earth.

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* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' The ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' was banished to "The Crossroads" by Comicbook/DoctorStrange when he was "mindless" to (A) get him away from Earth and (B) let him choose where he wanted to live. But he never found a place he liked and eventually he was brought back to Earth.
20th May '16 8:32:02 AM Cifer
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** ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' uses the burial part of the myth. The wizards are trying to send a zombie on to the afterlife and, after checking out the relevant myths, decide that burying him on a crossroad is worth a try. As it turns out, using the intersection of the two busiest roads in Ankh-Morpork will probably keep down even the most energetic zombie, but the carriage drivers are not all that happy about the wizards digging during rush hour.
19th May '16 9:10:03 PM coldrolxnd
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This is very popular with {{Fairy Tale}}s - especially associated with TheDevil or TheFairFolk. This is a common place for a DealWithTheDevil. The crossroads are often chosen for safety, as there's a vague idea that ghosts, sprites and demons may find them confusing to navigate.

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This is very popular with {{Fairy Tale}}s - especially associated with TheDevil or TheFairFolk.TheFairFolk and Wicca, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Vodun and other occult magic circles. This is a common place for a DealWithTheDevil. The crossroads are often chosen for safety, as there's a vague idea that ghosts, sprites and demons may find them confusing to navigate.
19th Apr '16 5:22:47 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:232: I'm sure the raven isn't important.]]
13th Mar '16 9:24:46 PM GrammarNavi
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* Happens rather a lot in TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms, naturally enough as there's a force in this world that tries to make things happen the way they do in fairy tales, we see several [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret tests of character]] at a crossroads from the POV of both the testee and the tester.

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* Happens rather a lot in TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms, ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'', naturally enough as there's a force in this world that tries to make things happen the way they do in fairy tales, we see several [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret tests of character]] at a crossroads from the POV of both the testee and the tester.
22nd Feb '16 6:12:16 PM PaulA
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Turn Left" features Donna making a literal AtTheCrossroads decision near the beginning of the episode, and again near the end. The choice she makes affects the entire universe.

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* The In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Turn Left" features Donna making a literal AtTheCrossroads Left", Donna's decision near whether to turn left or right at a road intersection determines the beginning of the episode, path her whole life will take and again near the end. The choice she makes eventually affects the fate of the entire universe.



* Tamora Pierce's series of books set in the Tortall universe has the big gods, like Mithros (war and justice), and the Goddess (fertility, women, agriculture), but it also has minor gods like Weiryn (god of the hunt for a small mountainous area), and rather hilariously a god of [[AtTheCrossroads crossroads]], NOT a god of travelers, just a god of ACTUAL crossroads.

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* Tamora Pierce's series of books set in the Tortall universe has the big gods, like Mithros (war and justice), and the Goddess (fertility, women, agriculture), but it also has minor gods like Weiryn (god of the hunt for a small mountainous area), and rather hilariously a god of [[AtTheCrossroads crossroads]], crossroads, NOT a god of travelers, just a god of ACTUAL crossroads.



* ''Webcomic/TheNoob'' hangs [[LampshadeHanging a lampshade]] on this trope, mixing it with PatchworkMap in [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=225 this comic]].

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* ''Webcomic/TheNoob'' hangs [[LampshadeHanging a lampshade]] on this trope, mixing it with PatchworkMap in [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=225 [[http://thenoobcomic.com/comic/225/ this comic]].
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