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22nd Jan '17 8:24:56 AM Onlythrice
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3'', the SatanicArchetype [[spoiler: Gaunter O'Dimm]] often makes his [[DealWiththeDevil deals]] with his victims at a crossroads.
11th Jan '17 5:24:15 PM MiddleEighth
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*Chapter 12 of ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' takes place at the Border Crossroads Inn, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an inn at a crossroads on the border of two C'hovite provinces]].
20th Dec '16 3:41:00 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The inn where Tyrion and Catelyn collide in "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things" is actually called the "Inn At the Crossroads" in the novels since it sits at the main crossroads of the realm's northern half.
** In "Mockingbird", Brienne and Pod debate the fork in the road leading either north to the North or east to the Vale. Ironically, they choose the Vale but end up heading north in the next season anyway.
12th Sep '16 9:12:24 PM intastiel
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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.

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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.
it, and saturated with holy power.
25th Aug '16 5:29:02 PM Doug86
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* The OlderThanFeudalism Ur-example and TropeMaker is probably the goddess Hecate of Myth/GreekMythology who was goddess of the crossroads as well as her prominent realms of the dead, ghosts, magic, night and moonlight (if you didn't live in a region big on Artemis or Selene). Like other deities of paths such as Hermes or the Roman Janus, her offerings would be placed at the crossroads so she would control the evil spirits that walked along them. The Romans had a comparable deity Trivia (though one a bit DarkerAndEdgier) so this aspect continued strongest. This rite survived for quite a while into the Christianisation of Europe which leads to religious figures specifically demonising the practice which leads to the strong DealWithTheDevil associations throughout Western Civilisation.

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* The OlderThanFeudalism Ur-example and TropeMaker is probably the goddess Hecate of Myth/GreekMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology who was goddess of the crossroads as well as her prominent realms of the dead, ghosts, magic, night and moonlight (if you didn't live in a region big on Artemis or Selene). Like other deities of paths such as Hermes or the Roman Janus, her offerings would be placed at the crossroads so she would control the evil spirits that walked along them. The Romans had a comparable deity Trivia (though one a bit DarkerAndEdgier) so this aspect continued strongest. This rite survived for quite a while into the Christianisation of Europe which leads to religious figures specifically demonising the practice which leads to the strong DealWithTheDevil associations throughout Western Civilisation.
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.
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