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12th Sep '17 2:35:54 PM kome360
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* There's an actual Cargo Cult webcomic about an uncontacted tribe in the Pacific Islands who saw WWII soldiers radioing for supplies, thought it was some kind of ancient ritual, and [[AchievementsInIgnorance managed to combine tribal magics with airline protocols to cause a weatherstorm that knocked a commercial airplane out of flight and onto their landing strip]].
29th Jul '17 1:23:33 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'': This is what the religion of the dwarves/Gegs of Arianus boils down to. They were originally brought by the Sartan to serve the Kicksey-winsey, a continent-sized machine meant to supply Arianus with water and the other worlds with various goods, but since the Sartan vanished they have taken to literally worshipping the Sartan, whom they remember as the “Mangers”, and the machine itself, complete with priests known as “clarks”. This is something the elves exploited by pretending to be gods, getting the Gegs to give them the precious water in exchange for shipfuls of garbage and refuse that the Gegs think is treasure.



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7th Jul '17 7:38:18 AM BeerBaron
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** There is a minor race of gorillas called the Imga who worship High Elves and seek to emulate them, to the point of shaving off their fur, powdering their skin, and [[FantasticRacism acting condescending and haughty towards humans and non-elves.]] In game literature describes the attempts as pitiful.
** The island of Solstheim, featured in two expansion content packs for two different games in the franchise, feature the Rieklings, a race of short gnome/goblin primitives who hoard all sorts of detritus from Tamrielic civilization and worship it, including the remains of a crashed airship.

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** There is The Imga, a minor race of gorillas called intelligent "[[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys ape folk]]" native to Valenwood, revere the Imga who worship High Elves [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] as the portrait of their ideal and seek to emulate them, to the point of Altmer in any way they can. This includes shaving off their fur, powdering their skin, and [[FantasticRacism acting condescending and haughty towards humans and non-elves.]] In game non-elves]]. In-game literature describes the attempts as pitiful.
** The island of Solstheim, featured in two expansion content packs for two different games in the franchise, feature the Rieklings, a race of short gnome/goblin primitives diminutive blue-skinned humanoids native to [[GrimUpNorth Solstheim]] who somewhat resemble "[[OurGoblinsAreDifferent ice goblins]]", are known to scavenge and [[TrashOfTheTitans hoard all sorts of detritus detritus]] from Tamrielic civilization the more civilized races which they then "form a strange attachments" to and worship it, including have even been witnessed worshiping these relics. These items include all manner of VendorTrash, to weapons and armor, to the remains of a crashed experimental airship.
5th Jul '17 4:25:01 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/PlanetSide'' has the Vanu Sovereignty, a cult of scientists, cyborgs and other weirdos who have been "touched" by the technology of the lost {{Precursor|s}} who once dwelt on Auraxis and now wage war with the goal of [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence "enlightening"]] the rest of humanity, [[TranshumanTreachery whether they want to be enlightened or not]]. It's heavily implied that the artifacts themselves have [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed the cultists]] [[ScaryDogmaticAliens and are driving them to spread their creed to the other humans on the planet]].
8th May '17 1:18:12 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Doing the "Act 1, Scene 1" scissor clap in front of the Camera before a take when filming. Used to be done so you could sync the sound of the clap to the frame where it clapped from where the two were different physical media. In the age of digital filming it Serves no purpose whatsoever, but amateurs who film on their iPhone still do it since they recognize the ritual from countless documentaries and films that they learned the craft from.

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* Doing the "Act 1, Scene 1" scissor clap in front of the Camera before a take when filming. Used to be done so you could sync the sound of the clap to the frame where it clapped from where the two were different physical media. In the age of digital filming it Serves serves no purpose whatsoever, but amateurs who film on their iPhone still do it since they recognize the ritual from countless documentaries and films that they learned the craft from.



* The Kastom people of Tanna, Vanuatu, had a myth about a deity who had travelled to a distant land and married a powerful woman. So, when Queen Elizabeth II visited with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in tow, they took him to be that deity and to this day consider him to be a divine being.

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* The Kastom people of Tanna, Vanuatu, had a myth about a deity who had travelled traveled to a distant land and married a powerful woman. So, when Queen Elizabeth II visited with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in tow, they took him to be that deity and to this day consider him to be a divine being.
6th May '17 3:37:47 PM WillKeaton
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* There's a (thankfully small) cult in Russia that worships [[RescueRangers Gadget Hackwrench]]. [[http://www.odditycentral.com/news/russian-cult-worships-female-cartoon-character.html Seriously]]. So the next time you encounter a bit of FanDumb, just think of this group and realize that it could be worse.

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* There's a (thankfully small) cult in Russia that worships [[RescueRangers Gadget Hackwrench]]. [[http://www.odditycentral.com/news/russian-cult-worships-female-cartoon-character.html Seriously]]. Seriously.]] So the next time you encounter a bit of FanDumb, just think of this group and realize that it could be worse.
6th May '17 3:37:13 PM WillKeaton
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* During his Dandelion Mind tour, comedian Music/BillBailey gets the crowd worshiping an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oud oud]].

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* During his Dandelion Mind tour, comedian Music/BillBailey gets the crowd worshiping an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oud oud]].oud.]]
6th May '17 3:36:50 PM WillKeaton
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6th May '17 3:36:38 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[Series/DoctorWho'']] [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]:''

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6th May '17 3:36:24 PM WillKeaton
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** If ''that'' counts, then it's OlderThanDirt, since it basically applies to any and all tutelary deities (objects or fetishes venerated as household "gods"), which have existed since prehistoric times. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf Venus of Willendorf]], made around 30,000 years ago, is thought to be an example.

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** If ''that'' counts, then it's OlderThanDirt, since it basically applies to any and all tutelary deities (objects or fetishes venerated as household "gods"), which have existed since prehistoric times. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf Venus of Willendorf]], Willendorf,]] made around 30,000 years ago, is thought to be an example.



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