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10th Feb '17 4:53:33 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}''
** The series is based mostly on Japanese mythology (such as TheTaleOfTheBambooCutter) and {{Youkai}}, but elements from other myths have crept in over time as well, including European (the Scarlet sisters, both vampires), Irish (Sekibanki, a dullahan), Greek (Clownpiece, a lampad), and Chinese (Chang'e, who has yet to be seen but lives on the moon).
** Junko's story is based on the Chinese myth of there being ten suns, so Hou Yi shot down nine of them to prevent the world from burning. Unfortunately, one landed on her son, killing him. She killed Hou Yi but missed Chang'e, and is trying to get through the Moon's defenses in order to get to her (the fact that the Lunarians have placed Chang'e under arrest for drinking the immortality elixir is either unknown or inconsequential to her). Interestingly, one version of the myth has the suns be carried by three-legged crows, with the hell raven Utsuho having gained its powers over nuclear fusion after eating one.
** Hecatia Lapislazuli is similarly pissed at Chang'e due to Apollo being injured.
18th Jan '17 5:53:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s pantheon contains [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the CthulhuMythos, Greco-Roman, Norse, Voodoo and {{Mayincatec}} gods, as well as Native American beliefs, the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental]] lords and the dragon aspects. In addition, the original Warcraft game referred to the Judeo-Christian God, but that was {{retcon}}nned later into the more vague "Light". The [[CrystalDragonJesus Naaru]] were later introduced as the physical manifestations of the Light.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s pantheon contains [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the CthulhuMythos, Franchise/CthulhuMythos, Greco-Roman, Norse, Voodoo and {{Mayincatec}} gods, as well as Native American beliefs, the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental]] lords and the dragon aspects. In addition, the original Warcraft game referred to the Judeo-Christian God, but that was {{retcon}}nned later into the more vague "Light". The [[CrystalDragonJesus Naaru]] were later introduced as the physical manifestations of the Light.
26th Dec '16 4:32:10 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'': every god of every mythology on Earth decides to collaborate in making a parallel universe where they could all have a sphere of influence. It really gets messy when gods from other universes, like those of the Hetwan and the Coo Hatch, start barging in.

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* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'': every god of every mythology on Earth decides to collaborate in making a parallel universe where they could all have a sphere of influence. It really gets messy when gods from other universes, like those of the Hetwan and the Coo Hatch, start barging in. And even then it wasn't without friction: Zeus mentions "that usurper Jupiter and his brood", while the gods' followers (brought over to provide them with a steady supply of worship, food and virgins) will happily make war on each other (the first book features an Aztec-Viking war).
30th Nov '16 3:09:40 PM WillKeaton
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** After killing off the entire Greek Pantheon in the original trilogy Kratos moves north and has dealings with the Norse Pantheon in ''God of War 4.''
30th Nov '16 3:08:08 PM WillKeaton
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* Since even the most basic of random monsters in the Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei universe are taken from some mythology or other, it ultimately ends up with a cast numbering in the THOUSANDS, taken from everywhere and anywhere. Inclusions range from most of the Norse, Egyptian, Roman and Chinese pantheons, to Zoroastrian gods, patron spirits of obscure, African tribes, minor demons and angels from Catholic apocrypha, and even a variety of anthropomorphic personifications. [[EverythingTryingToKillYou And most of them don't like you much, either]].

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* Since even the most basic of random monsters in the Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' universe are taken from some mythology or other, it ultimately ends up with a cast numbering in the THOUSANDS, taken from everywhere and anywhere. Inclusions range from most of the Norse, Egyptian, Roman and Chinese pantheons, to Zoroastrian gods, patron spirits of obscure, African tribes, minor demons and angels from Catholic apocrypha, and even a variety of anthropomorphic personifications. [[EverythingTryingToKillYou And most of them don't like you much, either]].
30th Nov '16 3:06:54 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'', all the various pantheons live together on a planet called Godworld (at least, until it's [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds blown up]]), having been forbidden to visit the mortal realm since 1180 BC. They're ruled by the [=AllGod=], a multi-headed composite of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odin Odin]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus Zeus]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anu Anu]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daghdha Daghdha]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coatlicue Coatlicue]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexitl Mexitl]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abassi Abassi]], [[http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/african-mythology.php?deity=NZAME Nzame]], Lo, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biame Biame]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karora Karora]] and other unnamed elder gods. It's mentioned that Godworld has grown overpopulated due to the various pantheons interbreeding with one another and producing immortal offspring; nonetheless, a later story features some gods returning to Earth to abduct the remaining superpowered [[HalfHumanHybrid Earthlings of godly ancestry]].

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* In ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'', all the various pantheons live together on a planet called Godworld (at least, until it's [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds blown up]]), having been forbidden to visit the mortal realm since 1180 BC. They're ruled by the [=AllGod=], a multi-headed composite of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odin Odin]], Odin,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus Zeus]], Zeus,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anu Anu]], Anu,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daghdha Daghdha]], Daghdha,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coatlicue Coatlicue]], Coatlicue,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexitl Mexitl]], Mexitl,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abassi Abassi]], Abassi,]] [[http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/african-mythology.php?deity=NZAME Nzame]], Nzame,]] Lo, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biame Biame]], Biame,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karora Karora]] and other unnamed elder gods. It's mentioned that Godworld has grown overpopulated due to the various pantheons interbreeding with one another and producing immortal offspring; nonetheless, a later story features some gods returning to Earth to abduct the remaining superpowered [[HalfHumanHybrid Earthlings of godly ancestry]].
9th Nov '16 5:33:49 PM nombretomado
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* {{Lampshaded}} in JohnCWright's ''Orphans of Chaos'' (which features nearly the entire Greek and/or Roman Pantheon) when a character is asked something along the lines of "How can you be a Christian when you know the Greek gods exist?" Interestingly enough, the answer made sense. It's also mentioned in ''Titans of Chaos'' that other pantheons do exist but that most of their members were destroyed in the war with Chaos.

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* {{Lampshaded}} in JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Orphans of Chaos'' (which features nearly the entire Greek and/or Roman Pantheon) when a character is asked something along the lines of "How can you be a Christian when you know the Greek gods exist?" Interestingly enough, the answer made sense. It's also mentioned in ''Titans of Chaos'' that other pantheons do exist but that most of their members were destroyed in the war with Chaos.
9th Nov '16 8:52:34 AM nombretomado
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** A henotheistic aspect of Marvel cosmology is the ultimate Omniscient God-with-a-capital-G, called "One Above All." The ComicBook/FantasticFour met him in one story, in which he turns out to be... JackKirby!!! (Or perhaps Kirby was simply AFormYouAreComfortableWith.) Other stories have implied that the "One Above All" is a manifestation of MarvelComics itself.

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** A henotheistic aspect of Marvel cosmology is the ultimate Omniscient God-with-a-capital-G, called "One Above All." The ComicBook/FantasticFour met him in one story, in which he turns out to be... JackKirby!!! Creator/JackKirby!!! (Or perhaps Kirby was simply AFormYouAreComfortableWith.) Other stories have implied that the "One Above All" is a manifestation of MarvelComics itself.
12th Oct '16 8:29:32 AM erforce
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* There are traits of this in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', with influences from Aztec mythology (the coins from the first movie), Myth/GreekMythology (Calypso), medieval folklore (the Kraken), nautical myths (Davy Jones, the Flying Dutchman and again, the Kraken) and Voudou (Tia Dalma). Non-Christian deities are referred to generally as "heathen gods", but this is mainly because nearly all the main characters are Christians (or, at least, grew up in Christian countries).

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* There are traits of this in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', with influences from Aztec mythology (the coins from the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first movie), movie]]), Myth/GreekMythology (Calypso), medieval folklore (the Kraken), nautical myths (Davy Jones, the Flying Dutchman and again, the Kraken) and Voudou (Tia Dalma). Non-Christian deities are referred to generally as "heathen gods", but this is mainly because nearly all the main characters are Christians (or, at least, grew up in Christian countries).
6th Oct '16 7:56:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Everworld}}'': every god of every mythology on Earth decides to collaborate in making a parallel universe where they could all have a sphere of influence. It really gets messy when gods from other universes, like those of the Hetwan and the Coo Hatch, start barging in.

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* ''{{Everworld}}'': ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'': every god of every mythology on Earth decides to collaborate in making a parallel universe where they could all have a sphere of influence. It really gets messy when gods from other universes, like those of the Hetwan and the Coo Hatch, start barging in.



* In K.A. Applegate's ''{{Everworld}}'' series, ''every'' god from ''every'' mythology gets together, and they create a parallel universe where they ''all'' rule. Complete with mythical creatures in addition to humans and mundane wildlife. This causes some problems when ''every'' god has an extensive cult, and they're ''all militant.'' Kill the heretic for worshiping Aphrodite and not Quetzalcoatl! Furthermore, several alien gods from other universes decide to crash the party, including the god-eating god Ka Anor of the Hetwan.

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* In K.A. Applegate's ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' series, ''every'' god from ''every'' mythology gets together, and they create a parallel universe where they ''all'' rule. Complete with mythical creatures in addition to humans and mundane wildlife. This causes some problems when ''every'' god has an extensive cult, and they're ''all militant.'' Kill the heretic for worshiping Aphrodite and not Quetzalcoatl! Furthermore, several alien gods from other universes decide to crash the party, including the god-eating god Ka Anor of the Hetwan.
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