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28th Sep '16 3:17:24 AM justanid
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', where AllMythsAreTrue and each newly risen pantheon gets the divine equivalent of a fruit basket from the old ones. The reality of the Abrahamic religions are left up to the Storyteller, but they don't seem to have done any damage to the old gods (most of which don't really care about having worshipers, since Fate ''loves'' to screw with them via those links).
** Fandom states that YWHW was driven insane by three different religions and countless splinter version of them all fighting over what he really wants. Jesus and the Saints locked him away for his safety and others. They would help him heal and recover but TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt has put a damper on things.

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* Averted Partially averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', where AllMythsAreTrue and each newly risen pantheon gets the divine equivalent of a fruit basket from the old ones. pantheons. The reality of the Abrahamic religions are left up to the Storyteller, but they don't seem to have done any damage to the ''Scion Companion'' mentions a certain "Sumerian storm God" becoming the One and only God of the Israeli pantheon, then Roman pantheon, and so on; recruiting various pagan Scions as angels and saints as Christianity and Islam spread across the globe. Most of the old gods (most of which don't really care about having worshipers, since Fate ''loves'' to screw with them via those links).
links. [[spoiler:As does the Order of Divine Glory, missionaries of the One God who use fatebinding to place agents in foreign pantheons. They're responsible for co-opting pagan rituals to fit in with a monotheist agenda, such as altering Christmas to replace the Winter Solstice.]] Also, having too high of a Legend Rating ''forces someone out of the physical universe,'' which is could explain [[HaveYouSeenMyGod how the One God seems absent]].
** Fandom states that YWHW was Some fans go for YHWH as being driven insane by three different religions and countless splinter version of them all fighting over what he really wants. Jesus and the Saints locked him away for his safety and others. They would help him heal and recover but TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt has put a damper on things.things.
** Other fans have made stats for YHWH and Jesus as leaders of just another pantheon, albeit an extremely successful one. Fitting with this trope is that the Abrahamic pantheon outperforms of all others, so instead of an actual family, they constantly recruit scions (as angels or saints) to handle their vast hoards of worshipers.
11th Sep '16 1:39:13 PM zarpaulus
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* In [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/15682692/ Changelings]] the majority of Immortals are dependent on ambient magic to maintain their immortality, and [[TheMagicComesBack magic comes and goes]] in multi-millennial cycles. The only "gods" left after the last cycle ended (around the fall of the Roman Empire) are a few who hibernated underground in areas of high tectonic activity, i.e. Thor was in Iceland, or shapeshifters with telomeres long enough to wait until the next cycle.
5th Sep '16 11:47:11 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' laments that his people have abandoned "the Gods of might and power for a crying martyr" in the recent animated film.

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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' laments that his people have abandoned "the Gods of might and power for a crying martyr" in the recent 2007 animated film.
21st Aug '16 7:10:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'', {{Cthulhu}} applies for the job as a new world's god but he can't close the deal because nobody is currently worshiping him, since he's technically dead.

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* In ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'', {{Cthulhu}} [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] applies for the job as a new world's god but he can't close the deal because nobody is currently worshiping him, since he's technically dead.
20th Aug '16 9:51:58 AM nombretomado
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* The original ''{{Dragonlance}}'' trilogy actually subverts this. After the Cataclysm, a world-shattering disaster visited on the world by the gods as punishment for a variety of sins, humanity decides to find itself a new pantheon, and the dwarves and elves seem to be less interested in worship generally speaking. It's later revealed, however, that the old gods were around all along; it was people's loss of faith in them that made them believe the old gods had departed. And, interestingly, it winds up being the goddess of evil who becomes active again in the world first.

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* The original ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' trilogy actually subverts this. After the Cataclysm, a world-shattering disaster visited on the world by the gods as punishment for a variety of sins, humanity decides to find itself a new pantheon, and the dwarves and elves seem to be less interested in worship generally speaking. It's later revealed, however, that the old gods were around all along; it was people's loss of faith in them that made them believe the old gods had departed. And, interestingly, it winds up being the goddess of evil who becomes active again in the world first.



* Most of ThomasBurnettSwann's fantasy novels are about the fading of the old magic, mythology and gods, though it's implied that some have survived in hiding.

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* Most of ThomasBurnettSwann's Creator/ThomasBurnettSwann's fantasy novels are about the fading of the old magic, mythology and gods, though it's implied that some have survived in hiding.
17th Aug '16 11:00:23 AM teslajunior
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** It's noted that most of the old gods [[spoiler:except Odin]] have effectively gone into hibernation over the last few centuries. The Lord Almighty (as Harry calls the God of Christianity) is still very active in modern times.
** ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' reveals some of the Old Gods, specifically {{Mayincatec}} ones, to have actually been very powerful, very old [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires of the Red Court]], called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Lords of Outer Night]]. However, from the same books there is indication that the gods really did exist, and the Red Court leadership stole their names.
** ''Literature/{{Cold Days}}'' reveals even more. [[spoiler: Some entities can hold different mantles or masks as times changes. Odin may not worshipped much anymore, but he still gains much power from his role as Santa.]]

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** It's noted that most of Although supernatural beings lurk under every bridge in the old Dresdenverse, actual gods [[spoiler:except Odin]] have effectively gone into hibernation been absent from the mortal plane for 2,000 years. It's implied that this is due to some kind of arrangement with the White God (AKA Jehovah, probably), who in this setting is a notorious stickler for letting humans exercise free will without outside interference. Away from the mortal plane, however, beings like the fae and [[spoiler:Hades]] rule over the last few centuries. The Lord Almighty (as Harry calls the God of Christianity) is still very active in modern times.
their old realms with as much power as ever.
** ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' reveals some of the Old Gods, specifically {{Mayincatec}} ones, to have actually been very powerful, very old [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires of the Red Court]], called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Lords of Outer Night]]. However, from the same books book there is indication that the gods really did exist, and the Red Court leadership stole their names.
** ''Literature/{{Cold Days}}'' reveals even more. [[spoiler: Some entities can hold different mantles or masks as times changes. Odin may not worshipped worshiped much anymore, but he still gains much power from his role as Santa.]]
2nd Aug '16 2:39:14 PM Gitman
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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'' the Old Gods of the Tevinter Imperium (AKA [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]]) were struck down by the Maker. Most of the world now worships the Maker and his prophet Andraste, and the Old Gods slumber beneath the Earth until they're awoken, one at a time, to lead the corrupted darkspawn in a Blight.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'' the Old Gods of the Tevinter Imperium (AKA [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]]) were struck down by the Maker. Most of the world now worships the Maker and his prophet Andraste, and the Old Gods slumber beneath the Earth until they're awoken, one at a time, to lead the corrupted darkspawn in a Blight. Then the Grey Wardens finish them off for good.
29th May '16 2:50:45 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting, Athas has no actual gods. Pre-4e, the place never had deities period. In 4e, they all died fighting the [[EldritchAbomination primordials]] long ago, and most current residents that aren't even aware they ever existed.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Birthright}}'', the Old Gods perished [[GreatOffscreenWar during the battle at Mount Deismaar]] several millennia ago. The mortals who witnessed this gained a small fraction of their divine power, passing it onto their descendants in the form of bloodlines, an important game mechanic of the setting.
24th May '16 10:30:20 PM Doug86
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* In ''Literature/KrampusTheYuleLord'', Ragnarok has swept Yggdrasil and now the Æsir has now been killed off, the only surviving remnants include Odin's wolfs and ravens, Baldr (who was destined to be freed from Hel and walk in the new world) and Krampus (who survived through some non-specified reason).

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* In ''Literature/KrampusTheYuleLord'', Ragnarok has swept Yggdrasil and now the Æsir [=Æ=]sir has now been killed off, the only surviving remnants include Odin's wolfs and ravens, Baldr (who was destined to be freed from Hel and walk in the new world) and Krampus (who survived through some non-specified reason).
16th May '16 12:21:50 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight", the sometimes animated statues were caused by a PhysicalGod who appears gone now. (This is polytheist to polytheist situation.)

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight", the sometimes animated statues were caused by a PhysicalGod who appears gone now. (This is polytheist to polytheist situation.)
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