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10th Jul '17 2:06:52 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** The elves' gods were tricked by a being known as Fen'Harel that trapped both them and their mysterious enemies beyond the reach of their followers, presumably keeping them from helping the Elves when their ancient empire was destroyed.

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** The elves' gods were tricked by a being known as Fen'Harel that trapped both them and their mysterious enemies beyond the reach of their followers, presumably keeping them from helping the Elves when their ancient empire was destroyed. [[spoiler: The third game explores this in depth; basically they were always false gods and the trap was the end to a devastating civil war which pretty much finished off their civilization. The real story overlaps with TheMagicGoesAway.]]
10th Jul '17 1:46:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods'' is about a war between the Old Gods, who embody traditional myths and are [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly running out of faith]], and the New Gods, who embody things like television and the Internet and are rising in power but perhaps only as passing fads (like the railroad). The trope is played with in that the Current Gods are uninvolved and incompletely unchallenged by both groups, who are basically fighting over scraps.

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* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods'' is about a war between the Old Gods, who embody traditional myths and are [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly running out of faith]], and the New Gods, who embody things like television and the Internet and are rising in power but perhaps only as passing fads (like the railroad). The trope is played with in that the Current Gods are uninvolved and incompletely completely unchallenged by both groups, who are basically fighting over scraps.
10th Jul '17 1:45:37 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods'' is about a war between the Old Gods, who embody traditional myths and are [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly running out of faith]], and the New Gods, who embody things like television and the Internet and are rising in power but perhaps only as passing fads (like the railroad).

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* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods'' is about a war between the Old Gods, who embody traditional myths and are [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly running out of faith]], and the New Gods, who embody things like television and the Internet and are rising in power but perhaps only as passing fads (like the railroad). The trope is played with in that the Current Gods are uninvolved and incompletely unchallenged by both groups, who are basically fighting over scraps.
23rd Jun '17 10:12:57 AM bobwolf
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* ''Film/WonderWoman'': All of the Greek Pantheon sans Ares [[spoiler:and Diana]] are dead. [[spoiler: By the end, only Diana is left]], which leaves room for the incoming New Gods of JusticeLeague2017.
2nd Jun '17 12:31:08 PM morane
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A common fantasy trope where the polytheistic pagan gods are slowly giving way to a single unified Christian god (or the [[CrystalDragonJesus nearest fictional approximation]]), or [{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy titanomachy]] where the elder, primordial pantheon gives way to the new polytheistic deities - or perhaps to no gods at all, which is not unheard of.

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A common fantasy trope where the polytheistic pagan gods are slowly giving way to a single unified Christian god (or the [[CrystalDragonJesus nearest fictional approximation]]), or [{https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy titanomachy]] where the elder, primordial pantheon gives way to the new polytheistic deities - or perhaps to no gods at all, which is not unheard of.
2nd Jun '17 12:30:42 PM morane
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A common fantasy trope where the polytheistic pagan gods are slowly giving way to a single unified Christian god (or the [[CrystalDragonJesus nearest fictional approximation]]), although giving way to new polytheistic gods or no gods at all is not unheard of.

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A common fantasy trope where the polytheistic pagan gods are slowly giving way to a single unified Christian god (or the [[CrystalDragonJesus nearest fictional approximation]]), although giving or [{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy titanomachy]] where the elder, primordial pantheon gives way to the new polytheistic gods deities - or perhaps to no gods at all all, which is not unheard of.
17th May '17 2:27:00 AM morane
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy Titanomachy]] is a common theme amongst Polytheistic cultures, and it is today understood as an allegory of the elder, primordial, Animistic deities being replaced with true Polytheism and its Olympian deities, and unorganized Animism being superceded with organized Polytheism. Similar theme can be also found in Norse mythology, Semitic mythology and Hinduism.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy Titanomachy]] Titanomachy]], a war between the Elder Gods and Younger Gods, is a common theme amongst Polytheistic cultures, and it is today understood as an allegory of the elder, primordial, Animistic deities being replaced with true Polytheism and its Olympian deities, and unorganized Animism being superceded with organized Polytheism. Similar theme can be also found in Norse mythology, Semitic mythology and Hinduism.
17th May '17 12:57:44 AM morane
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy Titanomachy]] is a common theme amongst Polytheistic cultures, and it is today understood as an allegory of the elder, primordial, Animistic deities being replaced with true Polytheism and its Olympian deities, and unorganized Animism being superceded with organized Polytheism. Similar theme can be also found in Norse mythology, Semitic mythology and Hinduism.


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* The last ''canto'' of TheKalevala, ''Marjatan poika'' (Son of Mary), where Ukko, the Finnish supreme god, has Christ crowned as the king of Finland and Karelia. Väinämöinen, representing the elder gods, understands his time is up, and leaves his music and poetry as the heirloom of Finns.
24th Feb '17 6:35:35 PM Eoppen
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Thessalonica'' is set in a Greece that has become Christian, but the beings the pagans believed in (satyrs, fauns, and nymphs, among others) can still be found in the back country. They were driven there by Christianity.
22nd Jan '17 5:56:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Comprehensively, horrifyingly subverted in Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos. The [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] have died/vanished long ago, and nothing really stepped in the power vacuum left... [[WhenThePlanetsAlign But soon the stars shall be Right again]], and they shall rise once more [[CosmicHorrorStory and all of Man's works shall be torn tasunder as anthills under the tread of giants]]. And [[DevilButNoGod there's nobody else to really stop them from coming back]].

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* Comprehensively, horrifyingly subverted in Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. The [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] have died/vanished long ago, and nothing really stepped in the power vacuum left... [[WhenThePlanetsAlign But soon the stars shall be Right again]], and they shall rise once more [[CosmicHorrorStory and all of Man's works shall be torn tasunder as anthills under the tread of giants]]. And [[DevilButNoGod there's nobody else to really stop them from coming back]].
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