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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.)
15th Mar '16 3:53:07 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's 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 ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight", the sometimes animated statues were caused by a PhysicalGod who appears gone now. (This is polytheist to polytheist situation.)
23rd Feb '16 3:42:41 AM Tron80
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* In MarvelComics the pantheons of Earth were forced to stop intervening in humanity's progress (overtly anyway) 1000 years ago by [[CosmicEntity The Celestials]], beings who guide evolution. Most people -- including most deities -- do not know this, only the leaders of each pantheon.

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* In MarvelComics the Creator/MarvelComics:
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pantheons of Earth were forced to stop intervening in humanity's progress (overtly anyway) 1000 years ago by [[CosmicEntity The Celestials]], beings who guide evolution. Most people -- including most deities -- do not know this, only the leaders of each pantheon.



* In Creator/DCComics, the Old Gods literally died in a huge war only to be replaced by ComicBook/NewGods; none of these were Earth gods, however.

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* In Creator/DCComics, the Creator/DCComics:
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Old Gods literally died in a huge war only to be replaced by ComicBook/NewGods; none of these were Earth gods, however.



** 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 TheEndOfTheWorld has put a damper on things.

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** 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 TheEndOfTheWorld TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt has put a damper on things.
20th Feb '16 6:26:18 AM ading
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** The show suggests that all non-Christian gods are just powerful people-eating monsters, who kill people themselves because they're no longer receiving sacrifices. Why they went down in the lore as mostly benevolent deities while all the other people-eating monsters show up as, well, people-eating monsters, is anyone's guess.

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** The show suggests that all non-Christian gods are just powerful people-eating monsters, who kill people themselves because they're no longer receiving sacrifices. Why they went down in the lore as mostly benevolent deities while all the other people-eating monsters show up as, well, people-eating monsters, is anyone's guess.
30th Dec '15 3:55:43 PM Narsil
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Microscope}}'': This is an example metaplot item that can be part of the history that the player/storytellers create.create.
* ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest:'' Deep in the cosmogony of Glorantha (the game's main setting), the oldest gods are the primal Powers and Elements of the Celestial Court. In the Gods' War, these gods are displaced by more specialized ones, so (for example) the gods Light and Air are displaced by their descendants, Sun (Yelm) and Storm (Orlanth).
23rd Nov '15 11:03:43 AM FF32
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* And I Was Present at the Death of A God, a story in TheWanderersLibrary wherein the god of Tasmanian Tigers begins to die along with the species. [[spoiler:He Gets Better once his Thanatos Gambit pans out... seventy years later]]

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* And I Was Present at the Death of A God, a story in TheWanderersLibrary Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary wherein the god of Tasmanian Tigers begins to die along with the species. [[spoiler:He Gets Better once his Thanatos Gambit ThanatosGambit pans out... seventy years later]]
13th Nov '15 1:22:45 AM ElsieBrook
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* {{Webcomic/Tales Of The Galli}}: Main plot relates to the beginnings of a power struggle within the Roman Empire between the pagan followers of the old Roman gods, and the Christians who desire to replace those those with their god and savior.
12th Nov '15 3:16:05 PM thatmadork
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** The whole theme of the awesome Graham [=McNeill=] short story ''[[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_Last_Church The Last Church]]''. The protagonist is an old man named Uriah who runs the last religious place of worship on Terra, alive early on in the Imperium's founding. A mysterious figure named Revelation steps inside the church and strikes up a conversation. Not a friendly one. After watching the faith he has dedicated his life to verbally torn to shreds and his beloved church set alight and desecrated by [[spoiler:the proto-Space Marines]], the old man delivers an '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]]''' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speech to Revelation, who is actually [[spoiler:the God Emperor of Mankind himself]], calling him out on his hypocrisy and brutality and (with perfect foresight) pointing out how crapsack his vision of mankind's future is, and then deciding that he wants no part in it, before [[FaceDeathWithDignity stepping into the inferno and dying with his church and his faith]]. Here's the kicker: Uriah is heavily implied to be [[spoiler:[[LastOfHisKind the very last Christian priest]]]].

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** The whole theme of the awesome Graham [=McNeill=] short story ''[[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_Last_Church The Last Church]]''. The protagonist It's about what is an old man named Uriah who runs implied to be the last religious place of worship Christian church on Terra, alive early on in the Imperium's founding. Earth, run by an old and lonely priest. A mysterious stranger walks in and begins having a debate about religion and morality (the figure named Revelation steps inside the church believes that religion is evil and strikes up a conversation. Not a friendly one. After watching the faith he has dedicated his life to verbally torn to shreds should be abolished by this "Emperor" guy, and his beloved church set alight and desecrated by [[spoiler:the proto-Space Marines]], the old man delivers an '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]]''' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speech to Revelation, who is actually [[spoiler:the God Emperor of Mankind himself]], calling him out on his hypocrisy and brutality and (with perfect foresight) pointing out how crapsack his vision of mankind's future is, and then deciding priest argues that he wants no part in it, before [[FaceDeathWithDignity stepping into the inferno religion can do good and dying with his church and his faith]]. this "Emperor" guy really should stop forcing everybody to do what he says. Here's the kicker: Uriah [[spoiler:the stranger is heavily implied to be [[spoiler:[[LastOfHisKind the very last Christian priest]]]].Emperor, and he's come to burn the church down with a band of twisted prototype Space Marines, but he offers the old priest a chance to recant his beliefs. The priest refuses, giving the Emperor a scathing speech pointing out his hypocrisy and coming failures, and then calmly walks into his burning church and perishes with his faith. As the Emperor and the marines walk away, they do so unaware that a clock on the wall has begun to ring it's bell, one that was prophesized to only begin ringing when the end of humanity came...]]
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