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16th Nov '16 5:31:31 PM nombretomado
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''[[AutoTuneTheNews Well, obviously we have a rapist on]] [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Mount Olympus]]. [[MemeticMutation He's climbin' in yo' windows, he's snatchin' yo' people up, tryin' to rape 'em.]] [[DepravedBisexual So y'all need to hide ya' kids, hide ya' wife, and hide ya' husband, 'cause they rapin' e'rybody out here.]]''

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''[[AutoTuneTheNews ''[[WebVideo/AutoTuneTheNews Well, obviously we have a rapist on]] [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Mount Olympus]]. [[MemeticMutation He's climbin' in yo' windows, he's snatchin' yo' people up, tryin' to rape 'em.]] [[DepravedBisexual So y'all need to hide ya' kids, hide ya' wife, and hide ya' husband, 'cause they rapin' e'rybody out here.]]''
24th Oct '16 2:38:49 AM SimiOfDoom
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* Menandore has her way with Udinaas against his will in ''Literature/MidnightTides'', making use of the MightMakesRight approach. The resulting child plays a big role later in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' series.
3rd Oct '16 6:43:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Many stories say that Pan had a divine father, usually attributing this to Hermes, and that it happened this way, although it seems no two myths can agree on who the mother was. (Penelope and Dryope are the two names that come up most.) One myth even suggests Hermes raped said mother in the form of a goat. [[BestialityIsDepraved (Ew...)]]
5th Sep '16 12:44:26 AM MsChibi
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* In Roman myth, Rhea Silvia was a Vestal Virgin who claimed she was violently raped by Mars, god of war. As a result, she conceived twins, Romulus and Remus. Since she was a Vestal Virgin, she couldn't very well raise them, and so she left them on a hillside, where they were raised by [[WildChild a she-wolf]]. Long story short, [[JustSoStory this is how Rome was founded]].

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* In Roman myth, Rhea Silvia was a Vestal Virgin who claimed she was violently raped by Mars, god of war. As a result, she conceived twins, Romulus and Remus. Since she was a Vestal Virgin, she couldn't very well raise them, and so [[ParentalAbandonment she left them on a hillside, hillside]], where they were raised by [[WildChild a she-wolf]]. [[note]] Depending on your translation, this may be a ''literal'' [[RaisedByWolves wolf]], or it could mean that the babies were found by a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold prostitute.]] [[/note]] Long story short, [[JustSoStory this is how Rome was founded]].
1st Sep '16 2:12:18 PM intastiel
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[[CaptainObvious Gods are powerful]], and back in the old days they generally considered morality to be a [[JerkassGods quaint little custom that was not their style]]. In ancient Greece, [[ValuesDissonance rapists were often considered virtuous while the victims got blamed for not being strong enough to defend themselves.]]

When they weren't partying up at Mount Olympus or playing Russian Roulette with thunderbolts, the [[ClassicalMythology Greek Gods]] could be found making out with mortals, resulting in the birth of demigods. Unfortunately, they often didn't wait for consent, or indeed even care. This comes from two rationales:

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[[CaptainObvious Gods are powerful]], and back in the old days they generally considered morality to be a [[JerkassGods quaint little custom that was not their style]]. In ancient Greece, [[ValuesDissonance rapists were often considered virtuous while the victims got blamed for not being strong enough to defend themselves.]]\n\n When they weren't partying up at Mount Olympus or playing Russian Roulette with thunderbolts, the [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Gods]] could be found making out with mortals, resulting in the birth of demigods. Unfortunately, they often didn't wait for consent, or indeed even care. This comes from two rationales:



However, because the ancient Greek word for seduced and raped meant the same thing many people believe that all gods never had consent. A story of a god's relationship with a mortal woman can be interpreted in one way as a sexual predator assaulting a woman, and in another as a game being played by two lovers; it all depends on who's telling it. Even stories where the god is the one seduced are sometimes labeled rape. [[ContinuitySnarl Considering the many different myths on the same topic]], there are conflicting accounts of several of these examples.

There were many ways in which the gods of old would "know" desirable mortals. These methods can generally be divided into two types:

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However, because the ancient Greek word for seduced and raped meant the same thing In myth, there are [[ContinuitySnarl conflicting accounts]] of many people believe that all gods never had consent. of these examples. A story of a god's relationship with a mortal woman can be interpreted in one way as a sexual predator assaulting a woman, and in another as a game being played by two lovers; it lovers, DependingOnTheWriter and the interpreter. In addition, some ancient Greek sources don't differentiate seduction and rape, leading to interpretations that all depends on who's telling it. Even gods never had consent, even in stories where the god is the one seduced are sometimes labeled rape. [[ContinuitySnarl Considering the many different myths on the same topic]], there are conflicting accounts of several of these examples.

seduced.

There were many ways in which the gods of old would "know" desirable mortals. These methods can generally be divided into two types:



* '''Indirect:''' The divinity impregnates the mortal in a manner that does not appear to involve conventional intercourse. One popular method was turn into a cloud of shimmery mist and impregnate a hot chick in that form.

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* '''Indirect:''' The divinity impregnates the mortal in a manner that does not appear to involve conventional intercourse. One popular method was turn into to do it as a cloud of shimmery mist and impregnate a hot chick in that form.
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!![[Myth/ClassicalMythology ZEUS, God of Horndogs!]]

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!![[Myth/ClassicalMythology ZEUS, God of Horndogs!]]
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In 2015, a probe mission to Saturn was announced. The flight path would take it on a close pass of Jupiter. The probe's name was Hera - the name of Zeus' wife.

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In 2015, a probe mission to Saturn was announced. The flight path would take it on a close pass of Jupiter. The probe's name was Hera - the name of Zeus' wife.



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* In ''{{Berserk}}'', Griffith undergoes a horrific transformation to become the [[SatanicArchetype godlike entity Femto]], and his very first action was to rape his former comrade Casca. Now, a few brave fans - some of which are [[DracoInLeatherPants very diehard Griffith fans]] - have tried to explain or even justify Griffith's actions, one of which falls into the OmniscientMoralityLicense rationale, since Griffith [[spoiler: subsequently used the body of Casca's demonically corrupted child as a vessel to reincarnate himself into the physical world in two years time.]] Of course, there are a LOT of holes in this theory, ranging from the very rules of causality in the ''Berserk'' mythos, to the very [[ColdBloodedTorture sadistic and humiliating degree]] of the rape itself, so it's safest to say that Griffith did what he did ForTheEvulz.

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* In the ''ComicBook/XMen'' CrackFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10081442/4/Shuffle-or-Boogie Shuffle or Boogie]]'', it's revealed that the Phoenix Force possessed Jean Grey's body so it could sleep with Scott. Of the several people present, only Jean herself objects to this [[note]]and Scott never finds out about it[[/note]].

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* Toyed with in the French movie ''Film/{{Immortal}}'' which involves the Egyptian god Horus forcing himself on [[spoiler:the only woman on Earth able to bear his child]] using mind control. The guy whose body he possessed to do this was less than pleased, and it remains a bitter point of their love triangle (since the possessed guy starts falling for her).

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* In ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser'', Mouser got raped by the Goddess of Pain ([[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale which he sort-of enjoyed]]). She's a goddess--what are you going to do? Complain?
* In ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', despite the fact that Kalona radiates Darkness, females of all ages are still pretty keen on him. Even when the fact that he has raped women before is mentioned, it is conveniently ignored. Probably helps that Kalona has a BrainwashedAndCrazy effect on people.

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* Another example of this is the moon goddess Selene, who placed the lovely youth Endymion into an eternal sleep so that he could be immortal and proceeded to give birth to fifty daughters by him.

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* Another example of this is the The moon goddess Selene, who Selene placed the lovely youth Endymion into an eternal sleep so that he could be immortal and proceeded immortal, then [[DudeShesLikeInAComa used him]] to give birth to father fifty daughters by him. daughters.



** Theseus--who defeated the Minotaur and became King of Athens--has an interesting parentage: Poseidon ravished his mother Aethra on the same night that she lay with her husband Aegeus, which in the Greek understanding gave him two fathers, one divine, and one mortal. This allowed the Athenian royals to both claim an unbroken line of succession (as Aegeus, in the legend, was part of the original Athenian royal line) and descent from Poseidon (which [[JustSoStory explained Athens' dominance of the sea lanes]]).

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** Theseus--who Theseus, who defeated the Minotaur and became King of Athens--has Athens, has an interesting parentage: Poseidon ravished his mother Aethra on the same night that she lay with her husband Aegeus, which in the Greek understanding gave him two fathers, one divine, and one mortal. This allowed the Athenian royals to both claim an unbroken line of succession (as Aegeus, in the legend, was part of the original Athenian royal line) and descent from Poseidon (which [[JustSoStory explained Athens' dominance of the sea lanes]]).



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurupi Kurupi]] from Guarani mythology. The proof that [[EldritchAbomination eldritch monsters]] raping women is NOT a recent concept.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote_(mythology) Coyote the trickster]] can also do this.
* Toyed with in the French movie ''Film/{{Immortal}}'' which involves the Egyptian god Horus forcing himself on [[spoiler:the only woman on Earth able to bear his child]] using mind control. The guy whose body he possessed to do this was less than pleased, and it remains a bitter point of their love triangle (since the possessed guy starts falling for her).
* In ''EverQuest'', Innoruuk, the God of Hate, disguised himself as a regular dark elf male and impregnated a woman on the night of the Blood Moon festival that the dark elves celebrate every so often. Ceremony states that the female is supposed to ritually kill her mate as a sacrifice in Innoruuk's name if they have sex on that night. Of course, Innoruuk could spare a mortal body of some random dark elf, but the woman eventually gave birth to Lanys T'Vyl, Innoruuk's daughter and future Demi-Goddess of Strife.
* In ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser'', Mouser got raped by the Goddess of Pain ([[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale which he sort-of enjoyed]]). She's a goddess--what are you going to do? Complain?

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* %%* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurupi Kurupi]] from Guarani mythology. The proof that [[EldritchAbomination eldritch monsters]] raping women is NOT a recent concept.
** %%* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote_(mythology) Coyote the trickster]] can also do this.
* Toyed with in the French movie ''Film/{{Immortal}}'' which involves the Egyptian god Horus forcing himself on [[spoiler:the only woman on Earth able to bear his child]] using mind control. The guy whose body he possessed to do this was less than pleased, and it remains a bitter point of their love triangle (since the possessed guy starts falling for her).
* In ''EverQuest'', Innoruuk, the God of Hate, disguised himself as a regular dark elf male and impregnated a woman on the night of the Blood Moon festival that the dark elves celebrate every so often. Ceremony states that the female is supposed to ritually kill her mate as a sacrifice in Innoruuk's name if they have sex on that night. Of course, Innoruuk could spare a mortal body of some random dark elf, but the woman eventually gave birth to Lanys T'Vyl, Innoruuk's daughter and future Demi-Goddess of Strife.
* In ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser'', Mouser got raped by the Goddess of Pain ([[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale which he sort-of enjoyed]]). She's a goddess--what are you going to do? Complain?
this.



* In ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', despite the fact that Kalona radiates Darkness, females of all ages are still pretty keen on him. Even when the fact that he has raped women before is mentioned, it is conveniently ignored. Probably helps that Kalona has a BrainwashedAndCrazy effect on people.

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* In ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', despite the fact that Kalona radiates Darkness, females of all ages are still pretty keen on him. Even when the fact that he has Myth/NorseMythology, Odin raped women before is mentioned, it is conveniently ignored. Probably helps Rindr so that Kalona has she would give birth to Vali, who would avenge Baldur's death at the hands of Hoder. He tried to sleep with her the normal way, but she turned him down twice, so he cast a BrainwashedAndCrazy effect spell on people.her to drive her crazy, then disguised himself as a healer woman, tied her to the bed and had his way with her.

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* Possibly happens in the play ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica''. It [[OrWasItADream may or may not have been a dream or vision]] when the Angel appears before Prior, but he claims this is what she did to him, not to mention that she [[OurAngelsAreDifferent had eight vaginas]]. He seems rather blasé when talking about it, especially given he's in love with someone else and gay, but then, the hell he was put through in the first act was ''much'' worse, most likely.
* ''Webcomic/Sunfall'' (WARNING NSFW) is centered around demigods who have various issues because of this. The protagonist thinks that her father only sired her to get the perfect oracle for the world. Truth is, the entire pantheon seduces/fucks with hot babes on a regular basis, underage girls included.

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* Possibly happens in the play ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica''. It [[OrWasItADream may or may not have been be a dream or vision]] when the Angel appears before Prior, but he claims this is what she did to him, not to mention that she [[OurAngelsAreDifferent had eight vaginas]]. He seems rather blasé when talking about it, especially given he's in love with someone else and gay, but then, the hell he was he's put through in the first act was ''much'' worse, is most likely.
likely much worse.

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* ''Webcomic/Sunfall'' (WARNING NSFW) In ''VideoGame/EverQuest'', Innoruuk, the God of Hate, disguised himself as a regular dark elf male and impregnated a woman on the night of the Blood Moon festival that the dark elves celebrate every so often. Ceremony states that the female is supposed to ritually kill her mate as a sacrifice in Innoruuk's name if they have sex on that night. Of course, Innoruuk could spare a mortal body of some random dark elf, but the woman eventually gave birth to Lanys T'Vyl, Innoruuk's daughter and future Demi-Goddess of Strife.

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* ''[[http://sunfall.thewebcomic.com/ Sunfall]]'' (NSFW)
is centered around demigods who have various issues because of this. The protagonist thinks that her father only sired her to get the perfect oracle for the world. Truth is, the entire pantheon seduces/fucks with hot babes on a regular basis, underage girls included.



* In the ''ComicBook/XMen'' CrackFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10081442/4/Shuffle-or-Boogie Shuffle or Boogie]]'', it's revealed that the Phoenix Force possessed Jean Grey's body so it could sleep with Scott. Of the several people present, only Jean herself objects to this [[note]]and Scott never finds out about it[[/note]].
* In ''{{Berserk}}'', Griffith undergoes a horrific transformation to become the [[SatanicArchetype godlike entity Femto]], and his very first action was to rape his former comrade Casca. Now, a few brave fans - some of which are [[DracoInLeatherPants very diehard Griffith fans]] - have tried to explain or even justify Griffith's actions, one of which falls into the OmniscientMoralityLicense rationale, since Griffith [[spoiler: subsequently used the body of Casca's demonically corrupted child as a vessel to reincarnate himself into the physical world in two years time.]] Of course, there are a LOT of holes in this theory, ranging from the very rules of causality in the ''Berserk'' mythos, to the very [[ColdBloodedTorture sadistic and humiliating degree]] of the rape itself, so it's safest to say that Griffith did what he did ForTheEvulz.
* In Myth/NorseMythology, Odin raped Rindr so that she would give birth to Vali, who would avenge Baldur's death at the hands of Hoder. He tried to sleep with her the normal way, but she turned him down twice, so he cast a spell on her to drive her crazy, then disguised himself as a healer woman, tied her to the bed and had his way with her.

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* In the ''ComicBook/XMen'' CrackFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10081442/4/Shuffle-or-Boogie Shuffle or Boogie]]'', it's revealed that the Phoenix Force possessed Jean Grey's body so it could sleep with Scott. Of the several people present, only Jean herself objects to this [[note]]and Scott never finds out about it[[/note]].
* In ''{{Berserk}}'', Griffith undergoes a horrific transformation to become the [[SatanicArchetype godlike entity Femto]], and his very first action was to rape his former comrade Casca. Now, a few brave fans - some of which are [[DracoInLeatherPants very diehard Griffith fans]] - have tried to explain or even justify Griffith's actions,
one of which falls into Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} novels, a woman is mentioned as being a hemidemisemi goddess, as an ancestress of hers was impregnated by the OmniscientMoralityLicense rationale, since Griffith god Io (no relation to the Greek) in the form of a ''vase of flowers''.

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* For [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a certain definition of "divine"]],
[[spoiler: subsequently used Ben Sisko's]] backstory on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' counts. His mother was possessed or influenced somehow-- the body of Casca's demonically corrupted child as a vessel to reincarnate himself into exact mechanics aren't elaborated upon-- by the physical world in two years time.]] Of course, there are a LOT of holes in this theory, ranging from the very rules of causality in the ''Berserk'' mythos, Prophets / wormhole aliens (SufficientlyAdvancedAliens and/or gods depending on who you ask) to the very [[ColdBloodedTorture sadistic and humiliating degree]] of the rape itself, so it's safest to say that Griffith did what he did ForTheEvulz.
* In Myth/NorseMythology, Odin raped Rindr so that she would give
marry his father. Once she'd given birth to Vali, their Chosen One, they freed her from their influence, and she promptly left his father. The father, who would avenge Baldur's death at loved her deeply, was heartbroken and never knew that there had been anything problematic or unnatural about their relationship. It's probable that, being StarfishAliens who do not experience linear time as we do and appear puzzled about many things about the hands of Hoder. He tried to sleep with her the normal way, but she turned him down twice, so he cast a spell on her to drive her crazy, then disguised himself as a healer woman, tied her human experience that we take for granted, [[ValuesDissonance it never occurred to the bed and had his way Prophets / wormhole aliens that there was anything morally wrong with her.

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doing this]]. The depth of the moral {{squick}} involved is never fully explored by the characters, either, and nobody ever gives them a WhatTheHellHero about it, making it a case of FridgeHorror for the audience.

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* Myth/NorseMythology doesn't skimp on this version either. Freyr, God of Fertility and Sexuality, got his Giantess wife Gerth by sending over a servant to threaten her loved ones until she consented. Joke's on him, though--during [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarok]], the sword he gave the servant so he could do his job turned out to be crucial, and without it, he forfeited his life. Schoolar Sigurður Nordal believed it was that very sword which Surtr will do him in with.

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* Myth/NorseMythology doesn't skimp on this version either. Freyr, God of Fertility and Sexuality, got his Giantess wife Gerth by sending over a servant to threaten her loved ones until she consented. Joke's on him, though--during [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarok]], the sword he gave the servant so he could do his job turned out to be crucial, and without it, he forfeited his life. Schoolar Sigurður Nordal believed it was that very sword which Surtr will do him in with.
* In one of Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} novels, a woman is mentioned as being a hemidemisemi goddess, as an ancestress of hers was impregnated by the god Io (no relation to the Greek) in the form of a ''vase of flowers''.
* For [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a certain definition of "divine"]], [[spoiler: Ben Sisko's]] backstory on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' counts. His mother was possessed or influenced somehow-- the exact mechanics aren't elaborated upon-- by the Prophets / wormhole aliens (SufficientlyAdvancedAliens and/or gods depending on who you ask) to marry his father. Once she'd given birth to their Chosen One, they freed her from their influence, and she promptly left his father. The father, who loved her deeply, was heartbroken and never knew that there had been anything problematic or unnatural about their relationship. It's probable that, being StarfishAliens who do not experience linear time as we do and appear puzzled about many things about the human experience that we take for granted, [[ValuesDissonance it never occurred to the Prophets / wormhole aliens that there was anything morally wrong with doing this]]. The depth of the moral {{squick}} involved is never fully explored by the characters, either, and nobody ever gives them a WhatTheHellHero about it, making it a case of FridgeHorror for the audience.

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* Myth/NorseMythology doesn't skimp on this version either. Freyr, God of Fertility and Sexuality, got his Giantess wife Gerth by sending over a servant to threaten her loved ones until she consented. Joke's on him, though--during [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarok]], the sword he gave the servant so he could do his job turned out to be crucial, and without it, he forfeited his life. Schoolar Sigurður Nordal believed it was that very sword which Surtr will do him in with.
* In one of Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} novels, a woman is mentioned as being a hemidemisemi goddess, as an ancestress of hers was impregnated by the god Io (no relation to the Greek) in the form of a ''vase of flowers''.
* For [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a certain definition of "divine"]], [[spoiler: Ben Sisko's]] backstory on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' counts. His mother was possessed or influenced somehow-- the exact mechanics aren't elaborated upon-- by the Prophets / wormhole aliens (SufficientlyAdvancedAliens and/or gods depending on who you ask) to marry his father. Once she'd given birth to their Chosen One, they freed her from their influence, and she promptly left his father. The father, who loved her deeply, was heartbroken and never knew that there had been anything problematic or unnatural about their relationship. It's probable that, being StarfishAliens who do not experience linear time as we do and appear puzzled about many things about the human experience that we take for granted, [[ValuesDissonance it never occurred to the Prophets / wormhole aliens that there was anything morally wrong with doing this]]. The depth of the moral {{squick}} involved is never fully explored by the characters, either, and nobody ever gives them a WhatTheHellHero about it, making it a case of FridgeHorror for the audience.
8th Aug '16 6:13:38 PM MsChibi
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* The story of Jesus' birth in ''Literature/TheBible'' is sometimes accused of being this, but ultimately averts this by Mary agreeing to it. The Book of Luke talks about a scene where an angel ([[ArchangelGabriel St. Gabriel the Archangel]]) tells Mary she is going to conceive and bear a son, and Mary is happy about this, saying, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."[[note]]Although considering the possibility that Mary (according to some interpretations) might have been anywhere between 12 to 14 at the time of conception, whether or not she was capable of consenting is still somewhat dubious [[ValuesDissonance at least by modern standards]]. Even then, God did not have sex with Mary, he just placed Jesus in her womb, which was to make a point of His divinity that a virgin give birth. (This was before sperm donation.) [[/note]]

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* The story of Jesus' birth in ''Literature/TheBible'' is sometimes accused of being this, but ultimately averts this by Mary agreeing to it. The Book of Luke talks about a scene where an angel ([[ArchangelGabriel St. Gabriel the Archangel]]) tells Mary she is going to conceive and bear a son, and Mary is happy about this, saying, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."[[note]]Although considering the possibility that Mary (according to some interpretations) might have been anywhere between 12 to 14 at the time of conception, whether or not she was capable of consenting is still somewhat dubious [[ValuesDissonance at least by modern standards]]. Remember, back in BibleTimes, there ''was'' no concept of adolescence [[SocietyMarchesOn as we understand it today]]; you were either a child or an adult, and the delineation was made when a girl had her first period or a boy had his first ejaculation. Even then, so, God did not have sex with Mary, [[MysticalPregnancy he just placed Jesus in her womb, womb]], which was to make a point of His divinity that a virgin give birth. (This was before sperm donation.) Still, compare His waiting for her permission before actually making her pregnant with her society's expectation that she was to be little more than [[BabyFactory a passive vessel for childbearing]] whether that's what ''she'' wanted or not, and it's downright FairForItsDay. [[/note]]
5th Aug '16 6:46:51 PM MsChibi
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When they weren't partying up at Mount Olympus or playing Russian Roulette with thunderbolts, the Greek Gods could be found making out with mortals, resulting in the birth of demigods. Unfortunately, they often didn't wait for consent, or indeed even care. This comes from two rationales:

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When they weren't partying up at Mount Olympus or playing Russian Roulette with thunderbolts, the [[ClassicalMythology Greek Gods Gods]] could be found making out with mortals, resulting in the birth of demigods. Unfortunately, they often didn't wait for consent, or indeed even care. This comes from two rationales:
8th Jun '16 10:27:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* According to some sources ({{Ovid}}, in particular), Poseidon raped a virgin priestess of Athena named Medusa within the goddess' own temple. Medusa was [[DisproportionateRetribution transformed into a Gorgon by Athena]] as punishment. Poseidon wasn't punished at all. Presumably a case of MightMakesRight, seeing as Poseidon was second only to Zeus in power. Alternatively being made a Gorgon was for her protection rather than punishment, as Gorgon imagery was often used to symbolize protection on breastplates, shields and coins.

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* According to some sources ({{Ovid}}, (Creator/{{Ovid}}, in particular), Poseidon raped a virgin priestess of Athena named Medusa within the goddess' own temple. Medusa was [[DisproportionateRetribution transformed into a Gorgon by Athena]] as punishment. Poseidon wasn't punished at all. Presumably a case of MightMakesRight, seeing as Poseidon was second only to Zeus in power. Alternatively being made a Gorgon was for her protection rather than punishment, as Gorgon imagery was often used to symbolize protection on breastplates, shields and coins.
25th Mar '16 8:33:43 AM Silverblade2
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** Tyro, spouse of Cretheus, was in love with the river god Enipeus. Poseidon took his form, seduced Tyro then revealed himself to her. They children are Neleus and Pelias.

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** Tyro, spouse of Cretheus, was in love with the river god Enipeus. Poseidon took his form, seduced Tyro then revealed himself to her. They Their children are Neleus and Pelias.
22nd Mar '16 8:12:52 AM Tightwire
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* '''Direct:''' The divinity explicitly rapes or ravishes the mortal. Sometimes the god [[BedTrick disguised himself so that the woman thought she was sleeping with her husband]]. Sometimes it was just outright rape. You name it, Zeus/Jupiter did it, and many other gods and goddesses did so as well.
* '''Indirect:''' The divinity impregnates the mortal in a manner that does not appear to involve conventional intercourse. One popular method was turn into a cloud of shimmery mist and impregnate a hot chick in that form.

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* * '''Direct:''' The divinity explicitly rapes or ravishes the mortal. Sometimes the god [[BedTrick disguised himself so that the woman thought she was sleeping with her husband]]. Sometimes it was just outright rape. You name it, Zeus/Jupiter did it, and many other gods and goddesses did so as well.
* * '''Indirect:''' The divinity impregnates the mortal in a manner that does not appear to involve conventional intercourse. One popular method was turn into a cloud of shimmery mist and impregnate a hot chick in that form.



Historians believe that a major part of Zeus [[ReallyGetsAround going after so many women]] was that when the ancient Greeks conquered their neighbors, they tended to conflate the local gods with Zeus and to turn those gods' consorts into Zeus's lovers.

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Historians believe that a major part of Zeus [[ReallyGetsAround going after so many women]] was that when the ancient Greeks conquered their neighbors, they tended to conflate the local gods with Zeus and to turn those gods' consorts into Zeus's lovers.
lovers. Others believe that the Grecians believed it because frankly, life can get pretty boring when you're an invulnerable god with nothing to do but drink ambrosia and throw around thunderbolts all day.



* For [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a certain definition of "divine"]], [[spoiler: Ben Sisko's]] backstory on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' counts. His mother was possessed or influenced somehow-- the exact mechanics aren't elaborated upon-- by the Prophets / wormhole aliens (SufficientlyAdvancedAliens and/or gods depending on who you ask) to marry his father. Once she'd given birth to their Chosen One, they freed her from their influence, and she promptly left his father. The father, who loved her deeply, was heartbroken and never knew that there had been anything problematic or unnatural about their relationship. It's probable that, being StarfishAliens who do not experience linear time as we do and appear puzzled about many things about the human experience that we take for granted, [[ValuesDissonance it never occurred to the Prophets / wormhole aliens that there was anything morally wrong with doing this]]. The depth of the moral {{squick}} involved is never fully explored by the characters, either, and nobody ever gives them a WhatTheHellHero about it, making it a case of FridgeHorror for the audience.

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* * For [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a certain definition of "divine"]], [[spoiler: Ben Sisko's]] backstory on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' counts. His mother was possessed or influenced somehow-- the exact mechanics aren't elaborated upon-- by the Prophets / wormhole aliens (SufficientlyAdvancedAliens and/or gods depending on who you ask) to marry his father. Once she'd given birth to their Chosen One, they freed her from their influence, and she promptly left his father. The father, who loved her deeply, was heartbroken and never knew that there had been anything problematic or unnatural about their relationship. It's probable that, being StarfishAliens who do not experience linear time as we do and appear puzzled about many things about the human experience that we take for granted, [[ValuesDissonance it never occurred to the Prophets / wormhole aliens that there was anything morally wrong with doing this]]. The depth of the moral {{squick}} involved is never fully explored by the characters, either, and nobody ever gives them a WhatTheHellHero about it, making it a case of FridgeHorror for the audience.
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