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13th Feb '15 2:02:40 PM Menshevik
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* ''Literature/{{Theogony}} comes close to being nothing but this trope, but the straightest examples would be the lists of the lovers of Zeus and the male gods their children (lines 886-964) and of the mortal lovers of goddesses and their children (965-1022).

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* ''Literature/{{Theogony}} ''Literature/{{Theogony}}'' comes close to being nothing but this trope, but the straightest examples would be the lists of the lovers of Zeus and the male gods their children (lines 886-964) and of the mortal lovers of goddesses and their children (965-1022).
13th Feb '15 2:01:40 PM Menshevik
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* ''Literature/{{Theogony}} comes close to being nothing but this trope, but the straightest examples would be the lists of the lovers of Zeus and the male gods their children (lines 886-964) and of the mortal lovers of goddesses and their children (965-1022).
2nd Mar '13 3:55:58 AM LordGro
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More modern poetry uses a similar technique, pioneered by WaltWhitman, using lists of anything.

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More modern poetry uses a similar technique, pioneered by WaltWhitman, Creator/WaltWhitman, using lists of anything.



* Quite common in Literature/TheHistories by Herodotus. Aside from various genealogies, there's also a very detailed record of the troop contingents that made up King Xerxes's invasion force.

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* Quite common in Literature/TheHistories ''Literature/TheHistories'' by Herodotus. Aside from various genealogies, there's also a very detailed record of the troop contingents that made up King Xerxes's invasion force.
24th Jan '13 7:55:33 PM Goldfritha
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Epic poetry has a bad habit of, at some point, padding out the story with a long list of characters, often famous historical or mythic figures. Some critics even consider this one of the genre's defining characteristics. In very old works, this can be a valuable resource for historians.

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Epic poetry has a bad habit of, at some point, padding out the story with a long list of characters, often famous historical or mythic figures. Some critics even consider this one of the genre's defining characteristics. In very old works, this can be a valuable resource for historians.
14th Oct '12 9:20:38 AM darkpast
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* Quite common in Literature/TheHistories by Herodotus. Aside from various genealogies, there's also a very detailed record of the troop contingents that made up King Xerxes's invasion force.
30th Aug '12 5:27:35 PM warpy
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Epic poetry has a bad habit of, at some point, padding out the story with a long list of characters, often famous historical or mythic figures. Some critics even consider this one of the genre's defining characteristics. In very old works, this can be valuable resource for historians.

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Epic poetry has a bad habit of, at some point, padding out the story with a long list of characters, often famous historical or mythic figures. Some critics even consider this one of the genre's defining characteristics. In very old works, this can be a valuable resource for historians.
31st Jul '12 12:31:29 AM LordGro
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* The various Literature/{{Edda}}s contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.

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* The various Literature/{{Edda}}s contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such. One of the better known is Dvergatal, the "list of dwarfs", in "Völuspá" (from the ''Literature/PoeticEdda'') -- six stanzas with nothing but dwarf names.



* Dvergatal in ''[[NorseMythology Völuspá]]'' has six stanzas with nothing but dwarf names.
27th Jul '12 12:55:15 PM LordGro
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* ''ParadiseLost'' ends with Michael showing Adam the whole of human history from the immediate consequences of The Fall to Judgment Day, name dropping the whole way.

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* ''ParadiseLost'' ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' ends with Michael showing Adam the whole of human history from the immediate consequences of The Fall to Judgment Day, name dropping the whole way.



* The various Eddas contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.

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* The various Eddas Literature/{{Edda}}s contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.
21st Jul '12 9:47:31 AM FELH2
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More modern poetry uses a similar technique, pioneered by WaltWhitman, using lists of anything.

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More modern poetry uses a similar technique, pioneered by WaltWhitman, using lists of anything.
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* The various Eddas contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.

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* The various Eddas contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.



* ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' parodies this with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdp9M9tJx1I#t=0m40s Njorl's Saga]].

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* ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' parodies this with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdp9M9tJx1I#t=0m40s Njorl's Saga]].



* Dvergatal in ''[[NorseMythology Völuspá]]'' has six stanzas with nothing but dwarf names.

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* Dvergatal in ''[[NorseMythology Völuspá]]'' has six stanzas with nothing but dwarf names.
10th Mar '12 2:10:19 AM Telcontar
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* TheBible has several very long genealogies to establish that the Chosen People actually can make the claim through bloodlines. Most people on a quest to read the Bible from beginning to end hit the dreaded "The Begats" and give up.

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* TheBible Literature/TheBible has several very long genealogies to establish that the Chosen People actually can make the claim through bloodlines. Most people on a quest to read the Bible from beginning to end hit the dreaded "The Begats" and give up.
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