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28th Jul '17 9:14:17 AM BeerBaron
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** This is the case for the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]] much of the time, combined with GodIsInept, as the creation of the mortal world severely weakened them. During the Dawn and Merethic Eras, the Aedra who would become the [[SaintlyChurch Eight Divines]] still had somewhat enough power to take limited manifestations on Nirn, so there are tons of legends of them directly interacting with mortals. However, by the time of the First Era, all of them had vanished except within shrines and temples, where they could perform limited actions. One source attributes this to [[TopGod Akatosh's]] pact with [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] and the [[BarrierMaiden Dragonfires]]; this pact, designed to keep [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedra]] from being able to walk into Mundus with all or most of their power (as [[OmnicidalManiac Mehrunes Dagon]] did at the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''), also greatly restricts the Divines. As a result, the Divines prefer a much lighter touch when they [[DivineIntervention intervene]] on mortal affairs, preferring to act through mortal agents almost exclusively while reserving direct manifestations for the [[GodzillaThreshold last push]] to [[SavingTheWorld save the world]] when all else has failed.

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** This is frequently the case for the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]] Aedra, "original spirit" beings who sacrificed much of the time, combined with GodIsInept, as the creation of their divine power to [[CreationMyth create Mundus]], the mortal world severely plane, and are worshiped throughout Tamriel as the Eight (later Nine) Divines. This act left them in a greatly weakened them. state, unable to interfere with mortal affairs as freely as the Daedra (who maintain their full power). As such, they prefer [[InMysteriousWays a lighter touch]] when influencing mortal affairs, at most typically [[MissionFromGod acting through mortal agents]]. Any acts of [[DivineIntervention direct intervention]] are rare and [[GodzillaThreshold typically reserved]] for averting TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. For this reason, the primary view of the Divines is as impersonal, generally benevolent spirits, worthy of worship and reverence but without any strong direct relationship. During the Dawn [[TimeOfMyths Dawn]] and Merethic Eras, the Aedra who would become the [[SaintlyChurch Eight Divines]] still had somewhat enough power to take limited manifestations on Nirn, so there are tons of legends of them directly interacting with mortals. However, by the time of the First 1st Era, all of them had vanished except within shrines and temples, where they could perform limited actions. One source attributes this to [[TopGod Akatosh's]] pact with [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] and the [[BarrierMaiden Dragonfires]]; this pact, designed to keep [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedra]] Daedra from being able to walk into Mundus with all or most of their power (as [[OmnicidalManiac Mehrunes Dagon]] did at the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''), also greatly restricts the Divines. As a result, the Divines prefer a much lighter touch when they [[DivineIntervention intervene]] on mortal affairs, preferring to act through mortal agents almost exclusively while reserving direct manifestations for the [[GodzillaThreshold last push]] to [[SavingTheWorld save the world]] when all else has failed.Divines.



27th Jul '17 4:52:00 AM SilentStranger
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* ''TheTick'' has Agrippa; Roman God of The Aqueduct. He was the last member of the Hellenistic pantheon to come into existance, and was told to report on Mt Olympus the next day, only to find the gates locked, with a note saying that all the other Gods had to try and "start something new on Jupiter". They havent been seen since, and Agrippa has just stuck around performing superheroics.
7th Jul '17 6:32:24 PM jormis29
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* ''Two Of A Kind'' begins with God coming back from one of these absences, discovering everything has gone to pot while he was gone, and deciding it's time to wipe the slate clean and start over again.

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* ''Two ''Film/{{Two Of A Kind'' Kind|1983}}'' begins with God coming back from one of these absences, discovering everything has gone to pot while he was gone, and deciding it's time to wipe the slate clean and start over again.
17th Jun '17 10:01:48 AM nombretomado
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* The Church of Jesus Christ the Kidnapped from the KurtVonnegut novel ''Slapstick''.

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* The Church of Jesus Christ the Kidnapped from the KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut novel ''Slapstick''.
14th Jun '17 8:46:07 PM Alberloze
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* ''Webcomic/PerfectionEngine'': The Maker, the creator of the universe and all life in it, disappears for an unknown reason, leaving her creations, the Eidolons, to believe that she left out of disgust for them. This kickstarts their efforts to build a society based on perfect society as a means of penance. They believe she may return if they repent this way and perfect themselves.
10th May '17 10:22:22 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** This is the case for the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]] much of the time, combined with GodIsInept, as the creation of the mortal world severely weakened them. During the Dawn and Merethic Eras, the Aedra who would become the [[SaintlyChurch Eight Divines]] still had somewhat enough power to take limited manifestations on Nirn, so there are tons of legends of them directly interacting with mortals. However, by the time of the First Era, all of them had vanished except within shrines and temples, where they could perform limited actions. One source attributes this to [[TopGod Akatosh's]] pact with [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] and the [[BarrierMaiden Dragonfires]]; this pact, designed to keep [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedra]] from being able to walk into Mundus with all or most of their power (as [[OmnicidalManiac Mehrunes Dagon]] did at the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''), also greatly restricts the Divines. As a result, the Divines prefer a much lighter touch when they [[DivineIntervention intervene]] on mortal affairs, preferring to act through mortal agents almost exclusively while reserving direct manifestations for the [[GodzillaThreshold last push]] to [[SavingTheWorld save the world]] when all else has failed.
** The Nedes, human [[{{Precursors}} ancestors]] to most of the modern races of Men, had the study and worship of the [[StarPower stars]] as a major part of their culture. They also worshiped beings known as "celestials", though exactly who or what they were has been lost to time. As the Nedes began to evolve into the modern races of Men, the [[RacialRemnant last remaining group]] who identified themselves as Nedes survived deep in the deserts of Hammerfell. This group turned away from worship of the stars and celestials as they did nothing to help stop the decline of their race. (Eventually, the Redguards would arrive in Hammerfell and wipe out this remnant of the Nedes.)
7th May '17 8:58:36 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', it eventually turns out the Creator vanished when he left the world in search of a way to [[spoiler:destroy demons]] and left his three children in charge. He promised them he'd be gone for some five hundred years, a millennium tops, but the story begins five thousand years after his disappearance and he's still nowhere to be seen.
30th Apr '17 6:08:32 PM nombretomado
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* There are a number of gods running about the [[{{TouhouProject}} Touhou]] universe but there are two of extreme noteworthy:

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* There are a number of gods running about the [[{{TouhouProject}} Touhou]] VideoGame/{{Touhou}} universe but there are two of extreme noteworthy:
25th Apr '17 3:20:24 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'': The Vinn, a warlike faction of alien species infested with a mind-wiping parasite, are devoted to a religion revolving around finding their "Lost Gods", which they believe were "lost to the blackness of space" . In truth, their gods are an extinct race that accidentally created the Vinn parasite in an attempt to cure a disease that was killing them. It's a doomed quest -- the Vinn parasite killed its makers more effectively than the disease ever did, and the few survivors nuked themselves into oblivion in a failed attempt to destroy the Vinn.
23rd Apr '17 10:13:40 AM nombretomado
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* The Zuul from ''SwordOfTheStars'' have lost their "gods" (the race of AbusivePrecursors who created them) and are on a galaxy-spanning crusade to find out what happened to them. This is very much Not A Good Thing for any other species they happen to encounter on the way; the Zuul were made for the express purpose of exterminating their creators' enemies, and to the Zuul the act of genocide has become a holy purpose.

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* The Zuul from ''SwordOfTheStars'' ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' have lost their "gods" (the race of AbusivePrecursors who created them) and are on a galaxy-spanning crusade to find out what happened to them. This is very much Not A Good Thing for any other species they happen to encounter on the way; the Zuul were made for the express purpose of exterminating their creators' enemies, and to the Zuul the act of genocide has become a holy purpose.
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