History Main / HijackedByJesus

15th Apr '16 12:06:00 AM Ramidel
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** But likewise, many of the demons in the game are all aligned as their story would be aligned and are true to their description. Anubis, a god of the dead, is portrayed as a neutral good demon, not a chaotic evil demon as many would have believed, because that's not what his job was about. In the same way, while Demiurge was considered a god, the acts that he commited would qualify him as LawfulEvil, because he is not a good guy.
14th Apr '16 11:58:08 PM Ramidel
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* [[Music/{{Therion}} Therion's]] "Birth of Venus Illegitima" discusses an event from ClassicalMythology using a terminology of sin, forbidden sexuality, paradise and Hell that's far more Christian than Greek. [[note: While "Venus" is the Roman name, Aphrodite being born from the sea was a purely Greek conceit.]]

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* [[Music/{{Therion}} Therion's]] "Birth of Venus Illegitima" discusses an event from ClassicalMythology using a terminology of sin, forbidden sexuality, paradise and Hell that's far more Christian than Greek. [[note: While [[note]]While "Venus" is the Roman name, Aphrodite being born from the sea was a purely Greek conceit.]][[/note]]
14th Apr '16 11:57:39 PM Ramidel
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* [[Music/{{Therion}} Therion's]] "Birth of Venus Illegitima" discusses an event from ClassicalMythology using a terminology of sin, forbidden sexuality, paradise and Hell that's far more Christian than Greek. (While "Venus" is the Roman name, Aphrodite being born from the sea was a purely Greek conceit.)

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* [[Music/{{Therion}} Therion's]] "Birth of Venus Illegitima" discusses an event from ClassicalMythology using a terminology of sin, forbidden sexuality, paradise and Hell that's far more Christian than Greek. (While [[note: While "Venus" is the Roman name, Aphrodite being born from the sea was a purely Greek conceit.)]]
14th Apr '16 11:39:48 PM Ramidel
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* [[Music/{{Therion}} Therion's]] "Birth of Venus Illegitima" discusses an event from ClassicalMythology using a terminology of sin, forbidden sexuality, paradise and Hell that's far more Christian than Greek. (While "Venus" is the Roman name, Aphrodite being born from the sea was a purely Greek conceit.)
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10th Mar '16 1:57:31 AM Omeganian
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** The Roman winter solstice festival and the Celtic/Norse Yule were taken over by/merged with Christmas.

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** The Roman winter solstice festival and the Celtic/Norse Yule were taken over by/merged with Christmas.Christmas and Hanukkah.
7th Mar '16 5:38:27 AM WhatRayDid
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* DungeonsAndDragons publishes a "Deities and Demigods" supplement with most editions. While some of the entries are original pantheons made up from scratch by the company, there are also sections on Egyptian, Greek, and Norse mythology which take this trope UpToEleven. Somehow, even the _Egyptian_ pantheon gets a Satan.
** Even weirder, Egyptian Satan is apparently Apep, of all things.
21st Feb '16 6:45:00 PM Arawn999
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* In the movie version of ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', Hades is, once again, a villain [[spoiler:though not the BigBad]]. Who is apparently portrayed as a fiery devil-creature, though that's just his favored form. The Hades from the book version seems to be this trope at first, but [[spoiler:Ares is the real villain]].

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* In the movie version of ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', Hades is, once again, a villain [[spoiler:though not the BigBad]]. Who is apparently portrayed as a fiery devil-creature, though that's just his favored form. The Hades from the book version seems to be this trope at first, but [[spoiler:Ares is the real villain]]. The sequel film pulls this again by turning Kronos into a Satan expy made of lava and hellfire.



* Believe it or not, the CthulhuMythos fell prey to this very early on, as August Derleth, who arguably rescued Creator/HPLovecraft from total obscurity, attempted to shape the Mythos into a coherent SharedUniverse, in an essay, framed it as a struggle between a good and evil pantheon, the former represented by Nodens, an actual minor deity from real life mythology, who had a cameo in one of Lovecraft's stories. This did not catch on.

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* Believe it or not, the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos fell prey to this very early on, as August Derleth, who arguably rescued Creator/HPLovecraft from total obscurity, attempted to shape the Mythos into a coherent SharedUniverse, in an essay, framed it as a struggle between a good and evil pantheon, the former represented by Nodens, an actual minor deity from real life mythology, who had a cameo in one of Lovecraft's stories. This did not catch on.



* Origins of various words meaning Christian God in different languages predate Christianity. Theos, Deus, Dievas, God, Allah, etc.

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* Origins of various words meaning Christian God in different languages predate Christianity. Theos, Deus, Dievas, God, Allah, etc.



** It's often believed in the scholarship of Myth/NorseMythology that Loki was the pretty standard TricksterArchetype found in about half the tales, not the sudden betrayer of the gods/Satan analog that shows up partway through Creator/SnorriSturluson's writing. Loki may have even been an aspect of Odin.
*** On the other hand, the Lokasenna, in the Poetic Edda, is generally considered to preserve largely pre-Christian sources, and depicts the precise same betrayal.

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** It's often believed in the scholarship of Myth/NorseMythology that Loki was the pretty standard TricksterArchetype found in about half the tales, not the sudden betrayer of the gods/Satan analog that shows up partway through Creator/SnorriSturluson's writing. Loki may have even been an aspect of Odin.
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Odin. On the other hand, the Lokasenna, in the Poetic Edda, is generally considered to preserve largely pre-Christian sources, and depicts the precise same betrayal.
7th Jan '16 10:30:06 AM AlisterFaust
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** The spin-off series ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' features a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pretty damn gutsy]] version of this for a children's book by mentioning Thor having a vendetta against Jesus ever since he didn't show up for a fight and taking his honor from him.
7th Nov '15 11:01:11 PM Magestad
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It should be noted that [[TruthInTelevision this has happened]] a number of times historically. As proselytizing sects spread into new regions, they often incorporate existing beliefs into their canon, in order to make the new religion more palatable to others. For example, the medieval story of the hermit Josaphat (not to be mistaken with the King Jehoshaphat of Judea, or the 17th-century martyr St. Josaphat) was a Christianized version of the life of Gautama Buddha. Often, polytheistic cultures "converted" to Christianity simply transferred the worship of individual gods to the ''saints'' that most resembled them (in some cases, the old pagan gods were remade ''into'' saints).

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It should be noted that [[TruthInTelevision this has happened]] a number of times historically. As proselytizing sects spread into new regions, they often incorporate existing beliefs into their canon, in order to make the new religion more palatable to others. For example, the medieval story of the hermit Josaphat (not to be mistaken with the King Jehoshaphat of Judea, or the 17th-century martyr St. Josaphat) was a Christianized version of the life of Gautama Buddha.Buddha (with "Bodhisattva" mutating into "Josaphat"). Often, polytheistic cultures "converted" to Christianity simply transferred the worship of individual gods to the ''saints'' that most resembled them (in some cases, the old pagan gods were remade ''into'' saints).
3rd Nov '15 8:48:34 PM nombretomado
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** [[IncredibleHercules On a grander scale, Hercules is the Jesus figure, Zeus is the God figure, Ares is Lucifer, and Pluto is Satan.]]

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** [[IncredibleHercules [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules On a grander scale, Hercules is the Jesus figure, Zeus is the God figure, Ares is Lucifer, and Pluto is Satan.]]
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