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14th Jul '17 8:06:49 PM GrigorII
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*** Odin's self-sacrifice to gain knowledge (by hanging himself on the World Tree for nine days) bears a striking resemblance to the Crucifixion.

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*** Odin's self-sacrifice to gain knowledge (by hanging himself on the World Tree for nine days) bears a striking resemblance to the Crucifixion. However, there are no reported viking activities in the area of Israel at the time, and all reported versions of that myth are from ''after'' christianity became a thing in Europe, so it may also be a case of the vikings trying to hijak christian stories, instead of the other way. It may also be just a coincidence: deaths by hanging were a common punishment in real life, same as crucifixion, but the part of the god having his side torn by a pike seems too specific and suggests an influence in either way.
14th Jul '17 7:56:47 PM GrigorII
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* Discussed in ''Series/{{Vikings}}''. The christian priest Athelstan is kidnapped from his church in Britain, and forced to live alongside the vikings. Although he stays loyal to his religion, he couldn't help but notice the similarities between the cruxificion of Jesus and the story of Odin hanging from Yggdrassil. He becomes troubled by those notions, and eventually accepts both religions. And even then he stays troubled, because a true christian may not worship any other god.
14th Jul '17 11:45:06 AM Discar
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] hanging from Yggdrassil for 9 days, in the darkness, with his side stabbed by a spear, and with no help from other gods. He died, and was reborn wiser. Hmm, [[ItsBeenDone didn't we heard that story elsewhere?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] hanging from Yggdrassil for 9 days, in the darkness, with his side stabbed by a spear, and with no help from other gods. He died, and was reborn wiser. Hmm, [[ItsBeenDone didn't haven't we heard that story elsewhere?]]]]
13th Jul '17 7:14:22 AM GrigorII
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] hanging from Yggdrassil for 9 days, in the darkness, with his side stabbed by a spear, and with no help from other gods. He died, and was reborn wiser. Hmm, [[ItsBeenDone didn't we heard that story elsewhere?]]]]
9th Jun '17 10:20:33 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Superman is presented as a Christ-like figure, complete with a CrucifiedHeroShot for Clark Kent and Superman.
* In ''Film/WonderWoman'', Queen Hippolyta tells a young Diana the story of how Zeus created the humans, but that his son, Ares, was jealous and set out to destroy them by seducing them to the dark side of war. And later how Ares rebelled against the other gods and was cast out. Meanwhile, the Amazons were made as a counterpoint to Ares' evil. As [[http://izzythehutt.tumblr.com/post/161397652006/wonder-woman-is-a-weird-feminist-rewrite-of this Tumblr post]] points out, it's basically a weirdly feminist retelling of Genesis where God forgot to make Eve until after Adam was seduced by the serpent alone.

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* ** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Superman is presented as a Christ-like figure, complete with a CrucifiedHeroShot for Clark Kent and Superman.
* ** In ''Film/WonderWoman'', Queen Hippolyta tells a young Diana the story of how Zeus created the humans, but that his son, Ares, was jealous and set out to destroy them by seducing them to the dark side of war. And later how Ares rebelled against the other gods and was cast out. Meanwhile, the Amazons were made as a counterpoint to Ares' evil. As [[http://izzythehutt.tumblr.com/post/161397652006/wonder-woman-is-a-weird-feminist-rewrite-of this Tumblr post]] points out, it's basically a weirdly feminist retelling of Genesis where God forgot to make Eve until after Adam was seduced by the serpent alone.before God even bothered to create Eve.
9th Jun '17 10:19:29 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Superman is presented as a Christ-like figure, complete with a CrucifiedHeroShot for Clark Kent and Superman.



** The whole "Superman as Jesus" trend really began when Jor-El, a mysterious spirit-father from the "heavens," claims that he's sending his son to Earth to show them the right way to live. Which really doesn't make ''any'' sense, since he's actually sending him to Earth to escape [[EarthShatteringKaboom Krypton's destruction]].
* The {{DC Extended Universe}}:
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Superman is presented as a Christ-like figure, complete with a CrucifiedHeroShot for Clark Kent and Superman.
* In ''Film/WonderWoman'', Queen Hippolyta tells a young Diana the story of how Zeus created the humans, but that his son, Ares, was jealous and set out to destroy them by seducing them to the dark side of war. And later how Ares rebelled against the other gods and was cast out. Meanwhile, the Amazons were made as a counterpoint to Ares' evil. As [[http://izzythehutt.tumblr.com/post/161397652006/wonder-woman-is-a-weird-feminist-rewrite-of this Tumblr post]] points out, it's basically a weirdly feminist retelling of Genesis where God forgot to make Eve until after Adam was seduced by the serpent alone.



* In ''Film/WonderWoman'', Queen Hippolyta tells a young Diana the story of how Zeus created the humans, but that his son, Ares, was jealous and set out to destroy them by seducing them to the dark side of war. And later how Ares rebelled against the other gods and was cast out. In short, this Ares has more in common with Lucifer from Literature/ParadiseLost than the original myths.
3rd Jun '17 6:23:40 PM theyakkoman
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* In ''Film/WonderWoman'', Queen Hippolyta tells a young Diana the story of how Zeus created the humans, but that his son, Ares, was jealous and set out to destroy them by seducing them to the dark side of war. And later how Ares rebelled against the other gods and was cast out. In short, this Ares has more in common with Lucifer from Literature/ParadiseLost than the original myths.
20th May '17 1:59:23 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ValkyrieProfile'' series is based on Norse myth, featuring Odin, the titular Valkyries, and the rest of the Aesir, but also feature very Christian-looking chapels, crosses, and other such artifacts.

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* The ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' series is based on Norse myth, featuring Odin, the titular Valkyries, and the rest of the Aesir, but also feature very Christian-looking chapels, crosses, and other such artifacts.
5th Mar '17 4:35:33 PM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'', the Guardian is revealed as the dark side of the Avatar, due to the Avatar's continually righteous actions, paralleling Satan and Jesus, while older games establish the Guardian is a multiversal conqueror, and depending on one's play style, the Avatar is certainly not Jesus.
5th Mar '17 3:52:17 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Superman is presented as a Christ-like figure, complete with a CrucifiedHeroShot for Clark Kent and Superman.


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* In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Apocalypse, like in the comics, is an ancient Egyptian who commands the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse. The movie takes it further, with the horsemen possibly being the inspiration for the Biblical horsemen. Apocalypse accuses modern society of idolatry, one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament, and Apocalypse ends up saying "All is revealed," as in the definition of an apocalyptic work. An ancient Egyptian would be familiar with a very different set of religious beliefs. Apocalypse is asleep during time periods when these Biblical beliefs would have been active, in areas outside of ancient Egypt, so it's odd that Apocalypse is such a huge fan of both the Old Testament and New Testament, as if he were a modern Biblical reader.
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