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17th Jul '16 7:26:22 PM PaulA
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** It is worth noting that this is due to ExecutiveMeddling. WordOfGod has said that in the original cut of the film (the ending of which is online), Zeus stayed a dickhead and it was Apollo who offered Perseus the place on Olympus, which gave a third God a somewhat significant role, and the others at least got speaking roles. [[spoiler:Plus Zeus didn't resurrect Io]].
17th Jul '16 7:25:24 PM PaulA
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* The new ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'': Hades is the bad guy in the remake. However, at least the writers tried to provide some form of justification in that in this version of events, he was tricked into taking control of the underworld by Zeus. The blow is further softened by virtue of the fact that the rest of the gods are generally portrayed as all around dicks, particularly since the story of Medusa's origin is told as the "Poseidon raped her and Athena punished her for it" variant. On the other hand, it then turns Zeus into Jesus by [[spoiler:having him bring Io back from the dead, despite the fact that ''only Hades can raise the dead''.]] To make matters worse, it essentially makes Zeus an {{Expy}} of the Abrahamic God by having him be the creator of mankind, when in reality -- or mythology, really -- it was a Titan called Prometheus who created man from clay. This is where the subtitle of Mary Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' comes from.

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* The new ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'': 2010 ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'': Hades is the bad guy in the remake.guy. However, at least the writers tried to provide some form of justification in that in this version of events, he was tricked into taking control of the underworld by Zeus. The blow is further softened by virtue of the fact that the rest of the gods are generally portrayed as all around dicks, particularly since the story of Medusa's origin is told as the "Poseidon raped her and Athena punished her for it" variant. On the other hand, it then turns Zeus into Jesus by [[spoiler:having him bring Io back from the dead, despite the fact that ''only Hades can raise the dead''.]] To make matters worse, it essentially makes Zeus an {{Expy}} of the Abrahamic God by having him be the creator of mankind, when in reality -- or mythology, really -- it was a Titan called Prometheus who created man from clay. This is where the subtitle of Mary Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' comes from.



** Of course, it's also worth noting that it was somewhat subverted in the original film, which Hades was barely in (if at all). Zeus is a bit of a father figure to Perseus... but because he actually ''was'' his father (as a result of him having an affair with King Acrisius' daughter), and he's not depicted as Evil, but he's certainly not Jesus in the usual sense.
28th Jun '16 12:50:01 AM PaulA
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* LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' novels, set in a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantastic version]] of Wales, used Arawn, the Celtic god of the underworld, as an evil force similar to Tolkien's Sauron. The existence of an ultimate force of ''good'', on the other hand, isn't really mentioned.
** Unless you count the Sons of Don. You could make a pretty good parallel between Gwydion and Jesus in ''The Book of Three''.
** He also, at least, acknowledges that Arawn is "considerably more villainous" in his version, so at least he's aware of the situation.
** It's worse than that. Arawn isn't "the Celtic god of the underworld," he's a Welsh character who is king of an Otherworld. He has no negative characteristics in the original tale.

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* LloydAlexander's Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' novels, set in a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantastic version]] of Wales, used Arawn, the Celtic god king of the underworld, Otherworld in the ''Literature/{{Mabinogion}}'', as an evil force similar to Tolkien's Sauron. The existence of an ultimate force of ''good'', on the other hand, isn't really mentioned.
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Three''). He also, at least, acknowledges in the author's note that Arawn is "considerably more villainous" in his version, so at least he's aware of the situation.
** It's worse than that. Arawn isn't "the Celtic god of the underworld," he's a Welsh character who is king of an Otherworld. He has no negative characteristics in the original tale.
situation.
21st Jun '16 12:33:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Wielding A Red Sword'', from Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, the Hindu protagonist equates {{Satan}} with Shiva... who is supposed to be a highly positive force of rebirth and renewal.

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* In ''Wielding A Red Sword'', from Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, the Hindu protagonist equates {{Satan}} with Shiva... who is supposed to be a highly positive force of rebirth and renewal.
8th Jun '16 9:45:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', he informs us that the devils are future pagan gods.

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* In JohnMilton's Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', he informs us that the devils are future pagan gods.
16th May '16 12:23:32 AM Aethersea
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* When Africans were enslaved and taken to the Americas, many of them brought their gods with them. This was frowned upon by their owners, who tried to foist Christianity on everyone. In some places the slaves responded by denoting a Christian saint for each god, so they could worship without getting in trouble for it. In Brazil, for example, these gods are still around, and worshipped to various degrees across the country.
13th May '16 1:06:38 AM Az_Tech341
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'''Edward:''' Tell me about it. All of a sudden this Jesus character is the hot new thing in town. All of the sudden our altars are burned down and we are being hunted down like common monsters.

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'''Edward:''' Tell me about it. All of a sudden this Jesus character is the hot new thing in town. All of the a sudden our altars are burned down and we are being hunted down like common monsters.
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.)]]
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