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8th Aug '17 12:11:53 PM BeerBaron
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** The Magna-Ge, aka "Star Orphans", are et'Ada ("original spirits") who fled Mundus (the mortal plane) along with their "father" Magnus (God of Magic and "architect" of Mundus) during the creation of Mundus. Some of the Magna-Ge seem to govern over or are associated with some unusual, often [[MindScrew mind-bending]] concepts. The commonality between them seems to be that they are all fleeting things, perhaps associated with luck or chance. Examples include synesthesia, the catching of fish, ''burping'', the doom of new ideas, ideas that too quickly come to fruition, and "divide-the-line" wisdom.
4th Aug '17 11:27:20 AM BeerBaron
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** In the old [[HornyVikings Nordic]] pantheon, Stuhn is the "God of Ransom" and is credited with teaching the early Nords how to [[IWantHimAlive take prisoners of war alive for ransom]]. His brother Tsun is the "God of Trials Against Adversity" and stands guard at the Hall of Valor in [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]]. The spirits of dead warriors must prove their worthiness to enter in a duel against him. [[spoiler:In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', this is actually a part of the main storyline]].

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** In the old [[HornyVikings Nordic]] pantheon, Stuhn is the "God of Ransom" and is credited with teaching the early Nords how to [[IWantHimAlive [[IWantThemAlive take prisoners of war alive for ransom]]. His brother Tsun is the "God of Trials Against Adversity" and stands guard at the Hall of Valor in [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]]. The spirits of dead warriors must prove their worthiness to enter in a duel against him. [[spoiler:In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', this is actually a part of the main storyline]].
4th Aug '17 11:26:39 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** You can find along the many pantheons Stuhn (God of Ransom). Not to be confused with his brother Tsun, the god of "trials against adversity". But don't underestimate him - dead warriors can't go to [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]] unless they defeat him in a duel. [[spoiler:And in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', this is part of the main storyline.]]
** The Daedric Princes offer a fairly true to life take on the randomness of gods. Most notably, there is Peryite the Taskmaster, viewed by some as the weakest of the Princes, whose sphere is pestilence, but also the ordering of the lowest orders of Oblivion.
** Alduin, the BigBad of ''Skyrim'', is specifically the god of "world-eating," or returning the world to it's primordial state so that it can be reborn into a new world. While performing his duties as the World Eater, he is an invincible monster who dwarfs mountains and eats entire countries in a single bite. When he's not, [[BroughtDownToNormal he's simply a very powerful and almost-invincible dragon.]]
** The old Yokudan pantheon of the Redguards has a number of these. Perhaps the most interesting is the Hoon Ding, the "make way" god. He manifests as a great warrior whenever the Redguard people need to "make way" for their people to live, and is said to be able to "make way" through anything.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** You can find along the
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has [[OurGodsAreDifferent many pantheons deities]], and quite a few cover "odd job" spheres. A large list is available on the series' [[Characters/TheElderScrollsDivineBeings Divine Beings]] character page. To note a few prominent examples:
** In the old [[HornyVikings Nordic]] pantheon,
Stuhn (God is the "God of Ransom). Not to be confused Ransom" and is credited with his teaching the early Nords how to [[IWantHimAlive take prisoners of war alive for ransom]]. His brother Tsun, Tsun is the god "God of "trials against adversity". But don't underestimate him - dead warriors can't go to Trials Against Adversity" and stands guard at the Hall of Valor in [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]] unless they defeat him Sovngarde]]. The spirits of dead warriors must prove their worthiness to enter in a duel. [[spoiler:And in duel against him. [[spoiler:In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', this is actually a part of the main storyline.]]
storyline]].
** The Daedric Princes offer a fairly true to life take on the randomness of gods. Most notably, there is For example, Peryite the Taskmaster, Taskmaster is viewed by some as the weakest of the Princes, whose Princes. His sphere is pestilence, but also the ordering of the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lowest orders orders]] of Oblivion.
Oblivion. Other Daedric Princes cover odd spheres such as nightmares, decay, and pariahs.
** Alduin, the BigBad of ''Skyrim'', is specifically the god of "world-eating," or returning "world-eating"; a BeastOfTheApocalypse who returns the world to it's primordial state so that it can be reborn into a new world. While performing his duties as the World Eater, he is said to be an invincible monster who dwarfs mountains and eats entire countries in a single bite. When he's not, [[BroughtDownToNormal he's simply a very powerful and almost-invincible dragon.]]
dragon]].
** The old Yokudan pantheon of the Redguards has a number of these. Perhaps the most interesting is the Hoon Ding, the "make way" "[[TheJuggernaut make way]]" god. He manifests [[GodInHumanForm manifests]] as a great warrior (or sometimes [[EmpathicWeapon a weapon]]) whenever the Redguard people need to "make way" for their people to live, and is said to be able to "make way" through anything.
28th Jun '17 11:47:17 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' you can find along the many pantheons Stuhn (God of Ransom).
** Not to be confused with his brother Tsun, the god of "trials against adversity". But don't underestimate him - dead warriors can't go to [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]] unless they defeat him in a duel. [[spoiler:And in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', this is part of the main storyline.]]

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' you ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** You
can find along the many pantheons Stuhn (God of Ransom).
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Ransom). Not to be confused with his brother Tsun, the god of "trials against adversity". But don't underestimate him - dead warriors can't go to [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]] unless they defeat him in a duel. [[spoiler:And in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', this is part of the main storyline.]]


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** The old Yokudan pantheon of the Redguards has a number of these. Perhaps the most interesting is the Hoon Ding, the "make way" god. He manifests as a great warrior whenever the Redguard people need to "make way" for their people to live, and is said to be able to "make way" through anything.
** The IndyPloy is a highly valued concept to the [[CatFolk Khajiit]] people, to the point where they have a god for it, Baan Dar. He is commonly attributed with "the genius which lends itself to the creation of last-minute plans to foil the machinations of the Khajiit's foes."
22nd Jun '17 4:41:58 PM SomberCaelifera
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* Pagan Finland and Karelia had Äkräs, god of fertility, cabbages, and turnips.
22nd Jun '17 4:14:47 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Or perhaps it's St. Julian the Hospitaller, patron of carnies, childless people, clowns, ferrymen, fiddle players, hunters, innkeepers, knights, pilgrims, shepherds, wandering musicians, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and murderers.]]



** A [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chad.asp joke]] has named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_of_Mercia St. Chad]] a patron saint of disputed elections.

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** A [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chad.asp joke]] has named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_of_Mercia St. Chad]] a patron saint of disputed elections. Another refers to [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope John Paul I]] as the patron saint of temps.
14th Jun '17 12:27:59 PM ProfessorDetective
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** The god Nara-O of the Hundred Veils would seem to be this, since his official purview is "Secrets Known to Only One Person". However, this practically means that he's the god of all private (and often lost and forgotten) information. Nara-O is probably personally and politically one of the top ten most powerful gods in Heaven.
** One artifact from a splatbook is a prayer stone keyed to one specific goddess, whose entire purpose is to receive and relay messages made on this stone. She is immensely reliable because she's that desperate to have something to do. Not to mention that the stone has been lost since the Golden Age, making for one terminally bored goddess.

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** The god Nara-O of the Hundred Veils would seem to be this, this since his official purview is "Secrets Known to Only One Person". However, this practically means that he's the god of all private (and often lost and forgotten) information. Nara-O is probably personally and politically one of the top ten most powerful gods in Heaven.
** One artifact from a splatbook the splatbook, ''Wonders of the Lost Age'' is a type of prayer stone called a 'Prayer Transceiver Module'
each one being
keyed to one specific goddess, whose entire purpose is to receive and relay messages made on this that specific stone. She is immensely reliable because she's that desperate to have something to do. Not to mention that the stone has stones have been lost since the Golden Age, making for one terminally bored goddess.



*** Zuggtmoy, the demon lord of fungus. She has a ''very'' hard time attracting worshipers, because there isn't much she can offer mortals.

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*** Zuggtmoy, the demon lord of fungus. She has a ''very'' hard time attracting worshipers, worshipers because there isn't much she can offer mortals.
4th Jun '17 9:48:18 AM nombretomado
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** St. Clare of Assisi, the Patron Saint of [[TVTropes Television]].

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** St. Clare of Assisi, the Patron Saint of [[TVTropes [[Wiki/TVTropes Television]].
13th May '17 3:20:46 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* The main religion in the World of the ''Literature/FlyByNightSeries'' has an emphasis on "odd." There are hundreds of Gods, called Beloveds, for every possible job. Some are responsible for glorious tasks, like raising the Sun, delivering messages to dead loved ones, or protecting boats from sinking. Further down the ladder are Beloveds for keeping vegetables fresh and protecting jams and butter from pesky flies.
11th May '17 8:46:20 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** Zarongel, goblin god of [[SeriousBusiness dog-killing]], fire, and mounted combat. Not entirely random, since Goblins do their mounted combat riding dogs.

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*** Zarongel, goblin god of [[SeriousBusiness dog-killing]], fire, and mounted combat. Not entirely random, since Goblins do their mounted combat on riding dogs.
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