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4th Feb '18 8:22:34 PM frogpatrol
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* The Innu have Matshishkapeu (whose name literally means 'fart man'). The story goes that when the Caribou Master didn't give the Innu any caribou to eat, Matshishkapeu cursed him with terrible constipation until he gave in to their demands.

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* The Innu have Matshishkapeu (whose name literally means 'fart man')."fart man"). The story goes that when the Caribou Master didn't give the Innu any caribou to eat, Matshishkapeu cursed him with terrible constipation until he gave in to their demands.
4th Feb '18 8:08:52 PM frogpatrol
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** Iaso, Goddess of recuperating from illness,
** Aceso, Goddess of the healing process,
** Hygieia, Goddess of health, cleanliness, and sanitation,
** Panacea, Goddess of universal remedy,
** Aglaea, Goddess of beauty, glory, magnificence, splendour, and adornment,
** Telesphoros, a dwarf who has the same job as Iaso, and is often seen in the company of Hygieia,
** Machaon and Podalirius, two mortals, one of whom died during the Trojan war,
** Glycon, a minor snake god of fertility who might either be Asclepius' son or avatar,
** and Alexander of Abonutichus, a Macedonian SnakeOilSalesman who proclaimed himself to be Glycon's prophet and Asclepus' grandson.

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** Iaso, Goddess of recuperating from illness,
illness
** Aceso, Goddess of the healing process,
process
** Hygieia, Goddess of health, cleanliness, and sanitation,
sanitation
** Panacea, Goddess of universal remedy,
remedy
** Aglaea, Goddess of beauty, glory, magnificence, splendour, and adornment,
adornment
** Telesphoros, a dwarf who has the same job as Iaso, and is often seen in the company of Hygieia,
Hygieia
** Machaon and Podalirius, two mortals, one of whom died during the Trojan war,
war
** Glycon, a minor snake god of fertility who might either be Asclepius' son or avatar,
avatar [[Creator/AlanMoore who still has at least one worshipper alive today]]
** and Alexander of Abonutichus, a Macedonian SnakeOilSalesman who proclaimed himself to be Glycon's prophet and Asclepus' grandson. grandson



** Cloacina, god of sewers; goddesses of doorways/hinges, menstruation and weeding and rust. Good story here: Cloacina was the goddess of a stream that ran through where Rome is now. Eventually, this stream was paved over and made into the sewer. As a sort of apology and thanks to her, there were lots of little shrines to Cloacina; eventually, she became the general goddess of sewers.

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** Cloacina, god of sewers; goddesses of doorways/hinges, doorways and hinges, menstruation and weeding and rust. Good story here: Cloacina was the goddess of a stream that ran through where Rome is now. Eventually, this stream was paved over and made into the sewer. As a sort of apology and thanks to her, there were lots of little shrines to Cloacina; eventually, she became the general goddess of sewers.
4th Feb '18 7:36:41 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''PerfectStrangers'' mentions the Mypiot god of windows cleaning.

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* ''PerfectStrangers'' ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' mentions the Mypiot god of windows cleaning.
10th Jan '18 3:33:35 PM margdean56
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** Small gods are what are created when random events occur (eg two snails crossing paths, or someone catching a dropped pen etc) or as in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', when a practitioner of the voodoo style of witchcraft sets out to ''make'' a few gods to order. A little headology to get people to believe in them is all you really need to do so; heck, C.M.O.T. Dibbler may have created the Black Dragon of Unhappiness ''by accident'' when he convinced a feng shui customer it existed!

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** Small gods are what are created when random events occur (eg (e.g. two snails crossing paths, or someone catching a dropped pen etc) or as in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', when a practitioner of the voodoo style of witchcraft sets out to ''make'' a few gods to order. A little headology to get people to believe in them is all you really need to do so; heck, C.M.O.T. Dibbler may have created the Black Dragon of Unhappiness ''by accident'' when he convinced a feng shui customer it existed!



* Saint Vidicon of Cathode in the ''Literature/WarlockOfGramarye'' series by Christopher Stasheff. The patron saint of technicians and engineers. Saint Vidicon's symbol is a yellow screwdriver worn in the shirt pocket. In a later book, his history was revealed - he was martyred when he used his body to close an electrical circuit, allowing a speech by the Pope to make it to air and save the Catholic Church from obsolescence.

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* Saint Vidicon of Cathode in the ''Literature/WarlockOfGramarye'' series by Christopher Stasheff. The patron saint of technicians and engineers. Saint Vidicon's symbol is a yellow screwdriver worn in the shirt pocket. In a later book, his history was revealed - he revealed--he was martyred when he used his body to close an electrical circuit, allowing a speech by the Pope to make it to air and save the Catholic Church from obsolescence.
22nd Dec '17 1:38:20 AM jormis29
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*** Sometimes the connection is a little laboured. For instance, the martyrdom of Saint Agatha (of Catania) involved having her breasts cut off, so somewhat unsurprisingly she is invoked against illnesses of the breast. But she is also patron saint of bronze-founders, which is said to originate in the passing resemblance between church bells and female breasts. She was also promoted to patron saint of the the fictitious island of Catan from the board game ''[[SettlersOfCatan Die Siedler von Catan]]'', but this last job was not recognized by the Catholic church.

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*** Sometimes the connection is a little laboured. For instance, the martyrdom of Saint Agatha (of Catania) involved having her breasts cut off, so somewhat unsurprisingly she is invoked against illnesses of the breast. But she is also patron saint of bronze-founders, which is said to originate in the passing resemblance between church bells and female breasts. She was also promoted to patron saint of the the fictitious island of Catan from the board game ''[[SettlersOfCatan ''[[TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan Die Siedler von Catan]]'', but this last job was not recognized by the Catholic church.
17th Nov '17 9:20:40 AM Prfnoff
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* Creator/DaveBarry wrote a Greek myth parody that featured Bruno, the god of gardens, Vito, the god of fabric, and Denise, the goddess of municipal water supply.

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* Creator/DaveBarry wrote a Greek myth parody that featured Bruno, the god of gardens, Vito, the god of fabric, and Denise, the goddess of municipal water supply.supply, all of them being JerkassGods.
9th Nov '17 3:15:19 PM Orome
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* Creator/DaveBarry wrote a Greek myth parody that featured Bruno, the god of gardens, Vito, the god of fabric, and Denise, the goddess of municipal water supply.
3rd Nov '17 6:22:50 AM MarqFJA
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** One artifact from 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 that specific stone. She is immensely reliable because she's that desperate to have something to do. Not to mention that the stones have been lost since the Golden Age, making for one terminally bored goddess.

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** One artifact from the splatbook, ''Wonders of the Lost Age'' is a type of prayer stone called a 'Prayer Transceiver Module'
Module', each one being keyed to one specific goddess, whose entire purpose is to receive and relay messages made on that specific stone. She is immensely reliable because she's that desperate to have something to do. Not to mention that the stones have been lost since the Golden Age, making for one terminally bored goddess.
10th Oct '17 2:35:20 PM Woodrobin
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* Shadrak, an alien god of the Diamond Moons of Oghogho (driven mad by being forced to witness the butchering of his pantheon) encountered ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor''. Shadrak variously claimed to be the God of Wine and Waterfalls, the God of Songs and Somersaults, the God of Baubles and Ballerinas, the God of Kittens and Coconuts, and the God of Pancackes and Tambourines. As it turns out, he was [[spoiler: hiding his guilt in designing a god-destroying device by lying about being Shadrak, God of Bombs and Fireballs]]. After his sanity is (partially) restored, he takes on a new role assisting the Lord Librarian (God of Recorded Knowledge) as Shadrak, God of Daffodils and Documentation.
13th Sep '17 2:43:35 PM Fireblood
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* ''WebAnimation/DarkMatter2525'': In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7jClyinERY God of the Paradox]]", Yahweh was meant to be the God of Pastries (since his major was Culinary Arts).
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