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27th May '18 4:41:15 AM DuPinz
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** St. Sebastian is the patron saint of archers, athletes, and protection against the plague. He was commonly depicted as a good-looking, half-naked young man pierced with arrows[[note]]Despite this ''not'' being his actual cause of martyrdom - according to legend, he was nursed back to health by Saint Irene, then only later clubbed to death by the Romans.[[/note]], and his fit body brought in mind athletic preparation. As for the plague, he was apparently associated with Apollo, the Greek archer god who protected against epidemics too. The traditional representation of Sebastian also made him an unofficial patron saint for the homosexual community.
29th Apr '18 8:34:16 AM rigpig
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** Anoia, minor goddess of Things That Get Stuck in Drawers [[spoiler: formerly a volcano goddess]]...who is heading up; in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' she's said to be tapped to be the new Goddess of Lost Causes, a growth industry on a world where "{{Million To One Chance}}s crop up nine times out of ten".

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** Anoia, minor goddess of Things That Get Stuck in Drawers [[spoiler: formerly a volcano goddess]]...who is heading up; in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' she's said to be tapped to be the new Goddess of Lost Causes, a growth industry on a world where "{{Million To One Chance}}s crop up nine times out of ten". Note that Anoia’s revival was pretty much fortuitous, derived from events she had no control over or any part in; but people believed she did, and belief is everything...
15th Apr '18 5:24:29 AM kbissett
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* In ''The Thousand Names'', the leaders of the Redemption rename themselves after various angels. The leader of their military idly wonders what would happen when they ran out of angels with impressive portfolios like Vengeance and Victory and have to start using the names of lesser angels like the Angel of Sisterly Affection or the Angel of Small Crafts.

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* In ''The ''[[Literature/TheShadowCampaigns The Thousand Names'', Names]]'', the leaders of the Redemption rename themselves after various angels. The leader of their military idly wonders what would happen when they ran out of angels with impressive portfolios like Vengeance and Victory and have to start using the names of lesser angels like the Angel of Sisterly Affection or the Angel of Small Crafts.
11th Apr '18 4:21:32 AM Carliro
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* In ''Fanfic/OneThousandTearzOrDeth'' (a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic... you can see where this is going), there's a talking tree who is the patron demon of the [[EmoTeen emos]].
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19th Mar '18 12:56:14 AM PaulA
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* Part of ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'' takes place in a crypt where Dooley gets trapped with a gang of mafiosi; examining the statue in the crypt will produce the information that it depicts the patron saint of being trapped in a crypt with a gang of villains.
11th Mar '18 2:40:38 PM nombretomado
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* In this very same Wiki we have the TropePantheons. Where else can you find a [[Series/PushingDaisies god of pies]], a [[Manga/{{Genshiken}} goddess of cosplay]], and two dueling entities of horror under one roof?

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* In this very same Wiki we have the TropePantheons.Pantheon/TropePantheons. Where else can you find a [[Series/PushingDaisies god of pies]], a [[Manga/{{Genshiken}} goddess of cosplay]], and two dueling entities of horror under one roof?
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.
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