History Main / OhMyGODS

29th Sep '16 10:02:29 PM freakyfred244
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Pretty much TruthInTelevision: although "Oh My Gods" isn't realistic, just plain "Gods!" does occur in Greek and Roman literature as an exclamation, although admittedly the emphasis is a little different (the speaker will usually address the gods with an appeal for help or an incredulous "Do you see this?"), and phrases like "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe ye gods]]" (and its minced-oath version "egad") or "by the gods" are equally common. (Also common was the singular "God", which might mean either the chief god of the pantheon, or whatever god the speaker happened to be particularly devoted to.) Even more vulgar constructions have been found as well; a popular epithet found carved into walls by Roman hooligans is "By Juno's twat!" It's not uncommon in modern times, either; depending on what circles you travel in, such as pagan, polytheist, atheist, fan, or geek, "Oh my God!" may well be a rare expression.

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Pretty much TruthInTelevision: although "Oh My Gods" isn't realistic, just plain "Gods!" does occur in Greek and Roman literature as an exclamation, although admittedly the emphasis is a little different (the speaker will usually address the gods with an appeal for help or an incredulous "Do you see this?"), and phrases like "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe ye gods]]" (and its minced-oath version "egad") or "by the gods" are equally common. (Also common was the singular "God", which might mean either the chief god of the pantheon, or whatever god the speaker happened to be particularly devoted to.) Even more vulgar constructions have been found as well; a popular epithet found carved into walls by Roman hooligans is "By Juno's twat!" It's not uncommon in modern times, either; depending on what circles you travel in, such as pagan, polytheist, atheist, fan, or geek, "Oh my God!" may well be a rare expression.
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* "By Jove!", a real English expression (albeit one that has completely fallen into disuse). "Jove" is another name for Jupiter/Zeus, though the phrase was also used (by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, for instance) to refer to the Judeo-Christian God.

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* "By Jove!", a real English expression (albeit one that has completely fallen into disuse).expression. "Jove" is another name for Jupiter/Zeus, though the phrase was also used (by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, for instance) to refer to the Judeo-Christian God.
17th Sep '16 3:28:44 PM ReaderAt2046
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** PlayedForDrama in the ''FanFic/TriptychContinuum''. As in most pony fics, the ponies of Equestria swear by, and even pray to, the Princesses (including Twilight, within weeks of her ascension). But the Princesses are ''not'' gods. They are powerful, but they have no special ability to hear or answer prayers, and millennia of UnwantedFalseFaith has taken a serious toll on the Diarchs.
13th Sep '16 8:06:23 PM ultimomant
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** The Changelings swear by their great ancestor Rosedust.

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** *** The Changelings swear by their great ancestor Rosedust.
11th Sep '16 12:11:46 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In a ''Franchise/Superman''[=/=]''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' {{crossover}}, Silver Surfer shouted "By the Gods of Zenn-La!"

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* In a ''Franchise/Superman''[=/=]''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''[=/=]''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' {{crossover}}, Silver Surfer shouted "By the Gods of Zenn-La!"
5th Sep '16 5:30:12 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', Ralph utters "Sweet Mother Hubbard" when he sees the bug swarm in ''Hero's Duty'', and Vanellope von Schweet says "Sweet mother of monkey's milk" in a few occasions.
13th Aug '16 8:37:59 AM wuggles
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* In ''Series/{{Killjoys}}'', the characters often say "What the hells".
12th Aug '16 1:21:10 AM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' sword & theology series by LoisMcMasterBujold includes “Five gods!” as a general exclamation that covers all the gods. While any of the 5 gods may be invoked by name (Father, Mother, Son, Daughter and Bastard), the most common curses are related to Bastard, his demons, and parts of His divine anatomy.

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* The ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' sword & theology series by LoisMcMasterBujold Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold includes “Five gods!” as a general exclamation that covers all the gods. While any of the 5 five gods may be invoked by name (Father, Mother, Son, Daughter and Bastard), the most common curses are related to Bastard, his demons, and parts of His divine anatomy.
9th Aug '16 3:28:30 PM ultimomant
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* Marvel Comics comes closest with [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] saying "Sweet Christmas!" as a dodge for invoking the name of Jesus.There are real Greek and Roman gods wandering around that 'verse, too.

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* Marvel Comics comes closest with [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] saying "Sweet Christmas!" as a dodge for invoking the name of Jesus. There are real Greek and Roman gods wandering around that 'verse, too.


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** The Changelings swear by their great ancestor Rosedust.
8th Aug '16 4:39:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the Covenant, being the religious zealots that they are, invoke the name of their gods the Forerunners, their Prophets, or the titular Rings. "By the rings!" is one of the more common ones.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the Covenant, being the religious zealots that they are, invoke the name of their gods the Forerunners, Forerunners they worship, their Prophets, or the titular Rings.ringworlds. "By the rings!" is one of the more common ones.
6th Aug '16 3:08:08 PM nombretomado
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** Wonder Woman's other comics CatchPhrase is "Suffering Creator/{{Sappho}}!" Not a God (although in the DCUniverse, she could be!), but classic nonetheless.

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** Wonder Woman's other comics CatchPhrase is "Suffering Creator/{{Sappho}}!" Not a God (although in the DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, she could be!), but classic nonetheless.
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