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16th Sep '17 10:25:40 AM rmctagg09
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* ArcherArchetype:
** Myth/ClassicalMythology:
*** Artemis and her Roman counterpart Diana. She is the goddess of the moon and hunting, often depicted as standing on top of a mountain and shooting arrows at whoever she felt like.
*** Also, Orion, a fellow hunter and possibly the only man she respected. [[MultipleChoicePast According to the most popular version]], he either hunted with her and came close to winning her heart, but earned the enmity of Gaea when he threatened to hunt every beast on Earth, and was killed by a giant scorpion sent by the Earth Goddess. Upon Artemis' request, Zeus placed Orion in the heavens as a constellation, who also bestowed the same honor upon the scorpion (as a memorial to the hero's death), where it was known as Scorpio from then on. The constellation Orion immediately dims when Scorpio shows itself - [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he's fleeing from the creature]].
*** Teucer, also from Greek mythology. He was reputed to be the finest Achaean archer in the army besieging Troy. He loosed shaft after shaft whilst hiding behind his brother Ajax's shield. The gods themselves had to intervene in order to nerf Teucer's effectiveness, with Apollo sending some of his arrows off course and Zeus breaking his bow.
** Houyi from Myth/ChineseMythology. This dude was essentially a combo of Hercules and Robin Hood on steroids. He was able to take out ''nine Suns'' with arrows. And would have taken out the tenth and final Sun if it weren't for the Emperor reminding him that we still need at least one sun to survive.
13th Sep '17 4:03:50 AM WolfMattGrey
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* QuestToTheWest: [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] trying to Ithaca after the Trojan War.

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* QuestToTheWest: [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] trying to go back to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
13th Sep '17 4:02:23 AM TrollBrutal
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* QuestToTheWest: [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] trying to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
27th Aug '17 6:57:05 AM jamespolk
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* ButICantBePregnant: Abraham and Sarah in Literature/{{Genesis}}. Subverted with Mary, who's often depicted as knowing why she's pregnant with Jesus.

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* ButICantBePregnant: Literature/TheBible, namely Abraham and Sarah in Literature/{{Genesis}}. Literature/TheBookOfGenesis. Subverted with Mary, Mary in Literature/TheFourGospels, who's often depicted as knowing why she's pregnant with Jesus.Jesus.
* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Literature/TheBible, specifically Literature/TheBookOfGenesis. Lot's ''[[ParentalIncest daughters]]'' get him drunk so they can have sex with him.
31st Jul '17 2:12:29 PM Solicitr
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* Literature/TheBible[[note]] As the work page explains, some parts of the ''Torah/Pentateuch'' probably do originate from as early as 1000 BC, but the dating is uncertain, and for simplicity's sake the whole Bible is included on this index.[[/note]]

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* Literature/TheBible[[note]] As the work page explains, some parts of the ''Torah/Pentateuch'' probably do originate from as early as 1000 BC, but the dating is uncertain, and for simplicity's sake the whole Bible is included on this index. In any event, all of the Old and New Testaments were written before the fall of Rome.[[/note]]
6th Jul '17 10:12:31 PM Ramidel
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* BadassNormal: ''The Iliad'' positively gushes as it describes human warriors without divine ancestry fighting against gods and demigods, and in the case of Diomedes, ''winning''. Most famous is Hector, who could only be defeated in battle by the invulnerable Achilles.
11th Jun '17 1:00:24 AM LordGro
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* DiplomaticImmunity: The concept dates back to ancient Indian epics like ''Ramayana'' and ''Mahabharata'', where diplomats and messengers are exempted from capital punishment. In ''Ramayana'', the demon king orders the killing of [[TheTrickster Hanuman]], but Ravana's younger brother Vibhishana intervenes due to this tradition.
8th May '17 9:38:26 PM karstovich2
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* Most surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning every copy of every book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Xiang Yu's Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:

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* Most surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning practically every copy of every non-technical book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Xiang Yu's Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:
8th May '17 9:36:50 PM karstovich2
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* Most surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning every copy of every book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:

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* Most surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning every copy of every book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Xiang Yu's Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:
8th May '17 9:35:09 PM karstovich2
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* Most surviving examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:

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* Most surviving surviving[[note]]Thanks UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi, for burning every copy of every book in the empire that you disagreed with save the one you kept in your personal library! And thanks, Army of Chu, for letting the Qin palace in Xianyang--the place where Qin Shihuang's personal library was kept--burn to the ground![[/note]] examples of ancient Chinese literature, philosophy, and history date to this period:
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