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10th Sep '17 8:11:25 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror" it was whippoorwills. They would gather near someone who was dying and if they got the soul would hoot and sing for the rest of the night. If the person died and the birds quieted down, then you knew they missed it.

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror" "Literature/TheDunwichHorror", it was whippoorwills. They would gather near someone who was dying and if they got the soul would hoot and sing for the rest of the night. If the person died and the birds quieted down, then you knew they missed it.
20th Aug '17 4:43:47 PM DarkHunter
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** Defiled by UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} himself in Literature/TheFourGospels. He explicitly stated that he isn't the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Ultimately, he would [[MassResurrection resurrect the people]] who believed in him and followed his teaching.

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** Defiled Defied by UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} himself in Literature/TheFourGospels. He explicitly stated that he isn't the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Ultimately, he would [[MassResurrection resurrect the people]] who believed in him and followed his teaching. (Note that the Bible often equates death with "eternal damnation"... whether or not the physical body is alive, the ''person'', ie, their soul, is not dead unless they are damned to Hell.)
14th Aug '17 8:06:47 AM ZeroDead
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mptpw8fQ-lw ridiculously adorable animated short]] depicts what happens when psychopomps of several cultures take their children to school.

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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mptpw8fQ-lw ridiculously adorable animated short]] depicts what happens when psychopomps of several cultures take send their children to school.
9th Aug '17 2:17:27 PM ZeroDead
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mptpw8fQ-lw stupidly adorable animated short]] depicts what happens when psychopomps of several cultures take their children to school

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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mptpw8fQ-lw stupidly ridiculously adorable animated short]] depicts what happens when psychopomps of several cultures take their children to schoolschool.
8th Aug '17 1:37:56 PM ZeroDead
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mptpw8fQ-lw stupidly adorable animated short]] depicts what happens when psychopomps of several cultures take their children to school
1st Aug '17 9:01:58 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Arkay, the God of Life and Death among the [[SaintlyChurch Nine Divines]], is one in his [[ScaryBlackMan Yokudan/Redguard]] aspect of Tu'whacca. Tu'whacca guides the souls of the honored dead to the [[WarriorHeaven Far Shores]], where he serves as caretaker.
** Kynareth, the Goddess of the Air among the Nine Divines, is one in her [[CatFolk Khajiiti]] and [[HornyVikings Nordic]] aspects as Kynarthi and Kyne, respectively. In particular, as Kyne, she fills a role similar to that the {{Valkyries}}.
20th Jul '17 4:26:07 PM CaptEquinox
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** The one who ''did'' take you to the afterlife was the falcon god Sokar (Seker), who despite his fearsome aspect was a NiceGuy. He was associated with the creator god Ptah and considered to be an aspect of the risen Osiris -- as close as Egypt ever got to a Christ figure. You can see Creator/YulBrynner as Pharaoh Ramses II praying to him in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. Ramses really was a devotee of Sokar. He is one of the oldest Egyptian deities.
1st Jul '17 4:26:21 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Guiding those that have fallen victim to that universe's PlagueZombie inducing disease is one of the jobs of Finnish mages and the Swan of Tuonela from Finnish mythology guides those who have died of other causes.
21st Jun '17 6:47:35 PM Fireblood
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* Creator/LiamNeeson plays one in ''Film/AfterLife''. [[spoiler: Maybe]].

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* Creator/LiamNeeson plays one in ''Film/AfterLife''. [[spoiler: Maybe]].At least, that's what he claims to be]].



* Myth/{{Hindu|Mythology}}: Yama, the Lord Of Death and Justice. Also exists in Buddhism, but there it's sometimes a title held by multiple entities.
* Myth/{{Egyptian|Mythology}}: Though they wouldn't actually take you to the Afterlife, Anubis, Horus, and Nephtys would be present at your final judgement. To get to the afterlife there were a few methods:

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* Myth/{{Hindu|Mythology}}: The Yamadoots, who serve Yama, the Lord Of Death and Justice. Also exists in Buddhism, but there it's sometimes a title held by multiple entities.
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* Myth/{{Egyptian|Mythology}}: Though they wouldn't actually take you to the Afterlife, afterlife, Anubis, Horus, and Nephtys would be present at your final judgement. To get to the afterlife there were a few methods:



* Islam: Azrael. Though the Qur'an simply refers to it as "The Angel of Death". What the Qur'an actually refers to are ''angels'' of death, plural. Only in ahadith (which are always a slippery subject given that the Qur'an is the only reliable scripture) is there any talk of an Azrael.

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* Islam: Azrael. Though Azrael, though the Qur'an simply refers to it as "The Angel of Death". What the Qur'an actually refers to are ''angels'' of death, plural. Only in ahadith a hadith (which are always a slippery subject given that the Qur'an is the only reliable scripture) is there any talk of an Azrael.



** Defiled by UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} himself in Literature/TheFourGospels, he explicitly stated that he isn't the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Ultimately, he would [[MassResurrection resurrect the people]] who believed in him and followed his teaching.

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** Defiled by UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} himself in Literature/TheFourGospels, he Literature/TheFourGospels. He explicitly stated that he isn't the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Ultimately, he would [[MassResurrection resurrect the people]] who believed in him and followed his teaching.
20th Jun '17 10:58:43 AM bjex
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* The main characters of ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' are "Reapers", with the responsibility to "pop the soul" of the people who will die and lead them to the afterlife (who manifests as different things for different people, like an amusement park in the sky for a little girl). It is also common courtesy to "pop the soul" ''before'' the death happens (just seconds, though) in order to both avoiding having to go to places like morgues to do so and reduce the trauma the poor dead schmuck will have to endure, to not mention that ''not'' taking someone when he's due will eventually create a bigger, ''nastier'' event in order to BalancingDeathsBooks.


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* Anubis shows up as a psychopomp in ''Series/AmericanGods2017'' - he's introduced first by escorting an Egyptian Muslim woman into the afterlife. Then, one episode later, he tries to escort Laura into an IronicHell - only to have Laura pulled back suddenly into the land of the living as a kind of revenant. They meet again later - with Anubis in his mortal identity of Mr. Jacquel and his partner Thoth as Mr. Ibis. The two of them get Laura patched up somewhat, but Jacquel/Anubis warns Laura that once her business with her husband Shadow is concluded, she's going right back to the afterlife that's waiting for her.
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