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21st Feb '17 10:09:42 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Followers of the Lord of Light can live many times longer than a normal person, cloak themselves in a {{Glamour}} to maintain beauty, cast curses, birth living shadows, change the weather, and even resurrect the dead. Some of the more impressive ones require blood sacrifices, but they're nevertheless quite real.
** The weirwoods of the old gods are tied to warging and prophecy.
19th Feb '17 11:58:30 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', priests of Hananja can use norcomancy, the magic Hanaja has bestowed upon her city to be used to maintain peace and prosperity among its population.
12th Feb '17 11:09:39 AM ILikeRobots
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* In ''FireEmblem'', all light magic users are clerics, bishops, and so on (except for one well-noted exception in Radiant Dawn). Element-based and dark magic do not have this requirement.

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* In ''FireEmblem'', the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series, all light magic and [[WhiteMage healing magic]] users are clerics, bishops, and so on (except for one well-noted exception in ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn).Dawn''). Element-based and dark magic do not have this requirement. At one point, it's outright stated that light magic is based on ''faith,'' while dark magic is based instead on ''knowledge.''



* In the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series, both [[LightEmUp light]] and [[StaffChick healing magic]] come from the worship of gods by bishops/priests/sisters and light mages, with units of those professions occasional invoking the names of their gods in dialogue when using their power. At one point, it's outright stated that light magic is based on ''faith,'' while dark magic is based instead on ''knowledge.''
12th Feb '17 3:55:23 AM AlienPatch
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* Themovie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' had a field day with this one. (Or possibly ''several'' field days.) First, it treats {{Wicca}} as an inherited trait with one character claiming she's one-sixteenth Wiccan. [[WitchSpecies Second, it automatically treats Wiccans as good while witches (and warlocks) are automatically evil.]] Third, it implies there were Wiccans around in the 1600s (and probably living in a Puritan village, no less!).\\

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* Themovie The movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' had a field day with this one. (Or possibly ''several'' field days.) First, it treats {{Wicca}} as an inherited trait with one character claiming she's one-sixteenth Wiccan. [[WitchSpecies Second, it automatically treats Wiccans as good while witches (and warlocks) are automatically evil.]] Third, it implies there were Wiccans around in the 1600s (and probably living in a Puritan village, no less!).\\
5th Feb '17 9:11:21 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Both Icelandic and Finnish involve prayer to the gods and the two FlatEarthAtheist nations are completely devoid of native mages.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Both Icelandic and Finnish traditions involve prayer to the gods and the two FlatEarthAtheist nations are completely devoid of native mages.
5th Feb '17 9:10:29 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Both Icelandic and Finnish involve prayer to the gods and the two FlatEarthAtheist nations are completely devoid of native mages.
4th Feb '17 1:54:24 PM ILikeRobots
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* In the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series, both [[LightEmUp light]] and [[StaffChick healing magic]] come from the worship of gods by bishops/priests/sisters and light mages, with units of those professions occasional invoking the names of their gods in dialogue when using their power. At one point, it's outright stated that light magic is based on ''faith,'' while dark magic is based instead on ''knowledge.''
5th Jan '17 9:00:09 AM MrUnderhill
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** Additionally, the Tin Darkmoon Catalyst lets you power regular sorcery with faith instead of intelligence, while Velka's Talisman does the opposite for miracles. They don't alter spell requirements, though, so they're more suited to hybrid builds that favor one stat over the other.
27th Dec '16 2:30:40 PM EDP
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* In ''ComicBook/TexWiller'' almost all magic comes from religion, be it Voodoo (mostly the followers of the baron La Fayette, who believes himself the earthly incarnation of Baron Samedi, but there's a few others), Santeria (a sister religion to Voodoo practiced in Cuba, one of their priests had gone mad and [[AGodIAm believed himself a god]], and had the power to back it up), Indian shamanism (most Indian shamans have actual powers. Some, however, are charlatans), Buddhism (Tibetan former monk Darma, who is actually shown consulting and taking orders from what he calls the Voice of His Land), and even a form of Satanism (Mefisto and his son Yama), among others. El Morisco is the only notable exception, as [[FantasticScience he treats it as a science]] and learns everything he can [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic while also trying (and sometimes succeeding) to deduce how it works]]-and is all the more powerful for it.
27th Nov '16 1:17:07 PM nombretomado
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* Keith hartman's ''Drew Parke'' books feature both a Cherokee shaman and a Wiccan circle.

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* Keith hartman's Hartman's ''Drew Parke'' books feature both a Cherokee shaman and a Wiccan circle.



* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', it's [[CrystalDragonjesus Aslan]], the closest thing Narnia has to a deity, who creates the world. Among the ordinary animals, he creates animals that can talk and think like humans and magical river and forest spirits. Throughout the series, faith in Aslan tends to lead to beneficial magical things happening (which makes sense, since Aslan can only help people who show faith in him).

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', it's [[CrystalDragonjesus Aslan]], the closest thing Narnia has to a deity, who creates the world. Among the ordinary animals, he creates animals that can talk and think like humans and magical river and forest spirits. Throughout the series, faith in Aslan tends to lead to beneficial magical things happening (which makes sense, since Aslan can only help people who show faith in him).
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