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13th May '16 10:49:43 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Domina}}'': In-universe. Since all the cultures are real gangs based on myths, things get weird pretty quickly. The first vampire was Striga (which can mean a vampire, but is more commonly a type of witch), the giants of Niflheim and Muspelheim are on friendly terms, trolls are color-coded giants with a HealingFactor, and the angels have six Names after the archangels--Gabriel, Jegudiel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Lucifer (Lucifer was a title, the correct name would be Samael). Some of these are lampshaded in the text, but most are ignored, since the cultures have been going on for long enough that the locals remember them far more clearly than ancient myths.
4th May '16 10:59:16 AM MsChibi
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* The depiction of [[BiblicalBadGuy Jezebel]] as a prostitute. She put on her makeup and finery before facing Jehu in order to FaceDeathWithDignity, not because she was trying to seduce him. She never actually engages in prostitution in the text; the confusion may stem from not only her putting on makeup, but also the fact that the pagan religion she was trying to promote sometimes involved ritual prostitution in the name of certain fertility gods such as Ba'al and Asherah. She may also be [[NamesTheSame getting confused with]] a cult leader/another wannabe {{High Priest}}ess from the Literature/BookOfRevelation, even though the two are distinct characters. (Indeed, the Jezebel from ''that'' story may herself be getting confused with the Whore of Babylon.)

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* The depiction of [[BiblicalBadGuy Jezebel]] as a prostitute. She [[LipstickAndLoadMontage put on her makeup and finery finery]] before facing Jehu in order to FaceDeathWithDignity, not because she was trying to seduce him. She never actually engages in prostitution in the text; the confusion may stem from not only her putting on makeup, makeup and appearing in front of a large window, but also the fact that the pagan religion she was trying to promote sometimes involved ritual prostitution in the name of certain fertility gods such as Ba'al and Asherah. She may also be [[NamesTheSame getting confused with]] a cult leader/another wannabe {{High Priest}}ess from the Literature/BookOfRevelation, even though the two are distinct characters. (Indeed, the Jezebel from ''that'' story may herself be getting confused with the Whore of Babylon.)
4th May '16 10:50:59 AM MsChibi
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* The depiction of [[BiblicalBadGuy Jezebel]] as a prostitute. She put on her makeup and finery before facing Jehu in order to FaceDeathWithDignity, not because she was trying to seduce him. She never actually engages in prostitution in the text; the confusion may stem from not only her putting on makeup, but also the fact that the pagan religion she was trying to promote sometimes involved ritual prostitution in the name of certain fertility gods such as Ba'al and Asherah. She may also be [[NamesTheSame getting confused with]] a cult leader/another wannabe {{High Priest}}ess from the BookOfRevelation, even though the two are distinct characters. (Indeed, the Jezebel from ''that'' story may herself be getting confused with the Whore of Babylon.)

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* The depiction of [[BiblicalBadGuy Jezebel]] as a prostitute. She put on her makeup and finery before facing Jehu in order to FaceDeathWithDignity, not because she was trying to seduce him. She never actually engages in prostitution in the text; the confusion may stem from not only her putting on makeup, but also the fact that the pagan religion she was trying to promote sometimes involved ritual prostitution in the name of certain fertility gods such as Ba'al and Asherah. She may also be [[NamesTheSame getting confused with]] a cult leader/another wannabe {{High Priest}}ess from the BookOfRevelation, Literature/BookOfRevelation, even though the two are distinct characters. (Indeed, the Jezebel from ''that'' story may herself be getting confused with the Whore of Babylon.)
4th May '16 10:48:42 AM MsChibi
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* The depiction of [[BiblicalBadGuy Jezebel]] as a prostitute. She put on her makeup and finery before facing Jehu in order to FaceDeathWithDignity, not because she was trying to seduce him. She never actually engages in prostitution in the text; the confusion may stem from not only her putting on makeup, but also the fact that the pagan religion she was trying to promote sometimes involved ritual prostitution in the name of certain fertility gods such as Ba'al and Asherah. She may also be [[NamesTheSame getting confused with]] a cult leader/another wannabe {{High Priest}}ess from the BookOfRevelation, even though the two are distinct characters. (Indeed, the Jezebel from ''that'' story may herself be getting confused with the Whore of Babylon.)
24th Apr '16 7:03:28 PM MsChibi
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* WordOfDante
29th Mar '16 2:35:38 AM jormis29
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** The plot-driver in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' is that the Ark of the Covenant is some sort of magical weapon, and would make its owner invincible. In fact, one instance [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel in 1 Samuel]] where the Israelites tried to use it as a weapon merely caused the Ark to get ''very angry'' at their disrespect and let them lose the battle. [[spoiler:Given the Ark simply wiped out the Nazis who opened it, though, perhaps the part of retaliating against its owners was indeed noted.]]

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** The plot-driver in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' is that the Ark of the Covenant TheArkOfTheCovenant is some sort of magical weapon, and would make its owner invincible. In fact, one instance [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel in 1 Samuel]] where the Israelites tried to use it as a weapon merely caused the Ark to get ''very angry'' at their disrespect and let them lose the battle. [[spoiler:Given the Ark simply wiped out the Nazis who opened it, though, perhaps the part of retaliating against its owners was indeed noted.]]
23rd Mar '16 11:10:52 PM MsChibi
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* TemptingApple
23rd Mar '16 11:06:56 PM MsChibi
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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' uses TheFourGods, each assigned to a particular country, with his own virgin priestess and her guardians. While there really were deities named Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Genbu in ChineseMythology, they were very minor deities. They did not have a whole religion devoted to them, nor did they have their own shrines/temples, or priestesses (virgin or otherwise). Rather, they were thought to have guardianship over a particular portion of the night sky and the constellations therein, and could be [[OddJobGods invoked for such things as fertility, or victory in war]].
21st Mar '16 11:37:51 AM supergod
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** ''Deities and Demigods'' sourcebook turns [[Myth/NorseMythology Sif]], goddess of beauty, wealth, and the harvest into WeakButSkilled ActionGirl. And it depicts Odin and Apollo as ChaoticGood. Or that it gives Hercules and Thor high Wisdom scores. Or that Hephaestus has a base speed twice as high as a human's.

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** ''Deities and Demigods'' sourcebook turns [[Myth/NorseMythology Sif]], goddess of beauty, wealth, and the harvest into WeakButSkilled ActionGirl. And it depicts Odin and Apollo as ChaoticGood. Or that it It also gives Hercules and Thor high Wisdom scores. Or that scores and Hephaestus has a base speed twice as high as a human's.



** An early ''Deities and Demigods'' features Lakota mythology. Suffice it to say, it is full of errors, many dealing with CharacterAlignment.

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** An early ''Deities and Demigods'' features Lakota mythology. Suffice it to say, it is full of errors, takes a few liberties, many dealing with CharacterAlignment.
21st Mar '16 9:01:33 AM supergod
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When the writers take aspects from an intricate mythology or religion, twist their original meaning, and misuse them out of context for something far from its original purpose. It can be people, places, objects, anything up to and including {{God}}. Maybe they didn't check their facts, or maybe they did after all, but TheyJustDidntCare, assuming that they didn't need to be accurate if they were using names and figures in a new context and purpose. It's not necessarily FauxSymbolism because often they don't even pretend to have intended some deep religious meaning behind it.

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When the writers take aspects from an intricate mythology or religion, twist their original meaning, and misuse use them out of context for something far from its original purpose. It can be people, places, objects, anything up to and including {{God}}. Maybe they didn't check their facts, or maybe they did after all, [[ArtisticLicense but TheyJustDidntCare, assuming they assumed that they didn't need to be accurate accurate]] if they were using names and figures in a new context and purpose. It's not necessarily FauxSymbolism because often they don't even pretend to have intended some deep religious meaning behind it.
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