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8th Apr '17 1:33:11 PM nombretomado
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* This explanation is given in ''{{Redwall}}''.

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* This explanation is given in ''{{Redwall}}''.''{{Literature/Redwall}}''.
6th Jan '17 11:54:10 AM akanesarumara
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*** Another version of Ursa Major and Minor has the mistress being turned into a bear not by Hera, but by ''Artemis'', as said mistress was her hunter raped by Zeus. In both versions, the child was turned into a bear(cub) when he happened upon his mother (in bear form), in a desperate bid by Zeus to prevent from the mother bear from killing him. [[MamaBear It worked.]]


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** Gemini, the twins, are Castor and Pollux, (half)twin brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytaimnestra. One was mortal, the other was not. When the mortal one died, his brother either got so depressed that Zeus took pity on them and made sure they were never separated again, or marched down to the Underworld, found his brother there, ''and refused to leave until Zeus made sure they were never separated again.''
6th Jan '17 11:46:21 AM akanesarumara
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** Centaurus is Chiron, the wisest of the centaurs who surrendered his immortality after being pricked with a poison arrow.

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** Centaurus (or Sagittarius depending on the version) is Chiron, the wisest of the centaurs who surrendered his immortality after being pricked with a poison arrow.
6th Jan '17 11:43:22 AM akanesarumara
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* A Hungarian epic poem by Sándor Petőfi, called ''János vitéz'', has a scene where the eponymous János is travelling in the mountains with his comrades in the army at night and they are so high up they can literally reach the stars. János muses to himself, "They say each star is the soul of someone living..." then goes on to say that the WickedStepmother of his LoveInterest should count her blessings János has no way of knowing which star is whose because if he did he would knock it off of the sky, killing her.
9th Jul '16 1:01:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': Spirit Stars appear before a Toa is created or when a Toa completes a certain task.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': Spirit Stars appear before a Toa is created or when a Toa completes a certain task.
29th Apr '16 7:10:01 AM Clare
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* ''[[Literature/EarthsChildren The Clan of the Cave Bear]]'' contains a scene where Creb tells Ayla and Uba that stars are the hearth fires of those who have died and passed on to the world of the spirits. He also says the Clan's totem spirits have their own "fires" and points out the "fires" of the Cave Bear and the Cave Lion.
18th Feb '16 7:21:15 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' when Tristan and Yvaine die they become Twin Stars.

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* In ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', when Tristan and Yvaine die is old (Yvaine remains eternally youthful), they become Twin Stars.use the Babylon Candle to return to Yvaine's home, and Tristan becomes a star along with her.
4th Feb '16 5:03:39 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', the CelestialBodies of the [[TopGod Alicorn Elders]] (the Father of All Alicorns and Fauna Luster) have stars that are this trope. In the case of the Father, [[GeniusLoci he's]] {{Heaven}} and the stars are the souls of the righteous dead inhabiting him. In the case of Fauna Luster, she's the birthplace of souls and the stars are souls preparing to depart for life (thus why she has the form of a nebula).
3rd Feb '16 9:52:32 PM Dravencour
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* Inverted in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': there is a certain star in the sky only visible to those [[YouAreAlreadyDead whose life are about to be snuffed]] ([[YourHeadAsplode typically caused by the eponymous technique]]).
12th Jan '16 8:50:59 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* In "Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire", the Dothraki believe that the stars of the spirits of the valiant dead, riding flaming horses across the sky.
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