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28th Jan '17 1:31:27 AM TitoMosquito
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* In Myth/ChineseMythology, the giant Pangu (or P'an-ku)is born in the primal chaos and sorts it out into heaven and earth. After a long life (18,000 years), he dies and, like the more violent Ymir and Tiamat, his body becomes the inventory of the world.

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* In Myth/ChineseMythology, the giant Pangu (or P'an-ku)is P'an-ku) is born in the primal chaos and sorts it out into heaven and earth. After a long life (18,000 years), he dies and, like the more violent Ymir and Tiamat, his body becomes the inventory of the world.
4th Jan '17 4:35:48 PM dragonfire5000
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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', those same gods are back as the Divine Powers. And they are ''pissed''. [[spoiler:Late in the game, though, it's revealed that YHVH ''also'' has his own Old God; the Great Will he refers to is actually a separate being that ''hates'' him for his hubris, [[BigGood and is the reason you can tell both Law and Chaos to screw off in the series]].]]

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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', those same gods are back as the Divine Powers. And they are ''pissed''. [[spoiler:Late in the game, though, it's revealed that YHVH ''also'' has his own Old God; the Great Will he refers to is actually a separate being that ''hates'' him for his hubris, [[BigGood and is the reason you can tell both Law and Chaos to screw off in the series]].]]
24th Dec '16 11:48:23 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Arcanum}}'' you can find altars to the old pagan gods, who were worshiped before the rise of [[CrystalDragonJesus Panarii religion]]. Though almost forgotten in most places, it appears they are still powerful, as you can receive blessings from them.

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* In ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' you can find altars to the old pagan gods, who were worshiped before the rise of [[CrystalDragonJesus Panarii religion]]. Though almost forgotten in most places, it appears they are still powerful, as you can receive blessings from them.
15th Dec '16 2:16:43 PM Polaris
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** As Discworld is a place where GodsNeedPrayerBadly, it is often the case that "old gods do new jobs." In ''{{Hogfather}}'', [[spoiler: the first boogieman]] becomes the Tooth Fairy, and [[spoiler: the Hogfather]] has evolved into his current form over many millennia.
13th Nov '16 7:24:29 PM Materioptikon
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** It's been recently revealed the Old Gods ''also'' have Old God equivalents, the [[UltimateEvil Void]] [[DarkIsEvil Lords]]. They created the Old Gods as living weapons meant expressly for corrupting and killing the ''unborn children'' of Titans, since they find it difficult to manifest in the mortal realm; since the Titans use special planets as incubators and the Void Lords couldn't tell them from normal balls of rock, they sent out Old Gods to infest everywhere. It's also explained that [[SatanicArchetype Sargaeas]] is also an indirect creation of the Void Lords as well-after being forced to kill a corrupted Titan fetus and coming to believe that the Void Lords' ultimate victory was inevitable, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation lost his mind]] and decided that in EvilVsOblivion, Oblivion was preferable to life under the Void Lords.

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** It's been recently revealed the Old Gods ''also'' have Old God equivalents, the [[UltimateEvil Void]] [[DarkIsEvil Lords]]. They created the Old Gods as living weapons meant expressly for corrupting and killing the ''unborn children'' of Titans, since they find it difficult to manifest in the mortal realm; since the Titans use special planets as incubators and the Void Lords couldn't tell them from normal balls of rock, they sent out Old Gods to infest everywhere. It's also explained that [[SatanicArchetype Sargaeas]] Sargeras]] is also an indirect creation of the Void Lords as well-after being forced to kill a corrupted Titan fetus and coming to believe that the Void Lords' ultimate victory was inevitable, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation lost his mind]] and decided that in EvilVsOblivion, EvilVersusOblivion, Oblivion was preferable to life under the Void Lords.
28th Oct '16 1:55:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Old Gods are nameless animistic beings that are still worshipped in the North, but have no church or religious tenets; it's implied that they may be [[spoiler:the spirits of wargs whose mortal bodies died, living on within trees and animals]]. The Seven, a CrystalDragonJesus septinity, are a younger religion which came to Westeros thousands of years ago along with the Andal invasion and was codified as the official state faith by Aegon the Conqueror. There is some degree of syncretism between the two in Westeros, and people will often swear oaths "by the old gods and the new". Other religions exist as well in different parts of the world; the Lord Of Light, the Drowned God, the Many-Faced God, Mother Rhoyne...

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Old Gods are nameless animistic beings that are still worshipped in the North, but have no church or religious tenets; it's implied that they may be [[spoiler:the spirits of wargs whose mortal bodies died, living on within trees and animals]]. The Seven, a CrystalDragonJesus septinity, are a younger religion which came to Westeros thousands of years ago along with the Andal invasion and was codified as the official state faith by Aegon the Conqueror. There is some degree of syncretism between the two in Westeros, and people will often swear oaths "by the old gods and the new". Other religions exist as well in different parts of the world; the Lord Of Light, the Drowned God, the Many-Faced God, Mother Rhoyne...



* In the ''{{Mithgar}}'' books, the Fates are said to be above the gods, and the Great Creator is above ''them''. Whether or not any of these exist as discreet entities or just abstractions is left ambiguous.

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* In the ''{{Mithgar}}'' ''Literature/{{Mithgar}}'' books, the Fates are said to be above the gods, and the Great Creator is above ''them''. Whether or not any of these exist as discreet entities or just abstractions is left ambiguous.
3rd Sep '16 3:11:11 AM OgreProdigy
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-->-- '''Ogier''', ''Literature/TheBalladOfTheWhiteHorse''

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-->-- '''Ogier''', '''[[EvilOldFolks Ogier]]''', ''Literature/TheBalladOfTheWhiteHorse''
31st Aug '16 4:51:08 PM nombretomado
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** In ''TheElenium'', The Elder Gods of Styricum are of the EldritchAbomination variety, before they were overthrown and [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned]] by the Younger Gods in a [[Myth/GreekMythology Titanomachy-esque]] series of events. [[GodOfEvil Azash]] was even [[spoiler:castrated, Ouranos style.]]

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** In ''TheElenium'', ''Literature/TheElenium'', The Elder Gods of Styricum are of the EldritchAbomination variety, before they were overthrown and [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned]] by the Younger Gods in a [[Myth/GreekMythology Titanomachy-esque]] series of events. [[GodOfEvil Azash]] was even [[spoiler:castrated, Ouranos style.]]
6th Aug '16 3:28:07 PM nombretomado
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* There are many gods throughout the ''MarvelUniverse'', and they [[PhysicalGod tend to live up to their names]]. Unfortunately for them, even they can't compare to the upper levels of the countless [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Entities]] throughout the setting.

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* There are many gods throughout the ''MarvelUniverse'', ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'', and they [[PhysicalGod tend to live up to their names]]. Unfortunately for them, even they can't compare to the upper levels of the countless [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Entities]] throughout the setting.



* [[ComicBook/TheSandman The Endless]] - older than any god, respected by all of them, personifications of the most fundamental concepts, but not gods per se, as gods require faith and the Endless don't. They also seem to be above nearly all godlike beings of the DCUniverse, although in the right situations, other personified entities like the Kindly Ones, Lucifer, and some others have the power to contend their influence.

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* [[ComicBook/TheSandman The Endless]] - older than any god, respected by all of them, personifications of the most fundamental concepts, but not gods per se, as gods require faith and the Endless don't. They also seem to be above nearly all godlike beings of the DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, although in the right situations, other personified entities like the Kindly Ones, Lucifer, and some others have the power to contend their influence.
17th Jul '16 9:19:03 AM finalsurvivor1
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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV:Apocalypse'', those same gods are back as the Polytheist Alliance. And they are ''pissed''. [[spoiler:Late in the game, though, it's revealed that YHVH ''also'' has his own Old God; the Great Will he refers to is actually a separate being that ''hates'' him for his hubris, [[BigGood and is the reason you can tell both Law and Chaos to screw off in the series]].]]

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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV:Apocalypse'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', those same gods are back as the Polytheist Alliance.Divine Powers. And they are ''pissed''. [[spoiler:Late in the game, though, it's revealed that YHVH ''also'' has his own Old God; the Great Will he refers to is actually a separate being that ''hates'' him for his hubris, [[BigGood and is the reason you can tell both Law and Chaos to screw off in the series]].]]
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