* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[{{Pun}} screwed]] either way...
* [[Literature/TheQuran Mohammed]] was frequently asked to [[GodTest prove he was God's prophet]]. He always refused since the [[Literature/TheBible Old Testament]] prophets were regularly asked to perform these, only to have the crowd disbelieve when they complied.