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Genre Savvy: Mythology
  • Older Than Dirt: The titular protagonist of The Epic of Gilgamesh notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses 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 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 screwed either way...
  • Mohammed was frequently asked to prove he was God's prophet. He always refused since the Old Testament prophets were regularly asked to perform these, only to have the crowd disbelieve when they complied.
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