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* ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'': In the city of Tashbaan, capital of the empire of Calormen, booming horns are blown every day at sunrise and sunset to signal the opening and closing of the city's gates.
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', Bokoblins sometimes carry horns, which they can use to summon other Bokoblins.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Bokoblins, Lizalfos, and Moblins will often have one of their own as a lookout who will blow a horn to warn the others if it spots you. You can attack the lookout before it does so to keep the others ignorant.
* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: Reign of Chaos'', at the end of the story mode, as Archimonde climbs closer to the World Tree, Malfurion blows the Horn of Cenarius and summons the wisps of the ancient forests of Mount Hyjal to defeat Archimonde.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has quite a few equippable horns that summon robots or undead Vikings or whatnot to help players. Ironically, since item slots are limited and none of the summoned creatures are especially powerful, they're mostly VendorTrash.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': Bokoblins sometimes carry horns, which they can use to summon other Bokoblins.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': Bokoblins, Lizalfos, and Moblins will often have one of their own as a lookout who will blow a horn to warn the others if it spots you. You can attack the lookout before it does so to keep the others ignorant.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'':
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''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: Reign of Chaos'', at Chaos'': At the end of the story mode, as Archimonde climbs closer to the World Tree, Malfurion blows the Horn of Cenarius and summons the wisps of the ancient forests of Mount Hyjal to defeat Archimonde.
* ** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has quite a few equippable horns that summon robots or undead Vikings or whatnot to help players. Ironically, since item slots are limited and none of the summoned creatures are especially powerful, they're mostly VendorTrash.



* Parodied in ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/video/should-obama-blow-the-silver-horn-the-founding-fat-36011 Should Obama Blow The Silver Horn The Founding Fathers Left In Case The Country Ever Needed Them?]]

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* Parodied in ''Website/TheOnion'': Parodied. [[http://www.theonion.com/video/should-obama-blow-the-silver-horn-the-founding-fat-36011 Should Obama Blow The the Silver Horn The the Founding Fathers Left In in Case The the Country Ever Needed Them?]]


** ''VideoGame/OracleOfSeasons'' has a horn that summons an animal companion.

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** ''VideoGame/OracleOfSeasons'' has a horn ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames'' have horns that summons an animal companion.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': In the game of Duel Monsters, the card known as "Flute of Summoning Dragon" can be used to move two Dragon-attribute monster cards from the player's hand directly to the field. Name is actually something of a misnomer, as the instrument is not "played" like a flute but distinctly blown like a horn (even called a horn by Seto Kaiba in one episode when he plays the card).
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Horn of Winter is said to have the power to bring down the continent-spanning Wall that keeps the undead Others from attacking the realms of the south.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', Father Time emerges from Underland at Aslan's command, and the blowing of his horn begins the destruction of the world of Narnia (a highly elaborate series of events whose description is among C.S. Lewis' most vivid).
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': The
Horn of Winter is said to have the power to bring down the continent-spanning Wall that keeps the undead Others from attacking the realms of the south.

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* The [[https://enterthegungeon.fandom.com/wiki/Charm_Horn Charm Horn]] active item from ''VideoGame/EnterTheGungeon'' causes a temporary CharmPerson effect on all enemies in the room when used, causing them to open fire on one another instead of you. To tie it into the game's overarching gun theming, when you acquire it, its tagline reads 'The VideoGame/CallOfDuty'.


Horns in fiction tend to figure in three main ways: Horns of Summoning, Horns of Inspiration, and Horns of Destruction.

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Horns in fiction tend to figure in three main ways: Horns '''Horns of Summoning, Horns Summoning''', '''Horns of Inspiration, Inspiration''', and Horns '''Horns of Destruction.
Destruction'''.


Horns in fiction tend to figure in three main ways:

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Horns in fiction tend to figure in three main ways:
ways: Horns of Summoning, Horns of Inspiration, and Horns of Destruction.



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' series: At the end of ''The Castle of Llyr'' Eilonwy gives Taran a silver-bound battle horn from Caer Colur. In ''Taran Wanderer'' the dwarf Doli identifies it as the work of the Fair Folk, with the ability to summon them if the correct notes are played upon it.
* In ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', Ralph and Piggy sound a conch shell to gather the boys together. [[spoiler: The eventual crushing of the shell alongside Piggy symbolizes the descent into savagery of the boys]].

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' series: ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'': At the end of ''The Castle of Llyr'' Eilonwy gives Taran a silver-bound battle horn from Caer Colur. In ''Taran Wanderer'' the dwarf Doli identifies it as the work of the Fair Folk, with the ability to summon them if the correct notes are played upon it.
* In ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Queen Susan's horn, gifted to her by Father Christmas, has the power to bring help to whoever blows it.
** Received by Susan in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', the horn was famously used centuries later by the Telmarine prince Caspian to call for help during his war for the liberation of Narnia.
* ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'':
Ralph and Piggy sound a conch shell to gather the boys together. [[spoiler: The eventual crushing of the shell alongside Piggy symbolizes the descent into savagery of the boys]].



** In the last book, Merry blows the Horn of Rohan to call out the hobbit militia to fight off Saruman's men.
* In ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland'', Roland dies after blowing his horn so loudly that his ''brain bursts out of his ears''. He succeeds in summoning Charlemange, who's many miles away.

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** In the last book, Merry blows the Horn of Rohan to call out the hobbit militia to fight off Saruman's men.
* In ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': There is the horn Dragonbinder, created by the Valyrians and acquired by [[EvilOverlord Euron Greyjoy]], one of the most evil characters in this CrapsackWorld. He claims he can use it to summon dragons, though when one of his men blows it they die from being burnt within.
* ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland'':
Roland dies after blowing his horn so loudly that his ''brain bursts out of his ears''. He succeeds in summoning Charlemange, who's many miles away.



* The Horn of Valere is a SummoningArtifact in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series that calls the great Heroes of the Ages to fight for its wielder.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' there is the horn Dragonbinder, created by the Valyrians and acquired by [[EvilOverlord Euron Greyjoy]], one of the most evil characters in this CrapsackWorld. He claims he can use it to summon dragons, though when one of his men blows it they die from being burnt within.

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': The Horn of Valere is a SummoningArtifact in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series that calls the great Heroes of the Ages to fight for its wielder.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' there is the horn Dragonbinder, created by the Valyrians and acquired by [[EvilOverlord Euron Greyjoy]], one of the most evil characters in this CrapsackWorld. He claims he can use it to summon dragons, though when one of his men blows it they die from being burnt within.
wielder.


* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' series: At the end of ''The Castle of Llyr'' Eilonwy gives Taran a silver-bound battle horn from Caer Colur. In ''Taran Wanderer'' the dwarf Doli identifies it as the work of the Fair Folk, with the ability to summon them if the correct notes are played upon it.

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* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' series: At the end of ''The Castle of Llyr'' Eilonwy gives Taran a silver-bound battle horn from Caer Colur. In ''Taran Wanderer'' the dwarf Doli identifies it as the work of the Fair Folk, with the ability to summon them if the correct notes are played upon it.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMidnightGospel]]'', when Clancy wishes to exit a simulation, he blows on a shofar, after which a third eye appears on his forehead and he is transported back to the Ribbon.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMidnightGospel]]'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMidnightGospel'', when Clancy wishes to exit a simulation, he blows on a shofar, after which a third eye appears on his forehead and he is transported back to the Ribbon.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMidnightGospel]], when Clancy wishes to exit a simulation, he blows on a shofar, after which a third eye appears on his forehead and he is transported back to the Ribbon.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMidnightGospel]], ''WesternAnimation/TheMidnightGospel]]'', when Clancy wishes to exit a simulation, he blows on a shofar, after which a third eye appears on his forehead and he is transported back to the Ribbon.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMidnightGospel]], when Clancy wishes to exit a simulation, he blows on a shofar, after which a third eye appears on his forehead and he is transported back to the Ribbon.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Namor blows! (And summons a hoard of sea monsters)]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Namor blows! (And summons a hoard horde of sea monsters)]]

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* in ''Riddle Of The Sphinx'', one of the inventory items is a long metal trumpet which, if placed in a set of supports and blown, will shatter the mosaic panels of a chamber's walls. This reveals a tunnel (if the horn faces one way when sounded) ''and'' a device needed to disarm the threat ''in'' the tunnel (if it's facing the other).

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