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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' parodies this with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdp9M9tJx1I#t=0m40s Njorl's Saga]].

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' parodies this with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdp9M9tJx1I#t=0m40s Njorl's Saga]].Saga.]]


* "Literature/{{Krakumal}}": The first part of the poem (up to stanza #21) is a list of the noteworthy deeds of Ragnar Lodbrok's life, beginning with the slaying of a dragon, and recalling some 20 battles and their locations, including the famous kings and chiefs who fell in these battles..

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* "Literature/{{Krakumal}}": The first part of the poem (up to stanza #21) is a list of the noteworthy deeds of Ragnar Lodbrok's life, beginning with the slaying of a dragon, and recalling some 20 battles and their locations, including the famous kings and chiefs who fell in these battles..battles.


* Dante's ''Literature/DivineComedy'' engages in several extended name drops in ''Inferno'' and ''Paradiso''.

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* Dante's ''Literature/DivineComedy'' ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' engages in several extended name drops in ''Inferno'' and ''Paradiso''.

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* "Literature/{{Krakumal}}": The first part of the poem (up to stanza #21) is a list of the noteworthy deeds of Ragnar Lodbrok's life, beginning with the slaying of a dragon, and recalling some 20 battles and their locations, including the famous kings and chiefs who fell in these battles..


* ''Literature/{{Theogony}} comes close to being nothing but this trope, but the straightest examples would be the lists of the lovers of Zeus and the male gods their children (lines 886-964) and of the mortal lovers of goddesses and their children (965-1022).

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* ''Literature/{{Theogony}} ''Literature/{{Theogony}}'' comes close to being nothing but this trope, but the straightest examples would be the lists of the lovers of Zeus and the male gods their children (lines 886-964) and of the mortal lovers of goddesses and their children (965-1022).

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* ''Literature/{{Theogony}} comes close to being nothing but this trope, but the straightest examples would be the lists of the lovers of Zeus and the male gods their children (lines 886-964) and of the mortal lovers of goddesses and their children (965-1022).


More modern poetry uses a similar technique, pioneered by WaltWhitman, using lists of anything.

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More modern poetry uses a similar technique, pioneered by WaltWhitman, Creator/WaltWhitman, using lists of anything.



* Quite common in Literature/TheHistories by Herodotus. Aside from various genealogies, there's also a very detailed record of the troop contingents that made up King Xerxes's invasion force.

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* Quite common in Literature/TheHistories ''Literature/TheHistories'' by Herodotus. Aside from various genealogies, there's also a very detailed record of the troop contingents that made up King Xerxes's invasion force.


Epic poetry has a bad habit of, at some point, padding out the story with a long list of characters, often famous historical or mythic figures. Some critics even consider this one of the genre's defining characteristics. In very old works, this can be a valuable resource for historians.

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Epic poetry has a bad habit of, at some point, padding out the story with a long list of characters, often famous historical or mythic figures. Some critics even consider this one of the genre's defining characteristics. In very old works, this can be a valuable resource for historians.

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* Quite common in Literature/TheHistories by Herodotus. Aside from various genealogies, there's also a very detailed record of the troop contingents that made up King Xerxes's invasion force.


Epic poetry has a bad habit of, at some point, padding out the story with a long list of characters, often famous historical or mythic figures. Some critics even consider this one of the genre's defining characteristics. In very old works, this can be valuable resource for historians.

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Epic poetry has a bad habit of, at some point, padding out the story with a long list of characters, often famous historical or mythic figures. Some critics even consider this one of the genre's defining characteristics. In very old works, this can be a valuable resource for historians.


* The various Literature/{{Edda}}s contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.

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* The various Literature/{{Edda}}s contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such. One of the better known is Dvergatal, the "list of dwarfs", in "Völuspá" (from the ''Literature/PoeticEdda'') -- six stanzas with nothing but dwarf names.



* Dvergatal in ''[[NorseMythology Völuspá]]'' has six stanzas with nothing but dwarf names.


* ''ParadiseLost'' ends with Michael showing Adam the whole of human history from the immediate consequences of The Fall to Judgment Day, name dropping the whole way.

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* ''ParadiseLost'' ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' ends with Michael showing Adam the whole of human history from the immediate consequences of The Fall to Judgment Day, name dropping the whole way.



* The various Eddas contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.

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* The various Eddas Literature/{{Edda}}s contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.


More modern poetry uses a similar technique, pioneered by WaltWhitman, using lists of anything.

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More modern poetry uses a similar technique, pioneered by WaltWhitman, using lists of anything.
anything.



* The various Eddas contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.

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* The various Eddas contain extended genealogies, lists of doughty deeds and such.



* ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' parodies this with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdp9M9tJx1I#t=0m40s Njorl's Saga]].

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* ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' parodies this with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdp9M9tJx1I#t=0m40s Njorl's Saga]].



* Dvergatal in ''[[NorseMythology Völuspá]]'' has six stanzas with nothing but dwarf names.

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* Dvergatal in ''[[NorseMythology Völuspá]]'' has six stanzas with nothing but dwarf names.


* TheBible has several very long genealogies to establish that the Chosen People actually can make the claim through bloodlines. Most people on a quest to read the Bible from beginning to end hit the dreaded "The Begats" and give up.

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* TheBible Literature/TheBible has several very long genealogies to establish that the Chosen People actually can make the claim through bloodlines. Most people on a quest to read the Bible from beginning to end hit the dreaded "The Begats" and give up.


* ''Literature/CanterburyTales'' starts with a list of all the people going on the trip. It lasts for 858 lines. Presumably, the finished product was going to have ''all of them'' tell four stories to the group.

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* ''Literature/CanterburyTales'' ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' starts with a list of all the people going on the trip. It lasts for 858 lines. Presumably, the finished product was going to have ''all of them'' tell four stories to the group.

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