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** The symbiotes -- ComicBook/{{Venom}}, ComicBook/{{Carnage}}, and their ilk -- were created by the dark elder god Knull, who refers to them as pieces of himself and his children, and are capable of killing divine entities, with Venom once going on a feeding frenzy in Asgard. Knull himself implies he engaged in some divine cannibalism during his deicidal crusade against all existence.

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** The symbiotes -- ComicBook/{{Venom}}, ComicBook/{{Carnage}}, and their ilk -- were created by the dark elder god Knull, who refers to them as pieces of himself and his children, and are capable of killing divine entities, with Venom once going on a feeding frenzy in Asgard.Asgard during ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}''. Knull himself implies he engaged in some divine cannibalism during his deicidal crusade against all existence.


* [[BigBad Father]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' [[spoiler: seeks to [[GodhoodSeeker achieve godhood]] by using a massive transmutation circle to absorb the Truth and the souls in Amestris to have the power to contain the Truth within him.]]

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* [[BigBad Father]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' [[spoiler: seeks to [[GodhoodSeeker achieve godhood]] by using a massive transmutation circle to absorb the Truth and the souls in Amestris to have the power to contain the Truth within him. Unfortunately for him, Honeheim manages to reverse the transmutation that sucked out the Amestrian souls and return them to their bodies, leaving Father with only his original already depleted supply of souls to contain Truth. [[AssimilationBackfire It does not end well for Father]].]]
* ''LightNovel/ThatTimeIGotReincarnatedAsASlime'': [[TheHero Rimuru]] practically starts out doing this by absorbing the [[SealedBadassInACan sealed]] [[DragonsAreDivine Veldora Tempest]] via [Predator], though this was a willing act on both parties' ends as doing so would allow him and Veldora to analyze the [[SpaceMaster Unlimited Imprisonment]] at their leisure and eventually free Veldora. [[spoiler:In a much more serious manner, Rimuru ends up having to do this again on a BrainwashedAndCrazy Veldora during the war with the Eastern Empire to put him in a position to free him from the brainwashing. This time, the act of breaking down Veldora's potent magicules directly actually causes Rimuru (who has grown ''much'' stronger since then) physical and spiritual pain, but this also ends up in Rimuru properly assimilating Veldora's magicules and [[DeityOfHumanOrigin becoming]] a True Dragon/[[UltimateLifeForm Ultimate Slime]] himself. And then for good measure, Rimuru does the same thing to Veldora's {{brainwashed}} and [[BigSisterInstinct pissed-off sister]] Velgrynd to free her of the former and calm her down by showing her brother's okay.
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* ''Fanfic/TheMLPLoops'': This is half of how, in a ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' loop, Pinkie ascended as the Chaos Goddess of Parties. The other half was throwing a party for the entire Eldar Empire.

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* ''Fanfic/TheMLPLoops'': This In a bit of DeathByIrony on the part of the victim, this is half of how, in a ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' loop, Pinkie ascended as the Chaos Goddess of Parties. The other half was throwing a party for the entire Eldar Empire.


** The origin of Athena proves Zeus NotSoDifferent from his father. When it's foretold that the unborn child of his first wife Metis will one day overthrow him, Zeus turns her into a fly and eats her. Some time later he complains of terrible headaches and asks either Prometheus or Hephaestus (depending on the version) to cut his head open, revealing Athena had been born inside him [[BornAsAnAdult and emerges fully grown]]. Unlike with Cronus and Zeus, Athena remains loyal to her father.

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** The origin of Athena proves Zeus NotSoDifferent isn't that different from his father. When it's foretold that the unborn child of his first wife Metis will one day overthrow him, Zeus turns her into a fly and eats her. Some time later he complains of terrible headaches and asks either Prometheus or Hephaestus (depending on the version) to cut his head open, revealing Athena had been born inside him [[BornAsAnAdult and emerges fully grown]]. Unlike with Cronus and Zeus, Athena remains loyal to her father.



* In Creator/AGnosis' comics on [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myth]], Zeus consumed his first love, the Titan Metis, for fear that he would be deposed by any son they had. This granted him her unparalleled knowledge, but [[TrulySingleParent "impregnated" him]] with the goddess Athena, who also inherits Metis' wisdom. Athena is [[https://www.deviantart.com/a-gnosis/art/Daddy-s-Girl-87-349576852 disgusted]] to learn that Zeus is NotSoDifferent from his father Kronos, who devoured his immortal offspring to avoid being replaced by them.

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* In Creator/AGnosis' comics on [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myth]], Zeus consumed his first love, the Titan Metis, for fear that he would be deposed by any son they had. This granted him her unparalleled knowledge, but [[TrulySingleParent "impregnated" him]] with the goddess Athena, who also inherits Metis' wisdom. Athena is [[https://www.deviantart.com/a-gnosis/art/Daddy-s-Girl-87-349576852 disgusted]] to learn that Zeus is NotSoDifferent isn't that different from his father Kronos, who devoured his immortal offspring to avoid being replaced by them.

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* In Creator/JamesMorrow's novel ''Towing Jehovah'', God dies, and humans end up eating off His gigantic corpse.


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** The symbiotes -- ComicBook/{{Venom}}, ComicBook/{{Carnage}}, and their ilk -- were created by the dark elder god Knull, who refers to them as pieces of himself and his children; and are capable of killing divine entities, with Venom once going on a feeding frenzy in Asgard. Knull himself implies he engaged in some divine cannibalism during his deicidal crusade against all existence.

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** The symbiotes -- ComicBook/{{Venom}}, ComicBook/{{Carnage}}, and their ilk -- were created by the dark elder god Knull, who refers to them as pieces of himself and his children; children, and are capable of killing divine entities, with Venom once going on a feeding frenzy in Asgard. Knull himself implies he engaged in some divine cannibalism during his deicidal crusade against all existence.



** This is part of [[SatanicArchetype the Scarlet King's]] backstory. Originally a weak god known as Khahrahk, he was the first of his brothers and sisters to become aware of and soon came to loathe existence. His first act of [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal mania]] was to consume his divine siblings, becoming stronger so that he can better fulfill his nihilistic agenda.
** The original goal of the [[ScaryAmoralReligion Sarkic Cults]] was to [[KillTheGod kill]] and eat the god [[AlmightyIdiot Yaldabaoth]], using the power gained from this act to create a paradise for humanity free from the gods.

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** This is part of [[SatanicArchetype the Scarlet King's]] backstory. Originally a weak god known as Khahrahk, he was the first of his brothers and sisters to become aware of and soon came to loathe existence. His first act of [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal mania]] {{omnicidal mania|c}} was to consume his divine siblings, becoming stronger so that he can better fulfill his nihilistic agenda.
** The original goal of the [[ScaryAmoralReligion Sarkic Cults]] was to [[KillTheGod kill]] {{kill|TheGod}} and eat the god [[AlmightyIdiot Yaldabaoth]], using the power gained from this act to create a paradise for humanity free from the gods.


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* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic:'' During her rise to power, Ranna devours several other Gods (such as the [[https://www.yafgc.net/comic/2833-more-godly-goodness/ Orcish god Gruumsh]]) and gains their strength.


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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': Aldrich, Devourer of Gods, was a cannibalistic Lord of Cinder who's gluttony for flesh turned him into a monstrous BlobMonster. [[CannibalismSuperpower Due to gaining the power of those he devours]], Aldrich seeks to devour gods, and has so far managed to do so with [[spoiler:Gwyndolin]].

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': Aldrich, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Devourer of Gods, Gods]], was once a cannibalistic Lord of Cinder who's gluttony for flesh turned him human who discovered that he had a CannibalismSuperpower, and proceeded to eat people until he became obese, then kept eating people until he dissolved into a monstrous BlobMonster. [[CannibalismSuperpower Due to gaining the power of those Then he devours]], Aldrich seeks to devour gods, decided people weren't enough for him anymore and turned to eating gods. [[spoiler:He succeeded at eating Gwyndolin, whose top half he uses as a puppet to fight you with. He may have also eaten Nito, as he has so far managed to do so tipped Gwyndolyn's Tin Darkmoon Catalyst with [[spoiler:Gwyndolin]].an ethereal Gravelord Sword, using it as a BladeOnAStick]].


* In Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons one of the Demiurges, the lords of the Multiverse, includes "The God Eater" in his title. Given what we know of [[DestroyerDeity Jagganoth]] it's unlikely to be a metaphor.

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* In Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons Jagganoth, one of the Demiurges, the lords Demiurges and a lord of the Multiverse, includes "The God Eater" in his title. Given what we know of [[DestroyerDeity Jagganoth]] him]] it's unlikely to be a metaphor.


* In KillSixBillionDemons one of the Demiurges, the lords of the Multiverse, includes "The God Eater" in his title. Given what we know of [[DestroyerDeity Jagganoth]] it's unlikely to be a metaphor.

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* In KillSixBillionDemons Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons one of the Demiurges, the lords of the Multiverse, includes "The God Eater" in his title. Given what we know of [[DestroyerDeity Jagganoth]] it's unlikely to be a metaphor.

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* In KillSixBillionDemons one of the Demiurges, the lords of the Multiverse, includes "The God Eater" in his title. Given what we know of [[DestroyerDeity Jagganoth]] it's unlikely to be a metaphor.

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* In ''Literature/TheShadowOfKyoshi'', [[spoiler:Yun]] ate [[EldritchAbomination Father Glowworm]] and gained his power.


Compare MonstrousCannibalism (where monsters or other supernatural beings are not above eating each other) and KillTheGod (usually has the same result as god eating, though without the cannibalism). Related to DivineConflict, with one god eating each other being a possible end to the conflict. May occasionally lead to TooSpicyForYogSothoth.

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Compare MonstrousCannibalism (where monsters or other supernatural beings are not above eating each other) and KillTheGod (usually has the same result as god eating, though without the cannibalism). Eating a god may be because they're considered SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious. Related to DivineConflict, with one god eating each other being a possible end to the conflict. May occasionally lead to TooSpicyForYogSothoth.

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** As a result of several events, Ami ''drinks'' a Lesser Aspect of Crowned Death.

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