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Contrast {{Hellfire}}, Holy Water's opposite number in both elemental and sacred terms, and SacredFlames, which is just opposite in elemental terms. See also KillItWithWater and HealItWithWater, both of which may overlap with uses of Holy Water.

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Contrast {{Hellfire}}, Holy Water's opposite number in both elemental and sacred terms, and SacredFlames, which is just opposite in elemental terms. See also KillItWithWater and HealItWithWater, both of which may overlap with uses of Holy Water.
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Contrast {{Hellfire}}, Holy Water's opposite number in both elemental and sacred terms. See also KillItWithWater and HealItWithWater, both of which may overlap with uses of Holy Water.

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Contrast {{Hellfire}}, Holy Water's opposite number in both elemental and sacred terms, and SacredFlames, which is just opposite in elemental terms. See also KillItWithWater and HealItWithWater, both of which may overlap with uses of Holy Water.


* In ''VideoGame/BoardGameOnline'', one of the items that can be purchased at the Church is a vial of Holy Water, which the player can drink to cure themselves of the various curses they can get inflicted with during the course of the game. It can also be used against enemies in certain events, like mummies, ghosts, and zombies.

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* In ''VideoGame/BoardGameOnline'', one ''VideoGame/BoardGameOnline'': One of the items that can be purchased at the Church is a vial of Holy Water, which the player can drink to cure themselves of the various curses they can get inflicted with during the course of the game. It can also be used against enemies in certain events, like mummies, ghosts, and zombies.


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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPGLegendOfTheSevenStars'': The Pure Water item -- referred to as Holy Water in Japanese -- is mostly used when battling undead foes. It will instantly defeat regular undead enemies, and deal a high but fixed amount of damage against undead bosses.


On other occasions, Holy Water may retain more of its real-life associations and be used for things such as protecting places and characters against future or magical harm or to provide other blessings. In videogames, this may come in the form of it providing stat boosts.

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On other occasions, Holy Water may retain more of its real-life associations and be used for things such as protecting places and characters against future or magical harm or to provide other blessings. In videogames, this It may come also heal and rejuvenate those who drink it, and in the form of videogames it providing may likewise provide stat boosts.
boosts as a consumable item.



* ''Fanfic/NotTheIntendedUseZantetsukenReverse'': Julius owns [[BottomlessMagazines a container of holy water that always refills itself]]. He uses it for every activity that involves water other than bathing and cleaning the toilet and, as a result, all the water in his body replaced with holy water (as he's been drinking it for over thirty years), and he affected the local water grid to the point that Arikado decides to steer clear of it when Julius is using it.
-->'''Julius:''' I think I have holy water ice cubes in there somewhere...
* ''Fanfic/ProfessorLaytonVsPhoenixWrightTheFrigidMelody'': The water of Faragran is said to have some kind of supernatural energy, and Jack Hill comments that vegetables grown using the water are larger than usually vegetables.



* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': In the very first scene, we see Artemis blackmailing a [[TheFairFolk fairy healer]] into giving him her copy of The Book of the People by poisoning her bottle of wine with holy water and offering an antidote in exchange for the book.

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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': In the first book's very first scene, we see Artemis blackmailing a [[TheFairFolk [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairy healer]] into giving him her copy of The Book of the People by poisoning her bottle of wine with holy water and offering an antidote in exchange for the book.


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* ''VideoGame/RealmOfTheMadGod'': Holy water, which is found in the Manor of the Immortals, can be used to cure status effects and heal yourself.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'': Throughout the series holy water is a consumable item that acts as EncounterRepellent against monsters weaker than the party; in games with RandomEncounters it prevents them from occurring, in games with PreexistingEncounters it prevents them from spawning or makes them avoid contact at lower levels than without using it. In some games it can also be used in battle to deal a minuscule amount of damage to a single monster.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'': Throughout the series holy water is a consumable item that acts as EncounterRepellent EncounterRepellant against monsters weaker than the party; in games with RandomEncounters it prevents them from occurring, in games with PreexistingEncounters it prevents them from spawning or makes them avoid contact at lower levels than without using it. In some games it can also be used in battle to deal a minuscule amount of damage to a single monster.

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** Some Anglicans and Catholics pour blessed [[SaltSolution salt]] into water in the pattern of a cross when blessing the water.


** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E18TheFatherTheSonAndTheHolyFonz The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz]]", Peter's father Francis tries to get Stewie baptized, but is refused by the church's stuff because their supply of holy water is tainted (due to a priest who didn't wash his hands). Francis decides to perform the baptism himself, insisting there's no such thing as tainted holy water, which results in Stewie becoming sick.

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** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E18TheFatherTheSonAndTheHolyFonz The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz]]", Peter's father Francis tries to get Stewie baptized, but is refused by the church's stuff staff because their supply of holy water is tainted (due to a priest who didn't wash his hands). Francis decides to perform the baptism himself, insisting there's no such thing as tainted holy water, which results in Stewie becoming sick.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania|2017}}'': Water blessed by a priest is a potent weapon against demons and vampires alike, which it burns and dissolves. However, it requires someone with true faith and God's favor to do so -- something the CorruptChurch has long since lost. Trevor is able to get a parish priest to bless some water to use against the demonic invaders of Gresit, while in "[[Recap/Castlevania2017S2E6TheRiver The River]]" [[spoiler:Carmilla has the Bishop's reanimated corpse bless the entire river the castle appeared in the middle of; this causes the demon-tainted corpse to burn away to nothing, but also sets a deadly trap for the vampiric army that gets thrown in the drink by a collapsing bridge]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania|2017}}'': ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'': Water blessed by a priest is a potent weapon against demons and vampires alike, which it burns and dissolves. However, it requires someone with true faith and God's favor to do so -- something the CorruptChurch has long since lost. Trevor is able to get a parish priest to bless some water to use against the demonic invaders of Gresit, while in "[[Recap/Castlevania2017S2E6TheRiver The River]]" [[spoiler:Carmilla has the Bishop's reanimated corpse bless the entire river the castle appeared in the middle of; this causes the demon-tainted corpse to burn away to nothing, but also sets a deadly trap for the vampiric army that gets thrown in the drink by a collapsing bridge]].








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* ''Literature/LoneWolf'': Flasks of Holy Water can be found in Book 4, ''The Chasm of Doom''. Throwing a flask at the [[EvilWeapon Dagger of Vashna]] makes the water explode violently. Lone Wolf will lose 3 Endurance points, while the villain who was holding the dagger suffers far worse: [[ManOnFire he is on fire]], [[AnArmAndALeg one arm was torn off by the blast]], ''[[EyeScream and his eyes are gone]]''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 '': Water blessed by a priest is a potent weapon against demons and vampires alike, which it burns and dissolves. However, it requires someone with true faith and God's favor to do so -- something the CorruptChurch has long since lost. Trevor is able to get a parish priest to bless some water to use against the demonic invaders of Gresit, while in "[[Recap/Castlevania2017S2E6TheRiver The River]]" [[spoiler:Carmilla has the Bishop's reanimated corpse bless the entire river the castle appeared in the middle of; this causes the demon-tainted corpse to burn away to nothing, but also sets a deadly trap for the vampiric army that gets thrown in the drink by a collapsing bridge]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 '': ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania|2017}}'': Water blessed by a priest is a potent weapon against demons and vampires alike, which it burns and dissolves. However, it requires someone with true faith and God's favor to do so -- something the CorruptChurch has long since lost. Trevor is able to get a parish priest to bless some water to use against the demonic invaders of Gresit, while in "[[Recap/Castlevania2017S2E6TheRiver The River]]" [[spoiler:Carmilla has the Bishop's reanimated corpse bless the entire river the castle appeared in the middle of; this causes the demon-tainted corpse to burn away to nothing, but also sets a deadly trap for the vampiric army that gets thrown in the drink by a collapsing bridge]].



--->'''Scientist''': Holy water? Where's that acid I ordered?

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--->'''Scientist''': --->'''Scientist:''' Holy water? Where's that acid I ordered?








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* Blessed water has a role in numerous Abrahamic faiths, although its use in Christianity is the most widespread and notorious in Western culture.
** In Christianity, holy water is defined as water that has been blessed by an ordained priest during a specific ceremony. While holy water ''is'' used in exorcisms or to ward off evil influences, its primary uses are a lot less dramatic -- blessed water is often used in baptisms and blessings or sprinkled during Mass. In Catholic churches it's common to keep basins of it for worshippers to dip their fingers into before crossing themselves when entering the church, and some adherents of Eastern churches drink holy water to purify themselves. That being said, it's often assigned considerable power in popular superstition -- it was common in the middle ages for people to steal holy water to use in occult ceremonies.
** There are very specific rules concerning holy water's production, keeping and disposal. To begin with, only pure water can be blessed -- regular rain or river water cannot usually be made holy, and seawater never can. Holy water can also be extended by mixing it with regular, purified water, but only if the latter is lesser in volume than that which is already blessed. Holy water cannot be disposed of down regular plumbing, but must be poured out onto the ground, either directly or through specially made basins.
** The Book of Numbers describes how women accused of infidelity would be made to drink a special mixture of water and dust. If they were guilty, this would make them miscarry any future pregnancy; if they were innocent, nothing would happen.
** Certain Islamic traditions prescribe the drinking of healing water, generally either mixed with dust from sacred locations, blessed by an imam or both, to cure sicknesses of the body and of the soul. Water from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamzam_Well Zamzam Well]] in the Great Mosque of Mecca is especially sacred.
* In Ancient Greece, holy water was called ''chernips'', created by extinguishing a torch from a shrine in a basin of regular water, and used to bless places and people.
* Buddhist traditions often make use of blessed water for a variety of purposes.
** Mahayana Buddhists create blessed water by reciting sutras over it, and usually either drink it or use it to bless homes.
** Theravada Buddhists bless water through certain specific ceremonies, and afterwards keep it around the home. Oil can also be blessed in this manner.
* In Hinduism, holy water generally comes from already holy sources, most notably the Ganges River, and is ritually bathed in for self-purification.
* Wicca uses blessed water in several ceremonies, and adherents typically create it by stirring blessed salt into a ritually purified bowl.
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* Blessed water has a role in numerous Abrahamic faiths, although its use in Christianity is the most widespread and notorious in Western culture.
** In Christianity, holy water is defined as water that has been blessed by an ordained priest during a specific ceremony. While holy water ''is'' used in exorcisms or to ward off evil influences, its primary uses are a lot less dramatic -- blessed water is often used in baptisms and blessings or sprinkled during Mass. In Catholic churches it's common to keep basins of it for worshippers to dip their fingers into before crossing themselves when entering the church, and some adherents of Eastern churches drink holy water to purify themselves. That being said, it's often assigned considerable power in popular superstition -- it was common in the middle ages for people to steal holy water to use in occult ceremonies.
** There are very specific rules concerning holy water's production, keeping and disposal. To begin with, only pure water can be blessed -- regular rain or river water cannot usually be made holy, and seawater never can. Holy water can also be extended by mixing it with regular, purified water, but only if the latter is lesser in volume than that which is already blessed. Holy water cannot be disposed of down regular plumbing, but must be poured out onto the ground, either directly or through specially made basins.
** The Book of Numbers describes how women accused of infidelity would be made to drink a special mixture of water and dust. If they were guilty, this would make them miscarry any future pregnancy; if they were innocent, nothing would happen.
** Certain Islamic traditions prescribe the drinking of healing water, generally either mixed with dust from sacred locations, blessed by an imam or both, to cure sicknesses of the body and of the soul.
* In Ancient Greece, holy water was called ''chernips'', created by extinguishing a torch from a shrine in a basin of regular water, and used to bless places and people.
* Buddhist traditions often make use of blessed water for a variety of purposes.
** Mahayana Buddhists create blessed water by reciting sutras over it, and usually either drink it or use it to bless homes.
** Theravada Buddhists bless water through certain specific ceremonies, and afterwards keep it around the home. Oil can also be blessed in this manner.
* In Hinduism, holy water generally comes from already holy sources, most notably the Ganges River, and is ritually bathed in for self-purification.
* Wicca uses blessed water in several ceremonies, and adherents typically create it by stirring blessed salt into a ritually purified bowl.
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* ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'': Vimes claims the Watch made anti-vampire candles by soaking the wicks in holy water and letting the water evaporate, leaving only holiness. [[spoiler:He's bluffing.]]

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* ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'': ''Literature/FeetOfClay'': Vimes claims the Watch made anti-vampire candles by soaking the wicks in holy water and letting the water evaporate, leaving only holiness. [[spoiler:He's bluffing.]]


** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E5TheClevelandLorettaQuagmire The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire]]", Stewie watches an episode of Series/{{Bewitched}} where Darrin has enough of Endora messing with him and angrily splashes her with holy water.

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** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E5TheClevelandLorettaQuagmire The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire]]", Stewie watches an episode of Series/{{Bewitched}} ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' where Darrin has enough of Endora messing with him and angrily splashes her with holy water.


** In "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire", Stewie watches an episode of Series/{{Bewitched}} where Darrin has enough of Endora messing with him and angrily splashes her with holy water.

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** In "The "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E5TheClevelandLorettaQuagmire The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire", Quagmire]]", Stewie watches an episode of Series/{{Bewitched}} where Darrin has enough of Endora messing with him and angrily splashes her with holy water.


** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E18TheFatherTheSonAndTheHolyFonz The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz]]", Peter's father Francis tries to get Stewie baptized, but is refused by the church's stuff because their supply of holy water is tainted (due to a priest who didn't wash his hands). Francis decides to preform the baptism himself, insisting there's no such thing as tainted holy water, which results in Stewie becoming sick.

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** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E18TheFatherTheSonAndTheHolyFonz The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz]]", Peter's father Francis tries to get Stewie baptized, but is refused by the church's stuff because their supply of holy water is tainted (due to a priest who didn't wash his hands). Francis decides to preform perform the baptism himself, insisting there's no such thing as tainted holy water, which results in Stewie becoming sick.


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** In "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire", Stewie watches an episode of Series/{{Bewitched}} where Darrin has enough of Endora messing with him and angrily splashes her with holy water.

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