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** One of the worst is Zeus, who ironically is the god of law and upholder of morals. While there are some stories of Zeus punishing evil doers and rewarding the just, many of his stories are about his dalliances with immortal and mortal women. He has a lecherous MemeticMolester infamy due to [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal forcing himself]] upon women, doing little to protect them and their "divine rapechildren" from his ClingyJealousGirl wife Hera. Add to that his other highly questionable actions, like the PandorasBox incident, and he is perhaps the biggest asshole of all. Of course, many of these myths are fairly transparent {{Just So Stor|y}}ies, particularly the "divine rapechildren" stories (most of which result in Zeus being the ancestor of a people or a royal house of some Greek city or other[[note]]Zeus as a swan with Leda? Legitimacy for the royal house of early Sparta. Zeus and Alcmene? Legitimacy for the story of Heracles, from whom so many Greek royal houses claimed descent (including both of the royal families of the classical Spartan state of the Lycurgan constitution). Zeus and Eurymedusa as ants? Ancestors of the Myrmidon (literally "Ant") people. Zeus and Europa with that whole bull thing? Allowed the kinds of Crete to claim divine ancestry. Zeus impregnating Danaë with a "shower of gold" to beget Perseus? Legitimacy for the royal house of Mycenae. Zeus and Antiope? Part of the story of Amphion and Zethus, who built the walls of Thebes.[[/note]]) and of course the Pandora's Box incident was an explanation for why bad things happen to good people (and [[ValuesDissonance why women shouldn't be trusted]]).

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** One of the worst is Zeus, who ironically is the god of law and upholder of morals. While there are some stories of Zeus punishing evil doers and rewarding the just, many of his stories are about his dalliances with immortal and mortal women. He has a lecherous MemeticMolester infamy due to [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal forcing himself]] upon women, doing little to protect them and their "divine rapechildren" from his ClingyJealousGirl wife Hera. Add to that his other highly questionable actions, like the PandorasBox incident, and he is perhaps the biggest asshole of all. Of course, many of these myths are fairly transparent {{Just So Stor|y}}ies, particularly the "divine rapechildren" stories (most of which result in Zeus being the ancestor of a people or a royal house of some Greek city or other[[note]]Zeus as a swan with Leda? Legitimacy for the royal house of early Sparta. Zeus and Alcmene? Legitimacy for the story of Heracles, from whom so many Greek royal houses claimed descent (including both of the royal families of the classical Spartan state of the Lycurgan constitution). Zeus and Eurymedusa as ants? Ancestors of the Myrmidon (literally "Ant") people. Zeus and Europa with that whole bull thing? Allowed the kinds kings of Crete to claim divine ancestry. Zeus impregnating Danaë with a "shower of gold" to beget Perseus? Legitimacy for the royal house of Mycenae. Zeus and Antiope? Part of the story of Amphion and Zethus, who built the walls of Thebes.[[/note]]) and of course the Pandora's Box incident was an explanation for why bad things happen to good people (and [[ValuesDissonance why women shouldn't be trusted]]).


** One of the worst is Zeus, who ironically is the god of law and upholder of morals. While there are some stories of Zeus punishing evil doers and rewarding the just, many of his stories are about his dalliances with immortal and mortal women. He has a lecherous MemeticMolester infamy due to [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal forcing himself]] upon women, doing little to protect them and their "divine rapechildren" from his ClingyJealousGirl wife Hera. Add to that his other highly questionable actions, like the PandorasBox incident, and he is perhaps the biggest asshole of all. Of course, many of these myths are fairly transparent {{Just So Stor|y}}ies, particularly the "divine rapechildren" stories (most of which result in Zeus being the ancestor of a people or a royal house of some Greek city or other[[note]]Zeus as a swan with Leda? Legitimacy for the royal house of Sparta. Zeus and Eurymedusa as ants? Ancestors of the Myrmidon (literally "Ant") people. Zeus and Europa with that whole bull thing? Allowed the kinds of Crete to claim divine ancestry. Zeus impregnating Danaë with a "shower of gold" to beget Perseus? Legitimacy for the royal house of Mycenae. Zeus and Antiope? Part of the story of Amphion and Zethus, who built the walls of Thebes.[[/note]]) and of course the Pandora's Box incident was an explanation for why bad things happen to good people (and [[ValuesDissonance why women shouldn't be trusted]]).

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** One of the worst is Zeus, who ironically is the god of law and upholder of morals. While there are some stories of Zeus punishing evil doers and rewarding the just, many of his stories are about his dalliances with immortal and mortal women. He has a lecherous MemeticMolester infamy due to [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal forcing himself]] upon women, doing little to protect them and their "divine rapechildren" from his ClingyJealousGirl wife Hera. Add to that his other highly questionable actions, like the PandorasBox incident, and he is perhaps the biggest asshole of all. Of course, many of these myths are fairly transparent {{Just So Stor|y}}ies, particularly the "divine rapechildren" stories (most of which result in Zeus being the ancestor of a people or a royal house of some Greek city or other[[note]]Zeus as a swan with Leda? Legitimacy for the royal house of Sparta.early Sparta. Zeus and Alcmene? Legitimacy for the story of Heracles, from whom so many Greek royal houses claimed descent (including both of the royal families of the classical Spartan state of the Lycurgan constitution). Zeus and Eurymedusa as ants? Ancestors of the Myrmidon (literally "Ant") people. Zeus and Europa with that whole bull thing? Allowed the kinds of Crete to claim divine ancestry. Zeus impregnating Danaë with a "shower of gold" to beget Perseus? Legitimacy for the royal house of Mycenae. Zeus and Antiope? Part of the story of Amphion and Zethus, who built the walls of Thebes.[[/note]]) and of course the Pandora's Box incident was an explanation for why bad things happen to good people (and [[ValuesDissonance why women shouldn't be trusted]]).


** One of the worst is Zeus, who ironically is the god of law and upholder of morals. While there are some stories of Zeus punishing evil doers and rewarding the just, many of his stories are about his dalliances with immortal and mortal women. He has a lecherous MemeticMolester infamy due to [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal forcing himself]] upon women, doing little to protect them and their "divine rapechildren" from his ClingyJealousGirl wife Hera. Add to that his other highly questionable actions, like the PandorasBox incident, and he is perhaps the biggest asshole of all. Of course, many of these myths are fairly transparent {{Just So Stor|y}}ies, particularly the "divine rapechildren" stories (most of which result in Zeus being the ancestor of a people or a royal house of some Greek city or other) and of course the Pandora's Box incident was an explanation for why bad things happen to good people (and [[ValuesDissonance why women shouldn't be trusted]]).

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** One of the worst is Zeus, who ironically is the god of law and upholder of morals. While there are some stories of Zeus punishing evil doers and rewarding the just, many of his stories are about his dalliances with immortal and mortal women. He has a lecherous MemeticMolester infamy due to [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal forcing himself]] upon women, doing little to protect them and their "divine rapechildren" from his ClingyJealousGirl wife Hera. Add to that his other highly questionable actions, like the PandorasBox incident, and he is perhaps the biggest asshole of all. Of course, many of these myths are fairly transparent {{Just So Stor|y}}ies, particularly the "divine rapechildren" stories (most of which result in Zeus being the ancestor of a people or a royal house of some Greek city or other) other[[note]]Zeus as a swan with Leda? Legitimacy for the royal house of Sparta. Zeus and Eurymedusa as ants? Ancestors of the Myrmidon (literally "Ant") people. Zeus and Europa with that whole bull thing? Allowed the kinds of Crete to claim divine ancestry. Zeus impregnating Danaë with a "shower of gold" to beget Perseus? Legitimacy for the royal house of Mycenae. Zeus and Antiope? Part of the story of Amphion and Zethus, who built the walls of Thebes.[[/note]]) and of course the Pandora's Box incident was an explanation for why bad things happen to good people (and [[ValuesDissonance why women shouldn't be trusted]]).



** While the Titans were generally nicer to humanity than the Olympians, their patriarch still ate his own children (the Olympians), so the Olympians being jerk asses to the Titans's creation is not so surprising.

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** While the Titans were generally nicer to humanity than the Olympians, their patriarch still ate his own children (the Olympians), so the Olympians being jerk asses to the Titans's Titans' creation is not so surprising.


** In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, Hera is as much of a bitch as ever, actively attempting to kill Zola because she slept with Zeus, as well as having killed numerous other women that did the same, not to mention pulling an AndIMustScream on several of the children that resulted from Zeus' dalliances. She turned Hyppolita into a clay statue when she found out that Zeus was WonderWoman's father and turned all of the Amazons into snakes for trying to protect her.

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** In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, Hera is as much of a bitch as ever, actively attempting to kill Zola because she slept with Zeus, as well as having killed numerous other women that did the same, not to mention pulling an AndIMustScream on several of the children that resulted from Zeus' dalliances. She turned Hyppolita into a clay statue when she found out that Zeus was WonderWoman's Franchise/WonderWoman's father and turned all of the Amazons into snakes for trying to protect her.


** Tornadus and Thundurus, OlympusMons introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', are a pair of genie-like creatures who use their abilities to cause mayhem for humans and Pokémon, particularly farmers. No reason is given for their mischief (which is also reflected in their shared Prankster Ability); they just do it for fun. Fortunately their {{foil}}, Landorus, is far more benevolent.

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** Tornadus and Thundurus, OlympusMons introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', are a pair of genie-like creatures who use their abilities to cause mayhem for humans and Pokémon, particularly farmers. No reason is given for their mischief (which is also reflected in their shared Prankster Ability); they just do it for fun. Fortunately their {{foil}}, Landorus, [[GodIsGood Landorus]], [[NiceGuy is far more benevolent.benevolent]].


* Calypso of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', goddess of the sea, fell in love with a mortal man, who was then offered the position of captain of the Flying Dutchman. The conditions of the captaincy are that you do the job for ten years, and if, after that time, your love is waiting for you when you get your one day on land for the decade, you can go free and someone takes your place; otherwise you've gotta keep doing the job until someone kills you. Calypso didn't wait and Davy Jones was stuck being the captain of the Flying Dutchman. She claimed that Davy shouldn't have expected anything else from her because she's the embodiment of the capricious and treacherous sea.

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* Calypso of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', goddess of the sea, fell in love with a mortal man, who was then offered the position of captain of the Flying Dutchman. The conditions of the captaincy are that you do the job for ten years, and if, after that time, your love is waiting for you when you get your one day on land for the decade, you can go free and someone takes your place; otherwise you've gotta keep doing the job until someone kills you. Calypso didn't wait and Davy Jones was stuck being the captain of the Flying Dutchman. She claimed that Davy shouldn't have expected anything else from her because she's the embodiment of the capricious and treacherous sea. It's apparently taken UpToEleven with the revelation in the fifth movie that Will had to continue being the captain even after his love ''did'' wait for him on his day: one can assume Calypso pulled the entire stipulation out of her godly ass just to get a captain for the Dutchman.


** While [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's guardians]] protect the islands from danger, [[HolyIsNotSafe they're not exactly friendly]]. Tapu Koko is capricious and fickle in saving people and [[BloodKnight loves conflict]], Tapu Lele casually uses its scales to cause people to fight and kill each other for [[ComedicSociopathy its own amusement]], Tapu Bulu destroyed a supermarket when one was built near its sacred lands ([[BewareTheNiceOnes despite being the nicest of the Tapus]]), and Tapu Fini is indifferent to those in need, and having a cynical opinion on humans, only helps those who survive its powerful, destructive fog. [[TheFairFolk Fittingly, they're all part Fairy-type]].

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** While [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's guardians]] protect the islands from danger, [[HolyIsNotSafe they're not exactly friendly]]. [[AxCrazy Tapu Koko Koko]] is capricious and fickle in saving people and [[BloodKnight loves conflict]], [[TheSociopath Tapu Lele Lele]] casually uses its scales to cause people to fight and kill each other for [[ComedicSociopathy its own amusement]], [[BrilliantButLazy Tapu Bulu Bulu]] destroyed a supermarket when one was built near its sacred lands ([[BewareTheNiceOnes despite being the nicest of the Tapus]]), and [[TheCynic Tapu Fini Fini]] is indifferent to those in need, and having a cynical opinion on humans, only helps those who survive its powerful, destructive fog. [[TheFairFolk Fittingly, they're all part Fairy-type]].


** While [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's guardians]] protect the islands from danger, [[HolyIsNotSafe they're not exactly friendly]]. Tapu Koko is capricious and fickle in saving people and [[BloodKnight loves conflict]], Tapu Lele casually uses its scales to cause people to fight and kill each other for its own amusement, Tapu Bulu destroyed a supermarket when one was built near its sacred lands (despite being the nicest of the Tapus), and Tapu Fini is indifferent to those in need, and having a cynical opinion on humans, only helps those who survive its powerful, destructive fog. [[TheFairFolk Fittingly, they're all part Fairy-type]].

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** While [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's guardians]] protect the islands from danger, [[HolyIsNotSafe they're not exactly friendly]]. Tapu Koko is capricious and fickle in saving people and [[BloodKnight loves conflict]], Tapu Lele casually uses its scales to cause people to fight and kill each other for [[ComedicSociopathy its own amusement, amusement]], Tapu Bulu destroyed a supermarket when one was built near its sacred lands (despite ([[BewareTheNiceOnes despite being the nicest of the Tapus), Tapus]]), and Tapu Fini is indifferent to those in need, and having a cynical opinion on humans, only helps those who survive its powerful, destructive fog. [[TheFairFolk Fittingly, they're all part Fairy-type]].

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** The Seven and their attitude toward anyone unlucky to be born on the wrong side of the blanket are not much better than R'hllor. Although there are hints that the Seven are purely a human invention and not real.
** The most sympathetic gods in the series are the Old Gods of the North and even they demanded human sacrifices in the past.


* A Viking longship is caught in a storm and is about to sink. Suddenly, the clouds part, and a booming voice asks, "Vikings, my children, do you believe in me?" The Vikings reply, "We do, oh almighty Odin!!!" "Then put on your armor and jump overboard!" The Vikings all jump, then another opening in the clouds appear, and an even louder voice booms, "LOKI, WHAT THE F**K!?"

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* A Viking longship is caught in a storm and is about to sink. Suddenly, the clouds part, and a booming voice asks, "Vikings, my children, do you believe in me?" The Vikings reply, "We do, oh almighty Odin!!!" "Then put on your armor and jump overboard!" The Vikings all jump, then another opening in the clouds appear, and an even louder voice exasperatedly booms, "LOKI, WHAT WHY THE F**K!?"


* Every single god and goddess in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. BigBad Hades tricks humans into going at war with each other so he can use their souls to make his army of monsters. Viridi, godess of nature, believes humans have abused nature far too long and wants to wipe them all (though she thinks Hades is even worse). Even the BigGood GodOfGood [[{{Troll}} Palutena]] isn't immune, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt admitting that she does abuse her powers at times]] and [[PsychopathicManchild frequently messing with Pit]]. [[spoiler: Dark Pit eventually calls them all out on their selfish nature when they comment about how bad the humans are.]] The game is ''very'' loosely based on Greek Mythology listed above, with countless liberties being made like [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades being a Devil analogue]].

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* Every single god and goddess in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. BigBad Hades tricks humans into going at war with each other so he can use their souls to make his army of monsters. Viridi, godess of nature, believes humans have abused nature far too long and wants to wipe them all (though she thinks Hades is even worse). Even the BigGood GodOfGood [[{{Troll}} [[{{Manchild}} Palutena]] isn't immune, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt admitting that she does abuse her powers at times]] and [[PsychopathicManchild frequently messing with Pit]]. [[spoiler: Dark Pit eventually calls them all out on their selfish nature when they comment about how bad the humans are.]] The game is ''very'' loosely based on Greek Mythology listed above, with countless liberties being made like [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades being a Devil analogue]].


* Every single god and goddess in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. BigBad Hades tricks humans into going at war with each other so he can use their souls to make his army of monsters. Viridi, godess of nature, believes humans have abused nature far too long and wants to wipe them all (though she thinks Hades is even worse). Even the BigGood GodOfGood [[{{Troll}} Palutena]] isn't immune, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt admitting that she does abuse her powers at times]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking frequently messing with Pit]]. [[spoiler: Dark Pit eventually calls them all out on their selfish nature when they comment about how bad the humans are.]] The game is ''very'' loosely based on Greek Mythology listed above, with countless liberties being made like [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades being a Devil analogue]].

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* Every single god and goddess in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. BigBad Hades tricks humans into going at war with each other so he can use their souls to make his army of monsters. Viridi, godess of nature, believes humans have abused nature far too long and wants to wipe them all (though she thinks Hades is even worse). Even the BigGood GodOfGood [[{{Troll}} Palutena]] isn't immune, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt admitting that she does abuse her powers at times]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking [[PsychopathicManchild frequently messing with Pit]]. [[spoiler: Dark Pit eventually calls them all out on their selfish nature when they comment about how bad the humans are.]] The game is ''very'' loosely based on Greek Mythology listed above, with countless liberties being made like [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades being a Devil analogue]].

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4K18E1er2s A fun little story about Indra showing that even gods need to get some cosmic perspective]].


Perhaps they view all of life as a cosmic game, with humans as mere [[CosmicPlaything pawns and tools]]. Perhaps they're hungry for worship, either [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly out of necessity]] or just out of a huge ego, and are willing to resort to manipulation and worse to get it. Maybe they're just keen on DisproportionateRetribution (a ''very'' common trait in religions throughout history). Maybe it's the age-old adage "[[AGodAmI power corrupts]]", or maybe they're just {{The Sociopaths}}s, but whatever the case, the gods are just ''jerks''. They view human life as a source of entertainment or an inconvenience.

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Perhaps they view all of life as a cosmic game, with humans as mere [[CosmicPlaything pawns and tools]]. Perhaps they're hungry for worship, either [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly out of necessity]] or just out of a huge ego, and are willing to resort to manipulation and worse to get it. Maybe they're just keen on DisproportionateRetribution (a ''very'' common trait in religions throughout history). Maybe it's the age-old adage "[[AGodAmI power corrupts]]", or maybe they're just {{The Sociopaths}}s, Sociopath}}s, but whatever the case, the gods are just ''jerks''. They view human life as a source of entertainment or an inconvenience.


Perhaps they view all of life as a cosmic game, with humans as mere [[CosmicPlaything pawns and tools]]. Perhaps they're hungry for worship, either [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly out of necessity]] or just out of a huge ego, and are willing to resort to manipulation and worse to get it. Maybe they're just keen on DisproportionateRetribution (a ''very'' common trait in religions throughout history). Maybe it's the age-old adage "[[AGodAmI power corrupts]]", or maybe they're just {{troll}}s, but whatever the case, the gods are just ''jerks''. They view human life as a source of entertainment or an inconvenience.

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Perhaps they view all of life as a cosmic game, with humans as mere [[CosmicPlaything pawns and tools]]. Perhaps they're hungry for worship, either [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly out of necessity]] or just out of a huge ego, and are willing to resort to manipulation and worse to get it. Maybe they're just keen on DisproportionateRetribution (a ''very'' common trait in religions throughout history). Maybe it's the age-old adage "[[AGodAmI power corrupts]]", or maybe they're just {{troll}}s, {{The Sociopaths}}s, but whatever the case, the gods are just ''jerks''. They view human life as a source of entertainment or an inconvenience.

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