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Most interesting gods

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Story of my life.
     
  2. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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  3. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I find Thor and Odin interesting, mainly because their depictions really tend to vary. They're anywhere from amazing to idiot jerks.
     
  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    @Hygro: Like Mustaine would say, "even in our worst days we still kick the **** out of other people's best days" :borg:

    @El Machinae: Loki, on the other hand, is afaik the only god who managed to get raped by a horse.
     
  5. Oruc

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    Helm from the Forgotten Realms. God of guardians and protectors
    "A very old deity, Helm was the eternal sentry and was always seen wearing a full suit of armor that represented the weight of his heavy responsibility. Yet Helm always got the job at hand done without complaint. The people of the Realms widely admired these qualities in what they saw as a humble and reassuring god."
     
  6. Daird

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    It's been picked up, so...
     
  7. Commodore

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    Well, if fictional gods count then I would have to say the most interesting for me would be the chaos god Tzeentch. The way he manipulates others, including his fellow chaos gods, for his Great Game, and the fact that he might actually be a protector of the universe rather that its destroyer make him a fascinating deity.
     
  8. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Nah dude, we're only discussing real gods here.

    I'm trying to think of a good example that hasn't already been mentioned, and .. I got nothing.. except maybe the God from Rendezvous with Rama? Or rather the god from the sequels.
     
  9. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    What? "Real" gods?

    Who says you can only mention "real" gods?

    The most interesting gods are the Gods of Small Things, imo. Or do I mean the Small Gods? I think I do.
     
  10. Kyriakos

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    Fictional gods do count (i mentioned as much in the OP). Also supposedly unreal, real gods count. Also "real" gods, and all other variations :)
     
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    warpus In pork I trust

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    I was just making fun of the real vs fictional gods distinction.
     
  12. SS-18 ICBM

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    I guess Slaanesh is interesting. For all the wrong reasons.
     
  13. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    Actually, thinking about it more, I also like Horus and Isis. Ra is kinda cool too.

    But Thoth is still my favorite Egyptian god.
     
  14. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Ganesh is quite interesting. Having a prehensile nose would be useful.

    Spoiler :
     
  15. El_Machinae

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    I've only seen fictional depictions of Thoth. Consistently a 'reasonable guy, likeable'.
     
  16. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Ganesha looks cool. Kali is scary though...
     
  17. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Isn't it Krishna?

    This is Kali:



    To whom the Thuggee (whence "thugs") were devoted.

    Kali is my kind of bird, I can tell you. Ho ho! Lovely girl, she is.
     
  18. Kyriakos

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    ^Yes, i know Kali, an image of her scared the hell out of me in early elementary school :)

    Way too many swords, and arms.

    And decapitated to use the heads so as to have a necklace.
     
  19. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Oh right! I thought you meant the figure behind Ganesh in the image I posted. I take it you didn't.

    Anyway... Hinduism's got quite a number of deities. Some say 300 million of them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_deities

    That's surely enough to keep a person busy for a bit.
     
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