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Re: The Million Gods Project

#41  Postby DanDare » Apr 03, 2010 2:01 pm

Split the page in to A to Z sections. Added other GOOs of the Lovecraft pantheon.
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#42  Postby Made of Stars » Apr 04, 2010 7:14 am

Are those gods people actually believe in?
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#43  Postby dylan » Apr 04, 2010 7:27 am

Made of Stars wrote:Are those gods people actually believe in?

Doubt it. But never underestimate the :crazy:
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#44  Postby Made of Stars » Apr 04, 2010 1:20 pm

If they're not, they shouldn't be in the list. It's supposed to be for supernaturalistic explanations (i.e. gods) for natural phenomena. That is, fictions contrived to explain observed reality, rather than just fictions. ;)
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#45  Postby DanDare » Apr 04, 2010 2:31 pm

There are people who claim that Lovecraft was writing documentaries, not fiction, so they count in that respect. The fact that such people are, to my mind, certifiable does not distinguish the gods in question much from the others. On the other, other hand the Great Old Ones are described mostly as great powers within the cosmos rather than external deities as such, beings with supernatural level technology. These could be considered nascent gods perhaps?
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#46  Postby petwo » May 12, 2010 12:57 am

There are several sports gods, yet I've never actually heard any one of them called by name. In fact some sports may have many unnamed gods. Perhaps there should be a section for nameless gods, everyday deities that confound our daily activities.

Example: I hit a great approach shot the other day, 155 yards out, off the pin and into the drink. Bad luck? Next day same hole, blow my approach over the green, ball hits a tree way back there, rebounds and ends up 6 inches from the cup. Each day the golfing gods were invoked, no names, a lot of swearing, humbled. Just acknowledging the golfing gods and the role they play.
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#47  Postby DanDare » May 12, 2010 2:23 pm

petwo wrote:There are several sports gods, yet I've never actually heard any one of them called by name. In fact some sports may have many unnamed gods. Perhaps there should be a section for nameless gods, everyday deities that confound our daily activities.

Example: I hit a great approach shot the other day, 155 yards out, off the pin and into the drink. Bad luck? Next day same hole, blow my approach over the green, ball hits a tree way back there, rebounds and ends up 6 inches from the cup. Each day the golfing gods were invoked, no names, a lot of swearing, humbled. Just acknowledging the golfing gods and the role they play.

We could have a section entitled "The nameless gods". Each entry would be what the god was a god of, such as the god of golf, the god of poker, the god of public presentations and so on.
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#48  Postby petwo » May 13, 2010 2:46 am

DanDare wrote:
We could have a section entitled "The nameless gods". Each entry would be what the god was a god of, such as the god of golf, the god of poker, the god of public presentations and so on.


Like the God of satirical wit and the God of sarcasm?
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#49  Postby DanDare » May 13, 2010 10:52 am

petwo wrote:
DanDare wrote:
We could have a section entitled "The nameless gods". Each entry would be what the god was a god of, such as the god of golf, the god of poker, the god of public presentations and so on.


Like the God of satirical wit and the God of sarcasm?

And the god of making no comment.
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#50  Postby petwo » May 14, 2010 12:17 am

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And the god of making no comment.


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Re: The Million Gods Project

#51  Postby Think Floyd » Aug 06, 2010 2:30 am

Do we have the Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Warhammer, DnD, WoW, etc. deities on the list yet?
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#52  Postby DanDare » Aug 07, 2010 6:38 am

I vote for Grumsh!
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#53  Postby lukeprog » Aug 29, 2010 4:26 am

You definitely should add a short description for each god, otherwise gods are going to be confused and conflated. Some gods have the same spelling but are totally different gods from different parts of the globe. You could do something like this:

http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=285
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#54  Postby Made of Stars » Aug 29, 2010 4:40 am

I do have a list, with geography and description, in an Excel spreadsheet. It's 5,500 or so gods worth, and it's been pretty throughly de-duplicated*. If there were an easy way to turn that into a table in phpBB or wiki, I'd have a crack at it.

*Example: Bmola/P-mol-a/Pamola/Pomola
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#55  Postby quill » Nov 06, 2010 10:02 am

Aww, you guys are missing my favorite god:

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

Awanyu! The guardian water-serpent, protector of travelers and bestower of good luck.

Awanyu is very shy, sometimes hiding away in springs beneath the earth. He may be especially reluctant to come out now that you have excluded him, so don't expect rain anytime soon.
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#56  Postby RaspK » Nov 12, 2010 8:21 am

DanDare wrote:There are people who claim that Lovecraft was writing documentaries, not fiction, so they count in that respect. The fact that such people are, to my mind, certifiable does not distinguish the gods in question much from the others. On the other, other hand the Great Old Ones are described mostly as great powers within the cosmos rather than external deities as such, beings with supernatural level technology. These could be considered nascent gods perhaps?

You have both sorts of people believing in these things, though most (but not all) such people think of them as extraterrestrial or extradimensional (no comment).

One has to wonder how one should start addressing angels, devas, daemons, demons, and so on, though. Titivillus?
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#57  Postby talkietoaster » Nov 12, 2010 10:10 am

I looked through that whole list and I couldn't see Closter.
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#58  Postby CarlPierce » Jan 11, 2011 2:12 pm

RaspK wrote:
DanDare wrote:There are people who claim that Lovecraft was writing documentaries, not fiction, so they count in that respect. The fact that such people are, to my mind, certifiable does not distinguish the gods in question much from the others. On the other, other hand the Great Old Ones are described mostly as great powers within the cosmos rather than external deities as such, beings with supernatural level technology. These could be considered nascent gods perhaps?

You have both sorts of people believing in these things, though most (but not all) such people think of them as extraterrestrial or extradimensional (no comment).

One has to wonder how one should start addressing angels, devas, daemons, demons, and so on, though. Titivillus?



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Re: The Million Gods Project

#59  Postby DanDare » Jan 13, 2011 3:48 pm

CarlPierce wrote:DanDare you won't be laughing when the stars are right.

Of course I will be. I'll be laughing and gibbering in the Mountains of Madness. Tekillili!
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Re: The Million Gods Project

#60  Postby RaspK » Jan 14, 2011 11:06 am

DanDare wrote:
CarlPierce wrote:DanDare you won't be laughing when the stars are right.

Of course I will be. I'll be laughing and gibbering in the Mountains of Madness. Tekillili!

All of you should really check ye olde Deities and Demigods AD&D supplement... :mrgreen:
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