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If You Were A God What Would You Be God Of?

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by ShadeZ, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Ooh, everyday items used by every person alive. That doesn't sound low stress. That sounds like getting yelled out every two seconds over petty spills and damp towels. Take it from someone who knows, that sounds dreadful.
     
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  2. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    Just cuz they yell doesn't mean I have to listen. <g> 'Course, I figure that might go for God of Harvest or anything else.

    Actually God of Anything Specific just seems silly to me. It presumes, first of all, that a god--all gods, really--have clearly staked out their respective jurisdictions *and* that those boundaries correspond to how humans perceive the world. Also, the notion is peculiarly provincial. If I'm, say, God of Wind, am I also God of Solar Winds? God of Martian Wind? Am I God of Wind but really there's another god, of terrestial rotation, that underlies my own ability to influence ... aw, never mind. God of Hand Towels, me. And before you ask, there's another set of gods handling production and sales and distribution.
     
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  3. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

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    God of Pedantry it is!
     
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  4. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    No, no, not pedantry. Pendantry. God of Hanging Around.

    Edit: was that pedantic?
     
  5. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

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    Don't forget the Oh God of Breaking Wind.
     
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  6. You'll be pestered by hitchhiker's who lost their's all day long. Doesn't sound low stress at all...
     
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  7. SinghSong

    SinghSong Dreamer

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    Futility, most likely. Or failure, or ill fortune.
     
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  8. D. Gray Warrior

    D. Gray Warrior Troubadour

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    I'd be the god of pizza and soda. Honoring me allows pizza delivery times to be sped up.

    However, putting pineapple on pizza is a mortal sin worthy of holy war.
     
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  9. Insolent Lad

    Insolent Lad Inkling

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    Were I a Greek god, I would be Hephaestus, pottering about in my workshop and grumbling about that Ares making eyes at my woman, er, goddess.
     
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  10. ShadeZ

    ShadeZ Sage

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    Ah I have one of these too. Nihil the draconic goddess of memory loss, absence of thought, nothingness, void, and anti-death. She is constantly bickering with Mergatroid the dragon god of time, presence, magic, creation, and balance. Mergatroids son and daughter fight Nihil's cult of followers who believe the world shoudl be consumed by nothingness and dragons should rule supreme.
     
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  11. ChasingSuns

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    The god of liminal space. Forever changing, always in flux. Probably would end up also being the god of existential crises :p Due to this constant change, I would also constantly both exist and not exist (Schrodinger's god?).
     
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