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Old 5th February 2009, 08:47 PM
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One of The Irreverent Mr Black's posts recently had a pitcure in it which shows Jesus with some other gods. The caption said 'Don't worry, he's gone to the farm, to play with all the other gods'.

And that got me thinking - Who are these other gods? Do they still 'exist'?

Then I thought, it'd be great to have a list of all the gods that now 'rest in peace' (RIP) so that we can see how many gods have been put out of business (eg - because of a scientific discovery).

I reckon the first candidate should be 'Apollo' who was the 'Sun God'.

Can anyone else think of any other Gods that RIP?

(Looks like Apollo was also the god of light, truth, prophecy, archery, medicine, healing, music, poetry, and the arts and other stuff as well).

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo

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Old 5th February 2009, 10:31 PM
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Actually there is a list. H.L Mencken wrote a piece entitled "Memorial Service". He asks where the graveyard of the dead gods is. He then lists the dead gods. I counted 140 and stopped. I'm sure it is not definitive but it's fun to read.
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that was this article : http://www.graveyardofthegods.org/de...graveyard.html

and this may be interesting

http://www.graveyardofthegods.org/de...istofgods.html
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According to the great prophet Tom Holt, they aren't dead. They are living in a retirement village owned by Odin, conveniently located on a supernatural bus route.
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Old 5th February 2009, 11:38 PM
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Wow.

Thnx everyone (and thnx Protium for not permanently breaking the forum)

I thought there'd be a few of them, but I had no idea there was that many. That Mencken guy is an interesting person. Not exactly my cup of tea, but still interesting. And in his article I had to have a laugh at the following:

"Tezcatilpoca was almost as powerful; he consumed 25,000 virgins a year".

On that graveyard website, I also found the following...

Australian: 93 Gods, Goddesses and Places in the Dreamtime
Alinga, Anjea, Apunga, Arahuta, Ariki, Arohirohi, Bamapana, Banaitja, Bara, Barraiya, Biame, Bila, Boaliri, Bobbi-bobbi, Bunbulama, Bunjil, Cunnembeille, Daramulum, Dilga, Djanggawul Sisters, Eingana, Erathipa, Gidja , Gnowee, Haumia, Hine Titama, Ingridi, Julana, Julunggul, Junkgowa, Karora, Kunapipi-Kalwadi-Kadjara, Lia, Madalait, Makara, Nabudi, Palpinkalare, Papa, Rangi, Rongo, Tane, Tangaroa, Tawhiri-ma-tea, Tomituka, Tu, Ungamilia, Walo, Waramurungundi, Wati Kutjarra, Wawalag Sisters, Wuluwaid, Wuragag, Wuriupranili, Wurrunna, Yhi

See http://www.graveyardofthegods.org/de...istofgods.html

I often forget about Australia when it comes to gods that RIP, but there you go.

BTW - I don't know who Tom Holt is but I'll Google him and do some more reading. There's so much information out there, joining this forum has been a great learning curve.

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I liked American Gods. I also like Pratchett's Small Gods, though he doesn't use the gods of human mythology, his various jibes at current religious trends are pretty transparent.
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According to the late great Douglas Adams none of them are dead as their followers required them to be immortal.
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Here you are. A partial list of dead gods:

Tezcatilpoca
Tialoc
Xiehtecutli
Tlazolteol
Ixtlilton
Yacatecutli
Xipe
Tarves
Epona
Darmona
Drunemeton
Dervones
Deva
Axona
Taranous
Huitzilopechtli
Quitzalcoatl
Chalchihuitlicue
Centeotl Mictlan
Omacatl
Mixcoatl
Dis
Moccos
Mullo
Esus
Silvana
Adsalluta
Belisama
Vintios
Sulis
Cocidius
Durniatis
Ollovidius
Leucitius
Ogrnios
Borvo
Mogons
Resheph
Anath
Ashtoreth
El
Nergal
Nebo
Ninib
Melek
Ahijah
Isis
Ptah
Anubis
Bile
Ler
Arianrod
Morrigu
Govannon
Gunfled
Sokk-rnirni
Memetona
Dagda
Kerridwen
Pwyll
Ogyrvan
Dea
Dia
Ceros
Vaticanus
Adsmerius
Caletos
Albiorix
Vitucadrus
Uxellimus
Grannos
Sutehl
Baal
Astarte
Hadad
Addu
Shalern
Dagon
Sharrab
Jimi Hendrix
Yau
Amon-Re
Osiris
Sebek
Moloch
Gwydion
Manawyddan
Nuada
Argetlam
Tagad
Goibniu
Odin
Llaw
Gyffes
LIeu
Ogrna
Mider
Rigantona
Marzin
Mars
Jupiter
Cunina
Edulia
Adeona
Iuno
Lucina
Saturn
Furrina
Vediovis
Consus
Cronos
Enki
Engurra
Belus
Dirnmer
Mu-ul-lil
Ubargisi
Ubilulu
Gasan-lil
U -dimmer-an-kia
Enurestu
U -sab-sib
U-Mersi
Tammuz
Venus
Bau Mulu-hursang
Anu
Beltis
Nusku
Ni-zu
Sahi
Aa .
AIlatu
Sin
Abil Addu
Apsu
Potina
Statilinus
Diana of Ephesus
Robigus
Pluto
Ops
Meditrina
Vesta
Tilmun Zer-panitu
Merodach
U-ki
Dauke
Gasan-abzu
Elum
U - Tin-dir-ki
Marduk
Nin-lil-la
Nin
Persephone
Istar
Lagas
U-urugal
Sirtumu
Ea
Nirig
Nebo
Samas
Ma-banba-anna En-
Mersi Amurru
Assur
Aku
Beltu

(OK, I added Jimi, but the rest are authentic)
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