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(io9)   The thirteen biggest assholes in Greek mythology. Is anyone a bigger ass than Odin?   (io9.com) divider line 8
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2013-10-30 03:07:32 AM  
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I'm glad it's limited to Greek, because Sithrak makes them pale in comparison.

/Sithrak's gonna fark you up
2013-10-29 08:25:38 PM  
2 votes:
Polytheistic gods tended to all be petty and vengeful.  It's how people explained the horrible things that happened in life beyond their control.  Hell, even the Old Testament Judeo-Christian god is a raging asshole who advocates genocide.
2013-10-30 08:54:53 AM  
1 votes:

meat0918: Trocadero: simplicimus: JohnAnnArbor: Darth Macho: Are we counting Homer? Because the fact that Hector busts his ass 24/7 to defend his city and gets absolutely no respect from the gods (even his baby son is murdered) while Achilles is excused countless biatch-fits because the gods looooove their Greeks is total bullshiat. It still pisses me off.

The Illiad is cultural proof that the Greeks deserved the rest of their history.

Well, the gods didn't treat the Greeks so well after the sack of Troy, during which they committed many outrages. The Greeks ended up either having a hard time getting home or misfortune when they arrived.

Well the greeks pissed of Poseidon, which is why they had trouble getting home. But Odysseus either a) finally made it home or b) founded Rome.,

That was Aeneas, who was Trojan.

What about Romulus and Remus?


They founded the city; Aeneas founded the tribe. He was their ancestor, or so the stories say.
2013-10-30 08:07:36 AM  
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UNC_Samurai: Polytheistic gods tended to all be petty and vengeful.  It's how people explained the horrible things that happened in life beyond their control.  Hell, even the Old Testament Judeo-Christian god is a raging asshole who advocates genocide.


Gods are fundamentally anthropomorphic personifications of nature, either nature nature or human nature.

Any religion where the gods aren't huge dicks on average is clearly not paying sufficient attention.  Even Christianity, a relatively recent religion from a time when the bulk of humanity didn't have to deal with nature trying to kill them on a regular basis, didn't actually catch on until the cult took the gospels and their wimpy turn-your-cheek crap and added a few extra chapters of smiting, hellfire and stoning people for lifestyle choices (Jesus preaches some directly, but not enough).

Not really surprising that Zeus, especially, was a bigger rapist and more prone to random smiting and swapping sides than usual, the dude represented all the crap that came from the sky... lightning, meteor impacts, irregular rainfall destroying crops, floods, etc.  In a culture heavily invested in sailing around, the weather's not probably gonna be a nice guy in your books.
2013-10-30 06:43:12 AM  
1 votes:
Heh, this is probably just a thinly veiled advert for Thor.  Because i09 (and Fark) are just corporate shills.
2013-10-30 03:29:32 AM  
1 votes:
Darth Macho:

You don't punish asshole characters by giving them kickass spinoff adventures.

You do if it's Fox and they cancel after five episodes aired out of order.
2013-10-30 02:18:54 AM  
1 votes:

Genju: CygnusDarius: CygnusDarius: Well, to be fair, even the Greek Heroes were dicks. I mean, just look at the son of Oedipus and his six companions.

Fixed that for me.

History's biggest motherfarker.


Well, you can't deny that he loved his mother.
2013-10-30 01:57:31 AM  
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: CygnusDarius: Well, to be fair, even the Greek Heroes were dicks. I mean, just look at the son of Oedipus and his six companions.

Fixed that for me.


History's biggest motherfarker.
 
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