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What happens when a deity dies?
Posted: Posted August 15th, 2017 by bloodb4roses

If a minor deity dies, one with little impact on the universe, maybe nothing. Maybe some little world's fate will change, being set free from the god that created it. But little else.

A bit bigger, and a world with long standing life might die. A world that is a home, and the species that lived there must move on to a new home that was made by a different deity for a different purpose. With luck, the new god will take pity on them, but more likely they will find indifference or even spite.

Those with more influence might even endanger the worlds of others. Or in those cases that two gods are companions, one may sacrifice themselves to relight the flame of life in the other. Still, even this act of love may lead to destruction.

And the greatest of gods? When they die, they shatter reality. They rend time. And they may take other gods with them.

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Have you ever read "Towing Jehovah"?
It's a well-worldbuilt example of such a story.

Posted December 26th, 2017 by chiarizio

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Or in those cases that two gods are companions, one may sacrifice themselves to relight the flame of life in the other. Still, even this act of love may lead to destruction.
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This was (part of) the plot of a book my SF book club recently(?) read. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13539191-three-parts-dead “Three Parts Dead” by Max Gladstone.

I liked it a lot!

Posted December 22nd, 2018 by chiarizio
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