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2-17-2009 @ 5:22PM
I said this in the post about potential Uldular bosses, BUT... For serious, it bothers me a bit to be raiding bosses that are in some cases not even veiled copies of Norse Gods. I mean, they didn't even change Freya's name (though they did change her function.)Again: we'd never consider running a raid against someone who was obviously a copy of Jesus. It's a little weird to me.
2-17-2009 @ 5:28PM
I would. In a heartbeat.Heal the sick? That's easy. Raise the dead? Also easy. But can you throw a shield like I can?
2-18-2009 @ 1:33AM
Yes well, Thor and Odin don't have too many followers today. Scandinavian countries today are predominately christian. Did you think it was odd Disney made a movie about Hercules? Or when Roman and Greek gods show up on pop culture? These are dead religions that has moved from theology to mythology.
2-18-2009 @ 2:52AM
Depends on your meaning of dead. Polytheistic religions, many of which call on deities from earlier polytheistic religions like the Greeks or the Norse, have been a growing segment of the population for a couple of decades now.Scandanavian countries are predominantly Christian, yes, but there are enough Asatruar (a term for people who worship the Norse gods) that they qualify for a percentage of the church tax in Iceland, for example. They are a non-trivial part of the population. And there are quite a few Asatruar in the United States (you are reading a comment written by one of them), and in my experiences many pagans of other stripes believe in those gods too in their own fashion.Was I surprised by the Disney Hercules movie? Not at all. Was I offended that what they labeled "Hercules" bore no relationship whatsoever to the myths? Yes. I'm not objecting to references to mythology in pop culture- for somewhat obvious reasons I think that's kind of neat- but I do think that having them as raid bosses borders on the uncomfortable for me personally, given my own religious views.
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