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Another bit of meta: Why do gods die?
There’s two questions wrapped up in that, one data-gathering and theory-building. The first is diagnostic: in what books, under what circumstances, which gods, which characters, what reasons, and with what results do gods die? 530 more words
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Now—Ten thousand, and ten thousand times ten thousand (for matter and motion are infinite) are the ways by which a hat may be dropped upon the ground, without any effect.—Had he flung it, or thrown it, or cast it, or skimmed it, or squirted, or let it slip or fall in any possible direction under heaven,—or in the best direction that could be given to it,—had he dropped it like a goose—like a puppy—like an ass—or in doing it, or even after he had done, had he looked like a fool,—like a ninny—like a nicompoop—it had fail’d, and the effect upon the heart had been lost.