Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Gandhi veneration USA 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 164. "But even below that there seemed something more. Charism, perhaps. That magic aura that great leaders in history such as Gandhi, Caesar, Innocent III, Wallenstein, Luther, F.D.R. have had? "
Gandhi veneration USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Simon and Schuster (1967); pg. 138-139. "'I want you to meet Jonathan Swift [i.e., a person who has memorized his writing]... and this other fellow is Charles Darwin, and this one is Schopenhauer... and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock...' "
Gandhi veneration USA - Southwest 2043 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 122. "'...My daddy was barely literate--I mean it was a struggle for the man to read a newspaper--but he used to quote Gandhi. What you're doing may seem insignificant, but it is terribly important that you do it.'

Those words were a comfort to Maggie now, standing in the circle trying to focus her own power. Not only to have Gandhi's words, but to have them from Erzulie's father. "

Gandhi veneration world 1896 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 161. "Einstein is a teen-ager in Switzerland. Lenin is a young lawyer, his revolutionary days far ahead of him. Franklin Roosevelt is a Groton student, Gandhi a lawyer in Africa, Picasso a youth. "
Gandhi veneration world 1941 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. 211. "No wonder the poor bastard was in a blue funk. Mahatma Gandhi wouldn't have stayed cool, calm, and collected with this landing on him. "
Gandhi veneration world 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 85. "In another place, under different circumstances, this man [Lex Luthor] might have been a Caesar, a Napoleon, a Hitler, or an Archimedees, a Michelangelo, a da Vinci. A Gautama, a Hammurabi, a Gandhi. But in this place, at this time, he was more. Superman made him more. "
Gandhi veneration world 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 426. "A Level Three person was fixated on rules. 'I followed orders.' Level Four ethics were dictated by the majority. A Level Five person devoted his or her life to creating and defending the laws that best served the widest common good, while defending the legal rights even of those whose views the Level Five person could not accept... Level Sixes were able to transcend the legalistic fixation of Level Fives, focusing on the common good and higher ethical realities across national, cultural, and societal boundaries. Level Sevens responded only to universal principles. Level Sevens appeared to be represented by the occasional Jesuses, Gandhis, and Buddhas. "
Gandhi veneration world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 125. "In a world of violence, court intrigues, and untrammeled sex, Estraven and Genly Ai maintain a chaste relationship and practice a Gandhian passive resistance. "
Gandhi veneration world 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 310. "...and he sat down on the floor, reasoning that if it worked for Mahatma Gandhi and martin Luther King, it should work for him. "
Gandhi veneration world 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 166. "'No one will believe in a conspiracy that operates out in the open. It goes against the human nature. Marin Luther King and Gandhi both unsettled their nation's rulers by openly announcing every move they were going to make. The tactic confused the enemy into looking for secret maneuvers where there were none. It drove them crazy.' "
Gandhi veneration world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 245. "'...I don't know why we're talking about sending scientists. Mahatma Gandhi, that's who we should send. Or, while we're at it, Jesus Christ. Don't tell me they're not available, der Heer. I know that.' "
Gandhi veneration world 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 306. "'...along with every other thinker who's had a major influence on the modern world--Lenin, Gandhi, Mao and the rest...''
Gandhi veneration world 2011 Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 257. "'...Kohlberg defined six levels of moral reasoning... At the highest, which Kohlberg considered the province of moral giants like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, moral behavior is based on abstract ethical principles...' "
Gandhi veneration world 2039 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 234. "He sat on the stone rim, absently tearing up stale bread. 'Did you see the picture gallery over her bed? Mahatma Gandhi was up there, Chico Mendes. The Chipko woman, Gaura Devi. Teresa of Lisieux. Teresa of Avila. The wimpy guy in the middle was the face from the Turin shroud.'

Braemar considered him. 'That's some obscure recognition for a young newshound. I didn't know you were a Catholic, Johnny.' "

Gandhi veneration world 2091 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 350. "...the balance of the rights of the individual with those of society> Locke> Paine> rebellion> Gandhi> the lone crusader on a higher moral plain... "
Gandhi veneration Zarathustra 2599 Piper, H. Beam. The Other Human Race in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1964); pg. 209. "Then he asked about the planets he'd been on. Jack named them, including one he'd never been within fifty light-years of, and the veridactor [lie detector/polygraph] caught that. He ended in a crimson blaze of mendacity by claiming to be a teetotaler, a Gandhian pacifist... Brannhard was satisfied; the veridicator worked. "
Ganesh worship California 2051 Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 84. "She and Shiva had pooled their hard-won surplus imipolex to make the body of a new moldie son named Ganesh--their final child. "
Ganesh worship California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 229. Pg. 229: "'I think you'd better board the Ganesh and get away from these irritating things.' "; Pg. 258: "Eventually Ganesh was ready. Kevin hugged Nadezhda and Tom, and they said things, but in the confusion of shouts he didn't hear... Above him Tom and Nadezhda waved back. Ganesh sung away from the dock, then three topsails unfurled simultaneously. " [Other refs. to this ship, built by people from India, and named after the Hindu god Ganesh.]
Ganesh worship galaxy 5000 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt (2000); pg. 227. "Aunty explained my name to me once. I asked, 'Why am I Sutty?' And she said, 'Sutty was God's wife.' And I asked, 'Am I Ganesh's wife?' Because Ganesh was the God I knew best, and I liked him. But she said, 'No, Shiva's.' "
Ganesh worship India 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 114. "...Williams headed straight for a murky alcove devoted to Ganesh, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and prosperity. A layer of artfully applied dust covered the bronze idol, but Seven observed that Ganesh's single tusk, curving upward beside his trunk, looked much less dusty than the rest of the shrine, so that he was not too surprised when Williams took hold of the ivory tusk and twisted it so that it now pointed downward. A metallic click accompanied the gesture, and the entire altar, idol and all, rose toward the ceiling, revealing a pristine white cubicle large enough to hold three or four full-sized adults. "
Ganesh worship India 1987 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 218. "...Radha O'Reilly... Her people practice a variety of Hinduism built around Gonesh, the elephant god, and the black mother Kali, and to them her wild card ability makes her the destined bride of Gonesh, or something along those lines. " [Other refs. to Hinduism, not in DB, pg. 218-221.]
Ganesh worship India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 124. "Victoria seemed to enjoy a large bronze idol of Ganesha, the playful, elephant-headed god of prosperity; and for the rest of our time in the museum we made a game out of finding as many representations of Ganesha as we could. " [Also pg. 237.]
Ganesh worship USA 1954 Knight, Damon. "Special Delivery " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1954); pg. 97. "'...How about Ganesh and Zeuxias?'

'I don't know.' She frowned. 'I can't figure it out. You know who it was that raped Marianne in the garden?'

'No, who?'


'You're kidding.'

'Nope.' She pointed to the stack of typescript. 'See for yourself.'

...'But Ganesh was in Lydia, buying back the sapphire. He didn't get back til--'

'I know, I know. But he wasn't. That was Zeuxias in a putty nose and his beard dyed. It's all perfectly logical, the way he explains it. Zeuxias overheard Ganesh talking to the three Mongols--you remember, Ganesh thought there was somebody behind the curtain, only that was when they heard Lygea scream...' " [More, pg. 97-98.]

Ganesh worship Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 74. "And behind came the evident object of that praise: a joker with an opulent belly spilling over a simple loin cloth. His head was the head of an elephant, with one tusk. He carried a parasol in his trunk to shade himself. He rode a giant white rat whose eyes were the color of blood.

'Now, that's something you don't see every day,' JJ Flash remarked to the air.

And way down inside him, a voice breathed, Ganesha. Oh, wow.

Oblivious, the calvacade danced straight up to the flank of the BMP. The Apsarases--as JJ recalled the celestial babes were called--winged out to either side and froze into pretty curtsies, still in midair. Ganesha dismounted and danced up to the half-track.

... an actual god, offspring of Shiva and Parvati.

...Ganesha smiled. 'Know that I am the Remover of Obstacles,' he sang in his high, pure voice. His acolytes cheered. " [More, pg. 75-76, 80-82, 88-89, 93, more. The Ganesha-like character is central to this story.]

Ganesh worship Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 80-81. "He [Ganesha] appeared harmless enough, pale, fat, and jolly, like an Asian Santa Claus with a trunk. She had learned to put small stock in appearance. Maya, the Hindus called it. "
Ganesh worship world 2001 Aldiss, Brian. "Marvells of Utopia " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 191. "'You could add to that long list all the world's false gods and goddesses, the Greek gods, who gave their names to the constellations, the Baals and Isises and Roman soldier gods, the multi-armed Kali, Ganesh with the elephant's head...' "
Ganesh worship world 2101 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 80. "Art's ship, the Ganesh, was not like that. It was clear that it had been hurtling around the inner solar system for a good long time now, and always at full capacity... But the First Hundred had lived in about five times as much space as the Ganesh's g ring, and the Ganesh carried five hundred passengers. " [Space ship named after the Hindu god. This ship is mentioned elsewhere in book.]
Ganesh worship world 2150 Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1967); pg. 83. "He entered the inner courtyard. An ascetic was seated on a prayer mat before the statue of Ganesha. " [Other refs. to Ganesha and Ganesha worship in book, most not in DB.]
Ganesh worship world 5000 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt (2000); pg. 1. "The brook-babble of Aunty gossiping with Moti's mother on the verandah. Uncle Hurree's dark hand lying still on a white page. Ganesh's little piggy kindly eye. A match struck and the rich grey curl of incense smoke: pungent, vivid, gone. "
Gardnerian Wicca United Kingdom: England 1982 Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. vi. [Acknowledgments.] "I have read, though not slavishly followed, the works of Margaret Murray and several books on Gardnerian Wicca. "
Gaul Europe -310 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 2. "They want to know the chances and costs of a sea route to the Far North, now that the Gauls are making the land dangerous...'

'The Gauls indeed.' Nothing else need be said. They had poured over the mountains to make the nearer part of Italy theirs; a long lifetime ago war chariots rumbled, swords flashed, homes blazed, wolves and ravents feasted across Europe. Hanno did add: 'I have some acquaintance with them. That should help. Be warned, the prospects of such a route are poor. Besides them, the Carthaginians.' "

Gaul Europe 1478 C.E. Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 48. Pg. 48, 60-63, etc.
Gaul Italy 1943 Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient. London, UK: Bloomsbury (1996; c. 1992); pg. 79. -
Gaul Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 38. "'If she is an ancient Gaul,' Frigate said, 'she may be used to seeing charred bodies. If I remember correctly, the Gauls burned sacrifices alive in big wicker baskets at religious ceremonies. I don't remember what god or goddess the ceremonies were in honor of...' "
Gaul Roman Empire 124 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 1. Pg. 1: "Prologue - Roman Year 630
(124 B.C.)

...The mad Mistral wind drove ice-rimmed puddles into the tent where fabric met rocky ground. So this was fair, sunny Gaul?... 'The veleda is outside, Consul,' a centurion rumbled.

'Bid her enter.' In this weather, even a crazy Gaulish hag shouldn't have to stand outside for the sake of his Roman dignity. ";

Pg. 3: "'Centurion Varro said you have a message from the Gauls' chief. What is it?' " [Extensive refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

Gaul Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 13. Pg. 13, 67, 93, more.
Gaul Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 308. "Anaxamander turned away, and the guards parted to let the chief slave stand. Clovix stepped forward, back bent, walking meekly but quickly behind Anaxamander. The Gaul's posture seemed more subservient than he had ever been, but in that crouch I saw an angry wolf poised to spring. The ghosts of all of Chandra's Tear's dead slaves clustered about Clovix thirsting for Anaxamander's blood. The fires of vengeance gleamed in the Gaul's sharp blue eyes. he stalked forward head bowed until... " [Some other refs. to this character, not in DB.]
Gaul Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 25. Pg. 25: "'I don't understand,' said Pierrette. 'Christian beliefs have supplanted old Gaulish ones. No one has taken heads since before the fall of Rome. Where are these fantomes coming from?' "; Pg. 29: "'The fantomes are Gaulish ghosts, but the only descriptions of the Gaulish religion are Caesar's. Where are the druids' holy books?'

Ah, child. Druids' apprenticeship lasted nineteen years. Six thousand, seven hundred and ninety-seven days, actually--a Golden Year. That often, sun- and moon-years exactly coincide.' "

Gaul Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 397. "My fantomes, one-third of the Gaulish Trinity of body, ghost, and soul, owe much to Fernand Benoit (Entremont, 1962). Benoit's speculations have been superseded in recent decades, replaced only by admissions of ignorance, but both classical sources and archaeology demonstrate the importance of severed heads to the Gauls. Bran, the Celtic raven-god, whose severed head remained alive for forty years, to advise his traveling companions, gives strong support to the concept of head as the seat of consciousness and identity. The head-sized niches in the pillars of Gaulish temples are literally graven in stone. Superseded or not, Benoit's views survive, if only as one further example of the 'mutating myths' that underlie The Veil of Years. "
Gaul world 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001) [Back cover] "The young apprentice mage, Pierrette, discovers that the pages in the history books are fading away. Like stars going behind a passing cloud, the events that define the sunny world she loves are winking out one by one, and the shadows of ancient headless Gauls -- souls of the dead whose heads once adorned the pillars of the cities of Provence -- are seen by night . . . Is the Black Time coming, when evil will reign supreme? The answer lies in the long ago, when Roman soldiers were encamped in Provence, and Pierrette must brave the otherworld to journey there. " [Extensive refs., not in DB. Gauls are the most important religious/ethnic group in the novel.]
Gaul world 2011 Brin, David. The Postman. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 261. "'Do you think us inexperienced? My dear fellow, how did the Normans domesticate the proud, numerous Saxons? What secret did the Romans use to tame the Gauls?'..' "
German Order world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 232. "The volkisch groups, the Thules, the Germanen Orden and three dozen other frenzied groups each claiming that their infinitesimal variations in nuance and emphasis amounted to major planks of doctrinal difference. "
Gheg Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. DB.]. Pg. 3: "...had already fought the invading Italians to a standstill with their mountain men, stalwart Gheg tribesmen. And a few Tosks from the southern lowlands as well, to give them their due. Tosks might copy Turk ways and religious practices, but they too were Albanians who shared the Gheg thirst for Fascist blood. "; Pg. 4: "In time of peace this whiskerless lad would still be under the protection of the bessa pledge, a year too young for the ancient threat of Gheg blood feuds. But even feuding families stood together against the Germans. "; Pg. 5: "Now the Germans were in steady retreat, but to let them do it with all deliberate speed was not the Gheg way. The Gheg way was to kill them all; tomorrow if necessary, today if possible. "; Pg. 7: "The boy did so, speaking with his barely detectable Serbian accent so unusual for a Gheg--but what was one to expect of a boy whose family had lived among Serbs for so long? "; Pg. 18: "...Gheg knife... " [Many other refs. not in DB.]
Gheg USA 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 158. "'...knew my real identity was my wife. Rita was a Gheg like myself; eagles do not mate with sparrows,' he said loftily. 'Perhaps she relied too much on the bessa, because she made a fatal mistake in having our son christened with our original family name...' " [More here, elsewhere, e.g. pg. 240, 252.]
Ghost Dance California: Los Angeles 2020 Gibson, William. "The Winter Market " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1986); pg. 594. "And then, one morning, about six, after a long, long session -- when she'd first gotten that eerie cotillion sequence out, the one the kids call the Ghost Dance -- she spoke to me. "
Ghost Dance galaxy 2375 Golden, Christie. Ghost Dance (Star Trek: Voyager/Dark Matters #2). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 142. [1] [The title of the novel is Ghost Dance, but the historic Native American/Mormon religion of the same name is actually referred to by name only in this passage.] "Suddenly, Chakotay gasped.

'What is it?' asked Paris.

For a long moment Chakotay didn't reply. He stared at the dancers as if transfixed. then slowly, with pain in his voice he replied, 'The Ghost Dance. they're doing the Ghost Dance.'

'What's the Ghost Dance?'

Chakotay turned to look at him, his dark eyes picking up the red glint of the flickering flames. 'In Earth's nineteenth century, there was a great deal of conflict between the European settlers and the natives of the Americas. There arose a leader named Wovoka, who prophesied that al white men would be swallowed by the Earth, and all dead Indians would emerge and enjoy a world free from their conquerors. It would be a new era for the native peoples...' "

Ghost Dance galaxy 2375 Golden, Christie. Ghost Dance (Star Trek: Voyager/Dark Matters #2). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 142. [2] "'...His followers performed something called the Ghost Dance, in honor of the dead who would arise. Participants would dance in a circle, just like this one. word of the Ghost Dance spread throughout the western part of the United States, and it alarmed the white government.'

'Did Wovoka advocate violence?'

'No, quite the opposite. He expressly stated that his followers weren't to make any trouble. But the whites were still worried. The famous Indian chief Sitting Bull was killed because he was believed to be an instigator of an impending rebellion. His followers were rounded up and placed in an encampment near Wounded Knee Creek.' "

Ghost Dance galaxy 2375 Golden, Christie. Ghost Dance (Star Trek: Voyager/Dark Matters #2). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 143. [3] "'That sounds familiar,' said Paris.

'The Lakota Indians weren't worried. They took the ideals of the Ghost Dance a step further. They made sacred shirts, believed to be bulletproof.'

Paris knew about bullets, and he didn't like the way this story was going. 'But they weren't bulletproof, were they?' he asked, turning to watch the dancers.

'No,' Chakotay replied, his voice soft. 'They weren't. In December of 1890, a shot was fired within the camp and the soldiers began shooting. They massacred some two hundred unarmed men, women, and children. Those who tried to escape the battle were pursued and killed. All because of the fear stirred up by the Ghost Dance.'

He didn't say anything more. He didn't have to. Paris watched the figures moving in the firelight and desperately hoped that history was not about to repeat itself. "

Ghost Dance USA 1890 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 288. "'What became of the Indians?' said Paul.

'What Indians?' said Lasher wearily.

'The original Ghost Shirt Society--the Ghost Dance Indians,' said Finnerty. 'Eighteen-ninety and all that.'

'They found out the shirts weren't bulletproof, and magic didn't bother the U.S. Cavalry at all.'


'So they were killed or gave up trying to be good Indians, and starting being second-rate white men.'

'And the Ghost Dance movement proved what?' asked Paul.

'That being a good Indian was an [sic] important as being a good white man--important enough to fight and die for, no matter what the odds. They fought against the same odds we fought against: a thousand to one, maybe, or a little more.' "

Ghost Dance USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 345. "'...Certainly none [stories] are told of the so-called fathers of our country; the idea that one of those gentlemen is not dead but asleep, say, in the Ozarks or the Rockies is funny but not anywhere held. Only the despised ghost-dancing Red Man has a history and a memory long enough to supply such a hero...' "
Ghost Dance USA 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 250. "Paul... was deeply disturbed by the plight of the redskins. 'Golly.'

'The world had changed radically for the Indians,' said Lasher. 'It had become a white man's world, and Indian ways in a white man's world were irrelevant. It was impossible to hold the old Indian values in the changed world. The only thing they could do in the changed world was to become second-rate White men or wards of the white men.'

'Or they could make one last fight for the old values,' said Finnerty with relish.

'And the Ghost Dance religion,' said Lasher, 'was that last, desperate defense of the old values. Messiahs appeared, the way they're always ready to appear, to preach magic that would restore the game, the old values, the old reasons for being. There were new rituals and new songs that were supposed to get rid of the white men by magic. And some of the more warlike tribes that still had a little physical fight left in them added a flourish of their own--the Ghost Shirt.' " [More.]

Ghost Dance USA 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 249. "'What's a ghost shirt?' murmured Paul...

'Towards the end of the nineteenth century,' said Lasher, 'a new religious movement swept the Indians in this country, Doctor.'

'The Ghost Dance, Paul,' said Finnerty.

'The white man had broken promise after promise to the Indians, killed off most of the game, taken most of the Indians' land, and handed the Indians bad beatings every time they'd offered any resistance,' said Lasher.

'Poor Injuns,' murmured Paul.

'This is serious,' said Finnerty. 'Listen to what he's telling you.'

'With the game and land and ability to defend themselves gone,' said Lasher, 'the Indians found out that all the things they used to take pride in doing, all the things that had made them feel important, all the things that used to gain them prestige...' " [More. Many other refs. to a new 'Ghost Shirt Society' in novel, not in DB. It becomes a major plot point.]

Ghurkas Brunei 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 362. "Three bat-wing aircraft appeared over the Istana Nural Iman, the Sultan's palace. They dispensed their munitions, sleeping gases in aerosol form, knocking out everyone inside the palace except for a cadre of specially-equipped Gurkha guards.

...The SEALs quickly learned that they had to contend with the Gurkha guards who were wearing biochemical defensive suits. The SEALs and the Gurkhas engaged in an enthusiastic firefight for about thirty minutes, causing about eighty million dollars worth of damage to the luxurious palace. In the end, however, the SEALs prevailed over the Gurkhas, only to find themselves unable to capture the Sultan, who flamboyantly demonstrated a preference for suicide. "

Ghurkas Europe 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 355. "...I found him whetting the edge of the great Ghoorka knife which he now always carries with him. "
Ghurkas India 1848 Moore, William. Bayonets in the Sun. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978; first pub. 1974); pg. 38. "...Jean Baptiste Ventura... reorganised the infantry into a formidable army including Ghurkas, Pathans, Biharis and Ooriyas. "
Ghurkas Malaysia 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 160. "Beside the prince stood two whip-lithe guards. one looked Korean and the other looked like a Gurkha. " [Also pg. 316-317.]
Ghurkas Singapore 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 190. "Once they saw some cops, Singapore's finest, in neatly pressed blue Gurkha shorts, with tangle-guns and yard-long lathi sticks. "
Ghurkas Singapore 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 219. "Laura looked up, startled. It was a tall, tough-looking, turbanned Sikh in a khaki shirt and Gurkha shorts. "
Ghurkas United Kingdom: England 1880 Anthony, Patricia. "Dear Froggy " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1993); pg. 205. Pg. 205: "'How do I miss the wars,' she said softly. 'And all the virile young Ghurkas.' "; Pg. 210: "Poor Adeline and her Ghurkas and her laudanum, Iona thought... "
Ghurkas world 1938 Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 310. Pg. 310: "There was a good deal of sickness in the camp--for the soldiers had been no more prepared than I had been for the various infections of the Age--and I lent a hand assisting the camp's solitary doctor, a rather young and perpetually exhausted naik attached to the 9th Gurkha Rifles. "; Pg. 314: "...and I had spent the morning putting my clumsy skills at the service of the gurkha doctor. " [Some other refs. to this character, but the word 'gurkha' is not used again.]
Ghurkas world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 110. "She stood in the antechamber, allowing the sultan's Gurkha security thugs to fondle her body. "
Gimi Papua New Guinea 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 278. "Sepak... was a full-blooded member of the Gimi tribe, which took pride in a very special distinction. Of all nations, clans, and peoples on Earth, only among native Papuans were there still a few left alive who remembered when the planet had not been a single place. This year was the centennial of the 1938 Australian expedition which discovered the Great Valley of central New guinea, isolated until then from any contact with the outside world. The last 'unknown' tribes of any size had been found there, living as they had for countless generations--tending crops, waging war, worshipping their gods, thinking their long notch between the mountains the sum total of existence. "
Giriama Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 337. "Inside the bar, the spectators were ten deep around the ring. A Giriama woman with scarification ridges beaded across her chin and brows was kicking the living sh-- out of a hauntingly beautiful Indian girl... "
Gnosticism Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 46. "Somewhere out here, too, was the oneirolith mine. Cruz Wexler's gnosis, the alien, the Other (she had told Keller). And something more personal. "
Gnosticism Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 75. "It was an unorthodox and expensive move but it would be worth it, he said: the new stone would yield up answers, secret wisdom--she felt a little of his own flagging enthusiasm--the final gnosis. "

Gnosticism, continued


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