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/
Mongol Massachusetts: Boston 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 134. "joint Japanese-American-Mongolian corporate enterprise " [Also pg. 141-142, 157, 208, 325, etc.]
Mongol Metropolis 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 334. [A waiter dressed as Robin lists the specials at the restaurant Planet Krypton.] "'Well,' Robin said, 'there's the Man of Beef, the Mongul Monstrosity, or could I recommend the Dynamic Duo? It's like surf and turf, only--' "
Mongol Middle East 1366 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon and the Djinn. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 200. "'Yes,' said abu al-Qusayr,' at least they claim to be Hashasheen; and I would not risk doubting it. They are not, of course, of the original Assassins, which began with Hassan ibn al-Sabbah, who was the first 'Old Man of the Mountain.' He seized the castle of Alamut, in a valley near Kazvin, nearly three hundred years ago; and Alamut was their headquarters for many years, until the Mongols took them, one by one. Finally, Alamut itself fell to the Mongols; and the last of the Assassins' castles in Syra, Kahf, was conquered less than a hundred years ago...' " [More, pg. 202-203, 206-211, etc.]
Mongol Mongolia 1941 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. 386. Mongolia
Mongol Mongolia 1947 Bear, Greg. Dinosaur Summer. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 34. [References to Mongolia.]
Mongol Mongolia 1964 Hoyle, Fred. The Black Cloud. New York: Harper & Row (1957); pg. 125. "The evacuation of Tibet, Sinkiang, and Outer Mongolia was left to the Chinese. "
Mongol Mongolia 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 40. -
Mongol Mongolia 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 193. "'They've found an anomaly in the Mongolian People's Republic. Something that wasn't there a year ago. It looks like a huge boulder.' " [More here. Also pg. 318, 357, elsewhere.]
Mongol Mongolia 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 79. "China was in equally deep on the Iraq-Iran side, though she hadn't yet sent in Chinese soldiers, only Tibetans, North Koreans, Vietnamese, and Mongolians. "
Mongol Mongolia 2028 Hogan, James P. The Two Faces of Tomorrow. New York: Baen (1997; c. 1979); pg. 145. "'Six months from now you'll be on the Moon, I'll be somewhere between Hong Kong and Outer Mongolia and...' "
Mongol Mongolia 2045 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 24. "By the middle of the twenty-first century, all the other great federative superpowers of the world [other than the U.S.] had come apart, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics breaking up into its fifteen constituent states... Siberia breaking free of the Russian Federation, then collapsing into six smaller nations. Sinkiang and Tibet and Mongolia breaking free of the Chinese Republic... "
Mongol Mongolia 2051 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 174. -
Mongol New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 57. "...told his or her favorite scabrous Republican / gay / black / Puerto / Jew / Irish / Italian / doctor / lawyer / rabbi / priest / female politician / Mafioso joke in the finest 1965 style. I felt, as I had always felt at these functions, like a visitor from Mongolia hurled without phrasebook into some unknown American tribal ritual. It might have been unendurable... "
Mongol New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 60. "A new Roosevelt? A new Kennedy? I trembled. A new Charlemagne, a new Mohammed, maybe a new Genghis Khan. "
Mongol Poland 1245 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 331. [An alternate history because the timeline has been changed.] "He had annexed those parts of Poland where his armies met the Mongols. "
Mongol Realm 1984 Bear, Greg. "Book One: The Infinity Concerto " (c. 1984, substantially rewritten for this edition) in Songs of Earth & Power. New York: Tor (1996; 1st ed. 1994); pg. 241. "With nightfall, they supped in the main chamber. Lin Piao told him of the vicissitudes of working with the human Kubla, of the Khan's quiet melancholy and towering rages. 'He was so nostalgic for his people's beginnings, for the steppes. We had tailored the design of the palace to impress him all the more. It resembled a gigantic Mongol tent, one that might be found in the highest of the seventeen heavens--much finder and more luxurious than the grubby yurts his forebears slept in. all its walls were made of silk... It didn't float, it loomed. It was gaudy, encrusted with Mongol ornament... " [Other refs. not in DB, esp. refs. to Kubla Khan.]
Mongol Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 91. "He had been resurrected somewhere along the River among a people about ninety percent early fourteenth-century English and Scottish and ten percent ancient Sybarites. The peoples across The River were a mixture of Mongols of the time of Kubla Khan and some dark people the identity of which Greystoke did not know. HIs description fitted North American Indians... John de Greystock put ten Mongols out of commission with his grail an dthen was hit on the head with a rock... "
Mongol Russia 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 213. "'...Our situation [in historic Russia] was different. We were conquered by the Mongols. Their horse technology was much superior to ours...' "
Mongol Tibet 1999 Pattison, Eliot. The Skull Mantra. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur (1999); pg. 315. "'...There have always been invaders. The Mongolians. The Chinese, several times...' "
Mongol United Kingdom 1979 Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Harmony Books (1979); pg. 7. "Curiously enough, though he didn't know it, he was also a direct male-line descendant of Genghis Khan, though intervening generations and racial mixing had so juggled his genes that he had no discernible Mongoloid characteristics, and the only vestiges left in Mr. L. Prosser of his mighty ancestry were a pronounced stoutness about the tum and a predilection for little fur hats. He was by no means a great warrior... " [Also pg. 17.]
Mongol USA 1954 Knight, Damon. "Special Delivery " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1954); pg. 97. "'...Zeuxias overheard Ganesh talking to the three Mongols...' "
Mongol USA 1972 Blish, James & Judith Ann Lawrence. "Getting Along " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 568. "along the banks of the Monongohela (which in those days, as the name indicates, was much haunted by Mongols). "
Mongol USA 2002 Reed, Kit. Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. Boulder, CO: Black Ice Books (1994); pg. 92. "...and the Outlaw men will spring out form wherever they're hiding, swarming in like the Mongol hordes, Huns or Vandals to change the face of this little civilization. "
Mongol world -1400 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 23. "The skin was a weatherbeaten olive, the whole effect more Armenian or Turkish than Mongol. "
Mongol world -105 B.C.E. Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 431. "...the met and edged wordlessly past a helmeted, impassive fellow whom they recognized as a far-journeying Mongol. "
Mongol world 1138 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 303. [An alternate history because the timeline has been changed.] "'...Meanwhile, the Mongols penetrated far into Europe, I think farther than in our world, because their internal wars left the Germans in no shape to send help against them. When they withdrew, eastern Europe as a wreck, and Germany colonists gradually took it over. "
Mongol world 1239 C.E. Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 118. "The Tartar campaign... was a juggernaut; a new tribe of heathens, the Mongols, had taken over and was fashioning the most massive and savage empire the world had yet seen. This was indeed the scourge... The Mongols were leaving no nation untouched... " [Other refs not in DB.]
Mongol world 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 18. "The steamer 'Mongolia' belonging to the Peninsula and Oriental company... " [Many other refs. to this steamer ship, not in DB. Other than its name, it has nothing to do with the country.]
Mongol world 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 168. -
Mongol world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 82. Pg. 82: "...picked their way through groups of people engaged in Mongolian cluster..., sitting Za-Zen, or just listening to music. "; Pg. 206: "...when the whole Middle East was overrun by hordes of Mongols, who came from so far away that they had not been infiltrated. "
Mongol world 1981 Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 100. "'Could the Chinese float across the Pacific in balloons?' Stuart said, imagining thousands of such small, gray cigar-shaped balloons, each with a platoon of Mongolian-type Chinese peasant soldiers... "
Mongol world 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 2: Black Genesis. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 50. "'The Turks are actually Mongols. The word Turk is really a corruption of their original name, 'T'u-Kin,' which is Chinese. But they don't look Chinese and they invaded and commingled in an area that already had hundreds of other racial types, so it is very simple to find... vast numbers of people who can pass for Turks. "
Mongol world 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 15. "'You heard about the rock?'

...'Anybody who hasn't?'

Page chuckled. 'Some rice farmer in Bangladesh, maybe, or a Mongol family out on the steppe...' "

Mongol world 1997 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 339. "'It's funny, but in all of this, I've been thinking of you and Marty, and . . . my book. The Huns and Mongols and Scythians and Indo-Europeans . . . All those people and my book. I'll never get it finished.'

'Don't be so sure,' he said...

'Do you think these probes are like the hordes? Migrating, ravaging, pushed on by famine or overpopulation?' "

Mongol world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 329. "The winds of HIT were demons like Mongol horsemen. They could fly over these plains and everything would be different. "
Mongol world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 222. "'Indeed you have. It was the birth name [Temujin] of the greatest man of all history, the man you Westerners know as Genghis Khan.'

'The barbarian conqueror.'

'The Mongol emperor who ruled all men from the China Sea tot he Danube River!' "

Mongol world 2019 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 113. "'Dr. Quinn, have you heard the Mongolian Humi singers? Stefansky says their music may have been altered and planted in the SETI file. Is that true?' "
Mongol world 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 144. The chieftain of a Cro-Magnon tribe calling themselves the Blood People... Vandar Adg [contemporary Vandal Savage, who has lived for 50,000 years]... Once, in Rome, he'd assumed the name Julius Caesar... Once, in Mongolia, he'd become a man named Genghis Khan and laid down an empire across the steppes of Asia and Europe. "
Mongol world 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 169. "Here and there, they'd spotted nomadic Kazakhs and a few Torgut Mongols herding sheeps, horses, cattle, and camels. "
Mongol world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 623. "Opposite the closed eyes of each is an unwinking eye like that of a Mongolian Cyclops. "
Mongol world 2555 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 255. "The library whispered, It appears to be a local breed of Shetland pony. Close enough. Didn't Mongols ride ponies, for Christ's sake? "
Mongol world 3000 Hubbard, L. Ron. Battlefield Earth. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 530. Pg. 530: "Did Jonnie know there was a tomb over to the southeast, way over, where the emperor of the world was buried? A Mongol named Timur I Leng. Nearly two thousand years ago he had ruled the whole world. It was a fact. "; Pg. 659-660: Mongols; Pg. 701: Mongolian beef
Mongol world 3200 Devenport, Emily. GodHeads. New York: Penguin/Roc (1998); pg. 196. "...I had a water pouch strapped to my hip and I had a bow and quiver of arrows strapped to my back. It was a composite bow, made of bone, sinew, and horn, like the Mongols had made and used thousands of years ago, on Earth. "
monism Israel 33 C.E. Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 194. "'All philosophies are either monist or dualist. Monists believe that the material world is the only world--hence, materialists. Dualists believe in a binary universe, that there is a spiritual world in addition to the material world.' "
monolatrists world -2500 B.C.E. Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 213. "'I thought the Hebrews were monotheists. How could they worship Asherah?'

'Monolatrists. They did not deny the existence of other gods. But they were only supposed to worship Yahweh. Ashereah was venerated as the consort of Yahweh.'

'I don't remember anything about God having a wife in the Bible.'

'The Bible didn't exist at that point. Judaism was just a loose collection of Yahwistic culsts, each with different shrines and practices. The stories about the Exodus hadn't been formalized into scripture yet. And the later parts of the Bible had not yet happened.' "

Monophysitism Egypt 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 50. "'Just as soon as we have something to eat.'

'Are you a Moslem?' interrupted Myshtigo.

'I am of the Coptic faith,' replied Rameses, not smiling.

'Oh, really? That was the Monophysite heresy, was it not?'

'We do not consider ourselves heretics,' said Rameses. "

Monophysitism world 451 C.E. Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 200. "Disagreements arose about the specific nature of Christ. Schismatic churches fissioned from the main mass: the Arians, the Nestorians, the Monophysites. "
monotheism Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 30. "At least he had denied it to Nazi and communist alike, unless he was interrogated and broke under torture. He resolved to put the hoard [of gold] out of his mind until some future day when Albania was once again a God-fearing republic, free of domination by Serbs and Russians. "
monotheism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. "Man, Android and Machine " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1975); pg. 206. "Underlying the two game-players there is God, who is neither and both [good and bad]. The effect of the game is that both players become purified. Thus, the ancient Hebrew monotheism, so superior to our own view. "
monotheism California: Gateway City 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 77. [Esther, a Jewish person, speaks with Diana.] "'...But I believe in my God, and I know in my heart that He is the one, true God, who created the Universe, who created all the people and the animals, the birds and the trees and the flowers, and who, in all that, still has time to look down and make sure that little Esther Schorr is okay, that she has bread in the breadbox and milk in the icebox. I believe in him, Diana, and I think He maybe believes in me. So, sure, I don't like that you come and say 'Here are these other gods, and I know they are real because I have met them.' ' " [Thematically, much of this book is about monotheism vs. polytheism.]
monotheism Commonwealth 1001981 Wolfe, Gene. The Claw of the Conciliator. New York: Timescape Books (1981); pg. 299. "'Appendixes: Social Relationships in the Commonwealth "; "The religious are almost as enigmatic as the god they serve, a god that appears fundamentally solar, but not Apollonian... At times there is something suggestive of Hinduism about them, despite their obvious monotheism. "
monotheism Darkover 4025 Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Traitor's Sun. New York: DAW Books (1999); pg. 411. "At last she said, 'The Darkovan mythology is fairly simple--two gods, two goddesses and no theology to speak of. They are more like forces of nature, invoked ceremonially on occasion, and otherwise not given much attention. There are other deities, lesser ones, as well. But I think that the general attitude of the people is that if the gods do not actively interfere in their lives, then they should just leave well enough alone... Up in Nevarsin there is a cult called the cristoforos. Their beliefs are monotheistic and not shared by most of the people of Darkover, but they have been a center of learning for centuries. In the past, many of the sons of Comyn were sent there to be educated...' " [More.]
monotheism Egypt -2000 B.C.E. Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 29. [Year estimated.] "...Saturn, whose exploits on Earth were legion. Although Saturn had a good many minor failures, failure never came the same way twice; and after all, he had done quite well on occasion.

Saturn got the best of a young Egyptian pharaoh, for example. He promised that if the boy destroyed all records and memory of his monotheist predecessor Ikhnaton, then the boy-king would have gold and treasure beyond his greatest dreams; and that treasure would be with him longer than any other pharaoh. True, the tomb of King Tutankhamen remained free of looters until the year 1911; but the boy had died at nineteen, and Saturn saw to it that the treasure remained with Tut's body, not his soul. "

monotheism galaxy 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 218. "Was it surprising, then, that there were stages whole species went through?

Agriculture or animal husbandry.
An age of discovery.
An age of reason.
Atomic energy.
Space travel.
An information revolution.
A flirtation with interstellar voyaging.
And then--
And then--
And then something else. "

monotheism galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Zone (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 2 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 99. "'Excuse me,' young Q said to the armor-clad stranger. 'Who ware you?'

'I am The One,' He replied, His arms crossed stiffly atop His chest.

'The One?' inquired Q, who was after all only a Q.

'He invented monotheism,' O explained with a shrug. 'Indulge Him.' He raised his voice to address the entire gathering. 'Old friends and comrades, call me O now, for I've put the pitfalls and purgatory of the past behind me...' " [Novel focuses on the godlike Q beings. Other refs. to The One, Q, O, etc., not in DB.]

monotheism galaxy 23000 Engh, M. J. Rainbow Man. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 157. "'I don't doubt Doron's a nice boy. Nice people make the best of whatever religion they're stuck with. They even generally think they're nice because of their religion. But sooner or later, even in a totalitarian monotheism, people start objecting to any Omnipotence that's willing to preside over a universe as nasty as this one.' "
monotheism Iran 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 300. [Academic symposium in Nanavit, year 2195.] "...his extensive publications. These include 'Sumptuary Laws Through the Ages: An Analysis of Documents' and the well-known study 'Iran and Gilead: Two Late-Twentieth-Century Monotheocracies, as Seen Through Diaries,'... "
monotheism Metropolis 2010 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 6-7. "We loved him. Even my congregants who complained that the Man of Steel rattled the windows when he breezed by loved him. Even those whose petty fantasies of confidence and criminality he thwarted, and whose reform he inevitably embraced and championed, loved him. Even those of my colleagues who saw his enormous temporal power as rivaling their monotheistic teachings, and who then heard with what eloquence he accounted for himself--especially to the children--loved him. It seemed the right thing to love him. God seemed to love him so. "
monotheism USA 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 243. "'...Theologians an persuade themselves of anything. Oh, my church [conservative Protestant], too--but at least mine is honestly pantheistic. Anyone who can worship a trinity and insist that his religion is a monotheism can believe anything--just give him time to rationalize it. Forgive me for being blunt.' "
monotheism USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 300. [Academic symposium in Nanavit, year 2195.] "Professor Pieixoto scarcely needs any introduction, as he is well known to all of us, if not personally then through his extensive publications. These include 'Sumptuary Laws Through the Ages: An Analysis of Documents' and the well-known study 'Iran and Gilead: Two Late-Twentieth-Century Monotheocracies, as Seen Through Diaries,'... " [Gilead is the new name for the United States of America, after being transformed into a monotheocracy, which is the subject of the entire novel.]
monotheism world -5000 B.C.E. Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Dragons of a Lost Star. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast (2001) [Inside book jacket] "Crying the praises of the One God, a mystical young woman named Mina has appeared out of a magical storm and overrun the land with her army of dark-armored knights. The elven land of Silvanesti has fallen prey to their might. The young elf king has fallen prey to Mina's amber eyes... It seems that no one can stand against the powerful and relentless entity guiding the devastating events on Krynn. At last one lone dragon seeks ou an old enemy, vowing at any coast to find the answers to the mystery that is the One God. " [Extensive refs. to the One God, throughout novel, not in DB.]
monotheism world -5000 B.C.E. Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Dragons of a Lost Star. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast (2001); pg. 6. "'...Suddenly there appeared among us, as if by magic, one of Mina's Knights. Through the power of the One God, he came to tell us that the shield had indeed fallen, brought down by the elven king himself, Silvanoshei, son of Alhana... As to the army, my lord, they have not attacked us. According to Mina, the king, Silvanoshei, has told them that Mina has come to save the Silvanesti nation in the name of the One God. I must say, my lord, that the elves are in pitiable condition... We thought to slay the wretches, but Mina forbde it. She performed miracles of healing on the dying elves and restored them to life. When we left, the elves were singing her praises and blessing the One God and vowing to worship this god in Mina's name.

...The One God! Ha! Targonne thought to himself, seeing far more in the messenger's mind than he was saying. Sorcery. " [Extensive other refs. to the One God, not in DB.]

monotheism world -5000 B.C.E. Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Dragons of a Lost Star. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast (2001); pg. 69. "Mina halted her horse before the gate. She raised her voice, and it carried as clear and ringing as the notes of a silver bell.

'I am called Mina. I come to Silvanost in the name of the One God. I come to Silvanost to teach my elven brothers and sisters of the One God and to accept them into the service of the One God. I call upon you, the people of Silvanost, to open the gates, that I may enter in peace.'

'Do not trust her,' urged the kirath. 'Do not believe her!'

No one listened, and when one of the kirath, a man named Rolan, lifted his bow and would have fired a shaft at the human girl, those standing around him struck him down so that he fell bloody and dazed to the pavement...

A herald advanced and read aloud a proclamation.

'His Majesty the king orders that the gates of Silvanost be opened to Mina, whom His Majesty named Dragonslayer, Savior of the Silvanesti.' "

monotheism world -5000 B.C.E. Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Dragons of a Lost Star. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast (2001); pg. 71. "'Mina!' the elf woman cried, falling to her knees. 'Bless you, Mina!'

'Not me,' said Mina. 'The One God.'

'The One God,' the mother cried. 'I thank the One God.'

'Lies!' cried the elf man, thrusting his way forward through the crowd. 'Lies and blasphemy. The only true god is Paladine.'

'Paladine forsook you,' Mina said. 'Paladine left you. The One God is with you. The One God cares for you.'

...'To be human, elf, or minotaur makes no difference to the One God. We are all children of the One God, but we must be obedient children. Come to me. Come to the One God.' " [More.]

monotheism world -5000 B.C.E. Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Dragons of a Lost Star. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast (2001); pg. 72. "'The One God hs the power to heal one of you,' said Mina. 'Which will it be? You or your brother.'

'My brother,' the child said immediately.

Mina rested her hand on the boy's head. 'The One God admires sacrifice. The One God is pleased. The One God heals you both.'

Mina rested her hand on the boy's head. 'The One God admires sacrifice. The One God is pleased. The One God heals you both.'

Healthful color flooded the pallid cheeks. The listless eyes blazed with life and vigor. The weak legs no longer trembled, the bent spines straightened. The other boy left his father and ran to join his twin, both flinging their arms around Mina.

'Bless you! Bless, you, Mina!' some of the younger Silvanesti elves began to chant, and they gathered close to Mina, reaching out to seize hold of her, begging her to heal them, their wives, their husbands, their children. "

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