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/
television world 1989 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 32. 60 Minutes; 20/20
television world 1991 Foster, Alan Dean. A Call to Arms. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 82. Pg. 82: PBS; NBC; Pg. 110: CNN; Showtime; Cinemax; TBS; Pg. 111: CNN; Pg. 267: CBS
television world 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 255. " a series of sound bites or MTV pulses. "
television world 1992 Tepper, Sheri S. Sideshow. New York: Bantam (1993; c. 1992); pg. 6. "She thought she knew a lot about sex, mostly from watching Oprah and Donahue... " [Also pg. 8.]
television world 1993 Delany, Samuel R. They Fly at Ciron. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 161. [The main character of this novel is named 'Rahm.' But this has nothing to do with television star Kevin Rahm.] Example, pg. 161: "A soldier reached over to tug open the door for them--creaking, as Rahm had heard it creak a hundred-fifty, five hundred-fifty times, three years ago, coming in and out as a workman. Now the sound was alien. Rahm stepped out, and looked up among the few branches, where, near summer's end, brown leaf-clutches were scattered through the darker green.

Here and there, set irregularly toward the common's corner, stood some five of the spidery structures that were the Myetrans' movable light-towers: a great illuminated lamp on one, as Rahm looked at it, went dark, like the rest.

Above it in the sky's lavender-layered gray, something moved.

Rahm frowned.

...Still squinting from his sweep of the sky, Rahm looked at the bearded prince beside him. Rahm's nod was not intended to mean agreement, only to register he had heard... "

television world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Unterderseaboat Doktor " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 10. "His Grand Slam will be recalled at century's end: appearances on Phil Donahue, Oprah Winfrey, and Geraldo in one single cyclonic afternoon, with interchangeable hyperboles, positive-negative-positive every hour. "
television world 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 88. "'Oh, very funny, ha ha. No wonder they never ask any astronauts to host Saturday Night Live' "
television world 1997 Ing, Dean. Flying to Pieces. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1997); pg. 52. Pg. 52: CNN; Pg. 217; Perry Mason; Pg. 294: Fantasy Island
television world 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 48. "'My father once said that there are two kinds of people in the world,' Sean had told Walter when they met back then. 'There are people with tattoos and people who are afraid of being hit by people with tattoos.'

'Your father must've been a Dick Van Dyke fan,' the kid told him.

'My dad never heard of Dick Van Dyke as far as I know. We never had television in Ireland until I was about your age.'

'Bet the first thing you got was American reruns.'

'Yeah, that's right.'

'I remember one episode of that show,' the tattooed boy said. 'Laura once got her big toe stuck in the bathtub faucet and Rob had to get a guy with a hacksaw to--'

'Yes!' Sean suddenly reunited with an episode of his childhood. 'All you saw through the whole show was her head peeking out behind the shower curtain. Dad loved that show!' "

television world 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 1. Pg. 1: "The lieutenant shrugged. 'It's in the middle of the Atlantic, sir--international waters. The cruise ship has as much right to be here as anyone else.'

'The Love Boat meets Lost in Space,' muttered Frank. "; Pg. 2-4: CNN [other CNN refs., not in DB.]; Pg. 4: PBS [other PBS refs., not in DB.]; Siskel and Ebert; Pg. 27: PBS; The Tonight Show; Pg. 41: " old episode of Barney Miller, one of Elliot's own favorite shows... The Tosoks seemed to love sitcoms... "; Pg. 61: Primetime Live; Sam Donaldson; Pg. 66: Nightline; 'This isn't Perry Mason's Los Angeles. The DA in this town wins ninety percent of the time.' " [also pg. 114, 117]; Pg. 78: Walter Cronkite; Pg. 89: Barbara Walters (conducts an interview, pg. 89-91); Diane Sawyer; Pg. 91: ABC; Pg. 114: Court TV; Pg. 115: The Learning Channel; Pg. 168: Jay Leno; Pg. 204: Greta Van Sustern and Roger Cossack; Bob Pugsley; Pg. 209: Larry King; Pg. 271: Wheel of Fortune

television 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. 96. Pg. 96: "Another and more potent technology than that of the Bomb came to dominate our lives and culture in the years we have been considering: the technology that was becoming our second nature all through the era of nuclear dread and that rules us now: television. "; Pg. 188: Saturday Night Live
television world 2000 Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 32. "CNN was the first to report an unconfirmed nuclear explosion in the upper atmosphere high above the Scottish isles. "
television world 2001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 33. "'Atlanta, December 31, 2000 . . .

'This is CNN International, five minutes from the dawn of the New Millennium...' "

television world 2001 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 403. [Afterword: Historical notes] "Although better known these days as the trademark weapon of Xena: Warrior Princess, the chakram is, in fact, a traditional Sikh weapon whose use dates back to at least the sixteenth century. Khan surely would have been schooled in its use, even before Xena reruns began airing in Delhi. The wheel-like chakar is also unique to the Sikhs. "
television world 2002 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 122. "The TV by my bed didn't have any flashchannel controls but it could get the main screen signal for AFFC, CNNFlash, NYTFlash, and Obsrchanl. "
television world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 115. Pg. 115: Betty Boop; Pg. 159: Highway Patrol; Pg. 303: 'The fellow on the left is a novelist, Alexander Fadeyev. He was head of the Soviet Writers' Union. Just another Colonel Klink in Stalin's zoo--'I see nothing, I hear nothing!' " [Hogan's Heroes]; Pg. 310: "'Listen to Orwell, Grasshopper,' Ben said sententiously. " [Kung Fu]
television world 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 133. "Outside the glass doors of the restaurant the crowds were thickening: people streaming toward the Portland Palace of Sport, a huge and lavish coliseum down on the river, for the afternoon show. People didn't sit home and watch TV much any more; Fed-peep television was on only two hours a day. The modern way of life was togetherness... "
television world 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 4, pg. 2. Tony Stark/Iron Man: "Sorry, Larry. Could you repeat the question? Shannon Elizabeth just made me laught and I think some of this Bollinger '69 went up my nose. " [Actress Shannon Elizabeth is pictured her on a large splash page, and shown throughout page 2, which shows Larry King interviewing Tony Stark, who has taken Elizabeth to the international space station for her birthday. 3 pictures of Larry King on page 2. Interview continues, on page 3, showing people watching it on television, and 2 additional images of Larry King.]
television world 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 249. Pg. 249: NBC news; Pg. 259: CBS; Pg. 260: NBC
television world 2003 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 105. Popeye
television world 2010 Blake, Sterling. "A Desperate Calculus " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 61. CNN
television world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 78. Pg. 78: "...and plied the horn like a Jeopardy! contestant, yelling 'Peace!' every time... "; Pg. 212: "'You ever watch nature films, like, you know, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom...' "; Pg. 244: "'Adrien Reyes, pursuing the Deep! It's like Flipper the dolphin going Nazi-hunting.' "; Pg. 276: ESPN
television world 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 83-84. "'When I got my period, I asked my mother if Annette had it, too.'

'Who's Annette?' Twidge said.

'A Mouseketeer,' Mother said... 'On TV.'

'High-rez,' Viola said.

'The Mickey Mouse Club,' Mother said.

'There was a high-rezzer called the Mickey Mouse Club?' Twidge said incredulously.

'They were days of dark oppression in many ways,' I said.

Mother glared at me. 'Annette was every young girl's ideal,' she said to Twidge. 'Her hair was curly, she had actual breasts, her pleated skirt was always pressed, and I could not imagine that she could have anything so messy and undignified. Mr. Disney would never have allowed it. And if Annette didn't have one, I wasn't going to have one either...' "

television world 2020 Clarke, Arthur C. "Refugee " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1955); pg. 130. "'Captain Saunders? I'm so glad w found you. This is the BBC. We have a program called 'In Town Tonight' and we were wondering . . .' "
television world 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. x. "...when a Hot Spot has been the dwelling place of people who have 'lived into' that ground for many years in a deeply interdependent way? Think about it!' Adds Tran Van Ky of the Saigon Mission: 'Dyo-no-mite!' "
television world 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 83. "...and turned on the TV and stared at a syndicated rerun of Seinfeld... "
television world 2029 Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 11. Pg. 11-12: "a quick glimpse of something from the TV Ur-Western Bonanza; grainy figures kicking at a soccer ball... oddly dressed teenagers dancing forgotten steps to unknown pop tunes in front of the American Bandstand logo; some kind of quiz show; the reassuring, hound-dog visage of Walter Cronkite, telling the world how it was on that long-vanished day... Tom and Jerry cartoon... BBC... Ally McBeal, thin as a stick, expression rapidly changing... "
television world 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 314. "'American reporter! I've been kidnapped!' Todd struggles as a soldier buffets him with quick hard taps, trying to turn him away. 'American reporter! CNN. ABC. CB[expletive]S.'

The officer says, 'As I understand it, this is a local thing.'

Todd feels a surge of righteous anger. The UN is supposed to protect people, and he wants protection. 'I'm a reporter! CNN! Make them let me go!' "

television world 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 68. Pg. 68: BBC [also pg. 98, 104, 155, etc.]; Pg. 170: "Johnny would meet the Ride of the Valkyrie as he came up the stairs, and find Elmer Fudd in his Siegfried helmet chasing Bugs around the drawing room walls. "; Pg. 190: Sesame Street; Oscar the Grouch; Pg. 199: Miami Vice
television world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 14. BBC; CNN
television world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Nursery Sam " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 136. "Like the Lone Ranger chasing a runaway horse. "
television world 2082 Haldeman, Joe. Buying Time. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1989); pg. 30. "'Maybe it's because you're a Texan,' Randolph said.

'but I'm not. I was born in New Jersey. My mother never would tell me why she named me Dallas.'

'Maybe it was the TV show.'

'No, I was over thirty when that came on.' "

television world 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 42. "The face that popped up on the vid was the first surprise: One True, for some strange reason, had decided to look like Dan Rather, or like Harrison Ford--then I realized it was probably an intermediate morph of the two. Kind of what everyone wanted an American president to look like back when there had been American presidents. "
television world 2364 Dvorkin, David & Daniel Dvorkin. The Captains' Honor (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1989); pg. 49. "'Did the English make any deliberate efforts to hasten the spread of their language?'

'It is generally accepted,' the computer said, 'that the spread of the language was a natural and inevitable result of English economic dominance.'

'And their culture spread similarly with the language?'

'Modes of dress, mores, methods of education and socialization, and most other cultural characteristics were based on an English standard all over Earth by the end of the twentieth century. It is generally accepted that popular entertainment had an enormous impact, particularly after the invention of television.'

'But it took centuries,' Marcus said, thinking aloud.

'Correct,' the computer said. "

Templars California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 308. "'He studied the old books of the Order of the Knights Templar, and one of their secret mystery-initiation stories was about a man who dug up a dead woman out of the grave and had intercourse with her cold body; and after he had raped the corpse and buried it again, a voice from the earth told him to return in nine months and he would find a divine son. He came back then, and when he dug her up this time he found a, a blinking, grimacing little black head lying on her thigh-bones. And the voice from the earth told him to guard it well, for it would be the source of all forgiveness...' " [More here, also pg. 311.]
Templars California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 311. "Salvoy had decided to join them and become the king, the earthly personification of the sun-god himself. And, based on the what he had learned from the Order of the Templars, he had resolved too to father an incarnate piece of the earthbound, annually dying vegetation god. "
Templars galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 5. Pg. 5: "'The Templars are sending their treeship Yggdrasill'... "; Pg. 10: "The Templar gazed thoughtfully at the weirwood rafters... " [Many other refs. to Templars in this book, not all in DB. This group does not appear to be related directly to the historical Templars, although this is the source of their name.]
Templars galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 11. "He noted that the walkways, pods, and platforms were conspicuously empty except for a few Templars and their diminutive crew clone counterparts... A Templar treeship normally carried between two and five thousand passengers; it was easily the most desirable way to travel between the stars. Treeships rarely accrued more than a four-or five-month time-debt, making short scenic crossings where star systems were a very few light-years apart, thus allowing their affluent passengers to spend as little time as necessary in fugue. For the treeship to make the trip to Hyperion and back, accumulating six years of Web time with no paying passengers would mean a staggering financial loss to the Templars. "; Pg. 15: "...Het Masteen, capain of the Templar treeship Yggdrasill and True Voice of the Tree. "
Templars galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 19. "'...does anyone here know why he or she was chosen by the Shrike Church and the All Thing to go on this voyage?... Even more fascinating, is anyone here a member or follower of the Church of the Shrike? I, for one, am a Jew...'

'I am the True Voice of the Tree,' said Het Masteen. 'While many Templars believe that the Shrike is the Avatar of punishment for those who do not feed from the root, I must consider this a heresy not founded in the Covenant or the writings of Muir.' " [Apparently this means that Masteen is NOT a Shrike follower, but an orthodox Templar.]

Templars galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 336. "'Interesting, is it not,' said the Bishop, 'that three of humankind's most profound religions are represented here today?' 'Yes,' said Dure. 'Profound, but hardly representational of the beliefs of the majority. Out of almost a hundred and fifty billion souls, the Catholic Church claims fewer than a million. The Shri--ah . . . The Church of the Final Atonement perhaps five to ten million. And how many Templars are there, M. Hardeen?'

'Twenty-three million,' the Templar said softly. Many others support our ecological causes and might even wish to join, but the Brotherhood is not open to outsiders.' "

Templars galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 24. "'The cliff walls hold a thousand hiding places. The Crystal Monolith hides its entrance to us . . . but to a Templar? And besides, you saw the stairway to the labyrinth in the deepest room of the Jade Tomb.' " [See also pg. 104-105, 152-155, 167, 199, 213, 224, 228, etc. This is a very significant religion in the novel, and is completely separate from Catholicism or other religious groups.]
Templars galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 93. "Senators' desks were made of muirwood, donated by the Templars of God's Grove, who held such products sacred, and the glow and scent of burnished wood filled the room... "
Templars galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 229. "'That's not Templar terminology or theology,' said Dure. 'He's using Shrike Cult language.' The priest caught Sol's eye. 'That explains some of the mystery . . . especially from Brawne's tale. For some reason, the Templars have been in collusion with the Church of the Final Atonement . . . the Shrike Cult.' "
Templars galaxy 2891 Barnes, John. Sin of Origin. New York: Congdon & Weed (1988); pg. 10. [On the planet Randall.] "Hauskyld turned to find himself looking up into the eyes of a Templar captain. "; Pg. 11: "'...I think really it was only the Templar cavalry that stayed in line...' " [Many other references to Templars in this book. The term apparently refers not to a separate religious group, but a military force within the Christian Commonwealth. Most refs. not in DB.]
Templars galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 419. "With the Templars gone--killed or fled in their erg-powered treeships on the day of the attack--God's Grove has lain fallow for more than two and a half centuries... " [More.]
Templars galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 11. "Morphing wings and smoothing all surfaces into an aerodynamic shell, the dropship crossed the terminator into daylight at Mach 3. Beneath it turned the former Templar world of God's Grove... " [Other refs., not in DB. See also pg. 518, 523-527, 533, more.]
Templars galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 319. "'Are you kidding? These are--next to the missing God's Grove Templars-the best treehouse builders in human space...' "
Templars India 1848 Moore, William. Bayonets in the Sun. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978; first pub. 1974); pg. 37. "...Guru Hargobind, spurned the hereditary necklace symbol. In future, he announced, his sword belt would serve in its place. He proceeded to crreate a force resembling the Knights Templar and led them against the Mogul emperors until his death. "
Templars Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 31. "'We are an ancient order, going at least as far as the Knights Templar. I personally believe our lineage stretches back to the pre-Christian era...' "
Templars United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 560. "There had been roasting heretics on the one hand--forty-five Templars had been burned in one day--and the heads of captives being thrown into besieged castles from catapults on the other. "
Templars world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 206. "Sinan also made attempts to form an alliance with the Knights Templar, to drive both orthodox Christians and orthodox Moslems out of the arena... "
Templars world 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 252. "'Then there is the house outside of London, and our largest house, and our most secret perhaps, in Rome. Of course the catholic Church doesn't like us. It doesn't understand us. It puts us with the devil, just as it did the witches, and the sorcerers, and the Knights Templar...' "
Templars world 1995 Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris. Dagger Magic. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 17. "'...Are they ancestral Sinclair treasure?'

'After a fashion,' Adam conceded, smiling. 'The blades were once used in the service of the Knights Templar--and as you know, both Strathmourne and Templemor were once Templar holdings.'

He left unsaid that her new husband had been among those who helped acquire the swords, whilst in pursuit of thieves attempting to locate and plunder a secret Templar strongroom. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Teutonic paganism Australia 2051 Egan, Greg. Permutation City. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 230. "'Can you tell me where I am?'

'You're in Room 307 of Valhalla.'

'Valhalla?' He knew he'd done business with the place, but he couldn't remember why.

The room controller said helpfully, 'Valhalla is the Health Dynamics Corporation of America's Frankfurt Hospice.'

His bowels loosened with fright; they were already empty... Valhalla was the meat-rack he'd hired to take care of his comatose body until it expired, after the scan--with the legal minimum of medical attention, with no heroic measures to prolong life. "

Teutonic paganism California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 199. "Northern Germanic tribes saw in it the splendor of the shields of Valkyrie (warrior women) "
Teutonic paganism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 207. -
Teutonic paganism California 1989 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 261. "But he never gave up, and now here he was, on the brink of heroism that would earn him Valhalla. "
Teutonic paganism California 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 6. "That's right, Pete said to himself; I have to remember. I'm not married to Freya any more. Freya and I lost and so our marriage was dissolved and we're starting over again with Freya married to Clem Gaines and I'm not married to anybody... " [Freya is the main character's ex-wife, and is a major character in the novel. She is named after Freya (or 'Frigga'), the queen of the Norse/Teutonic pantheon.]
Teutonic paganism California: Hollywood 1950 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 116. "Dewey Martin, of all people, was to play Richthofen, whose Teutonic breast I was going to shoot full of American lead... "
Teutonic paganism California: Los Angeles 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 173. "'...Grant would know, since Grant works in the same system.'

' 'Ragnarok' isn't a name from Persian mythology. Scandinavian.'

'As I said, you can combine mythologies.' "

Teutonic paganism California: San Francisco 1906 Baker, Kage. "Son Observe the Time " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 602. "I was sinking to my knees, clutching my cut throat as my blood fountained out over the starched front of my dress shirt and stained the diamond stud so it winked like Mars. Ares, God of War. Thor. "
Teutonic paganism California: San Francisco 1966 Rocklynne, Ross. "Ching Witch! " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 25. [Afterword] "...a stack of Marvel comics... I was entranced with the Hulk, with Prince Namor of Atlantis, with The Fantastic Four, with Doctor Strange, the Mighty Thor, and others... "
Teutonic paganism California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 109. "Midnight at the Brain Wash Cafe & Laundromat on Folsom Street was prime time for the South of Market vampires and Valkyries to do their laundry. This was a pagan rite of cleansing that Trevor felt compelled to participate in. "
Teutonic paganism Colorado 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 41: "Way of the Warrior ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1986); pg. 2. Pg. 2: Danielle Moonstar's thoughts: "Been riding blind most of the night. Odds are I'm lost. Brightwind's doing great--but then, he's an immortal horse of Asgard, part of High-Father Odin's sacred herd. And he chose me to be his rider. That makes me a shield maiden, one of the choosers of the slain--a Valkyrie. Whether I like it or not. But Asgard, Odin, Valkyries--those are White Man's totems. I'm Cheyenne. " [Other refs. throughout story. The main character is a Valkyrie, and the story deals heavily with her role as such.]
Teutonic paganism Colorado 2049 Knight, Damon. A For Anything. New York: Tor (1990; 1959); pg. 166. "Dick recognized one of them; it was Thor Swenson, with whom he had been drinking beer only the night before. The funny thing was, he hadn't known Thor was in the conspiracy. "

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