Is it stupid for a crab god to be a god of life, death and tempests and to have a cult where eating crabs is considered an holy act?

Is it stupid for a crab god to be a god of life, death and tempests and to have a cult where eating crabs is considered an holy act?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not any stupider than any other god. Go nuts.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seriously, this. There's all kinds of weird gods.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a oyster god
    so no

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Make the crabs they hunt giant, so it would be a challenge to the beleiver to overcome one (like killing a bear for a person in bear cult).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s actually pretty fitting. Crabs and most other crustaceans practice cannibalism semi regularly.

      These.

      If a god's domain should extend to life and death, then they would know more than any other that the process of life begins and ends at any time. The base instinct of every living thing is to survive, without exception. To survive you must eat, by eating you stay strong. The greater the meal, the better. By this logic eating the very symbol of your god is the greatest meal and to grow even stronger.

      Rock and roll, dude

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s actually pretty fitting. Crabs and most other crustaceans practice cannibalism semi regularly.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Makes sense to me as much as any religion. Go for it. Have some crabetic apotheosis while you're at it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcinisation

      Brahma, but with crabs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If there was racism among their kind crabs would be the superior race backed by evolutionary mandate.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A crab god would be the god of Chads for his blessed walk sideways wherever they may tread.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if the Catholic church, one of the longest lasting institutions in the world, with a billion faithful calls eating the body and blood of Christ not cannibalism and isn’t a metaphor, 100% straight up turns into just that, then yeah go nuts

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's only stupid when the gods can directly interact with mortals who can understand their forms and words, because at that point there's only a superficial power level that separates the two.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is it stupid for a crab god to be a god of life, death and tempests and to have a cult where eating crabs is considered an holy act?
    Yes, it is very stupid. Which is what makes it an interesting and believable faith. Good job OP, I want to hear more about Crab God.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Objectively speaking, all religions are stupid. So do whatever you want.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't call it stupid, I'd call it ridiculous. And I think that quality of ridiculousness is vital for a fantasy setting.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Next retarded question!

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Without more context to go on, no, it is not stupid. They live, they die, they live in water & have protective shells so storms & weathering them are thematically appropriate. Whether or not they're sacrosanct determines how eating them is seen, but either works.

    It really depends on the tone and how you use it. The Silt Verses (a podcast) has eating crab as part of a holy day. It's called The Fiddler Crab's feast, which to summarize revolves around a holy figure sacrificing himself to their river god The Trawlerman to feed his starving followers. They find his body covered in crabs eating his flesh. They eat the crabs, it becomes a holy day where people eat crabs.

    You don't need to justify the why so long as you find some thematic resonance and utilize it frequently and relatively consistently. But, ya know, context too. If we're talking about modern society in the midwest of America, it's gonna be tough. Religions are odd, people are odd. Just find an aspect that feels right and push that.

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