Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Discourses. "Reflections" was written by Xeno.
"On Religion" was written by Abraxas.
"Platitudes" was written by Aristocrates.
Ibid wrote "Discourses", and Didactylos thought it was bloody stupid.
P'Tang P'Tang. Fasta Benj and his people worshipped a newt god by the name P'Tang P'Tang. They have never seen any metal or fire before. They also believed that there are only 51 people in the world.
fifty-two obols. The philosophers bet that the tortoise they saw before their eyes wouldn't be able to draw geometric shapes on the ground. Too bad they didn't know that the tortoise is Om. Om went on with it until they reached dodecagon.
|How long would Om try out Constitutional Religion?||Small Gods
100 years. Since the other sort didn't work out, Om agreed to try out a Constitutional Religion for 100 years. 100 years later, in the exact same day, Brutha died.
Sevrian Thaddeus Ungulant. St. Ungulant is a hermit. He has an invisible friend named Angus and he is the friend of all small gods everywhere.
|What is the unwritten motto of the Quisition?||Small Gods
Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum. "Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum" means: When you have their full attention in your grip, their hearts and minds will follow.
"Quanti Canicula ille in fenestra?" is the motto of the city of Ankh-Morpork, it means: How much is that doggy in the window?
"Nunc id vides, nunc ne vides" is the motto of the Unseen University, it means: Now you see it, now you don't.
"Non temetis messor" is the motto of the Sto Helit family, it means: Do not fear the reaper.
The Fire God. Flatulus is the Goddess of Wind.
Fedecks is the Messenger of Gods.
Foorgol is the God of Avalanches.
De Chelonian Mobile. Didactylos is a blind Ephebian philosopher who carries an unlit lantern.
He wrote "De Chelonian Mobile" also known as "The Turtle Moves" which explains how Discworld is flat and carried on the back of the Great A'Tuin.
Ironically, the Omnian rebels used it as a symbol of the Truth (that is, something that the Church doesn't like).
St. Ungulant. All you really need to know about St. Ungulant can be derived from his meal of "Petit porc rôti avec pommes de terre nouvelles et légumes du jour et bière glacée avec figment de l'imagination."
|When Brutha's talent for memory is displayed by Vorbis to the other priests, what does Brutha remember having seen before on Grune 3rd in the Year of the Astounded Beetle? ||'Small Gods' Random Questions
Derechmi coins from Ephebe. All the items were on the tray in Vorbis' room, but the priests wonder how Brutha, who has never left Omni, would recognize Ephebian coins. Brutha remembers them from a time when merchants visited his village - he was within a month of being three years old at the time.
Istanzia. Simony was guarding Vorbis very closely - he didn't want anyone to kill him before he did. Betrek and Ushistan were also conquered by Omnia as we learn from the Ephebians.
Brutha and Vorbis. Brutha was about 117 when he died on the 100th anniversary of his return from the desert. When he died, he found Vorbis still sitting in the sand where he had found himself after his death 100 years earlier. When Brutha walked on, Vorbis finally stood up and followed him.
Pillar of flame. Om was only able to manifest himself as a tortoise (and half-blind at that) at first because he only had one believer left. In his early days, when he had lots of believers he was able to manifest as a bull. Of course, we only have the Church's word that Om appeared to Ossory as a pillar of flame.
Petulia. She is worshipped by ladies of the night (and every other time). Brutha notices her statue in Ephebe because she seemed to be having some serious trouble with her dress.
The Unnamed Boat. The Sea Queen accedes to Om's request to spare the boat on the outward journey, but claims it on the return. "Unnamed" is also the name of Chidder's boat in 'Pyramids' but this is certainly not the same boat. "The Prid of Ankh-Morpork" is from 'Jingo'.
Ambi-sinister. It means "incompetent with both hands", according to Om.
8. Eight is of course the magic number on the Discworld. We learn the number of prayers when Fri'it suddenly realizes them for what they are - habit, and a method of measuring time.