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Near the end of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, McCoy asked the entity "Is this the voice of God?" The entity responded "One voice, many faces," and a series of faces appeared onscreen, presumably depicting deities out of human history or mythology. The faces seemed vaguely familiar, but I couldn't identify them. Assuming these faces were taken from real source material, who were these gods?

Screenshots of the gods: god 1 god 2 god 3 god 4 god 5

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    You know that mythological deities don't have canonical faces, right? That's why artists usually have to identify them with symbolic artifacts or creatures. – jwodder May 8 '12 at 22:49
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    Yes, hence the mention of source material. If the images above match masks recovered from archaelogical digs, cave paintings, architectural friezes, etc. then any of those would be an acceptable basis for an answer. – Kyle Jones May 8 '12 at 22:56
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    I'm tempted to downvote just for bringing up such a horrible movie and inflicting any portion of it upon the general population of the Earth. :) But it is an interesting question. – BBlake May 9 '12 at 22:27
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From the Star Trek Wikia entree on Sha Ka Ree:

The Human image portrayed by the "God of Sha Ka Ree" from Star Trek V was portrayed by actor George Murdock. The image of the Andorian God, as well as the other two unidentified Gods (shown), were among the images proposed to represent the "many faces of God" in Star Trek V. These images, however, did not make it into the final production of the movie, but were included in the Special Features section of the Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Special Edition) DVD.

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  • Very interesting! The last two are close matches to the first and fourth screen images. I was quite surprised to see those ram horns; I wonder what the thinking was behind removing them. – Kyle Jones May 9 '12 at 4:29
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    I am disturbed by the use of " in this image. – Raphael May 9 '12 at 7:04
  • @Raphael: Why exactly? – Bobby May 9 '12 at 20:53
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    @Bobby: They suggest that one of the depicted gods is more real than the others. – Raphael May 9 '12 at 20:55
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    @Raphael: Oh that, yes, I also noticed that after commenting...it's the inconsistent use. – Bobby May 9 '12 at 20:56

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