In Pratchett's novel Small gods, there is this character, Angus. Because he saves St. Ungulant from the lion attack it is clear that he is not only fictional (as opposed to what we could think when Bruta doesn't see him).
The lion leapt…
And things would have looked very bad for St. Ungulant if Angus hadn’t caught it right behind the ear with a rock.
According to Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki, Angus is one of the small gods, but I doubt that. From what we know about small gods, he would:
- want to gain more believers and therefore persuade St. Ungulant to go get some instead of living in the desert.
- not play the game with St. Ungulant about the feasts being real, it would not be favourable for Angus, he could lose his only believer because of them.
There was jelly and ice-cream today, too.
“All the more for us, eh, Angus?”
Yes, said Angus.
So the question is simple: Is Angus from Small gods really a god? If not, what is he?