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Originator of the “Gods Require Belief” Trope

Terry Pratchett (and Neil Gaiman afterwards) seems to have popularized the idea of gods as supernatural beings that require belief in them to exist. But is this idea truly original to him? Or are ...
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Terry Pratchett book with a lawyer dragon and sheep

I was talking to someone today who mentioned starting a Terry Pratchett book a few years before. They said that it was about a dragon who was a lawyer and involved sheep. They think that it is ...
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Terry Pratchett's Discworld: is there an inconsistency in the treatment of magic?

In The Colour of Magic, we learn that: "Can't tell you. Don't really want to talk about it. But frankly," he sighed , "no spells are much good. It takes three months to commit even a simple one ...
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What are the dimensions of Discworld?

How big is the Discworld Universum? Do any dimensions appears in the books? For example, if we extrapolate dimensions of Ankh-Morpork to get Disk radius and based on this calculate size of 4 ...
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What is headology in Discworld?

In Discworld, Granny Weatherwax discusses "headology" fairly often as one of the keys to her power. What exactly does she mean by the term?
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Is murder a crime in Ankh-Morpork?

On one hand, the Night Watch pursues much smaller offences. On the other hand, members of the Assassins' publicly acknowledge their murders without facing any punishment.