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Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. This process has happened for thousands of years and is known as the Recurrence. The interval between Recurrences is known as the saeculum.

Known Recurrences

First Recurrence

Ananke was present at the first cycle. The gods fought the forces of darkness and lost.

450s Recurrence

This Recurrence took place in Ancient Rome, and featured Lucifer as one of its deities. It will be the subject of the upcoming special, 455.

Intervening Recurrences

Though nothing is known about these Recurrences, according to the rule of a Recurrence every ninety years, working forwards from the 450s they must have taken place in roughly the 540s, 630s, 720s, 810s, 900s, 990s, 1080s, 1170s, 1260s, 1350s, 1440s and 1530s. However, working backwards from the 1650s, they would have taken place in the 1560s, 1470s, 1380s, 1290s, 1200s, 1110s, 1020s, 930s, 840s, 750s, 660s and 570s. Though this does not quite add up, it does not take into account the length of each individual Recurrence, each of which presumably lasted several years.

1650s Recurrence

David Blake claimed that this Recurrence took place in the 1640s, and described it as a "vintage Pantheon". However, mathematically speaking, it must have taken place in the 1650s.

1740s Recurrence

Nothing is known about the 1740s Recurrence.

1830s Recurrence

The 1830s Recurrence featured the gods as famous Romantics, such as Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley. It is the subject of 1831.

1920s Recurrence

The 1920s Recurrence included Amaterasu, Baal, Minerva and Susanoo. It ended on 31 December 1923.

2010s Recurrence

The 2010s Recurrence began in 2013, and will end sometime in 2016. In this Recurrence, the Pantheon were incarnated as pop stars.

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