Basically Truth in Television: although “Oh My Gods” isn’t realistic, just plain “Gods!” does occur in Greek and Roman literature as an exclamation, although admittedly the emphasis is a little different (the speaker will usually address the gods with an appeal for help or an incredulous “Do you see this?”), and phrases like “ye gods” (and its minced oath version “egad”) or “by the gods” are equally common. (Also common was the singular “God”, which might mean either the chief god of the pantheon, or whatever god the speaker happened to be particularly devoted to.) Even more vulgar constructions have been found as well; a popular epithet found carved into walls by Roman hooligans is “By Juno’s twat!” It’s not uncommon in modern times, either; depending on what circles you travel in. If, in the created world, there is nobody referred to as “God”, and if there isn’t at least a belief in an afterlife/underworld called Hell, then nobody should use expressions that invoke either although a charitable audience could always put this down to Translation Convention.
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