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The '''Litany Against Fear''' was a litany spoken by many highly educated people who faced danger or fear during their everyday lives. The litany helped focus their minds in times of peril.
 
The '''Litany Against Fear''' was a litany spoken by many highly educated people who faced danger or fear during their everyday lives. The litany helped focus their minds in times of peril.
   
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== Examples of Usage ==
 
== Examples of Usage ==
[[Paul Atreides]], the son of [[Duke]] [[Leto Atreides I]], used the Litany when the [[Reverend Mother]] [[Gaius Helen Mohiam]] compelled him to put his right hand in a device that causes pain as a test of his presence of mind. The litany helped him to withstand the excruciating agony.
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[[Paul Atreides]], the son of [[Duke]] [[Leto Atreides I]], used the Litany when the [[Reverend Mother]] [[Gaius Helen Mohiam]] compelled him to put his right hand in a device that causes pain as a test of his intellect. The litany helped him to withstand the excruciating agony.
<nowiki> </nowiki>It was a test of his humanity in a qualitative sense. A person whose nature is still primarily bestial recoils from pain and seeks to flee it to preserve itself, a person of higher nature goes through it and out the other side in order to remove the threat permanently.
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NB. This was not actually a test of his "intellect", it was a test of his humanity in a qualitative sense. A person whose nature is still primarily bestial recoils from pain and seeks to flee it to preserve itself, a person of higher nature goes through it and out the other side in order to remove the threat permanently.
 
"You've heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? There's an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind."
 
   
 
== Behind the Scenes ==
 
== Behind the Scenes ==
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: there shall be nothing.
 
: there shall be nothing.
 
: Only I will remain."
 
: Only I will remain."
 
The litany has also appeared in other non-Dune related media. For instance, it was frequently recited by Pete, a supporting character in ''Earthworm Jim'', the animated series based on the video game of the same name.
 
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

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