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The Latin phrase "deus ex machina" describes an unexpected, artificial, or improbable character, device, or event introduced suddenly in a work of fiction or drama to resolve a situation or untangle a plot.

The phrase has its origins in the conventions of Greek tragedy. It refers to situations in which a mechane (crane) was used to lower actors playing a god or gods onto the stage.

Though the phrase is accurately translated as "God from a machine," in literary criticism, it is more commonly translated to "God on a machine." The machine referred to in the phrase is the crane employed in the task.

Ancient Roman dramatists continued the use of the device. Later on it has been used in among other works like Dante Alighieri's Inferno, Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain, Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code John Ajvide Lindqvist's vampire novella Let the right one in and in several James Bond movies.

This goddess in her strange machine appears before an amazed group of pilgrims and a sole sea creature on a fantasy world.

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