It's been a while since I added any Greek gods for Atlantis:The Second Age, so here are four more. (Part 1, Part 2)
is the god of the sky, oaths, rulers, and law. He is the father of many heroes and all the Olympians, either literally or figuratively. Zeus is regal, judgmental, lusty, and authoritative. He is the supreme god of the Greek pantheon. Zeus is
usually armed with a thunderbolt, and rides in a chariot drawn by the Hippoi Athanatoi, horses who are the children of the Four Winds.
Symbol: The thunderbolt, the eagle, and the oak
Dominion: Air, Law
Precepts: Uphold all oaths and punish oath breakers.
Follow the rules of hospitality and avenge any wrong done to those who seek it.
Do not rebel against a land's rightful ruler.
Do not harm an eagle.
Storms are the wrath of Zeus. Do not fear them unless you have offended him.
is the god of the underworld, wealth, the dead, and all things beneath the earth. He sits on an ebony throne, overseeing the underworld. Hades is stern, gloomy, fair, and pitiless. He is the ruler of the dead and jailer of those who transgress against the gods. Hades possesses a helmet of invisibility, and rides in a golden chariot drawn by four black horses.
Symbol: The key, Kerberos the three headed dog, the bird headed staff, and the narcissus
Dominion: Death, The Dead, Law
Precepts: Observe the proper burial customs.
Look away when making an offering to Hades.
Do not let anyone steal from you. Punish the offender.
Do not let entreaties for mercy cloud your judgement.
Death is the eventual lot of the living. Do not seek to cheat it.
is the goddess of the wilderness, wild animals, the hunt, and childbirth. She is a virgin goddess, punishing those who would violate her modesty. Artemis is chaste, graceful, energetic, and wrathful. She is the huntress and the bringer of sudden death, particularly to women. Artemis is armed with a silver bow and arrows, and rides in a chariot drawn by six golden antlered stags.
Symbol: The stag, the moon, the hunting dog, and the silver bow and arrows.
Dominion: Animal, Death, Fertility
Precepts: Be chaste and modest in all your actions.
Aid anyone in need of a midwife.
Do not let anyone of the opposite sex look upon your unclothed form.
Do not let those who transgress against you go unpunished.
The greatest pleasure in life is the hunt. Do not forgo it, except at great need.
is the god of travelers, trade, tricksters, and boundaries. He is the herald of the gods and guide for the dead. Hermes is cunning, eloquent, mischievous, and friendly. He delivers dreams and loves a good prank. Hermes is usually equipped with his famous staff, purse, traveling cloak, sandals, and cap.
Symbol: The kerukeion (caduceus), the pédila (winged sandals), the petasos (hat), and the tortoise.
Dominion: Fortune, Travel, Trickster
Precepts: Do your best to come out on top of any transaction.
Aid fellow travelers who are in need.
Do not turn down a request to act as a messenger.
Do not let an opportunity for a good prank go to waste.
Treasure and wealth belong to those who can keep them. Do not fail to
illustrate this fact to others, if the opportunity arises.
12 June 2014
06 June 2014
Due to both an ongoing medical issue in our household and being really busy at work, I haven't been able to game or post on this blog. Work has now slowed down, so posting will resume, but my Atlantis: The Second Age game is on indefinite hiatus until the medical issue is resolved. I still have a few Atlantis themed posts in the works and should get them up next week. I'm also working on a new feature tentatively titled Panning for Gold, where I will examine a book, movie, historical period, etc., and see how many gaming ideas can be gleaned from it. Stay tuned.