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The Theoi


Apollo

Ares

Artemis

Athena

Dionysus

Hades

Hecate

Hephaestus

Hera

Hermes

Persephone

Poseidon

Zeus

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The Theoi are undeniably the most recognizable pantheon in the western world, and their influence spans the globe; worshiped by the great civilizations of both Greece and Rome before becoming staples of artistic and philosophical study throughout human history, they have a healthy self-image as the most important and revered of all gods. Of course, other civilizations disagree, but the Theoi aren’t likely to listen to anyone’s vision but their own. Products of a convoluted family tree that rebels against its Titan parents at every turn, the Theoi are one of the loudest voices and most driving forces behind the war against the Titans (though their extremely overdeveloped desire for revenge on those who have wronged them often causes more problems than it solves).


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Virtues

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The ancient Greeks were renowned as the greatest artists of the primitive world, and their works were revived with a vengeance in the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods in Europe, becoming the foundation that most budding artists draw from. The Theoi prize such creations as divinely inspired, sometimes by the divine Muses themselves, and revere the artist with enough vision to bring his creations to life, whether through music, painting, sculpture, or any other form of artistic expression. Despite their well-earned reputation for squabbling amongst themselves, the Theoi also consider themselves the creators of philosophy and the sciences, and they prize wisdom and cunning as much as they do prowess in battle. For one of the Theoi, overcoming a foe by using one’s superior intellect is as much a valid strategy as simply knocking him over the head (and often more fun). The Theoi are warriors as well as philosophers and artists; their wars among themselves are legendary, and their wars on everyone else – most noticeable in situations such as the Roman expansion or the travails of Alexander the Great – are the stuff of history. They believe absolutely in fighting up-front and with honesty, meeting on a battlefield with only your tactics and sword arm to support you, and look narrowly on those who use war as a vehicle for needless cruelty or underhanded tricks. More legendary than any of their other exploits are the stories of the Theoi getting even with titans, mortals and one another, usually in a towering rage. The tiniest of personal slights may be enough to start one of them on a destructive rampage, or convince one of them to construct an enormous, life-altering punishment for their perceived offender. And then there’s what happens to the people who really do piss them off…

Other Deities

Aphitrite Triton
A sea nymph with much older origins as a goddess of the ocean itself, Amphitrite has been Poseidon’s favored consort for millenia. Merman god of the seas, Poseidon’s oldest son does his bidding and the bidding of his mother, and remains one of the most recognizable of the ocean gods.
Ariadne Demeter
The Minoan princess so loved Theseus that she aided him in killing her brother, the Minotaur, but he abandoned her soon thereafter; she was discovered and married by the god Dionysus shortly thereafter, and brought to dwell among the gods. Demeter is the bountiful goddess of the fields and harvest, who controls the seasons and the fruits of the earth; her mourning over her kidnapped daughter causes the barrenness of winter each year.
Eris Hebe
One of the most feared goddesses of her generation, Eris is the patron of strife and discord, sowing malice and disharmony wherever she goes, often at the behest of her parents. Zeus’s lovely daughter is the goddess of youth, given to Heracles as his wife upon his ascension to godhood; she served as the cupbearer to the gods prior to her marriage, but was ousted from her position by Zeus’s lover Ganymede.
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The gentle goddess of peace and harmony, Harmonia was married to the mortal king Cadmus, and so distraught when he was turned into a serpent that Zeus took pity upon her and likewise transformed her to join him. Even the other Olympians must respect the god of love, who bestows or withholds his gifts even upon them, rendering the most powerful men and women distracted and laid low by longing.
Anteros Phobos
His brother’s quieter twin, Anteros is the god of love that is returned and endures, patron of ongoing affection and avenger of those who spurn true love. Ares’s son is the personification of fear of death, and accompanies him in battle, inflicting terror on those who dare oppose them.
Demos Enyo
God of panic and rout, Deimos flanks his father in battle and sows rampant discord in the ranks of their foes. Enyo is the goddess of war and destroyer of cities, as fierce in battle as her father.
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The satyr-god of nature and fertility, Pan is a long-worshiped figure among shepherds and those who live off the land; while he is known to be Hermes’s son, some sources say that he is much, much older than his father… The winged goddess of victory, Nike drives the chariot of the gods into battle, often at the right hand of Athena.

The Theoi

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