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  • Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
    Antagonists or not, they don’t make sense in the World, where Hermès is perfectly capable of being god of the internet without the internet being a new god unto itself.
    Hermes, or Iris. I personally tend to think that Iris would work better as Goddess of the Internet, due to her association with the rainbow.


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    • Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

      Antagonists or not, they don’t make sense in the World, where Hermès is perfectly capable of being god of the internet without the internet being a new god unto itself.
      American Gods spoiler

      The entire idea of modern and old gods is a lie, not just the fact they are antagonists.
      If you think Loki was one of the new gods, at least that specific version of Loki, you can say any or all the “modern” gods can be revisions of the old gods, even if they don’t see it that way.

      The Media can be Venus or any other goddess, as long the old goddess would be a egocentric bitch... same for tech boy, it is possible that Hermes, and the entire idea of magic went thru a review thru the centuries, and ”the magic of how computers work” became the new magic... as far as I know there can be a Elemental inside my computer (joking, I have a more clair idea of how it works, not that I understand the principles in the chip, but I know the idea)

      Anyway...



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      • Originally posted by Dataweaver View Post
        Hermes, or Iris. I personally tend to think that Iris would work better as Goddess of the Internet, due to her association with the rainbow.
        I'm LGBT+ activist and IT technician - and even I cannot see how rainbow is cructial to Internet... Am I missing something?


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        • Light + Optic Fiber = Internet... joking.

          The rainbow is the way iris sends messengers around, like a direct connection between to points, so the two points can communicate basically. In this case working as internet...


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          • Not a pantheon, but if I was more confident in my grasp of primary sources, I would try doing a Theoi sourcebook similar to the really awesome and amazing Irish one that is on the Nexis, mainly to include entries for ones like Iris, Hekate, Hebe and others that I think have a lot of fun potential but never seem to get enough screen time.

            My short list of ones I am most looking forward to:
            • Loa
            • Persian
            • Slavic
            • Mongolian
            • Zulu
            • Hawaiian
            • Cherokee
            • Mayan


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            • Rainbow colors=frequencies of light; radio waves are different “colors”. So being the goddess of the rainbow puts Iris in a perfect role to deal with radio communications. That, combined with her being the other messenger of the gods, makes her a natural fit for at least the WiFi part of the Internet.

              I see her being thrilled by the modern world, where people use colors beyond the paltry seven that used to be all that people knew about; and they use the other colors to communicate.

              The only thing that Hermes has going for him in terms of being God of the Internet is that he's the messenger of the gods.
              Last edited by Dataweaver; 01-08-2020, 06:49 PM.


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              • Keeping in mind also that there doesnt need to be any house rule concerning new gods.
                After all more modern divine beings interactjng with mortal are what scions are.

                And it would surprise me if the God book doesnt adresse the scion characters fulfilling roles that are absent in the pantheon. Of which modern elements often (but not always) are.


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                • True. For instance, Columbia, patron goddess of the United States.


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                  • Originally posted by Maitrecorbo View Post
                    And it would surprise me if the God book doesnt adresse the scion characters fulfilling roles that are absent in the pantheon. Of which modern elements often (but not always) are.
                    I'm honestly hoping God has an entire chapter on the subject, talking about both that and the idea of other new members that may have joined over the ages.


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                    • Originally posted by Dataweaver View Post
                      Rainbow colors=frequencies of light; radio waves are different “colors”. So being the goddess of the rainbow puts Iris in a perfect role to deal with radio communications. That, combined with her being the other messenger of the gods, makes her a natural fit for at least the WiFi part of the Internet.

                      I see her being thrilled by the modern world, where people use colors beyond the paltry seven that used to be all that people could see; and they use the other colors to communicate.

                      The only thing that Hermes has going for him in terms of being God of the Internet is that he's the messenger of the gods.
                      Yep, wave velocity is the sum of wavelength times frequency. The colors of the rainbow differ in wavelength, and because the speed of light is constant, it means the frequency changes in proportion to wavelength. The size of the wave affects it’s refractive qualities, which means it bends at a certain angle traveling through a medium. You can see this with a prism. Fibre optics are a medium that guarantees light travels with total internal reflection, so if you can affect the wavelengths of light, you can change the communications accordingly.

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                      • Originally posted by Dataweaver View Post
                        Rainbow colors=frequencies of light; radio waves are different “colors”. So being the goddess of the rainbow puts Iris in a perfect role to deal with radio communications. That, combined with her being the other messenger of the gods, makes her a natural fit for at least the WiFi part of the Internet.

                        I see her being thrilled by the modern world, where people use colors beyond the paltry seven that used to be all that people knew about; and they use the other colors to communicate.

                        The only thing that Hermes has going for him in terms of being God of the Internet is that he's the messenger of the gods.
                        Hermes is also the god of letters, writing, astronomy, merchants, theives, medicine, and manumission. Four of those fit the internet perfectly.

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                        • Well more than one god could be involved with the internet.
                          I like to think at least one god per pantheon became the official or unofficial IT deity person amongs that pantheon.


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                          • Originally posted by Dataweaver View Post
                            True. For instance, Columbia, patron goddess of the United States.
                            Uncle Sam would be the patron of Representive democracy then. But who is the god for Canada! Mexico has their own personification of their liberty and independence, but we can't leave those lovely Canadians without their own patron god/ess!

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                            • I dont think every nation need a god tier divinity for them. Or rather north america (USA, Canada and Mexico) alreafy have several god tier living there.

                              Personnaly Columbia is a demigod that failed apotheosis but the mantle still became strong enough that Heroes holding it are popping up from time to time and maybe one day (hint hint, if a player decide to play an incarnate of the mantle) then apotheosis may happen.

                              But yeah, uncle sam is essentially a publicity and wouldnt rate anywhere near the god tier.
                              Maybe a Hero one time used the image as part of their Legend? (Twould be the way id deal with this)

                              So long story short, i wouldnt have Gods of nations but certainly several Heroes (and a handful of Demigod) certainly wouldve hitched their Legends to the Fate of a nation.


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                              • Originally posted by Astromancer View Post
                                Uncle Sam would be the patron of Representive democracy then.
                                If there's a Scion who has taken on the mantle of Uncle Sam, sure — though he wouldn't be the patron Representative Democracy; he'd be the patron of the United States. That said, I'm not sure that Uncle Sam is a valid mantle.

                                Columbia, on the other hand, isn't speculation. She's mentioned four times in Scion: Origin: p.38 (“Just as ancient obelisks gain their power through vanished Egyptian God-kings, some copies of the Statue of Liberty connect to the original at Liberty Island, which was adopted by the state Goddess Columbia as one of her signs”), and three times on p.43, under New York City, New York.

                                Originally posted by Astromancer View Post
                                But who is the god for Canada! Mexico has their own personification of their liberty and independence, but we can't leave those lovely Canadians without their own patron god/ess!
                                I don't know. Feel free to invent one; as far as I know, there's nothing akin to Columbia in Canada to base it off of.


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