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  • Astromancer
    started a topic Which New Pantheons do you want?

    Which New Pantheons do you want?

    Now, new in this case means that The Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Aztec, Voodoo, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Vedic, and Chinese, pantheons are already covered. Which other non-fictional pantheons do the people on these boards want? Note: Fictional Pantheons would describe the Atlantean Pantheon and the Nationalistic Pantheons in the WWII setting in the Scion Companion. It would also cover Tolkien's elvish pantheons or anything by Moorcock or Fritz Lieber. This thread focuses on mythology.

  • wyrdhamster
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    Move whole discussion on 'Old Gods with Modern Purviews' to new topic, as it's interesting subject, but off-topic to this one.

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  • Kyman201
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    Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
    So how would 'Gods of Internet' from each Pantheon would look like?

    Aesir - Heimdall?
    Theoi - Hermes
    Netjar - Isis

    Other propositions?
    Okay, this right here? Bad way to look at it. Some may claim they have influence over the Internet as means to an end, but that's like asking which God claims speaking as their sole thing.

    Each God would find their niche with the Internet as the medium and draw the lines in that.

    Sarasvati, the Muses, Thoth/Djhuety, other Patrons of Arts and Written Word would claim the written stuff on the internet.

    Loki and Tezcatlipoca would take great delight in trolling subcultures.

    Online dating and matchmaking sites? There are canonically in Scion several Gods that bless them.

    The internet is not a singular unified thing.It is wide, expansive, varied, and kinda scary in places. No one God could claim full ownership of the whole damn thing without a lot of asterisks.

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  • Dataweaver
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    Theoi - Iris. As I said before, she's at least as qualified for the role as Hermes is.
    Devas - Sarasvati, Goddess of Arts and Letters.
    Kami - Tsukiyomi: he's big on travel and gossip.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    So how would 'Gods of Internet' from each Pantheon would look like?

    Aesir - Heimdall?
    Theoi - Hermes
    Netjar - Isis

    Other propositions?

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  • Dataweaver
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    Fair enough: Hermes can be the other Theos of the Internet. :P

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by Maitrecorbo View Post
    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.
    It's my take also. We can have multiple IT deities, one, two per Panteon like we have gods of thieves, fire, or any other Preview.
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 01-09-2020, 02:16 AM.

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  • No One of Consequence
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    Originally posted by Astromancer View Post

    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!
    Nelvana of the Northern Lights

    (In our world, a Golden Age comic book character and one of the earliest female superheros, predating Wonder Woman; In The World, she was Connie Nelvana, Scion of the Inuit sky goddess Ataksak, who eventually reached godhood.)

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  • Dataweaver
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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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  • Maitrecorbo
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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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  • Astromancer
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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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  • Maitrecorbo
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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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  • Astromancer
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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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  • Trippy
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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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  • No One of Consequence
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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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