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  • Kybele is a super difficult case that I don't really know what to do with yet. Her "home" Pantheon, the Phrygians, are too ill-attested to deal with in detail. Most of what we know even about Kybele comes from the Greeks, who however already conflate her with Rhea. Then there's the straight line of development from Kubaba. It's really difficult to flesh out Kybele as a distinct character between all of this - I mean, she definitely is one, but I can't really get to her. So yeah, there is a completely different deity to be found in Kybele, one much more strongly associated with fury and...
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  • Sacerdos
    commented on a Visitor Message From MythAdvocate
    It's okay. I'm sorry if people were a bit harsh. You are absolutely welcome to continue developing our ideas, it was basically all a big misunderstanding. We've had our share of problems with right-wingers, conspiracy theorists, and other such nasties here, and by stupid coincidence, you managed to pick up a few phrases that made everyone's alarm go off. Your idea isn't bad, you aren't bad, and you're still more than welcome. Reword your post, develop your idea beyond its more problematic characteristics, and you'll see that everything's alright
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  • MythAdvocate
    MythAdvocate posted a Visitor Message for Sacerdos
    I am probably overreacting. But I am really embarrassed. I didn't mean for this reaction or for people to read into my post like that. And admin is taking a long time....
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  • MythAdvocate
    MythAdvocate posted a Visitor Message for Sacerdos
    Thank you. I appreciate that. Once admin finally responds and removes this discussion I will be gone. Kyman 201 was particularly insulting and personal. Hence, if this is how this community is, then I want nothing more to do with Onyx Path or any of its new projects or Kickstarters....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to TERRA (Earth 12E2): My Scion Campaign World
    See, I know them as "honorary Aryans" like the Nazis called them. That's part of why this concept made all of my alarms go off....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to TERRA (Earth 12E2): My Scion Campaign World
    Ah, wow. That is bad. Not a quote from the book though, but the Wiki editors' paraphrase, and they did one hell of a not-good job. After all Riordan himself has written and said about culture and diversity, the people who wrote that article should know better than to claim Western civilisation is about all of mankind. It's really a stupid chain of coincidences, though, that you used such innocous sources and ended up writing something that got us so shocked and agitated. Sorry if anyone was overreacting, Advocate....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to TERRA (Earth 12E2): My Scion Campaign World
    No reason to drop everything. You just stepped into some ideas and language here that have been co-opted by White supremacists, sadly (though the idea of Western civilisation was problematic to begin with). It's about fine details, in the end - for example, you didn't use the exact PJO wording, since that one never claims the flame is the product of all humanity. It is presented as just one particular way of life among many, about emulation of the Greeks and Romans in modern culture inspiring their gods to move there. And that's why I'd say Riordan's more carefully crafted concept is still less...
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to TERRA (Earth 12E2): My Scion Campaign World
    Ah, see, that wasn't clear at all. You should probably preface it with something about that aspect, and make it clear that this is an artificial notion that's not meant to be seen as a positive status quo. I would also take distance from calling Western civilisation the "pure essence of mankind's culture" - because it's not, it's only ever Western, not everyone's....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to TERRA (Earth 12E2): My Scion Campaign World
    Um, not to rain on your parade, but this bit?



    This sounds a lot like White supremacy talk. You might want to reword it. A lot....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to Sources for Mithras
    I mean, that's exactly what Watcher and I are doing for our Pantheons, so ... just you wait ...
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