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  • Samudra
    replied to "Ultimate" Deity List (WIP)
    Happy to help Also, I missed the part up there where you noted that you wanted titan ideas as well as Gods... while you've gotten most of the major Puranic Asura, consider also Vritra, the Vedic Dark Sinuous Dragon who holds the waters of the world within his fortresses until Indra kills him and lets loose the waters into the world (some scholars think he's an embodiment of the dark storm clouds that are split open by lightning (Indra) to make rain, so his Purview would probably be Sky or Chaos). He's a pretty major Vedic era figure, along with the Panis, a tribe of demons who stole the cattle...
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  • Samudra
    replied to "Ultimate" Deity List (WIP)
    I'd love to see Yama's siblings playable someday... Surya does have other children, including Yamuna (also known as the Vedic Yami) and Tapti, Goddesses of the rivers of those names, as well as Shani, sometimes identified as Kala, God of Judgement and Misfortune and the Planet Saturn, whose job it is to judge people in life as Yama judges them in Death. In addition, Shiva and Parvati have a couple of daughters that no one ever mentions... Ashoksundari, whose name literally means "She whose beauty destroys sorrow" was created by Parvati as a companion and is a goddess of Joy usually only...
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    Last edited by Samudra; 06-21-2017, 05:19 AM.

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  • Samudra
    replied to Neo Versions
    What counts as 'Neo' (using it in the context of 'newness' and not specifically neo-pagan religions) isn't really that cut and dry, since religions, as you noted, change over time, sometimes drastically... If any of the ancient Vedic era sages could see modern day Hinduism, their reactions would probably be somewhere along the lines of "Why aren't we celebrating Indra... what is this Trimurti nonsense... why is Sarasvati doing Vak's job... and why the hell isn't everyone drunk... what do you mean you FORGOT what plant Soma was, we only based the entirety of our religiond offering it to the...
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    Last edited by Samudra; 06-20-2017, 02:31 PM.

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  • Samudra
    replied to Purviews and Legend costs in Sion 2nd
    From what we've been given to see so far, yup, that's pretty much exactly it... Imbued Legend is only 'spent' for the duration of the effect, after which you get it back and can then Imbue or Spend it somewhere else. Spent Legend is gone until recovered.
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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    I'd take a guess at any one of War, Deception, Passion, or Prosperity. War is a good choice for any Asura especially one that kicked Indra out of Svarga, but then that happens once a week, so it's not the most original or best choice. Deception, since, as a Rakshasha, Ravana is skilled at illusion, but there are better people for that, including his uncle Maricha, father in law Mayadanava or even his son Indrajit. He also never really shows the kind of dedication to illusions that a Titan might be expected to show... it's more a way for him to get other stuff that what he's all about. Passion...
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    Last edited by Samudra; 06-07-2017, 09:47 AM.

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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    I did think of the Dikpala too when I heard the name, but the Dikpalas are pretty much a set of Hindu Gods, Indra to the East, Agni to the South-East, Yama to the South, Nirrti to the South-West (who technically is a Goddess at least most of the time), Varuna to the West, Vayu to the North-West, Kubera to the North and Ishaan (a form of Shiva) to the North-East. Some latter groupings add Brahma Above and Vishnu Below to include all ten directions in Hindu thought. While a lot of them do have a presence in other cultures (like Indra and Brahma in certain branches of Buddhism, or Varuna and Vayu...
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    Last edited by Samudra; 06-06-2017, 03:34 AM.

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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    I really love this Not least because the Theoi and Teotl are amongst my favourite non-Deva Pantheons and having them in a kind of pseudo alliance is amazing. The Deva deciding that they are, of course, the leaders in this endeavor is also completely something they would do But I love the implication that Durga and Kartikkeya are finally playable patrons for once! Also Ganesh is amazing, but that was never in any doubt.

    I have to ask though... where are the Kami in all this?...
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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    There is a difference between choosing not to include Periyatchi the midwife Goddess aspect of Parvati and deciding that Parvati and Lakshmi are the same person, even though both those decisions have religious justification.

    Horus and Ra were also conflated, as were Ra and Khnum... all of these Gods are separate in the Netjer write-up, and there's really no reason Hathor and Sekhmet shouldn't be given the same treatment. No one is asking for a write-up of Sopdet here (not that that wouldn't be cool), but a little more consistency is exactly what we're asking for, where Horus and Khnum...
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    Last edited by Samudra; 05-28-2017, 11:16 AM.

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