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  • Ravian
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    I'm not super sure that Zeus would specifically do that. After all, Kinship is a Theoi virtue, and Zeus disowning his family like that to go be a Monotheistic God in a Power-grab seems unlike him.

    Sol Invictus might try to pull that off though, and indeed in Titanomachy they imply that he was actually a new mantle of Aten that tried for another Monotheism play in Rome. I'm not super into that specific take, but it makes more sense than Zeus doing it.

    Granted if Aten was behind it it would be weird that he made Jehovah be depicted as human, since originally one of the...
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  • Ravian
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    My personal interpretation is more alt-history than direct intervention. Namely that in its early development, the sect of Christianity that grew in popularity in most of the Roman Empire specifically adapted to allow for some measure of acknowledgment of other deities, even in a strictly lesser function. This would likely incorporate some Neoplatonic elements, wherein God is considered distinctly superior but that these other deities might function somewhat akin to lesser aspects of him. Importantly however this remains an ongoing issue in Church theology, with the church(es) through history...
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  • Ravian
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    I think we're operating on different definitions on what a "hidden god" is then. Because like even in his most mysterious comics, people still know batman. They may have warped ideas about him, more rumors than facts. But he's still a known entity, there is not a Batman masquerade where Batman goes out of his way to erase evidence of his passing like one would assume there would be in most World of Darkness games and what seemed to be the state of things in 1e Scion. Heck even the authorities acknowledge batman exists, even if they may publicly deny it. Batman's existence is certainly...
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  • I'm more saying that I think a God that nobody knows about is a little paradoxical. Also I really don't think the divine being out in the open makes things less miraculous. I think the main thing to focus on is that the World in Scion for most people isn't actually that different that different from our world, assuming that you are a religious person. Like yes, those of us from a religious background don't necessarily expect the God(s) we worship to manifest themselves and bring about miracles again, but for most that hold those beliefs the possibility that it could happen certainly isn't out...
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  • You know you don't have to advance to Demi-God. If your setting is literally about how Gods are all in hiding and can't be prominent, then it doesn't really make much sense if people have a lot of power to just ascend and achieve Apotheosis

    Like the game itself points out that the vast majority of Heroes never make it to Demi-God tier, it takes a concerted effort and you're very likely to die during your attempt. Like arguably out of the whole Greek pantheon of heroes only two or three (maybe four depending on how you count it) probably made it to Demi-God tier.

    Additionally...
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  • Ravian
    replied to [2E] What is god's Mantle?
    I don't think Apollo and Helios are supposed to be the same person. I would assume that their relationship parallels how it was in history, both were independent deities but Apollo gradually was able to claim the Sun God mantle from Helios as he established himself as a Solar deity.

    In this context, the mantle is more important than either of them. Either could use the mantle if push comes to shove, or another scion could inherit it themselves. The Sun won't actually stop shining (for the Theoi) until there's no one available to actually fly the chariot across the sky.
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  • Ravian
    replied to Astral Space in Scion?
    I think you may be making a mistake by trying to lump all gods and cosmologies under the same limitations. Like Hermes was considered to be responsible for delivering dreams to mortals, it just feels weird to declare that dreamspace is somehow uniquely special for Gods compared to all the other parts of the cosmologies that they have influence over....
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  • Right the primary issue I see is this presupposes that the Gods are wrong and therefore worthy of being overthrown. That can be argued in some cases but I'd be careful about just assuming that every pantheon is like that.

    Because yeah, the main issue with your example in the context of a Scion game is that it declares that the Teotl don't have good reasons in needing sacrifices, that their religion is just wrong for demanding such things. Like yes, from an objective perspective you can say that human sacrifice is bad, but if you're going into a game that presupposes that all myths...
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