Worldbuilding: Fantasy Religion Design Guide by Joe Wetzel (joewetzel at gmail dot com) [If you like this article, check out the other Worldbuilding articles on this website using the sidebar navigation.] Depending on your campaign setting idea, in the early stages you may only need a bare minimum of details about your religion. In cases like these make sure you flesh out any particular deities you need (for example if a character is a Cleric or Paladin describe that god in at least bullet points and note any needed game statistics or mechanics such as the god’s domains) and build up the religion later when it is needed or when you have an intriguing idea. This also gives you an opportunity to see how the players react to your religion’s skeleton and build on what they like and what is important to your evolving setting and story. But if religion, gods, or a pantheon is a key aspect of your campaign setting idea, you’ll want to work it up in detail early during your fantasy world’s development. Multiple Religions? Nature of the Gods
SelfDesign Global | Nurturing the Love of Learning Perseus Digital Library Greek Gods Family Tree / Genealogy | ludios.org ludios.org Greek Mythology Gods Olympians The Olympians are a group of 12 gods who ruled after the overthow of the Titans. All the Olympians are related in some way. They are named after their dwelling place Mount Olympus. Zeus Zeus overthew his Father Cronus. He then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades. Poseidon Poseidon is the brother of Zeus. At one point he desired Demeter. His weapon is a trident, which can shake the earth, and shatter any object. Hades Hades is the brother of Zeus. He is also the god of wealth, due to the precious metals mined from the earth. Hestia Hestia is Zeus sister. Hera Hera is Zeus wife and sister. Hera's marriage was founded in strife with Zeus and continued in strife. Once when Zeus was being partcularly overbearing to the other gods, Hera convinced them to join in a revolt. Most stories concerning Hera have to do with her jealous revenge for Zeus's infidelities. Ares Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. Athena Athena is the daughter of Zeus. Apollo Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto. Aphrodite
Greek Mythology: FAMILY TREE OF THE GREEK GODS The complete family tree of the gods is displayed over eight indexed charts. The basic structure follows Hesiod's Theogony, but that author's genealogies have been expanded with a plethora of additional gods, spirits and creatures sourced from other classical sources. Where there is disagreement amongst ancient writers as to the genealogy of a certain character, the oldest and/or most popular source has been selected for the chart. An additional family tree depicts the divine genealogy given in Hesiod's Theogony. Click on any name in the chart to view the full page entry for that individual. INDEX Index of names in the family tree KEY Overview of and key to reading the charts CHART 0 The Main Gods A short tree containing just the main gods of the pantheon. CHART 1 The Cosmogony of the Gods The primordial gods or protogenoi. CHART 2 The Children of Night The spirit descendants of Khaos (Air), Nyx (Night) and Eris (Strife). CHART 4 The Children of Sea, Storm and Earth.
Greek Mythology | Archaeological Excavations in Greece History and mythology help explain the world of antiquity, the world the classical archaeologist seeks to illuminate. Classical archaeologists - unlike archaeologists working in many other areas - have many written sources and unwritten stories they can use to help them understand the way ancient people thought and acted. What is a myth? The oldest definition of the Greek word mythos comes from Homer, and it means "word," "speech," or "story," without any of the connotations of falsehood that our term myth has. We still have not defined myth. Because a myth is adaptable, it can take many forms. Because myth is so adaptable, we have no one "sacred text" which tells us all the Greek myths in their definitive forms. Greek Gods: The Olympians One of the distinguishing features of myth is the close interaction between gods and mortals. Zeus: Zeus is the sky-god who uses thunderbolts to strike those who offend him (Figure 3.2). Hera: Hera the wife of Zeus represents marriage. Athena: Artemis:
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