Summary of the Gods of Aagos

There are eight Gods in the Shadow Siege pantheon.

Three Elder Gods:
Cymur, God of Guardianship, Reincarnation, Fertility, Fire, Agriculture, and Tradition.
Balor, God of War, Death, Inspiration, Conquest, Martial Arts, Sky, and Fate.
Morhiag, Goddess of Vengeance, Night, Magic, Dark Prophecy, Death and the Underworld.

Two 'servant' Gods:
Ylessa, Goddess of Fertility, Reincarnation, Feminine Creativity, Healing, Love, Sexuality and the Sea.
Sykala, God of the Hunt, Woodlands, Nature, Animals, Weather, Earth, and the Seasons.

And there are three Demigods:
Elbahn, God of Wealth, Trade, Opulence, Sex, Good Fortune, and Change.
Melchior, God of Song, Bards, Poetry, Druidism, Magic, Writing, Wisdom, and Knowledge.
Belial, God of Secrets, Stealth, Betrayal, Forbidden Knowledge, and Misfortune



Chinese Portraits

Cymur

If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be... sunrise
If I were a material, I would be... corn
If I were an animal, I would be... a dragon
If I were a colour, I would be... gold
If I were a mortal activity, I would be... the excersise of Justice
If I were a weapon, I would be... a sword
If I were an object, I would be... a gavel
If I were an emotion, I would be... indignation


Morhiag

If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be... an aurora borealis
If I were a material, I would be... marble
If I were an animal, I would be... a snake
If I were a colour, I would be... burgundy
If I were a mortal activity, I would be... vengeance
If I were a weapon, I would be... a dagger
If I were an object, I would be... a burial marker
If I were an emotion, I would be... wrath


Ylessa

If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be... the tide
If I were a material, I would be... water
If I were an animal, I would be... a fish
If I were a colour, I would be... silver
If I were a mortal activity, I would be... an affectionate touch
If I were a weapon, I would be... a net
If I were an object, I would be... a mirror
If I were an emotion, I would be... love


Sykala

If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be... a storm
If I were a material, I would be... wood
If I were an animal, I would be... a fox
If I were a colour, I would be... green
If I were a mortal activity, I would be... toil
If I were a weapon, I would be... an axe
If I were an object, I would be... a tree
If I were an emotion, I would be... protective


Elbahn

If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be... intoxication
If I were a material, I would be... velvet
If I were an animal, I would be... a cat
If I were a colour, I would be... purple
If I were a mortal activity, I would be... sex
If I were a weapon, I would be... ornamental!
If I were an object, I would be... a wine-skin
If I were an emotion, I would be... the pleasure of success


Melchior

If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be... clouds
If I were a material, I would be... skystone
If I were an animal, I would be... an eagle
If I were a colour, I would be... azure
If I were a mortal activity, I would be... philosophy
If I were a weapon, I would be... a bow
If I were an object, I would be... a scroll
If I were an emotion, I would be... tranquility


Balor

If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be... a volcanic eruption
If I were a material, I would be... magnesium
If I were an animal, I would be... a lion
If I were a colour, I would be... red
If I were a mortal activity, I would be... war
If I were a weapon, I would be... a spear
If I were an object, I would be... a set of scales
If I were an emotion, I would be... rage


Belial

If I were a natural phenomenon, I would be... an eclipse
If I were a material, I would be... obsidian
If I were an animal, I would be... a jackal
If I were a colour, I would be... black
If I were a mortal activity, I would be... treachery
If I were a weapon, I would be... poison
If I were an object, I would be... a mask
If I were an emotion, I would be... bitterness



Polytheistic Religion

The religion within Aagos is Polytheistic. For those that are not familar with the term, the following article from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytheism should clarify things some:

"Polytheism is belief in, or worship of, multiple and equal gods or divinities. The word comes from the Greek words poly+theoi, literally "many gods." Most ancient religions were polytheistic, holding to pantheons of traditional deities, often accumulated over centuries of cultural interchange and experience. Present-day polytheistic religions include Hellenismos, Shinto; some forms of Wicca; Vodun; and Asatru. Buddhism and Hinduism are regarded by some non-practitioners as polytheistic although this view of the religion is rejected by many believers."

"Ancient polytheism
Well-known polytheistic pantheons in history include the Sumerian gods; the Egyptian gods; the Norse Aesir and Vanir; the Yoruba Orisha; the Aztec gods; and many others. Today, most historical polytheistic religions are referred to as "mythology", though the stories cultures tell about their gods should be distinguished from their cultures or religious practice.

Few ancient religions, indeed, were not polytheistic. Those that weren't include early Vedic Hinduism (which has been termed at the most henotheistic with groundings of monotheistic, monotheistic and naturalist polytheistic philosophy), henotheistic Greek and Roman Classical Pantheon of gods, the Abrahamic religions, dualistic Zoroastrianism and Mithraism, and possibly the short-lived Atenism promulgated by Akhenaton in Egypt in the 1350s BC.

In many civilizations, pantheons tended to grow over time. Deities first worshipped as the patrons of cities or places came to be collected together as empires extended over larger territories. Conquests could lead to the subordination of the elder culture's pantheon to a newer one, as in the Greek Titanomachia, and possibly also the case of the Aesir and Vanir in the Norse mythos. Cultural exchange could lead to "the same" deity being renowned in two places under different names, as with the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans; also to the introduction of elements of a "foreign" religion into a local cult, as with Egyptian Osiris worship brought to ancient Greece."