(Our new pantheon is currently under construction. A lot of things here are subject to change. The Pantheon is currently being redone. Input and feedback (especially from culture developers) is greatly appeciated.)
Here we have the deities of Dural, in all their gore and glory. Although gender titles are given below (God and Goddess), it is generally accepted that deities are genderless. The gender specified is that of the most commonly worshipped form of each deity.
- 1 Primal Trinity: the triad of deities that is the center of the Dural pantheon
- 2 Aspect Deities: the gods that most people will pray to and believe in
- 3 Other Entities of Power: various servants, demons and spirits that are also worshipped
- 4 Cultural View of the Pantheon: the pantheon from the point of view of the various cultures present in Dural
- 5 How to become a god
Primal Trinity: the triad of deities that is the center of the Dural pantheon
The Triad consists of the three main gods of Dural, who rule over the deities below them. They rarely if ever make contact with the world itself.
- God of the Earth, The Mountains and the Land - known as Bel or Arnos
- Goddess of the Sky, the Moon and the Stars - known as Anuel
- Goddess of the Seas, the Water and Life - known as Enkiel
Bel is the god of earth, strength, and birth. All these things flow from him and the gods below him make them into reality. Anuel is the god of the skies, speed, and life. She is lord over the winds that blow to the heavenly domain of the gods. Enkiel is the god of water, wisdom, and death. She is lord over the waters that flow into the Underworld.
Aspect Deities: the gods that most people will pray to and believe in
The Aspect Deities are the deities that rule over everything that happens in the mortal world. Well, in theory. They actually employ divine servants and avatars to do most of the dirty work. Each is Master over specific aspects of mortal existance. It is the cultural importance of these aspects of existance that determines how a deity is worshipped in a certain culture.
The Deities are listed below under their Patron Primal Deity from which they draw both their Aspect and Appointment.
Bel: God of the Earth, the Mountains and the Land
- Goddess of Duty and Honor
- God of Mercenaries
- Goddess of Wealth and Commerce
- God of Crafts and Smithing
Anuel: Goddess of the Sky, the Moon and the Stars
- God of Weather, Wind and Storms
- Goddess of Travellers, Messangers and Adventurers
- Goddess of the Hunt and Bounty
Enkiel: Goddess of the Seas, the Water and Life
- Ahuran: Goddess of Knowleadge and Language
- God of Magic
- God of Art, Beauty and Love
- God of Agriculture
Other Entities of Power: various servants, demons and spirits that are also worshipped
- "The First One": Greater Vampire, Sire of All - worshiped by many lesser Vampires as a Minor Deity
Cultural View of the Pantheon: the pantheon from the point of view of the various cultures present in Dural
The following is the cultural outlook on the Pantheon of Dural by is inhabitants. No two cultures see their Dieties the same, but because of their proximity to one another and past interactions, each has managed to influence the other.
(In the following text, gender and names given reflect the people's cultural outlook on the Pantheon.)
- Ardmor: This culture's religion seems to be mostly non-existance. What little it does have, are either remnants of an old, buddhist-like religion believeing in the spirits of enlightenment or what like religion outside slaves have brought with them.
- Neraya: God of Magic in general with powerful followers of the God of Art, Beauty and Love who is worshiped his aspect of "the life of the party" (especially by Lord Borgia).
- Cambria: The Cambrige religion and believe in their gods is definitly bound to powers of nature and magic.
How to become a god
To achieve ascendance someone must have believers (not be liked or worshiped, but be believed in!) The more believers he has, the more powerful he will be. What they (his believers) believe he is capable of becomes true.