How well do you know your immortals?

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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby starfire » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:58 pm

raebeast wrote:In reading through some of the older posts in this thread I thought about the book "American Gods" which was written by Neil gaiman (my favorite author.) In it he talks about old gods being brought to America and forgotten. It really gave me a soft spot for them, lol. Also, he talks about the introduction of new gods that are based on the modern things we pay attention to, like credit, tv and computers. It's an interesting read.
I most certainly plan to learn as much as I can about each immortal I feel called toward. I think it's not just good for bonding, but good for understanding our own nature.

It's so strange. If you would have asked me 5 years ago if I could choose any diety to have a speaking relationship with I would have said Bast in a heartbeat. I just don't feel called to her. I think it must be the revenge aspect. I thought maybe it was embarrassment about not giving my kitties enough attention, but it seems like she would help me find the time and inspiration to do that. Idk!


I have had a longtime connection with Bast, and even though I know that she can do revenge, she has always been nothing but very caring towards me, i have never asked her to do any revenge, but she always does seem to help me when it matters the most!!!!

She also doesn't mind that I have quite a few other immortals in my keep, like most of the Norse immortals, hehehehe, but she is always there anyway!!! ;)

I have a few of the older books on the immortals and I really like their view on them as they seem to be more respectful towards the immortals ;)

nightraven14 wrote:I just got a binding of the Furies after looking up various information on them and being drawn to them. I think the best thing is to read the old myths and legends about the Immortals. Of course, each Immortal may respond different to the individual keeper. Just keep working with them to get to know them better.


That is very true, the more you work with them, the better you can understand them, and yes they do react to each person differently, according to how that person is and whatever is going on in that person's life ;)

Of course for me, both Thor and Pan always get me to laughing because Thor would turn the table over and smash the glass and ask for more, and Pan would say the heck with that, let's just go out and find our own food and drink :lol: ;)

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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby fang1 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:17 am

Wow this is all interesting reading, they all sound brilliant to work with.
What is Zeus like to work with, i read that some say he is very good looking but haven't heard what his personality is like.
Thor sounds funny i think i would be worried if he started smashing glasses or turning tables lol.
Nemesis sounds interesting as well.


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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby heypanda » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:23 pm

I know this is an old thread, but how comes the ancient Greeks, Egyptians etc. only interacted with their own set of gods i.e. just Egyptian or just Norse or just Greek, no others.

How comes to spirit keepers a variety of gods like a pick ‘n’ mix out of each one, so Hera, Ra and Thor would come to one spirit keeper instead of gods from just one religion?



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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby AlexCzernosech » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:20 am

Gods are very tied to regions and cultures. These days, we have access to all sorts of cultural information and can easily pick and choose, especially as many (particularly in the US) don't have ties to any one pantheon. In the older days, some of the cultures would actually syncretize, or take in gods from other pantheons (or even combine from their own, in the case of Egyptian gods) and give them their own twist. If you look at the Roman Pantheon, you'll find a lot of parallels with the Greek pantheon, and some mixing of Egyptian as well as their own regional deities. So they really didn't just stick with their own deities, but liked taking and claiming as theirs anyway. Also keep in mind, we know more about the deities that were worshipped on city-state levels and were written about, and not on the individual-worship level. Those who traveled (merchants, military) may have mixed pantheons after all, but probably didn't write about it.



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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby heypanda » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:43 pm

AlexCzernosech wrote:Gods are very tied to regions and cultures. These days, we have access to all sorts of cultural information and can easily pick and choose, especially as many (particularly in the US) don't have ties to any one pantheon. In the older days, some of the cultures would actually syncretize, or take in gods from other pantheons (or even combine from their own, in the case of Egyptian gods) and give them their own twist. If you look at the Roman Pantheon, you'll find a lot of parallels with the Greek pantheon, and some mixing of Egyptian as well as their own regional deities. So they really didn't just stick with their own deities, but liked taking and claiming as theirs anyway. Also keep in mind, we know more about the deities that were worshipped on city-state levels and were written about, and not on the individual-worship level. Those who traveled (merchants, military) may have mixed pantheons after all, but probably didn't write about it.


AlexCzernosech, that is well explained, thank you! I forgot about how very similar the Roman gods are to the Greek gods. As for mixing in Egyptian, which gods were they?

Also, can you please tell me what you mean about deities that were worshipped on city-state levels? I thought the different gods varied by country rather than local cities?



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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby AlexCzernosech » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:12 pm

heypanda wrote:AlexCzernosech, that is well explained, thank you! I forgot about how very similar the Roman gods are to the Greek gods. As for mixing in Egyptian, which gods were they?

Also, can you please tell me what you mean about deities that were worshipped on city-state levels? I thought the different gods varied by country rather than local cities?


I may have been wrong about them adopting Egyptian gods; I do remember reading about a Roman version of Isis at one point, but I may be misremembering.

As for the second point, I was more pointing out how at least in Greece, each city-state tended to have different patron deities (Athena for Athens, Artemis for Sparta, etc), but individuals and families might have had a few different household shrines for other gods such as Hestia. Some may have respected some deities outside their local pantheon, but we wouldn't know that too well without record. Local deities would likely have been a matter of more pride.



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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby conxtion » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:36 pm

How about the Chinese Immortals? Anyone has portals to them?

I think there are some famous ones, eg
- the Eight Immortals (Pa Hsien)
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cfu/mlc/mlc13.htm
https://daoistgate.com/the-8-immortals/

- the Immortal Money Toad (Jin Chan or Chan Chu)
http://www.anthropology.uci.edu/~wmmaur ... hanChu.htm

Of course, above the Chinese Immortals in ranking, are the many Chinese Gods and Deities. Not sure if any sellers are selling portals to them.
http://www.china.org.cn/english/daodeji ... 208124.htm


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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby darkwing dook » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:10 am

conxtion wrote:How about the Chinese Immortals? Anyone has portals to them?

CH offers them : )
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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby WhimsicalSage » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:25 pm

heypanda wrote:I know this is an old thread, but how comes the ancient Greeks, Egyptians etc. only interacted with their own set of gods i.e. just Egyptian or just Norse or just Greek, no others.

I'd say because this was meant to happen because "The fall of man" happened, which was the event which forced humanity to kind of start over and lose all it's knowledge several thousand years. Then these immortal pantheons were meant to be followed and passed down through generations by individual places across the globe because this made it easier to gain knowledge of them throughout history and distinguish them.
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Re: How well do you know your immortals?

Postby The-Silver-King » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:53 am

I personally have a thing for Japanese and Greek immortals their what I personally like / feel a calling to. But I also I'm interested in roman, and eygeption immortals.


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