Lore Ipsum: Greek God cycle part 1
Hello! Today i’m showing off cards from another segment of my personal Multiverse i like to call Lore. All cards in that segment are born from real myths and try to reflect them as faithfully as possible. Just for fun i like to make them in the old frame and wording – 4th Edition wording to be precise, because before that everything was a mess.
The cards i bring you today are based off the gods of Greek mythology.
So the classic pantheon i was familiar with has 12 gods, which is 2 too many for a two-color cycle. I chose to add 3 more gods and make 5 single-color cards as well, bringing in Hades, Persephone and, for some reason i no longer recall, Hestia, probably for mechanic constraints. In this post i’ll be revealing six of the cards in no particular order.
Note that the gods have a myriad of facets and i’ll only mention those i focused on to create the cards. Also note that all of these were born from my very general knowledge of the myths and some light research. I fully expect someone more knowledgeable to tell me how wrong i am.
Zeus, King of the Gods, God of the Sky and Thunder, more than well-known for his lightning-bolt-slinging habits, was simple enough to represent and indeed was the first i made. Red and White represent his divine fury.
Hera, Queen of the Gods, Goddess of Family and Marriage. One of Hera’s symbols and the one represented in the artwork is the peacock. So i took the very, very large liberty of focusing on that (remember i’m constrained by colors) and chose to give her flying-related abilities. The flavor i was trying to capture was her domain over flying creatures (but not of the skies themselves), though that’s not exactly accurate. Blue is the color of the skies and Green represents its community.
Poseidon, God of the Seas, manipulates the tides to do his bidding. Blue represents water, of course.
Dionysus, God of Wine and Ecstasy, who bringeth all the nymphs to his yard. Red and Green are meant to represent carnal, natural passion.
Apollo is commonly known as God of the Sun. However, because of color constraints, i chose to focus on domains he is less known for, namely his domain over Truth, Prophecy and Plague. The two abilities represent just that, as do the two colors.
Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, Archery and Wildlife is here represented as an archer at her best, with Green and White being the colors of natural communion.
Next week i’ll reveal the seven remaining cards. Until then!