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List Of Crowfall Gods

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Following is all hypothetical lore. However some of them seem to have a good connection! I tried to put "?" marks in areas where I'm making my own connections/guesses, but I may have forgot some areas. All of this was done by the power of Google (I am not a lore specialist).

 

ツ = pretty sure about some connections here with current mythology

 

All-Father:

    Valkyn

        Valkyrie? (All-mother?): Females that choose who will live/die in combat (Norse Mythology); "Chooser of the slain" perhaps root is used for just "Chooser"?

        No connection to Dragon.

        

Order:

    Arkyn

        In Norse the meaning of the name Arkyn is: Eternal king's son. (Eternal King = Valkyn; Pretty straightforward xP)

        No connection to Griffon.

    Cybele

        Cybele ("Kubeleyan Mother", perhaps "Mountain Mother") was an originally Anatolian mother goddess; she has a possible precursor in the earliest neolithic at Çatalhöyük (in the Konya region) where the statue of a pregnant goddess seated on a lion throne was found in a granary. She is Phrygia's only known goddess, and was probably its state deity. Her Phrygian cult was adopted and adapted by Greek colonists of Asia Minor and spread from there to mainland Greece and its more distant western colonies from around the 6th century BCE

        No connection to Unicorn.

    Maeve

        Maeve is a first name of Irish origin. In Irish Gaelic, the name "Medbh" or "Méadhbh" means "she who intoxicates." It is rooted in the Irish legend of Queen Maeve or Medb, one of the main protagonists of the early Irish legend Táin Bó Cúailnge.

        No connection to Octopus.

    Hero

        A hero (masculine or gender-neutral) or heroine (feminine) (Ancient Greek: ἥρως, hḗrōs) is a person or character who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage or self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good. Historically, the first heroes displayed courage or excellence as warriors. The word's meaning was later extended to include moral excellence.

        No connection to Eagle/Falcon.

 

Balance:

    Kronos

        Chronos was confused with, or perhaps consciously identified with, due to the similarity in name, the Titan Cronus already in antiquity, the identification becoming more widespread during the Renaissance, giving rise to the allegory of "Father Time" wielding the harvesting scythe.

        In the Orphic cosmogony, the unaging Chronos produced Aether and Chaos, and made a silvery egg in the divine Aether. It produced the hermaphroditic god Phanes, who gave birth to the first generation of gods and is the ultimate creator of the cosmos.

        Direct connection to Hour Glass!

    Gaea

        In Greek mythology, Gaia, also spelled Gaea, was the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia was the great mother of all: the primal Greek Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, the Titans, and the Giants were born to her. The gods reigning over their classical pantheon were born from her union with Uranus (the sky), while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea). Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was Terra.

        Direct connection to Tree of Life/World Tree!

    D'Orion

        Orion's current name derives from Greek mythology, in which Orion was a gigantic, supernaturally strong hunter of ancient times, born to Euryale, a Gorgon, and Poseidon (Neptune), god of the sea in the Graeco-Roman tradition. One myth recounts Gaia's rage at Orion, who dared to say that he would kill every animal on the planet.

        The Rig Veda refers to the Orion Constellation as Mriga (The Deer). It is said that two bright stars in the front and two bright stars in the rear are The hunting dogs, the one comparatively less bright star in the middle and ahead of two front dogs is The hunter and three aligned bright stars are in the middle of all four hunting dogs is The Deer (The Mriga) and three little aligned but less brighter stars is The Baby Deer. The Mriga means Deer, locally known as Harnu in folk parlance. There are many folk songs narrating the Harnu. The Malay called Orion' Belt Bintang Tiga Beradik (the "Three Brother Star").

        Mriga is a direct connection to Antlers!

    Illara

        The name Llara in Welsh means meek which can also be translated as humble. ("Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:5)

        In Greek mythology, the name of Illyria is aetiologically traced to Illyrius, the son of Cadmus and Harmonia, who eventually ruled Illyria and became the eponymous ancestor of the Illyrians. A later version of the myth identifies Polyphemus and Galatea as parents of Celtus, Galas and Illyrius. The second myth could stem perhaps from the similarities to Celts and Gauls.

        Origin of Ilara as a variation of Hilarius in other languages:  Ilari,  Ilario (Italian), Ilari (Russian), Ilar (Welsh). Means "happy, cheerful, joyful"

        No direct connection to Mouse/Rat/Guinecian.

 

Chaos:

    Kane

        Cain and Abel were, according to the Book of Genesis, two sons of Adam and Eve. Cain is described as a crop farmer and his younger brother Abel as a shepherd. Cain was the first human born and Abel was the first human to die. Cain committed the first murder by killing his brother. (Cain kills Abel the Shepherd. Shepherds herd sheep. Cain = Wolf, tada!)

        Boy's name meaning: Fighter (Irish), Tribute (Gaelic), Intelligent Warrior (Celtic)

        Not a bad connection to wolf!

    Maleka

        Nothing. All that comes to mind is "Malekai, Mordecai" some hebrew messengers, some hawaiian names, etc. Nothing to do with spiders :/ Will re-try later.

    Yaga

        In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking woman. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs (or sometimes a single chicken leg).[1] Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out. She sometimes plays a maternal role, and also has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp's folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor or villain, or may be altogether ambiguous.

        Direct connection to Tree/Chaos!

    Zalena

        The name Zelena means "green" in various Slavic languages. Zelena is also of Old Greek origin derived from the word selene meaning moon.

        Seljord is famous for its sea serpent, Selma, who allegedly lives in Lake Seljord. (The coat of arms looks similar-ish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seljord).

        Chaos is great disorder or confusion. So Mysterious serpents existing or not kind of fits. However the connection to the name I have no idea.

        "Mysterious serpents occur not just in ancient myths but in more modern legends as well. For centuries, people have reported seeing huge snakes or snakelike monsters at sea or in lakes. Although many marine scientists admit that creatures yet unknown may inhabit the depths, no one has produced reliable evidence of an entirely new kind of sea serpent. Most likely the mysterious creatures seen swimming on the water's surface are masses of seaweed, floating logs, rows of porpoises leaping into the air, giant squid, or just common sharks or sea lions.

        Hindu myths contain many tales of serpents. Kaliya was a five-headed serpent king who poisoned water and land until the god Krishna defeated him in battle. Kaliya then worshiped Krishna, who spared his life. Kadru was a snake goddess who bore 1,000 children. Legend says that they still live today as snakes in human form. One of Kadru's children was the world snake Shesha that the gods used to turn a mountain and stir up the ocean, just as people churn milk into butter by using a rope coiled around a stick or paddle. As the gods churned the ocean with the snake, many precious things arose from it, including the moon, a magical tree, and the Amrita, or water of life." (http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Sa-Sp/Serpents-and-Snakes.html#ixzz3Xx5Qm620)

 

This was excellent. Could be totally wrong but awesome research.


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I think of all that research, Kronos and Gaea are really the strongest. There's very little doubt in my mind that Kronos (at least in name) was influenced by "Chronos" and Gaea has always kind of played a mother-goddess, earth, tree/source of life in mythology.

 

What really surprised me was Yaga. That was some interesting backstory for a chaos god! But as you've said could be totally wrong as well... We'll have to wait and see :)

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I'm really interested to hear the lore of all of them. I've traditionally played the role of a good guy but I've gravitated more toward evil as of late and I've always favored chaos over law so I could see myself anywhere on the chart if one of the gods appeals to me enough.


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I'm really interested to hear the lore of all of them. I've traditionally played the role of a good guy but I've gravitated more toward evil as of late and I've always favored chaos over law so I could see myself anywhere on the chart if one of the gods appeals to me enough.

I too am thinking of going chaos. We might have to stick together! I love playing historian slash preacher so deep more would be fun!


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Nice information Roux!

 

Just from judging the 12 emblems, these are the ones I personally like:

 

Hero

Kronos

Gaea

Malekai

Yaga

 

With the information available on the story, artwork, and emblems, I think I'll be heading towards Kronos or Yaga. While I usually play on the "Good" side, there doesn't seem to be anything interesting to me in the Order faction. The Balance faction with Kronos is what I'm looking at now. The hourglass emblem looks nice to me, and serving a father time type figure is appealing, if that's what he ends up as. There is however a strong pull from Yaga in the Chaos faction, and I may end up going with Yaga, or at least a single character. I remember some of the stories I heard of Baba Yaga growing up. If the Chaos God Yaga is to be like her, she will definitely be interesting. Also, her tree emblem looks great!

 

Definitely looking forward to the remainder of the background story and artwork on the remaining Gods. I won't be able to really choose until I have all the info. My hope is that there is enough draw from each of the 12, and each faction, to create a good balance in the game. Right now the Order faction looks really weak as far as drawing any interest in my eyes.

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Nice information Roux!

 

Just from judging the 12 emblems, these are the ones I personally like:

 

Hero

Kronos

Gaea

Malekai

Yaga

 

With the information available on the story, artwork, and emblems, I think I'll be heading towards Kronos or Yaga. While I usually play on the "Good" side, there doesn't seem to be anything interesting to me in the Order faction. The Balance faction with Kronos is what I'm looking at now. The hourglass emblem looks nice to me, and serving a father time type figure is appealing, if that's what he ends up as. There is however a strong pull from Yaga in the Chaos faction, and I may end up going with Yaga, or at least a single character. I remember some of the stories I heard of Baba Yaga growing up. If the Chaos God Yaga is to be like her, she will definitely be interesting. Also, her tree emblem looks great!

 

Definitely looking forward to the remainder of the background story and artwork on the remaining Gods. I won't be able to really choose until I have all the info. My hope is that there is enough draw from each of the 12, and each faction, to create a good balance in the game. Right now the Order faction looks really weak as far as drawing any interest in my eyes.

 

Kronos is neat, I think the RP opportunity for that would be something along the lines of "You cannot fight thine Hunger, for it is Time, and Time is Eternal. All succumbs to Time, and thy sons of Kronos guard the passage." Makes sense they would be balance, not quit evil, but making sure that events no matter how heinous come to pass.


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I look forward to further details on the Pantheon.  I am sure my guild and our allies will have interesting debates on who to support.  From a campaign standpoint, you are going to want to be united under a single god in order to be on the same side in both the faction and deity wars.


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I look forward to further details on the Pantheon.  I am sure my guild and our allies will have interesting debates on who to support.  From a campaign standpoint, you are going to want to be united under a single god in order to be on the same side in both the faction and deity wars.

 

Illara might be fitting.  Represented by a rodent and the very base.  Fitting.


 

Er, what's "edging"?

 

 

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Illara might be fitting.  Represented by a rodent and the very base.  Fitting.

A true possibility, but not enough lore just yet.  It will be a group decision.


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Illara might be fitting.  Represented by a rodent and the very base.  Fitting.

 

I thought that Illara was a rodent all this time, since her emblem showed what looked like one, though in the update yesterday on Wyverns there was this...

 

 

Illara, Daughter of Cats, came upon him in a field. She asked him, ‘Why do you toil so? Put down your blade and play with me.’ 

 

 

And this in the same thread...

 

 

The man and his wife were wailing in the temple when the Cat and the Spider came upon him. ‘The gods are not convinced of your devotion. You must send your youngest son into the cave.’

 

 

So either Illara is represented by a rodent on her emblem for whatever reason, or is now a cat instead of a rodent, and the emblem will change? I need to know more!

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A true possibility, but not enough lore just yet.  It will be a group decision.

And I'm sure your group values your input.  You should go talk to them.


 

Er, what's "edging"?

 

 

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I am focusing on what actually matters.

Yes, you should take some time and go focus on what actually matters.  There are more important things than a video game, we all understand.  Take as long as you need.  Don't know why you put that here, though.  An announcement like that usually goes in the Off-Topic board.  You should go over there and take a peek.


 

Er, what's "edging"?

 

 

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