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Re: Question: Stygian and Pluto. [message #44871 is a reply to message #44866] Sat, 27 August 2011 12:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anvildude is currently offline  Anvildude
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Though Athena Parthenos now has two Parthenons to her name. One in Athens (a city that's literally named for her) and one in Memphis. (at least I think it was Memphis.)

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Re: Question: Stygian and Pluto. [message #44872 is a reply to message #44858] Sat, 27 August 2011 12:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Avatard is currently offline  Avatard
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Anvildude wrote on Fri, 26 August 2011 22:30
I think it may be more the association of a specific deity to that act. Aphrodite doesn't have that much power because love and sex have become something incredibly personal, and not something you'd look to a greater being to give you. Same with messages and such.

However, Poseidon is still considered King of the Seas, and many people specifically ask his blessing, be it from a different name or not. And I do believe that they still hold King Neptune's Court- I think they still do the Shellback thing too.

Similarly with Hestia and Demeter. Mother Nature is very much a personification in people's minds, and there's plenty of Nature worship out there. So yeah.


Zeus, I think, may have just had the wrong combination of spheres. Lightning and Politics and Sky? Might have made sense back when the people that lived higher than you were literally higher on the social ladder, and Lightning still struck with all the impact of a judge's gavel proclaiming a death sentence, but these days, the Sky is mostly tamed, and any weather events are more likely to be lain at Nature's feet than the Sky's.


I would actually guess that these are creatures that feed off of the energy of those certain spheres, not that they are the direct personification of those.

Aphrodite should be able to "feed" off of the love and lust of the students around her, but when she was a god (note the little 'g') she had a power level OVER 9000! (sorry, couldn't resist Embarassed ). She just needs time to gather power again, she has only been alive for about 16 years.

Same with Hermes. He is not only the god of messages, but of thieves. And if I remember my Batman right they are a "superstitious and cowardly lot". If your "praying to Posiedon in one form or another" is right then the same would apply to Hermes.

Oh, on his wiki page:
Hermes' wikipedia page
Hermes is the great messenger of the gods in Greek mythology and a guide to the Underworld. Hermes was born on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. An Olympian god, he is also the patron of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of the cunning of thieves, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics and sports, of weights and measures, of invention, and of commerce in general. His symbols include the tortoise, the rooster, the winged sandals, the winged hat, and the caduceus.

Look at the two bolded spheres of power. Those alone would give him a MAJOR boost over Zeus. Hell, Zeus should probably be the weakest of the New Olympians.

Zeus' wikipedia page
He is the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology.

Seriously, thats it. Science stole those from him in the minds of humans long ago.



Also, I am seriously hoping that Hera listens to Ayla and starts focusing on the 'marriage' portion of her powers.


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Re: Question: Stygian and Pluto. [message #44884 is a reply to message #44871] Sat, 27 August 2011 15:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Diane Castle is currently offline  Diane Castle
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Anvildude wrote on Sat, 27 August 2011 09:00
Though Athena Parthenos now has two Parthenons to her name. One in Athens (a city that's literally named for her) and one in Memphis. (at least I think it was Memphis.)


Nashville, TN. I think it is within bicycling distance of Heather's place.

It's the one with the *completed* statue of Athena Parthenos, which Alan Lequire designed and sculpted.

Diane the Nashvillian


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Re: Question: Stygian and Pluto. [message #51065 is a reply to message #44030] Sat, 07 January 2012 19:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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XaltatunOfAcheron wrote on Thu, 28 July 2011 06:33
khade wrote on Wed, 27 July 2011 22:25
I don't think Poseidon is one of the ones that escaped, so they don't know exactly where he is, but he is far too powerful to need an avatar still, which would allow Hestia to still be one of the 12 that escaped.


The first mention that there were two more that escaped and are missing is in There's an Angel in Dickinson Cottage, part 2.

Angel 2.3

"Exactly," Imperious said. "Remember that thrice-bedamned golden apple? If we all go after her in a mob, it'll be that mess all over again. We'll expose ourselves completely fighting over that altar, and it doesn't take a Python to see that some third party will probably take her over our battered bodies. No. In order for us to resume our rightful place in the Cosmos, we must take that altar as the Dodekatheon, the Twelve of Olympus. The Foreigner managed to seal us up because we were too busy competing with each other in trifles. That's NOT going to happen this time! This time, we operate as the Twelve Gods of Olympus."

"Which is far more easily said than done," Majestic purred. "Especially seeing as how there are only TEN of us."

"And ONE of them is Poseidon, your own brother, father," Judicator pointed out. "Not that I've any clue as to where Dionysius got to."

"WHAT! DID! YOU! THINK! YOU! WERE! DOING!" Zeus raged in the voice of thunder that echoed through the chamber.

"I thought- no, I knew that I was winning," Ares said calmly. "I knew that mother and dear little Athena were going to pussyfoot around like they always do, and they were going to waste time being all subtle and trying to make nice-nice with the altar-girl. I just did the simple, obvious thing."

"We need to take the Altar as a UNITY!" Hera said in a way that suggested that she thought that he was a little boy who needed things spelled out to him.

"NO, we don't need to take the Altar-girl at ALL," Ares said snidely. "You see? You overcomplicated everything from the get-go, just like you did with this 'reincarnate in the bodies of children' idiocy. And THEN you went and FORGOT where you sent Poseidon and Dionysius!



The other major reference is in Straight from the Squirrel's Mouth, part 10, where Ayla and Rich (Apollo) are talking on the plane. Ayla is the one who's looking for Hestia, and Rich doesn't bother to correct her that Hestia isn't part of the mix.

Xaltatun

Edit: I messed up Rich's name. Fixed.




This quote from the story above:

"And ONE of them is Poseidon, your own brother, father," Judicator pointed out. "Not that I've any clue as to where Dionysius got to."

Seems wrong. I had the distinct impression that Dionysius was in the "Dylans" from something said during the halloween incident, er story. Perhaps he is and the other "Lympies" failed to note the obvious?


Chris in CA
Re: Question: Stygian and Pluto. [message #51080 is a reply to message #34997] Sun, 08 January 2012 04:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
czaanum is currently offline  czaanum
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The thrice bedamned golden apple..., what's Eris up to then these days? Still trapped?
Re: Question: Stygian and Pluto. [message #51096 is a reply to message #51065] Sun, 08 January 2012 09:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sojiro is currently offline  Sojiro
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chrisbuyer wrote on Sun, 08 January 2012 01:02
Seems wrong. I had the distinct impression that Dionysius was in the "Dylans" from something said during the halloween incident, er story. Perhaps he is and the other "Lympies" failed to note the obvious?


Only thing we have to that effect was someone dissing the idea of reborn Olympians saying that you could easily find candidates, pointing out that any of the Dylans could be a match for Dionysus.
Re: Question: Stygian and Pluto. [message #51122 is a reply to message #51080] Sun, 08 January 2012 12:24 Go to previous message
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czaanum wrote on Sun, 08 January 2012 07:28
The thrice bedamned golden apple..., what's Eris up to then these days? Still trapped?


Well, she never was one of the Twelve Olympians. But it was probably a bit hit on Imperious' ego to find out that she has a religion of her own...


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