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02/13/2004 6:33 AM
My muse Arandur and I have been talking about greek mythology lately and we both thought that it could be interesting to start a thread about it, so here it is...
Here's a few lines about the general plot:
Theysius, son of Ares, has fallen in love with Dailae, the only daughter of Aryssan, king of the island of Tolonhos. The demigod decides to kidnap Dailae and he succeeds, but he has to kill her guards before he can take her away.
The king is devastated and summons all the heroes of the island. He asks them to find his daughter and kill the man who has kidnapped her. He promises her hand to the man who will bring her back.
A few heroes will volounteer for the quest. They will go through different adventures and meet mythological creatures/monsters. Some of the gods will oppose them, some others will help and protect them. The thread will focus on both mortals and gods.
Arandur and I are going to play two of the heroes and we need a couple more. They'll have to be males. If you want to play a heroine, you'll need a good explanation (I'll be playing one).
We also need people who want to play some of the gods and other mortals who will be met by the heroes.
Please write the details about your character here and let me know if you are interested in playing any gods, and in this case which ones.
02/19/2004 2:10 AM
Well you already know I am in this tale. ;)
I was thinking of playing a character named Altheus, someone who fought with your characters' father in one of the wars and has come at the behest of the King to save his daughter...
02/19/2004 4:06 AM
That sounds good, Dean ;)
Info about my character:
Description: Lond dark hair, green eyes, very trim. Good runner, archer and rider. She wears a pleated skirt and some kind of leather bra/harness.
Background: She is the daughter of a general and an amazon. The general found the amazon after a battle. She was wounded and he took care of her. She stayed with him and gave birth to a daughter, a few years later she killed herself because she felt she had betrayed her people. The general raised Andalestas like a warrior woman in memory of her mother. She grew up as a very lonely child, without the company of other children, hating most people and her heritage, sometimes envying the quiet life of the other women, sometimes wishing to be a man in order to be allowed to fight.
02/19/2004 5:32 AM
Sure. What the hell if you will have me.
02/19/2004 6:20 AM
I would love to have you onboard, Silvermagess! :)
02/19/2004 10:06 AM
Okay, here's a character. Hope it's okay if I borrow the format you used.
Description: Lanky, tall. Has short, light brown hair and brown eyes. Wears the normal men's tunic. Excellent seafarer, skilled in the use of the harpoon and net.
Background: Ninth son of a sailor. His brothers have all proven themselves on the battle field. He hopes to prove himself equal to his family.
Not as well educated as most. Generally bright and enthusiastic.
02/19/2004 12:14 PM
Perfect :) I will post the IC thread during the weekend!
Ah.. do any of you want to play one or more gods as well?
02/19/2004 1:46 PM
What gods? I might give it a try.
02/19/2004 2:00 PM
These are the gods that I would like to have involved in the story:
I am planning on playing Eris and probably Ares. You can choose any of the others.
02/19/2004 2:26 PM
Dammit. Who was Eris again?
I guess I can take Hera and Athena.
02/19/2004 2:32 PM
Good :) Eris is the goddess of strife, maybe you remember the famous apple that was the cause of the trojan war...
02/19/2004 2:40 PM
Okay. I remeber all the details about the trojan war, but yeah.
I've kinda slack on my greek myths and need to brush up.
02/20/2004 7:06 AM
hehe, kinda cool...I'm not sure If I'm gonna join, but I wanted to say that this looks cool. And I am the total Greek myth buff... being Pagan, my chosen God/Goddess are Ares and Artemis ;) no wonder I'm such a tomboy, LOL
02/20/2004 1:30 PM
Thanks, Kalia :) I hope you will decide to join!
02/22/2004 6:43 AM
I'd like to join. I think it would be fun to play either Aphrodite or Athena.
02/22/2004 9:50 AM
Great to have you onboard, Aeramae! Silvermagess will play Athena, but Aphrodite is all yours :) Would you like to play one of the heroes or some other creature as well?
02/22/2004 10:12 AM
Sure, I'll play a hero as well as Aphrodite if you'll let me.
Name: Demetrius Vardalos
Description: Short curly black hair, brown eyes, extremely tanned skin, medium height, muscular
Background: Comes from a lower class farming family. Worked the fields every day, and learned how to fight from a friend who's family had someone tutor their son. Was one of the many men called before the king, and intends to find the daughter, because then his family will not have to worry about money for the rest of their lives. Despite the money factor involved, Demetrius also hopes that if he is the one who save's the king's daughter, Aphrodite will see fit to have the young woman fall in love with him.
02/22/2004 10:53 AM
Perfect, Aeramae ;)
You can all go ahead and post in the IC thread! I will write something about the gods soon!
02/22/2004 3:41 PM
Okay I posted my first post but here's a few details on Altheus...
Description: Altheus is a soldier who fought in the War under general Jonantos who he sees as something of a mentor and a father figure. Altheus has been abroad fighting in foreign wars on behalf of King Aryssan and has returned to his homeland to serve his king. At this point I kind of see Altheus as a heroic figure, a little lost in his homeland because he has been away for so long. He is more in the quest to avenge Jonantos and serve his King loyally than to marry Dailea though he does find her beautiful...
02/23/2004 3:50 AM
I thought I would post a short description of the gods for a quick reference.
Artemis: the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility. Her main vocation was to roam mountain forests and uncultivated land with her nymphs in attendance hunting for lions, panthers, hinds and stags. She was armed with a bow and arrows which were made by Hephaestus and the Cyclopes.
Being associated with chastity, Artemis at an early age (in one legend she was three years old) asked her father, the great god Zeus, to grant her eternal virginity. Also, all her companions were virgins. Artemis was very protective of her purity, and gave grave punishment to any man who attempted to dishonor her in any form.
Artemis was very possessive. She would show her wrath on anyone who disobeyed her wishes, especially against her sacred animals.
Hades: the lord of the dead and ruler of the nether world. Hades sits on a throne made of ebony, and carries a scepter. He also has a helmet, given to him by the Cyclopes, which makes him invisible. Hades rules the dead, assisted by various (demonic) helpers, such as Thanatos and Hypnos, the ferryman Charon, and the hound Cerberus.
Of all the gods, Hades is the one who is liked less and even the gods themselves have an aversion of him.
Eris: goddess of discord and strife. She is Ares' constant companion and follows him everywhere. Eris is sinister and mean, and her greatest joy is to make trouble. She has a golden apple that is so bright and shiny everybody wants to have it. When she throws it among friends, their friendship come to a rapid end. When she throws it among enemies, war breaks out, for the golden apple of Eris is the Apple of Discord.
Hera: queen of the Olympian deities, goddess of marriage and birth. Writers represented Hera as constantly being jealous of Zeus's various amorous affairs. She punished her rivals and their children, among both goddesses and mortals, with implacable fury. Even Zeus usually could not stand up to her. Sometimes when he got angry, he chained her to the mountain of Olympus by fastening anvils to her feet. However, most of the time Zeus resorted to stratagems.
Zeus: the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and of the Pantheon of gods who resided there. Being the supreme ruler he upheld law, justice and morals, and this made him the spiritual leader of both gods and men.
He has always been associated as being a weather god, as his main attribute is the thunderbolt, he controlled thunder, lightning and rain.
Zeus had many offspring; his wife Hera bore him Ares, Hephaestus, Hebe and Eileithyia, but Zeus had numerous liaisons with both goddesses and mortals. He either raped them, or used devious means to seduce the unsuspecting maidens.
Ares: god of war, tall and handsome, but vain and as cruel as his brother Hephaestus was kind. His sister Eris, the goddess of strife, is his constant companion. Ares 'regards no law'—barely distinguishing between fighting camps, and caring nothing for any of them—, he is hated, not only by men, but also by the gods.
Aphrodite was Ares' lover, but her husband Hephaestus, by means of a clever device of his own invention, trapped the two naked lovers in bed, exposing them to the laughter of the other gods.
Hermes: the herald of the Olympian gods, son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. Hermes is the god of shepherds, land travel, merchants, weights and measures, oratory, literature, athletics and thieves, and known for his cunning and shrewdness. Most importantly, he is the messenger of the gods.
Being the herald (messenger of the gods), it was his duty to guide the souls of the dead down to the underworld, which is known as a psychopomp. He was also closely connected with bringing dreams to mortals. Hermes as with the other gods had numerous affairs with goddesses, nymphs and mortals. In some legends even sheep and goats.
Athena: goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill. She was the favorite child of Zeus. She had sprung fully grown out of her father's head. She is fierce and brave in battle but, only fights to protect the state and home from outside enemies. She is the embodiment of wisdom, reason, and purity. She is a virgin goddess.
Poseidon: god of the sea. He lived on the ocean floor in a palace made of coral and gems, and drove a chariot pulled by horses. However, Poseidon was a very moody divinity, and his temperament could sometimes result in violence. When he was in a good mood, Poseidon created new lands in the water and a calm sea. In contrast, when he was in a bad mood, Poseidon would strike the ground with a trident and cause unruly springs and earthquakes, ship wrecks, and drownings.
Poseidon was similar to his brother Zeus in exerting his power on women and in objectifying masculinity. He had many love affairs and fathered numerous children. Poseidon often used his powers of earthquakes, water, and horses to inflict fear and punishment on people as revenge.
Aphrodite: goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture. She loved gaiety and glamour and was not at all pleased at being the wife of sooty, hard-working Hephaestus. Aphrodite loved and was loved by many gods and mortals. Among her mortal lovers, the most famous was perhaps Adonis. She is accompanied by the Graces. Aphrodite was in love with Ares, with whom she continued to have an affair after her marriage to Hephaestos.
Apollo: god of prophesy, music and healing. Like most of his fellow Olympians, Apollo did not hesitate to intervene in human affairs. Apollo never married, but had many relationships. Most notably, Apollo was known for being the first god to romance someone of the same sex.
Hephaestus: god of fire and crafts. He limped because he was born lame, which caused his mother to throw him off Mount Olympus. Hephaestus accomplished numerous prodigies of craftsmanship. Hephaestus also created the first woman, Pandora, at the command of Zeus. He is kind and peace loving. His wife is Aphrodite.
03/01/2004 12:21 AM
I was thinking of moving this thread to the new forums as there are not so many posts yet, if it's ok with you guys... Let me know!
03/01/2004 8:28 AM
That's fine by me. After all, it's looking like I'm going to be spending more and more time over there anyway.
03/01/2004 8:29 AM
There's a new one? I haven't been paying much attention, to things.
03/01/2004 11:03 AM
Yes, Silvermagess, you find the link in my signature!
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