Episode 178 How to worldbuild a fantasy pantheon

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Episode 178 How to worldbuild a fantasy pantheon

Today’s Topic Create a new Pantheons in fantasy fiction

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The bigger benefit for me was increased focus.  It was another major issue of mine.  However, that is a story for a different day.

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Podcast Show Flow

  • Not just for polytheism
  • Chief god or God
  • Major gods or archangels
  • Minor god / Angels or Major Saint
  • Demigods / Guardian Angel or Saints
  • Evil minor gods / Demons
  • Evil major gods / Devil of the Seven Deadly sins (Peter Binsfeld 1589
    • Lucifer: pride, Mammon: greed, Asmodeus: lust, Leviathan: envy, Beelzebub: gluttony, Satan: wrath, Belphegor: sloth
  • Cultural Evolution round up (Or substitute world)
    • Explain the natural world
    • Explain the sky
    • Explain the traditions (How to be moral in the culture)
    • Explain the good and bad in people
    • Remember better times
    • Explain the old
    • Path to the afterlife
    • Path to a better life
    • Rituals are ways to appease or bribe gods
  • Beware of the rabbit hole (Frame it!)

 

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