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20th Mar '17 11:45:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has the three creator goddesses (Din, Goddess of Power; Nayru, Goddess of Wisdom; and Farore, Goddess of Courage), plus a rather large supporting pantheon, which changes from game to game. Of particular note is the Goddess Hylia, because [[spoiler:the various Princesses Zelda are her mortal incarnations.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has the three creator goddesses (Din, Goddess of Power; Nayru, Goddess of Wisdom; and Farore, Goddess of Courage), plus a rather large supporting pantheon, which changes from game to game. Of particular note is the Goddess Hylia, because [[spoiler:the various Princesses Zelda Princess Zeldas are her mortal incarnations.]]
15th Mar '17 3:26:37 PM Doug86
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* ''Warhammer40K'' started out as Warhammer InSpace, so there's some overlap.

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* ''Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' started out as Warhammer InSpace, so there's some overlap.
10th Mar '17 10:37:26 PM jormis29
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* The pantheons of the world of Glorantha in Chaosium's ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest''. These are quite complex and play a very important role in the game, much more so than in most other [=RPGs=].

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* The pantheons of the world of Glorantha in Chaosium's Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest''. These are quite complex and play a very important role in the game, much more so than in most other [=RPGs=].
6th Mar '17 6:02:45 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' the High Elves and the Empire both have a pantheon composed of various gods. These gods tend to be anthropomorphic personifications of various concepts (Isha is the Elven goddess of life, Ulric is the Empire's god of winter, battle and wolves, Khaine is the Elven war god, etc.), although the Empire also has Sigmar who isn't really a personification of anything but a human who ascended to godhood (or a PhysicalGod, or possibly a FolkHero whose legend has gotten out of hand, depending on who you ask). Then there's the four great Gods of Chaos (and several lesser ones) created from the psyche of mortals and embodying rage, lust, despair, and hope (yes, the god of hope is evil. The Warhammer world is not a very nice place), though Khorne is in many ways an evil Odin. The Orcs also have two gods (Gork, the god of cunning brutality and Mork, the god of brutal cunning. Or possibly the other way around. Wars have been started by Orcs arguing which is which), but that hardly counts as a pantheon (a couple of other gods, such as Bork and Khalekk have been mentioned in the older background, but they probably aren't canon anymore).
** The ancestor gods of the dwarfs are another pantheon and so is the old pantheon of ancient Nehekhara. The woodelfs have a pantheon as well. Ind is mentioned and referred to as the land of a thousand gods so one would expect them to have quite the pantheon. Brettonia is said to have the commoners worship some empire gods along with the lady but that might not count.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' the High Elves and the Empire both have a pantheon pantheons composed of various gods. These gods tend to be anthropomorphic personifications of various concepts (Isha is the Elven goddess of life, Ulric is the Empire's god of winter, battle and wolves, Khaine is the Elven war god, etc.), although the Empire also has Sigmar who isn't really a personification of anything but a human who ascended to godhood (or a PhysicalGod, or possibly a FolkHero whose legend has gotten out of hand, depending on who you ask). Then there's the four great Gods of Chaos (and several lesser ones) created from the psyche of mortals and embodying rage, lust, despair, and hope (yes, the god of hope is evil. The Warhammer world is not a very nice place), though Khorne is in many ways an evil Odin. The Orcs also have two gods (Gork, the god of cunning brutality and Mork, the god of brutal cunning. Or possibly the other way around. Wars have been started by Orcs arguing which is which), but that hardly counts as a pantheon (a couple of other gods, such as Bork and Khalekk have been mentioned in the older background, but they probably aren't canon anymore).
** The ancestor gods of the dwarfs Dwarfs are another pantheon and so is the old pantheon of ancient Nehekhara. The woodelfs have a pantheon as well.Nehekhara. Ind is mentioned and referred to as the land of a thousand gods so one would expect them to have quite the pantheon. Brettonia Bretonnia is said to have the commoners and the occasional noble worship some empire Empire gods along with the lady Lady of the Lake, but that might not count.
18th Feb '17 4:15:30 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'': Several deities of Kisuati origin are mentioned, but Hananja has risen to be the sole deity worshipped in the city-state of Gujaareh. According to scripture, she bestowed the magic of [[{{Whatevermancy}} narcomancy]] on its citizens and in return Hananja's Law is the highest law within its walls. Since she is the goddess of dreams and peace, the Gujaareens worship her by offering her their dreams, which are gathered by her priests and used for narcomacy, and peace is to be maintained at all cost.
10th Feb '17 8:03:51 AM Kakai
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* The seafaring nations of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' share the same pantheon. Noden is the TopGod, who, while usually associated with the sea and portrayed sitting on a coral throne beneath the waves, rules over all of existence. He has a bunch of subordinate deities, including the Hagfishes, who act as {{Psychopomp}}s, Fury, who's a horridly scarred god of justice and vengeance, and Lady Baile, whose purpose differs depending on who's talking. Nubrevnans consider Lady Baile to be a benevolent intermediary between humans and Noden, whereas Saldonica has GladiatorGames dedicated to her.

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The two seafaring nations of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' the continet share the same pantheon. Noden is the TopGod, who, while usually associated with the sea and portrayed sitting on a coral throne beneath the waves, rules over all of existence. He has a bunch of subordinate deities, including the Hagfishes, who act as {{Psychopomp}}s, Fury, who's a horridly scarred god of justice and vengeance, and Lady Baile, whose purpose differs depending on who's talking. Nubrevnans consider Lady Baile to be a benevolent intermediary between humans and Noden, whereas Saldonica has GladiatorGames dedicated to her.her.
** The Nomatsi worship a protective deity called the Moon Mother.
10th Feb '17 7:53:48 AM Kakai
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* The seafaring nations of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' share the same pantheon. Noden is the TopGod, who, while usually associated with the sea and portrayed sitting on a coral throne beneath the waves, rules over all of existance. He has a bunch of subordinate deities, including the Hagfishes, who act as {{Psychopomp}}s, Fury, who's a horridly scarred god of justice and vengeance, and Lady Baile, whose purpose differs depending on who's talking. Nubrevnans consider Lady Baile to be a benevolent intermediary between humans and Noden, whereas Saldonica has GladiatorGames dedicated to her.

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* The seafaring nations of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' share the same pantheon. Noden is the TopGod, who, while usually associated with the sea and portrayed sitting on a coral throne beneath the waves, rules over all of existance.existence. He has a bunch of subordinate deities, including the Hagfishes, who act as {{Psychopomp}}s, Fury, who's a horridly scarred god of justice and vengeance, and Lady Baile, whose purpose differs depending on who's talking. Nubrevnans consider Lady Baile to be a benevolent intermediary between humans and Noden, whereas Saldonica has GladiatorGames dedicated to her.
10th Feb '17 7:52:51 AM Kakai
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* The seafaring nations of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' share the same pantheon. Noden is the TopGod, who, while usually associated with the sea and portrayed sitting on a coral throne beneath the waves, rules over all of existance. He has a bunch of subordinate deities, including the Hagfishes, who act as {{Psychopomp}}s, Fury, who's a horridly scarred god of justice and vengeance, and Lady Baile, whose purpose differs depending on who's talking. Nubrevnans consider Lady Baile to be a benevolent intermediary between humans and Noden, whereas Saldonica has GladiatorGames dedicated to her.
1st Feb '17 4:14:27 PM Wyldchyld
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* CantrII: All religions are created by the players of the game. Some of them worship the creator of the game. One of the most notorious ones, is a simple copy paste of the [[Literature/EarthsChildren Donii religion]], which cheerfully ignores the fact that [[HideYourChildren everyone spawns at 20]], sex doesn't create children, there are no volcanoes, nor caves. But hey, since when did that stop someone waving their FetishFuel around? Caveman rumpy ahoy!

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* CantrII: All religions are created by the players of the game. Some of them worship the creator of the game. One of the most notorious ones, is a simple copy paste of the [[Literature/EarthsChildren Donii religion]], which cheerfully ignores the fact that [[HideYourChildren everyone spawns at 20]], sex doesn't create children, there are no volcanoes, nor caves. But hey, since when did that stop someone waving their FetishFuel fetish fuel around? Caveman rumpy ahoy!
26th Jan '17 9:38:56 AM Kurush
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** In practice, ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' has an enforced henotheistic rule by the gods; You may only have one patron god, but you are allowed to acknowledge the other gods in the world. Paladins of Heronymous for example, are not hindered to pay respect to Umberlee, if they wish to travel the oceans. But the point remains that once you pick a god, you stick by them.
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