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The recurring type of gods showing up in fiction.
(permanent link) added: 2012-05-22 07:52:40 sponsor: Dracosolon edited by: Malzen (last reply: 2013-06-05 04:41:13)

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The gods of this particular work may be greater, but who does what among them?

When inventing a Fantasy Pantheon, there is a number of god archetypes that seem unavoidable. Maybe because their role is convenient for the story, easily understandable due to familiarity with Real Life mythologies, or simply that there are so much domains a god can have and still be taken seriously.

Note that when a work directly adapts a mythology, there is a high risk of Flanderisation. Not only Sadly Mythtaken is at work, but non-fictional gods tend to have multiple domains whose relations may be hard to grasp, though there is generally a good amount of Fridge Brilliance behind it.

The more common ones are:

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