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Old Orosian Pantheon

The old Orosian pantheon ruled over the Tauren Peninsula in ancient times, though it could be argued that its members were worse than the ex-leaders of the Abyssinian pantheon. Fickle and petty, they often caused numerous, senseless deaths with their arrogance, rigidity, extreme intolerance to disrespect, and bickering. Ultimately, once their actions catches up to them, this led to their undoing as much of the pantheon was wiped out, inducing a sixth Dark Age in the lands... but it turned out to be a good thing, as younger and more benevolent gods took their place, allowing the Tauren Peninsula to recover.
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  • Asshole Victim: Was wiped out prior to the modern day of the setting. They were such jackasses, however, that it's implied no one cared about their passing - Bellamos, who was adopted by two of the old Orosian gods, simply let them die of their own folly and instead focused on helping innocent civilians recover from the "Twilight of the Orosian Gods" and the following sixth Dark Age.
  • Create Your Own Hero: Their arrogance and pettiness led to the war that birthed Bellamos, who would later replace the old gods after most of them were wiped out.
  • Expy: Of the Greek Gods, in which Ouratheros is Zeus, Thalasson is Poseidon, Machis is Ares, and Ematha is Athena. Canteros' entry also mentions an expy of Hera in the form of a jealous and temperamental goddess of Marriage and Family, as well as an expy of Hades, who is the Orosian god of Death.
  • Götterdämmerung: Was wiped out in an event known as the "Twilight of the Orosian Gods", leaving their more benevolent and reasonable members as survivors to rebuild and start over as the Pramanthan Pantheon.
  • Jerkass Gods: All members are based on the classic ones from Classical Mythology. Despite being powerful deities, most of them actually behaved little more than irresponsible and spoiled children whose arrogance, extreme intolerance for disrespect, and petty bickering created many disasters in the Tauren Peninsula. Because of this, no one mourned when they died during "Twilight of the Orosian Gods". Canteros' entry mentions that the crimes most of the Orosian gods and goddesses committed - especially those made by Ouratheros - were so bad that it nearly caused the Orosian god of Death, an expy/ersatz of Hades, to sacrifice himself during the conflict out of guilt and shame. Canteros saved him, however, and helped him reconcile with his mortal subjects/worshipers instead.
  • Karmic Death: Their terrible behaviors ultimately came back to bite them during the "Twilight of the Orosian Gods", which was implied to be an event that they caused.
  • Reality Ensues: Much like Zinabi and Fik'iri from the Abyssinian pantheon, the old Orosian deities are cited as a quintessential example of what happens to Jerkass Gods in the end if they don't change their ways: Their unscrupulous deeds lose them worshipers who would turn to other more benevolent alternatives, and would ultimately contribute or directly lead to their downfall. No one would even care about them enough to mourn their passing.

    Ouratheros 

  • Domestic Abuse: Implied, as Canteros' entry notes that his abuse of his sister/wife, the Orosian goddess of Marriage and Family, was considered "legendary" by his worshipers/subjects. He also regularly cheated on her with both mortals and divines, likely against their will. This is largely why said goddess became extremely jealous and temperamental.
  • Expy: Of the Greek god Zeus, who is the Top God of the Olympian pantheon.
  • Jerkass Gods: He used his divinity and power as an excuse to prey on his mortal worshipers/subjects just to satiate his lustful desires, and like Zeus, he displayed an extremely rigid and disproportionate intolerance of perceived disobedience, and was abusive towards his own sister/wife, the jealous and temperamental Orosian goddess of Marriage and Family and expy/ersatz of Hera. His refusal to see the error of his ways and change for the better led to his Karmic Death during the "Twilight of the Orosians". Canteros' entry mentions that his crimes were so bad that it caused one of his brothers, the Orosian god of Death and expy/ersatz of Hades, to nearly sacrifice himself out of guilt and shame, but Canteros saved him and helped the Death god reconcile with his worshipers/subjects instead.
  • Karmic Death: After years of abusing his mortal worshipers and using them like toys to satiate his lusts, while abusing his own sister/wife and regularly cheating on her to the point where she became extremely jealous and temperamental, he would finally meet his end during the "Twilight of the Orosians", which is heavily implied that Amareros and his firstborn son, Canteros, had a hoof in.
  • Meaningful Name: His name can be translated to 'Sky God' in Greek.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Much like Zeus, he had numerous affairs with mortals and other divines despite being married to his own sister/wife, the old Orosian Pantheon's goddess of Marriage and Family, to the point where she became extremely jealous and temperamental. Despite Amareros' warnings, he never learned or repented for his mistakes, which led to his death.

    Thalasson 

  • Expy: Of the Greek god Poseidon, who is Zeus' brother and the god of water.
  • Jerkass Gods: It's implied in Canteros' entry that his crimes were so bad that it nearly caused his brother, the Orosian god of Death, to sacrifice himself during the "Twilight of the Orosians" out of guilt and shame. Luckily, Canteros saved him and helped him reconcile with his mortal subjects/worshipers instead.
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    Machis 

Portfolio: Warriors, Savage Battles, Martial Might


  • Abusive Parents: To Bellamos, of the emotional variety. Much like Ematha, he tried persuading Bellamos to side with him so he could get bragging rights over his rival, and only cared about emulating the brutal carnage of war. He also constantly expressed disapproval whenever Bellamos failed his high standards or showed inclination towards Ematha.
  • Blood Knight: Much like his inspiration, the Greek god Ares, he embodied the brutality and bloodshed of war.
  • Create Your Own Hero: Had he not acted like a bloodthirsty, savage brute, he would not have created the war that birthed Bellamos in a petty attempt to one-up Ematha.
  • Expy: Of the Greek god Ares, being very brutish, unpopular gods who embodied the savage side of wars.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: He tried taking in the newly-born Bellamos as his protege, impressed with his abilities and great potential, while also trying to court him to his side so he could get bragging rights over Ematha. This failed when Bellamos eventually saw him for what he truly was - a bloodthirsty bully who embodied the brutal carnage of war - and disowned him as his parent.
  • Jerkass Gods: He behaves like a bloodthirsty bully due to what he embodies. His many children did not fall far from the tree.
  • Karmic Death: Implied to have died during the Twilight of the Orosian Gods, which was an event of their own making. Given that he was a bloodthirsty brute who only cared about the might of his warriors and the carnage that ensued during wars, many people, including Bellamos, rightfully believed he deserved it.
  • Like Father, Like Son: It's noted that many of his children, both adopted and biological, shared his bloodthirsty viciousness.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Rivals!: His petty rivalry with Ematha ends up costing him his worshipers, as well as his adoptive son, Bellamos, who was rightfully disgusted with his behavior and disowned him as his parent, even letting Machis die during the "Twilight of the Orosian Gods".
  • The Rival: To Ematha, the goddess of wisdom, strategy and heroes. They do not get along, always bickering to the point they are willing to start wars among mortals among their domains of influence just to show up the other. It's deconstructed in that they pay so much attention to their rivalry that they both end up shirking their duties and causing unnecessary deaths, and they (along with most of the Orosian gods) end up dying in an event of their own making.

    Ematha 

Portfolio: Wisdom, Champions, Strategies


  • Abusive Parents: To Bellamos, of the emotional variety. While more reasonable and well-meaning than Machis, she was still a haughty jerk who wanted to convince Bellamos to side with her so she could essentially gain bragging rights over Machis, and callously wasted her own soldiers to achieve "beautiful" victories. She also constantly expressed disapproval whenever Bellamos failed to reach her high standards or showed inclination towards her rival.
  • Create Your Own Hero: Had she showed her benevolent and reasonable side more often, she would not have created the war that birthed Bellamos in a petty attempt to one-up Machis.
  • Expy: Of Athena from Greek Mythology. Much like her real-life counterpart, Ematha was a more reasonable war goddess than Machis, but at times she could be very cruel, petty, and self-centered herself.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: She tried taking in the newly-born Bellamos as his protege, impressed with his abilities and great potential. This failed when Bellamos eventually saw her for what she truly was - a glory-seeking warrior who callously throws away the lives of her soldiers to achieve "beautiful" victories in battle - and disowned him as his parent.
  • Glory Hound: Implied. She embodies those who callously throw away the lives of soldiers in order to achieve "beautiful" victories in war. This disgusted Bellamos so much that he disowned her as his parent.
  • Insufferable Genius: Implied. The fact that she was the Orosian goddess of wisdom, yet constantly got into fights with Machis just to try prove her superiority, makes her this.
  • Jerkass Gods: While she's more reasonable and well-meaning compared to Machis, she's just as petty and would often use her military talents and intelligence to lord her superiority over others. She's also callous enough to waste her soldiers as long as she gets a "beautiful" victory in the end.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deconstructed. She was noted to be more well-meaning and reasonable than Machis, being a patron of heroes and intellectuals. Unfortunately, she was a haughty jerk with her complete inability to stand disrespect and being outdone in skill by others, and possesses a disregard for casualties in war so long as it achieves 'beautiful' victories. So while she was a good person deep down, her bad side showed up so often that Bellamos simply gave up on her and let her die from her own mistakes.
  • Karmic Death: Implied to have died during the Twilight of the Orosian Gods, which was an event of their own making. Given that she was an insufferable, arrogant, glory-seeking warrior who callously threw away her soldiers to achieve "beautiful" victories, many people, including Bellamos, rightfully believed she deserved it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Rivals!: Her petty rivalry with Machis ends up costing her her worshipers, as well as her adoptive son, Bellamos, who was rightfully disgusted with her behavior and disowned her as his adoptive mother. Eventually, her refusal to let go of her pettiness and stop acting callously towards her worshipers/subjects cost her her life during the "Twilight of the Orosian Gods".
  • The Rival: To Machis, the god of warriors and savage battles. As mentioned, they do not get along. It's deconstructed in that they pay so much attention to their rivalry that they both end up shirking their duties and causing unnecessary deaths, and they (along with most of the Orosian gods) end up dying in an event of their own making.
  • The Strategist: Embodies the strategic aspects of war.
  • We Have Reserves: At her worst, she didn't care if her actions caused a lot of war casualties, as long as she achieved a "beautiful" victory.

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