How would you depict Gods of traditionally feminine domains? What about goddesses of traditionally masculine domains?
Like a God of the home & children, or a Goddess of thunder and lightning
Feminine but male Gods fit pretty well in a lot of mythology. It represents a sort of otherwise unspoken part kf the population.
Also male gods if the hearth can just be daddy. No need to make them weird. Thunder Goddess is obviously PMSing though.
>feminine or masculine domains
>or a set form
>or being comprehensible
God of Home and Children is the protector, the sire, he builds the home and he keeps it standing, he stands before the gate and challenges any who would attack it but welcomes those who would bring joy and good fortune it
>gods in his setting are comprehensible
shit setting ds snp
>god of beauty, love, fatherhood and sexuality
So, Michael Carpenter?
>would kill and die for any member of his family
>married a 9/10, kids are all good-looking
>has 7 children, foster father of an 8th
>how do you think he got those 7 children
>according to Molly, on special occasions she has to tire the kids out and put them to bed early so they don't get disturbed by all the noise coming from the master bedroom
The God of Home and Children would be literally the paragon of fatherhood and husbandry. His heartwarming smile hiding behind the glorious chestnut-coloured mustache and beard contrasts with his powerful, towering frame that feels like the fifth wall of the house he protects.
No trade is beyond the Allfather's reach - he can build, hunt, cook, sew, repair, do the daughter's hair, you name it. Venturing slightly into almost every domain, the Allfather is on good terms with, again, almost every other deity in the pantheon - in fact, a significant number of deities are his direct children. His gentle and hearty attitude as well as a great sense of humour make him a welcome guest nearly everywhere, be it a divine gathering or a poor shrine in the corner of the run-down shanty, as long as the people there live as a family.
Does it really make sense to do that?
If it's a masculine principle or a feminine principle why would you choose to represent it with the opposite gender if there wasn't an explanation for it (i.e. he is the grandfather god, wise man of the family, or maybe a female god of vengance whose god-family is slain and she takes up war)?
Smells like postmodernism to me senpai
I generally don't bring up gods in my games unless someone wants a set of guidelines for a religious character, in which case we develop some together. We're not into that powercreep shit.
I can get behind that.
>mfw me and my entire group are Christians and the guy in seminary suggests playing DnD
What traditionally feminine thing does Santa Claus represent?
I've always prefered to keep my settings' gods outside the purview of "yup, they definitely exist, and we can measurably prove it." In [assumed D&D great wheel noteurope] this requires some modifications to the nature of divine magic so that it could just be a different branch of magic who's methods/initiation-rites are a closely guarded secret of various churches, and modifications to resurrection to make people either not remember the time between death and rising, or have weird dreamlike memories that don't corroborate.
Such a world allows for faithful characters to actually express faith, and for churches to be able to splinter and infight without daddy being able to solve their disagreement.
>What traditionally feminine thing does Santa Claus represent?
He clearly represents generosity, is strongly associated with families, especially children, and is primarily revered as part of a birth-celebrating ritual, so yeah...
Michal is the hero we need and deserve instead of Dresden
I'd be happy with just a short story from his perspective. I'd like to get inside Michael's head.
>yfw he's just as ridiculously horny as Harry
>but every observation ends with "but she's got nothing on Charity's [body part] [/spoiler]
Many ancient civs had intersex (hermaphrodite) gods, the greeks literally had Hermaphroditus, the son/daughter of Hermes and Aphrodite
The mexicas (aztecs) had Ometéotl (lit. "Two-god") an androgynous god/goddess of duality, which was actually the fusion of Ometecuhtli (lit."Two-Lord") god of masculinity and Omecíhuatl (lit. "Two-Lady") goddess of femininity.
Many North American native tribes believed homosexuals and bisexuals were "two-spirit people" and accept it as completeley natural and they held special positions as warriors or shamans in the tribe.
You could explore these and other similar themes and expand upon them.
Athena- defender of truth and justice, wisdom, and strategy
>or a Goddess of thunder and lightning
>Mari lives underground, normally in a cave in a high mountain, where she and her consort Sugaar meet every Friday (the night of the Akelarre or witch-meeting) to conceive the storms that will bring fertility (and sometimes disgrace) to the land and the people.
>Mari was associated with various forces of nature, including thunder and wind. As the personification of the Earth, she may have been worshipped in association with Lurbira.
>Mari is the main character of Basque mythology, having, unlike other creatures that share the same spiritual environment, a god-like nature. Mari is often witnessed as a woman dressed in red. She is also seen as a woman of fire, woman-tree and as thunderbolt. Additionally, she is identified with red animals (cow, ram, horse), and with the black he-goat.