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6 months 1 week ago #67645 by Cryptic
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I'm thinking that the Lympies in my Elseworld will be the Roman versions of them. Meaning the might end up more of a threat.

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6 months 6 days ago #67652 by Sir Lee
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OK, I know a bit of mythology but I'm unclear on why the Roman gods would be more dangerous than the Greek ones. Other than the cultural aspect, that is -- Greeks were a bunch of city-states who weren't particularly empire-bent, but Romans were a a conquering empire. Which, I suppose, would make their gods, as a reflection of the society, more... militant?

OTOH, the pre-Christian Romans had a rather live-and-let-live attitude regarding other peoples' gods and religions, and often adopted them into their own pantheon. The Greek-Roman syncretism itself is part of this. Apparently Isis was once a rather popular goddess in Rome. Wouldn't that tend to make the Roman New Olympians more... tolerant and accepting of outsiders?

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6 months 5 days ago #67662 by Cryptic
Cryptic replied the topic: New Olympians
Hadn't thought of it like that Sir. The first bit you have is pretty close to my line of thinking (I blame the Rick Riordan Percy Jackson novels as well) I hadn't considered your second spin. That does open up for an appearance of a June and Jason who are not Gods incarnate if they NOG decided Meh our time is done. That might be more interesting.

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