Thursday, April 8, 2010
Grand G Day...
G is for Grand, Growing, Group. An eclectic mix of G's could be spouted today, but I think I will stick with:
Goddesses and Gods.
I have lots in my world. I have an entire Pantheon (I know, doesn't start with G). I have tried to think up as many or as few as I could. I have deities for hunting, harvest, luck and time. I have twins who rule the Underworld and the Plains of Afterlife.
They're awesome. As different as night and day, one is dark and sinister, the other loving and compassionate.
Ta'arinuru (Tar ee new roo) is the goddess of the Underworld. She generally takes the form of a drow. Black skin, light hair and it suits her. She lives to torment those who have done wrong and is constantly looking for more to corrupt. Those in service to her are known as Blood Guards. Demi-gods, not quite under her rule completely, a mistake she'll never make again. Her other minions are demons, those she thought fit to condemn with powers in her struggle to control all of the dead.
Veritru'ul (Ver eh trool) is her sister. Light hair, fair skin and a loving disposition. She chooses only to fight her sister when she feels her sister is growing too bold. Otherwise, she generally ignores her and leaves her to her own devices. Veritru'ul is compassionate and allows those who have made mistakes into the Plains of Afterlife. She gives them the opportunity to redeem themselves, to enter the circle of life once more to learn their lessons, correct their mistakes and purify their souls.
With reincarnation, there has to be someone to guide them. Pel, goddess of life and rebirth, ushers them along this path.
An old saying from my world: "May Bellerine smile upon her brother and end her torment of him." Bellerine, goddess of Peace, has a tendency to tease her brother, Slaibel, god of War. It usually puts him into a fit of rage, which causes war and destruction. It is a saying akin to "Peace be with you".
So favorite group beginning with G would be: Goo Goo Dolls. Movie: Ghostbusters.