As many of you know my work enormously influenced by the various mythologies of the world. So I thought it might be interesting to create my own pantheon...from somewhere in the future.
Their roles and attributes can be found in the section immediately following the gallery.
This coming October these little deities will be going on sale so stay tuned for more info on that.
The Mishmasher Pantheon:
· Esayel – The Air Thief. She is a goddess of all that moved or transported by wind and air. She is often considered a terrible and wrathful deity bringing debris and destruction in the way of tornados, typhoons and hurricanes. She is also the goddess symbolizing swift and decisive irrevocable action.
· Bib – The Pollinator. He is god of new growth buy also from far places. He is responsible the spread of seeds, spores and life-giving materials, but in his darker aspect he can also spread airborne diseases. He is also the god of passion and love but his influence can also lead to infidelity.
· Bunder – The Preserver. He is the guardian of that which has existed before. He preserves and stores the remains from previous eras. He symbolizes the idea that the future must never forget the past no matter how remote. His negative aspect is nostalgia and clinging onto the past while sacrificing the present.
· Fatom – The Sea Changer. She is the goddess of transformation in particular transformation that is dramatic yet gradual like that which takes place beneath the waves. She is protector of new life form that grow from things taken by the sea and guards the sea life that grows from the remains of shipwrecks. She is a nurturing goddess who warns against stagnation in favor of adaptability and growth.
· Hanek – The Revealer. He is the god of lost treasures and lost knowledge. He and Bunder are inseparable. Hanek finds…Bunder preserves. Hanek is the god of adventure and exploration.
· Mol – The Hoarder. He is an earth god who controls all things beneath the earth’s crust. He greedily tries to cover all things in dirt and sand and soil and bring them into his realm. He is the arch nemesis to Hanek and Bunder. Mol is often associated with death and precious metals.
· Terres – The Untamed. She is the goddess of the plant kingdom. In particular she assists in the growth of vegetation in areas previously barren, polluted and/or infertile. She is the love goddess but unlike Bib, she represents empathetic enduring love.
· Yollo – The Hidden. He is god of trickery and disguise. He is the keeper of secrets. He is often associated with epiphany associated with artistic thought. Though he works closely with the Hoarder, Mol, Yollo often steals from him to offer gifts to the world. He also has a tentative alliance with Bunder and Hanek.
· Quanari – The Problem Solver. She is the goddess associated with innovation and intellectual thought. She perpetuates the idea that all problems have a solution and no task is unsolvable. She is the goddess of the arts. However, she is also associated with defiant stubbornness.
· Zhinka- The Dancer. She is the goddess of rhythm and dance. She governs the harmonies and cycles of the universe, such as the change of seasons, the rotation of the planets, circadian rhythms, and the cycles of life and death. She is both a life goddess and a bringer of destruction, but she is also responsible for rebirth.
· Ghot – The Builder. Ghot is the god of planning and construction. He is a builder and a creator of societies and things necessary for the endurance of a civilization. His negative aspect is that he can be unwavering and resistant to new ideas especially when they are not his ideas.
· Mayam – The Embracer. She is the god of water. Mayam oversees over the vast array of species beneath the waves but she also governs over the adaptability yet indisputable power of the sea. She is often associated with strength through calmness and empathy.
· Otremia – The Destiny Keeper. She is the goddess of death. Her many eyes watch carefully over all things to make sure that nothing stays exists longer than it is supposed to. She keeps a dense library of all things and when their physical form must end. After an entities physical form is destroyed, she guards over the sentient aspect of the all lifeforms until it is there time to be reborn. She works closely with her lover Azopol.
· Azopol – The Destroyer. Azopal is god of death but differs from his lover. He is the physical ender of everything. When Otremia’s book requires the end of some existence, it is Azopal who is charged with the destruction of that being’s physical form. He is then charged with transporting the sentient remains (the soul) to Otremia for safe keeping. He is a symbol for the impermanence of all things.
· Boopom – The Devourer. Boopom is the god of fire. His big mouth devours all things, especially those things that are dear to the goddess Terres. He is a dancer, but unlike Zhinka, his dances are unpredictable and follow much more complex rhythms. He engages in a fiery dance as he consumes, and the more he devours the more erratic and uncontrollable the dance. If not for the necessary intervention of the water goddess Mayam, Boopom would devour until the end of all things. It is believed he will bring the end of the world.
· Magish The Healer. Magish is the he god of medicine. He holds the secrets of healing hidden in the natural world. His work often finds him at odds with the darker aspect of Bib who is known to spread disease.