Confusions

Over in the DJ group on FB we’re currently having a look at Ægyptian mythology. Well, Egyptian mythology actually, but it amounts to the same thing. At present Ed Anderson and Alex Nuta are talking about their sources, and about the sources Gary Gygax used. I think Ed has mentioned something like 5 different mythologies, of which two are his own. Which reminded me of Hindic Mythology, where all those gods are found in different pantheons and are involved in different myths. If you think Star Trek continuity is a pain, try Egyptian.

Now picture a bevy of hawk headed figures looking down on an Egyptian, with one asking, “We’re all named “Horus”, could you specify?”

So Ed and Alex are working on source books on Ægyptian myth, would you be interested?

Just keep in mind that we’re talking about life here, and life is going to be confusing.

2 thoughts on “Confusions

  1. I’ve decided to meld my two into a single Aegyptian mythos. Otherwise, it is hard to reconcile having (at least) three different Creators and pantheon organizations.

    I’d like to work with Alex to get a consistent Ethos for each of the deities involved. For example, I envision Ptah as Balance; Alex has him as Shadowy Darkness. Gary lists Ptah as an ally of Osiris, but doesn’t otherwise seem to define him, at least in the material available to myself.

    Once I get my basic document set up, I’ll go thru Alex’s work, and “grab” the Ethos for our common deities. I may still make exceptions in my Aegyptian campaign for my top 12 Divines, but since most of them have an Avatar under each Ethos that won’t matter.

    FYI, I plan to use Alex’s version in the Pantheon guide if he OKs it.

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