Another possibility is Aphrodite’s interference. She who calls herself the goddess of love but my MC would say Aphrodite knows nothing of love but only lust and brainwashing as was demonstrated in the Trojan War flashback for a MC in love with Prince Paris. Zeus wanted to sleep with Priscilla and it seems quite plausible that he may have had Aphrodite arrange it. My MC already thinks around half of the gods are in the “too stupid to live territory”.
@idonotlikeusernames Your MC rejects the MC’s literal twin flame in favor of someone that wants to kill you. Each to his or her own I guess. At least eating horses had a plausible rational basis . Your MC is also definitely a marketing dream come true, superior to all but one being in existence but with an inferiority complex nonetheless. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent - Eleanor Roosevelt.
As I mentioned a while ago:
And I hope the main update in a few days will give a few more choices at the ceremony such as:
My MC feels that in the entire universe, the MC has only one peer and that is Aeson. Everyone and everything else is far younger.
The MC and Aeson have both worn thousands if not millions of shells and being biologically-related to the current shell is poor grounds for a claim of kinship. A stronger claim of kinship is the MC and Aeson are essentially the great-grandparents of the gods. @Rohie I’d also like the chance to bring up the fact that the gods expecting the MC to kill Cronus is asking the MC to kill the MC’s grandson. My MC would prefer to redeem Cronus and any of the gods that my MC feels could use a large dose of compassion along the lines of The Book of Ptath where a god sensed cruel impulses beginning to emerge in himself and purged himself of those thoughts by submerging his own consciousness in the mass of humanity through repeated reincarnations as normal humans.
You’ve got it backwards. Aeson and the MC have eons on everyone there even if they cannot remember it all yet. Though with the flashbacks starting, I wonder whether their memories will come back.