Four more for the slush pile, and why not? Not all of these Gods can be the most-important-and-all-powerful-world-eater now, can they? So how about we fill in some of the roles that might not necessarily be the most important members of the pantheons, eh?
Godalmo is the patron deity of all that is ugly. He delights in new abnormalities and disfigurements and is said to bestow great boons on those who purposely disfigure themselves in interesting or irreversible ways. Shrines and temples to him usually crop up in secret among cultures who place great value on personal appearance, and his followers will often throw very public parties and cause a lot of minor strife.
While his followers are mostly a minor rabble-rousing nuisance to their governments, their deity delights in petty displays of physical ugliness, so a follower’s curry-farts can be construed as a literal act of worship.
Godalmo will occasionally accept curse requests from young acolytes, where he will agree to bestow a horrible disfigurement upon an enemy if the supplicant is willing to carry it too.
- Reader the Irritatingly Literal
Some Gods demand ornate tapestries, or epic poems, or great temples raised to add to their glory. Reader is not one of them.
His aspect is the acquisition and cataloguing of knowledge, so Universities and centres of learning often have an informal relationship with him, but there are few actual rituals to summon or interact with Reader, and those few who have spoken with him have described the experience as enlightening but tedious anyway.
Reader is completely incapable of understanding metaphor or fiction, and only deals with factual, uninterpreted truths. Were it not for his marked disinterest in being disturbed by Mankind he would likely be very similar to Norom the Abstract, but he is mostly absent from the world of men but for one thing.
Every library above a certain size is Reader’s property by default. Career Librarians often say they can ‘feel’ when Reader is perusing their shelves, and there are many reports of an ‘unusually quiet’ cloaked man reading from one or more dusty tomes. People who see this apparition find themselves inexplicably unable to disturb the hidden figure, and feel no compulsion to inform anyone else until the figure leaves.
Some Librarians claim that Reader has linked every library in the world together into a single place, and that with practice a Librarian can stroll down a corridor in Dlamish University, only to appear in far-flung Huit-Ti City. This however has never been conclusively proven or documented, beyond the notes of various Librarians throughout the ages.
- Romari the Restless and Chitar the Unsated
Two deities that represent the repressed sexual urges of Humanity, these deities were initially worshipped separately by two different civilizations, and incorporated into each other’s pantheon when the two cultures merged.
While originally the two deities were both generally representative of sexuality, they have become specialized.
Chitar the Unsated now represents the ravenous, unending power of desire. He is often the favoured God of Teenagers and the unwed, and bestows his favour on those who follow their desire without worrying about the consequences. As such he is also the Patron Saint of Bastards.
Romari the Restless on the other hand represents the need for invention and novelty in one’s sexual life, and favours those who are constantly looking for new ways to express their sexuality. In paintings and sculptures she is often depicted with multiple partners in a variety of lewd scenarios. That often means her temples are a target of choice for regressive movements looking for an easy target.
Romari’s temples are also one of the few religious organizations willing to perform ‘joining’ ceremonies between any number and combination of peoples, often marrying groups of people together or people who would otherwise be turned away because of their gender or preferences.
Most ‘miracles’ attributed to Romari concern the alteration of one’s gender, either to the opposing gender or to a mixture of both. It is said those who have the sexual characteristics of both genders are her Chosen People, Carriers of her Word.
As their duality implies, Chitur manifests as a powerfully built but entirely masculine character, whereas while most depict Romari as a voluptuous female, her acolytes teach that she may appear as an androgyne.