Gods

The Gods were the children of the Titans, or their creation in some sense at least. Where there were few Titans, there were many Gods; Men had named and numbered them, and they amounted to 400. It is thought that they were created from the essence of the Titans, in the same way that now, all things come from their corpses; but whether this was an intentional creation, or an accidental, no Man can say. The Gods do not speak of it, and in their elaborate relations and geneologies, there is little to indicate that any but a few of them might have come from the Titans at all. Some great time after their creation, for there were no new Gods after this point, Men were brought into being by the Gods. Some say there were but two, male and female; some say there were hundreds or thousands, some for each of the Gods, perhaps, but this was all long ago, before there was writing, and the stories are uncertain. The Gods never claimed any one thing or another, only that they had made Men. Some of the Gods would lie with some of the Men, and of them came the half-mortal Divines, and the Angelli, and the Half-Men who were touched strangely by their godly heritage. The Titans spoke to the Gods about their creations, it is said, but did not take action. Some say it was because of this threat that the Titans might one day undo what the Gods had made, that the Gods struck at their creators. In any case, the Gods waged war against the primordial beings who had birthed them, and in this war the Titans, outnumbered and overwhelmed one by one, fell, though great was the cost to the Gods as well. The world shattered after the Titans’ deaths, and many more of the Gods were lost in this cataclysm. Few now remain, and Men would just as soon be rid of them as not, though their power remains great, and their gifts to mortals are still blessings to those who will accept them. The Divines, the Angelli and the Half-Men have rallied around their few remaining progenitors, and serve them as they barely did when the world was whole, though some few, as sickened as normal Men by the destruction of the world, will not cleave to their mothers and fathers, and instead stay aside, or help Men without asking leave of the Gods, to the best of their powers. The Gods strive to regain the love and worship of Men, and to keep what remains of the world intact, though they do not have the power themselves to do so, but only to assist in harnessing the decaying strength of the Titans.

Gods

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