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Norse pantheon
36 34%
Egyptian pantheon
18 17%
Celtic pantheon
12 11%
Greek pantheon
32 30%
Roman pantheon
7 7%
Other (please specify)
1 1%
Voters: 106.
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#1
The Viking thread got me thinking about how much I used to love the Norse deities as a kid. I still love all the mythologies surrounding different ancient civilisations - I think it's fascinating to see avatars represented throughout different cultures, and how they're depicted and represented.

So, which set of gods do you like best?

Norse pantheon: Odin, Thor, Freyja, etc.




Egyptian: Anubis, Isis, Osiris, etc.




Celtic: Cernunnos, Nuada, Morrigan, etc.




Greek: Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, etc.




Roman: Janus, Mars, Neptune, etc.




Any others to add to the list?
#3
Im an Egyptology student, u figure it out
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#4
Romans have the more bitchin' names. And Janus sounds like 'anus'.
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#5
Roman ftw.
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#8
I would pray to the Greek gods, but only if I get those bitchin' Blades of Chaos.
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#11
at first i thought u were some Aom nerd and i was about to kill ur face. But i see ur not as u included other civilisations. I think the norse are probably the coolest, but anubis is pretty badass i did a bit of research on anubis in high school its pretty cool stuff
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#13
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Norse are fairly awesome, but I know most about greek.

This. I did a module on greek mythology at uni in my first year.
#15
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Norse are fairly awesome, but I know most about greek.

The Roman ones are just the Greek gods with different names.


A lot of them are, but there are earlier, purely Roman deities such as Janus.

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at first i thought u were some Aom nerd and i was about to kill ur face. But i see ur not as u included other civilisations. I think the norse are probably the coolest, but anubis is pretty badass i did a bit of research on anubis in high school its pretty cool stuff


Aom nerd? Whassat?

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I picked 'Norse' because I like them, but I'm disappointed by the lack of Slavic pantheon


I've never heard anything about the Slavic pantheon. I'll check it out, though.

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wow that celtic god looks very scary...


That's The Morrigan, she's possibly the most intense god I've ever read about.

Celtic Goddess of war, death and lust.
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#16
That celtic dude looks pretty badass...
actually he looks a little like the guys from kiss...

But i sorta like the greek stories... they're quite interesting...
#17
I like Greek and Norse equally.

I remember the name Loki...
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#20
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Aom nerd? Whassat?


Age of Mythology lol
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#21
Aztec Gods as par my profile picture. Seriously, no one will ever beat Huitzilopochtli.
As that's not an option though, I'm torn between Egyptian and Greek.
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#22
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Age of Mythology lol


Ahh, okay. I thought you might have meant The Age of Misrule, which is a trilogy of books by Mark Chadbourn.

I've never heard of Age of Mythology... Is it a game?

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Aztec Gods as par my profile picture. Seriously, no one will ever beat Huitzilopochtli.
As that's not an option though, I'm torn between Egyptian and Greek.


I haven't read much about the Aztec pantheon, but I did read about their civilisation when I was a lot younger. Those guys were fucking crazy!

I'd add Aztec and Slavic to the poll... if I knew how...
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#23
I used to be OBSESSED with anything egyptian !

so i voted egyptian! but heh i do also love the roman gods...
#24
I chose celtic gods but you've got to watch it with them because there are several celtic pantheons VERY VERY roughly you can divide them into scots, irish, welsh, manx (isle of man), french breton and cornish. but there were even more as each individual tribe had their own gods, although quite often you get a situation where some of the gods from different Pantheons are similar to one another like corisponding mother goddessess or corresponding war god that kinda thing, but each tribe has it's own spin on them.

.... yeah i like celtic mytholigy

also if your going to have pantheons where's the hindu pantheon? Ganesh ftw!
#25
Norse! They're badarse, except for Baldr. And Thor even dressed up as a woman! Heaven is a place where you fight all day long, every day, then to drink mead and eat roast pig all night long!
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#27
Egyptian. I just find it to be more interesting than any other.
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#28
Norse, just 'cause.
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#30
Irish > Celtic
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#31
Egyptian gods are the best.
Gotta love Anubis.
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#32
Damn it! I can't choose between Eyptian gods and Grecian gods.... although they're all kinda cool.... grrg
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#33
I've always been fascinated by Greek mythology, although I did do some reading into the Norse stuff as well, but Greeks ftw!
#34
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#35
Norse. But, i'm a heathen, so couldn't really say anything else could i?

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Norse! They're badarse, except for Baldr. And Thor even dressed up as a woman! Heaven is a place where you fight all day long, every day, then to drink mead and eat roast pig all night long!


No, that's Valhalla. Valhal =/= heaven, you only want to go there if you're a warrior (and personally, i'm not sure if i'd rather end up there or in Sessrumnir, as to serve Freya would be awesome). If you're anything other than a warrior, you go somewhere else, to serve a god other than Odin or Freya. But you're right, the Aesir and Vanir are just damn awesome.
#36
GREEK!!!!!


I like to pretend to be Ares and get it on with Aphrodite....


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#38
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Romans have the more bitchin' names. And Janus sounds like 'anus'.



Uhhh....


How is Vesta better than Demeter or Vulcan better than Hephaestus?

And it's pronounced "Jah-nuss"

Not Jay-nuss because then I could make witty jokes like "My son's name is Hugh Janus" lolololol roflroflrofl.


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#39
Norse FTW... you get favor for fighting wats not to like???

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#40
Norse theyre ****ing metal
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