Re: The 12 Demi-Gods
Not all of these Gods are the 12 Olympians but I wanted to have a bit of choice available so, for example, Hera is not an Olympian but if it fits better, we can make her one.
History - Goddess of love, lust, beauty, wife of Hephaestus. Ares is her lover. Eros is her son. Known as the most beautiful of the Greek goddesses. Her symbols are the scepter, myrtle, and dove. Her sacred animal is the dove.
Powers – Aphrodite was irresistible to any man. With just one touch, the man would become her mindless slave, forced to follow any command she spoke. Aphrodite’s control will last for exactly one day but this power re-news every time she touches the man. This Power does not work on other God-descendents. Therefore, she cannot make contact with any other man who is not a God without reverting them to their mindless state. Aphrodite cannot choose who she wants to control. If she touches a man she has no chose but too control him. Aphrodite’s descendent gains all of her powers and traits but these powers may become a burden at many points of her life.
Weapons – Aphrodite rarely wielded weapons so the descendent of her will rarely wield weapons too but a single dagger may be used form time to time.
History - God of music, medicine, health, prophecies, poetry, and archery. Also said to be the god of light and truth. Is associated with the sun. Also referred to as the most handsome of the gods. He is Artemis's twin brother, and son of Zeus. His symbols are the bow, raven, lyre, and laurel. Apollo's sacred animal are red cattle and raven.
Powers – Apollo was a God with many talents but with a few powers. He was a very talented musician, capable of playing any instrument he picked up. Apollo’s music was a powerful force. It was able to heal injuries of different intensities and it was even rumored that he was able to see into the future if he played for a long period of time. Apollo’s music can also make the listeners blurt out random sentences of truth but this power also has affects on Apollo. This music can also create light to lighten the dark As well as music, Apollo was also a remarkable archer, able to hit a target from miles away. Apollo’s descendent will gain all of these abilities including his good looks which were Apollo’s most valued item.
Weapons – Apollo’s abilities rely on his equipment and weapons. Different musical instruments will also be seen with Apollo’s descendents but he can also whistle or use his voice as an instrument if needed. Apollo also carries around a bow and a quiver of arrows. A crossbow may also be used. The modern version of the bow, a gun, is more than likely carried by the descendent of Apollo but his accuracy will be cut be 80% but with a bow it would be 99.99%
History - God of war, murder and bloodshed. Brother to Athena, and is the son of Zeus. Has an affair with Aphrodite. His symbols are vultures, dogs, boars, and a spear. His sacred animals are the vulture, venomous snakes, alligators, and dogs
Powers – Ares was a master of all weapons. Similar to Apollo’s mastery of musical instruments, Ares is a master of all weapons. Ares can pick up any weapon and use it like an expert would. He can also pick up many different items, such as bottles or cables and use them perfectly as weapons. Ares is also very agile and flexible. Ares is able to blend into his backgrounds making him nearly invisible to the naked eye but when he activates this power in the dark it’s like searching for a needle in a haystack. Ares’ descendent gains these abilities and also gains a glitch in their conscience. This glitch is that they feel no guilt for murder.
Weapons – Anything and everything.
History - Goddess of the hunt, wild things, and the moon. Protector of the young. She became associated with the moon. Apollo is her twin brother. Artemis is a virgin goddess. Her symbols are the bow, dogs, and deer. Her sacred animals are deer, bears, and wild boars.
Powers – Artemis was a goddess of the wild, spending all her times out doors. Artemis was an expert hunter for both man and beast, able to track anything by just one simple sign. Artemis was a master of all wild animals, able to control them with just a single word. Artemis usually travels in a pack of animals, mainly bears and deer, bears for their strength and deer for their speed. By killing an animal, Artemis absorbs their skills for 8 days but Artemis would rather save an animal’s life over her own. Artemis’ descendent becomes identical to her. When the moon comes out, Artemis’ desendent can take the form of any animal but she can only turn into one animal per night.
Weapons – Artemis uses beasts to fight but also wields a bow like her twin brother Apollo but she is nowhere near as talented as her brother.
History - Virgin goddess of wisdom, warfare, strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts and reason. The daughter of Zeus and Metis, she was born from Zeus's head fully-formed and armoured. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake-trimmed aegis cloak adorned with the head of the Gorgon. Her symbols include the aegis, the owl and the olive tree. She is commonly shown accompanied by her sacred animal, the snowy owl.
Powers – Athena was a peaceful goddess but was a master at war craft and strategies. Being the Godess of wisdom, she was exceptionally intelligent, absorbing any material she read. Athena worked very well with her hands and was able to create many things. Athena could fight exceptionally, being able to wield any weapon, similar to Ares. However, she prefers to solve things peacefully before she will attack.
Weapon – Anything and everything
History - Goddess of fertility, agriculture, horticulture, grain and harvest. Demeter is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister of Zeus, by whom she bore Persephone. She was depicted as a mature woman, often crowned and holding sheafs of wheat and a torch. Her symbols are the Cornucopia (horn of plenty), wheat-ears, the winged serpent and the lotus staff. Her sacred animals are pigs and snakes.
Powers – Demeter is the Godess of the earth. She too was a peaceful Godess who helped grow plants for a healthy harvest. She was able to help plants grow to be healthy so descendants of Demeter are able to control plant life. Demeter descendants are also capable of growing healing herbs, depending the situation. Demeter is more of a supporter than a fighter, until she gets her thorns out!
Weapon – The Lotus Staff
History - God of wine, parties and festivals, madness, civilization, drunkenness and pleasure at forever young. He was depicted in art as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes include the thyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine, and a crown of ivy.
Powers – Dionysus was the god of all things fun, but also of a lot sin. Descendants of Dionysus are fun and bubbly characters with a lot of energy. Descendants of Dionysus are capable of creating illusions that one would see when they are mad. They can also distort ones vision, like one gets when they are drunk. However, he can also make people feel better about themselves and please them.
Weapons – Staff, daggers or a vine-like whip.
History - King of the Underworld and god of the dead and the hidden wealth of the Earth. His consort is Persephone and his attributes are the key of Hades, the Helm of Darkness, and the three-headed dog, Cerberus. The screech owl was sacred to him.
Powers – Hades, the ruler of the underwold is able to control and summon the dead. Hades is an angry character and usually keeps to himself. He doesn’t enjoy company, apart from his dog, Cerberus. As a descendant of Hades, you will also be given your own 3 headed dog. The descendants of Hades will not be able to call on those from the underworld, only from the dead which are around them for now.
Weapon – None.
History - Crippled god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry, sculpture and volcanism. The son of Hera by parthenogenesis, he is the smith of the gods and the husband of the adulterous Aphrodite. He was usually depicted as a bearded man holding hammer and tongs—the tools of a smith—and riding a donkey. His symbols are the hammer, tongs, and anvil. His sacred animals are the donkey, the guard dog and the crane.
Powers – Hephaestus was an expert blacksmith, using his control of fire to create the perfect weapon. His weapons were the strongest to ever be created. Descendants of Hephaestus will inherit this skill and will also be able to control fire. Descendants of Hephaestus usually have some sort of disability, like their father.
Weapons – Hammer
History - Queen of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings and empires. She is daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and veil and holding a royal, lotus-tipped staff. Her sacred animals are the heifer, the lion, the peacock, and the cuckoo.
Powers – Hera was forced to be wed to Hades and since then, she has become very spiteful and always seeking revenge. Descendants of Hera become skilled in the creation of poisons, as Hera used to poison those who ever used to treat her badly. Hera descendants are also able to phase through objects, as Hera used to flee Hades on many different occasions to see her lovers. Hera may appear to be loving, due to all the things she stands for but that is simply an image that she puts on to hide her true, hateful side. Hera can also make pearls that are used to transport anyone to anywhere they choose but these pearls are hard to get off of her as they are very difficult to make and take a while to activate.
Weapons – Daggers, poisoned dibbed and darts.
History - God of travel, messengers, trade, thievery, cunning wiles, language, writing, diplomacy, athletics, and animal husbandry. He is the messenger of the gods, a psychopomp who leads the souls of the dead into Hades' realm, and the son of Zeus and Maia. His attributes include the herald's wand or caduceus, winged sandals, and a traveler's cap. His sacred animals are the tortoise, the ram, and the hawk.
Powers – Descendants of Hermes are given a pair of shoes, with wings on them that allow the user to fly. They also gain the ability of moving very fast as Hermes needed to deliver messages as fast as he could. Hermes isn’t one to be trusted as he is very cunning. Hermes descendants also have the ability to pick up languages extremely fast.
Weapons – One long sword or throwing daggers.
History - Virgin goddess of the hearth, home and cooking. She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus and sister of Zeus. She was depicted as a modestly veiled woman, whose symbols are the hearth and kettle. In some accounts, she gave up her seat as one of the Twelve Olympians to tend to the sacred flame on Mount Olympus for Dionysus.
Powers – Descendants of Hestia are very caring and very loving. She cares about others before herself. Hestia’s descendants are able to create shields to protect those she loves and they are also able to heal. Hestia never fights as she sees it as something that should not be done but instead, she defends. Descendants of Hestia are also able to cook fantastically.
Weapons – None
History - God of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, storms, earthquakes, and horses; known as the "Earth Shaker" or "Storm Bringer". He is a son of Cronus and Rhea and brother to Zeus and Hades. In classical artwork, he was depicted as a mature man of sturdy build with a dark beard, and holding a trident. The horse and the dolphin are sacred to him.
Powers – Poseidon was the ruler of the sea. He was able to control all sea animals and also water itself. Descendants can also create powerful storms that can knock down even the strongest opponent. In times of trouble, descendants are even been rumored to create earthquakes but they cannot be controlled. Poseidon is very strong willed and is a born leader. He often fights with Zeus, and their descendants usually do not get on.
Weapons – A Tridant
History - The king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky, weather, thunder, law, order, and fate. He is the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea, whom he overthrew after Cronus swallowed his brothers and sisters and he is brother-husband to Hera. In artwork, he was depicted as a regal, mature man with a sturdy figure and dark beard. His usual attributes are the royal sceptre and the lightning bolt, and his sacred animal is the eagle.
Powers – Zeus is the ruler of the skys, being able to control the wind and lightning. He is a born leader, like Poseidon but he that bit more determined than Poseidon so he usually gets his way. Zeus descendants can control the wind, lighting and the weather.
Weapon – Lightning Bolt
Last edited by Farrell; 04-25-2011 at 12:38 AM.