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Mirtek
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Posted - 27 May 2019 :  08:26:56  Show Profile Send Mirtek a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Zeus having finally discovered how Tyche managed to escape his grasp and leading the olympian Pantheon to war against the faerunian pantheon would be an epic clash indeed.
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Gyor
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Posted - 27 May 2019 :  17:33:32  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just re-read Desert of Desolation and it seems clear that the Greek, Egyptian, Finish, Norse, and Celtic Pantheons were worshipped in Bakar thanks to multiversal immigration, which ended with the Bakar Empire. Then seems to have died with Bakar. Bakar might have used old Imaskar Planar Magic to become the Sigil of Faerun, before it was destroyed.
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Baltas
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Posted - 27 May 2019 :  23:39:04  Show Profile Send Baltas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gyor

I just re-read Desert of Desolation and it seems clear that the Greek, Egyptian, Finish, Norse, and Celtic Pantheons were worshipped in Bakar thanks to multiversal immigration, which ended with the Bakar Empire. Then seems to have died with Bakar. Bakar might have used old Imaskar Planar Magic to become the Sigil of Faerun, before it was destroyed.



There is also Anu who, is of the Babylonian pantheon, but opposed to other gods, and worshiped by Durpari as a single God. He got latter reworked into Adama.
https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Adama
(although curiously Adama though, curiously, also comes from a Sumerian word - meaning either the soil/earth (compare to Akkadian Adamatu - "Dark Red Soil"), Adama can also mean/describe the first group of humans, created by Enki.

(And yes, the name Adam, and the biblical character of the same, as well in part his story, ultimately derive from that...) "Adamma", was a name of Canaanite goddess of Earth, whose name was also identified as another of Cybele's names in Phrygian inscription.
Satama, the man who founded the Adama religion, is also seemingly named after the title Satam/Satmmu (SA.TAM), meaning "Official" (of the Temple).)

About Bakar becoming Sigil of Faerun using Imaskari planar magic, some theorized Imaskari created Sigil, most notably this take by ripvanwormer:
http://mimir.planewalker.com/060707/how-imaskari-created-sigil
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Gyor
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Posted - 29 May 2019 :  09:40:10  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Baltas

quote:
Originally posted by Gyor

I just re-read Desert of Desolation and it seems clear that the Greek, Egyptian, Finish, Norse, and Celtic Pantheons were worshipped in Bakar thanks to multiversal immigration, which ended with the Bakar Empire. Then seems to have died with Bakar. Bakar might have used old Imaskar Planar Magic to become the Sigil of Faerun, before it was destroyed.



There is also Anu who, is of the Babylonian pantheon, but opposed to other gods, and worshiped by Durpari as a single God. He got latter reworked into Adama.
https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Adama
(although curiously Adama though, curiously, also comes from a Sumerian word - meaning either the soil/earth (compare to Akkadian Adamatu - "Dark Red Soil"), Adama can also mean/describe the first group of humans, created by Enki.

(And yes, the name Adam, and the biblical character of the same, as well in part his story, ultimately derive from that...) "Adamma", was a name of Canaanite goddess of Earth, whose name was also identified as another of Cybele's names in Phrygian inscription.
Satama, the man who founded the Adama religion, is also seemingly named after the title Satam/Satmmu (SA.TAM), meaning "Official" (of the Temple).)

About Bakar becoming Sigil of Faerun using Imaskari planar magic, some theorized Imaskari created Sigil, most notably this take by ripvanwormer:
http://mimir.planewalker.com/060707/how-imaskari-created-sigil



The Imaskari creating Sigil makes a weird kind of sense, they are one of the few beings in the D&D multiverse capable of doing so and one of the few who would be impieus enough to want block the Gods from it.
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