Questions tagged [gods]

For questions about gods, the creation of gods, their characteristics, and the effects they have on worlds.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
0answers
46 views

How can an unholy Trinity to be worshipped as one being? [closed]

Zoth-Ommog is an ancient and demonic god that exists outside reality and seeks to enter our world. To accomplish this, he took a virgin to be his "bride" in order to reincarnate a portion of himself ...
5
votes
4answers
147 views

What is the incentive for mortal beings to go on an epic adventure to gather resources for the gods?

Set in the medieval period, the benevolent gods periodically post requests for brave mortals to go on an adventure of a lifetime. There are usually no rewards upon successful completion of the quest. ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

What if God in my world was like Immortal microbes/germs with hive mind? [closed]

I have been sitting on this one for a while. I decided to probe this a bit further and make it the world for my next work. I think there are several parallels you could draw between this and our ...
-2
votes
7answers
301 views

Does God as depicted in Jewish/Christian/Muslim sources have any weaknesses? [closed]

I've heard a few stories, like Left Beyond Quest and the plot of the game Messiah, in which humanity attempts to fight/conquer Heaven and Hell. The general consensus is that, since there aren't any ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

A good reason why gods cant interact with the material world [closed]

I have a pantheon in my world that I feel would want to get involved in the adventures I have my protagonists go on. Gods in my case are just very powerful beings who mastered their specific abilities ...
1
vote
6answers
502 views

How can the offspring of Gods always be completely human? [closed]

There exists a parallel universe next to ours called the warp, in which inhabit the Gods. These beings don't exist as physical entities, but abstract manifestations based on human emotions. Fear, hate,...
-3
votes
1answer
69 views

What would prevent multiple Trojan horses from materializing in the same space?

This is a follow up question to this: What would make purity a necessity for an Eldritch being? The barrier separating our realm fro the outer realm is designed to detect and prevent it from foreign ...
11
votes
8answers
2k views

What would make purity a necessity for a Dark Messiah?

Nyarlathotep Is an ancient deity that has gone by many names; The black pharoah, the crawling chaos, etc. He seeks to bring himself into this world, but cannot due to an ancient barrier that prevents ...
4
votes
7answers
235 views

Is a Pantheon of Abstract Gods a Bad Idea? [closed]

I am currently working on a Homebrew setting for Dungeons and Dragons, and I wanted some feedback on how I was thinking about handling the pantheon in this setting. There are only six deities within ...
4
votes
3answers
137 views

Why would a religious organization allow independent cults to maintain demigod corpses?

A demigod is a mortal being infused with divine energy. This essence comes from a divine spark in their soul that activates due to some external traumatic event. The demigods ascend to the higher ...
4
votes
4answers
206 views

What could the motivation be for god-like beings to create sentient life? [closed]

In the process of creating the backstory of my world, I came to a major roadblock. That roadblock is: why would the gods of my setting create a world for multiple species of sentient life? Context: ...
1
vote
4answers
125 views

How can a god that loses its memories in becoming mortal, regain them?

God looked down at his creation, humanity, and was disgusted with what it saw. The race had become so entrenched in hypocrisy and sin that it considered destroying it. However, evil abominations from ...
4
votes
4answers
244 views

What kind of system can society put in place for a demigod going through puberty?

The demigods are immortal individuals that protect our reality from eldritch abominations, such as Cthulu, Niggurath, etc, on a plane that exists between our world and theirs. These battles against ...
7
votes
2answers
112 views

How can a super consciousness contend with the erasure of a soul?

What we call "God" is actually a catch all term for the human consciousness, which we are all apart of. This super consciousness is connected to all human souls, and binds us together on a lower level ...
1
vote
3answers
272 views

Could a mature (and giant) lobster remain in sea water indefinitely without decaying?

My pantheon of storyline gods includes a "titan" of sorts, in the form of a giant lobster. At one point in time, she returns to the coastal ocean and exists in a meditative state on the seafloor for ...
13
votes
6answers
1k views

How can faith be maintained in a world of living gods?

The demigods are immortal individuals that protect our reality from eldritch abominations, such as Cthulu, Niggurath, etc, on a plane that exists between our world and theirs. These battles against ...
2
votes
3answers
186 views

How can you make someone forget that he has superpowers and lock his powers?

How can you make someone forget that he has superpowers and lock his powers? My question is inspired by the Sanskrit epic of ancient India, Ramayana. In the story of Ramayana, Hanuman is a well-...
1
vote
2answers
145 views

Navigating Demeter's realm - Does she even have one?

So I am writing a story about someone who is tasked with escorting Persephone from her Mother (Demeter) to her Husband (Hades) and back again. Hades is fairly straight forward - a quick google search ...
24
votes
21answers
11k views

How can God warn people of the upcoming rapture without disrupting society?

A being known as Dea is the creator of all things in the mortal world. He created human beings as living batteries in order to fuel him and give him power. This god is in competition with other gods ...
1
vote
1answer
179 views

Should a god have more or less power when in a physical body? [closed]

I'm writing a fantasy novel titled "Seraphim Divided." In the novel, there is a god known as Thorolax (The Midnight Harbinger). I want to have him be introduced as an ethereal being who has to rely on ...
4
votes
1answer
151 views

Catagorizing Gods [closed]

In the world I'm building, the characters are facing, allying, opposing, or simply investigating various gods. It pulls from assorted world myths, legends, religions, and culture (and also recognizing ...
-3
votes
1answer
115 views

Does that border on monotheism? [closed]

The world was created, directly and indirectly, by the sun goddess. Even for the bad guys she is indirectly responsible. If she wanted, she could destroy the world without the other gods being able to ...
14
votes
13answers
2k views

Why would people reject a god's purely beneficial blessing? [closed]

In my fantasy-medieval-with-magic world, after a great war between the gods that destroys the old gods, a new "one true god" is born. Out of a love for the people, and a desire not to change who those ...
5
votes
7answers
544 views

How can I avoid the problems of incest without expanding the gene pool?

The demigods of this world are avatars of the one true God known as Dea and built in the image of humanity. They are independent and have their own opinions from each other, but are connected by a ...
3
votes
3answers
214 views

Why would a “chosen one” come from outside a religion? [closed]

The crawling chaos, Nyalathothep, has formed a cult on the mortal plane devoted to his cause which worships him as a god. This cult has been operating in secret for thousands of years, sowing ...
7
votes
3answers
507 views

How can I prevent holy aura from a human body from radiating too strongly?

When gods descend to the mortal plane, they must inhabit specially built bodies in order to maintain their presence and hold their aethereal energies. These bodies are built in the aethereal realm ...
3
votes
3answers
245 views

Why would competing gods ignore an obvious power source? [closed]

Human souls are energy sources that gods feed upon in the aether realm. This pushes them to interfere with the mortal realm and gain followers through worship. Messiahs, prophets, and all manner of ...
4
votes
6answers
428 views

How can a race remain “good”?

There is a world where gods exist—but they are just mighty beings. Not almighty and surely not omnipotent. However, far beyond any capabilities of any mortal beings (they're gods after all). Gods, ...
12
votes
6answers
465 views

What are the steps to making pantheons?

In a world where people worship different gods and have different principles, how does a government assimilate those gods (make them coexist without one god being superior)? Clarification: I'm asking ...
-2
votes
5answers
282 views

Is it possible to demonstrate being God without using any power? [closed]

God is on Earth and is trying to convince someone without using any power. How? A power is anything that no human can do.
5
votes
4answers
340 views

Why would a demigod born to a goddess not be immortal? [closed]

In this alternate world, demigods were human beings which gained divinity from a divine parent. A male deity would knock up a mortal woman, who would carry the child to term. This demigod would share ...
2
votes
4answers
213 views

How could gods/deities have been on earth controlling natural phenomenon, and have remained nameless? [closed]

To extrapolate, these gods/deities can be seen and are in some kind of physical form or another (perhaps they possess living creatures or just create bodies of their own). They are essentially ...
6
votes
4answers
348 views

How can a god justify it's own worship if it claims no moral authority? [closed]

Pantheism is worship that admits or tolerates all interpretations of deities. The human race exists throughout the multiverse, which was created and designed by God. Some are worlds that are ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

Why would greek gods allow other religions to take over? [closed]

I am planning to write a story where greek gods exist. But I can't figure out a reason why they would allow other religions to take over and people to stop worshiping them. And I need this for my ...
9
votes
8answers
2k views

Would the disappearance of gods, make an apocalypse?

We have a world in the first age (think Atlantis without tech but with magic, a civilization with wealth, overflow of resources, no sickness, no pain, a civilization with more power than everyone else,...
8
votes
7answers
938 views

How do the Gods cause madness in those they wish to destroy? [closed]

τὸ κακὸν δοκεῖν ποτ᾽ ἐσθλὸν τῷδ᾽ ἔμμεν' ὅτῳ φρένας θεὸς ἄγει πρὸς ἄταν evil seems good, soon or late, to him whose mind the god draws to mischief Antigone, Sophocles When the Gods set their ...
14
votes
5answers
576 views

How much energy did it take for God to part the Red Sea?

EDIT Why this is a world-building query. If I had framed this as, "In my world where magic requires the expenditure of energy, a powerful wizard decides to open a path through a large lake,etc. The ...
-3
votes
3answers
195 views

How could an all-powerful god oppose an all-powerful god? [closed]

In Zoroastrianism, the precursor to modern Christianity and Judaism, there were two all-powerful gods, one good and one evil. Neither could defeat the either. In a setting like this, what are some ...
23
votes
9answers
7k views

Jobs in an AI controlled world [closed]

In a world fully controlled by an AI, humans have every basic need they may want. This includes housing and food, and also health related needs. Also humans do not give birth anymore, the process is ...
-2
votes
4answers
275 views

Why would god-like aliens experience boredom? [closed]

On planet Methuselah, the oldest planet in existence, there exists a race of beings that seem to be, in most definitions of the word, gods. They can form objects out of pure energy, have strength ...
2
votes
1answer
94 views

People's God and Real God [closed]

Let's imagine a world where all people prayers and beliefs create some paranormal entities - just the way people imagine them in some paranormal realm. So people believe in God and through thousands ...
0
votes
2answers
192 views

Gods are dogs, but why? [closed]

It’s obvious, really: “God” and “dog” are just two sides of the same coin. Literally any pantheon, deity, or divine force that’s ever existed - yep, they’re all dogs somewhere. But why? What reason ...
1
vote
3answers
172 views

In a universe created by and controlled by malevolent or passive non-humanoid beings, what would cause the creation of humanoid gods? [closed]

Forgive me if a question like this is too general and isn't accepted here. I'm currently working on creating a new universe to possibly be used in a D&D or RPG setting. I've been working on the ...
8
votes
5answers
635 views

How would a deity best reform his Church peacefully? [closed]

The Beginning A deity of good aspects (Justice, Light, etc.) has guided mankind since the dawn of Creation, helping them develop and prosper. He was always a powerhouse in terms of raw divine power, ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Plausible reason why the astronauts wouldn’t get involved in the aliens war? [closed]

So, two astronauts, Gregory and Jessica, just got marooned on an alien planet. They went down into a Canyon, were they discovered some tiny, and sized beings, who had developed into a Bronze Age. They ...
-5
votes
1answer
157 views

How different human society and behaviour would be if the talion law was imposed by a benevolent goddess since the creation of mankind? [closed]

In another universe and another dimension, humanity is created by an omnipotent and benevolent goddess. The planet in which these humans inhabit is a perfect clone of the earth and the goddess is ...
1
vote
2answers
140 views

Why might a person go into a seizure after being given the essence of God? [closed]

So, my character, Logan, is looking for answers. He stuck out in the great galactic void, far away form his home in the Milky Way. He wants to know more about the Universe, all of it, but it’s ...
1
vote
3answers
244 views

What would happen if there was only a gentle breeze blowing constantly?

Let's say the classical element of Air is controlled by three deities. One creates the air itself, just being present for the second one to move it at a steady pace, a gentle breeze that blows over ...
12
votes
8answers
858 views

How would the existence of multiple mythological and religious pantheons be justified?

It's common trend for many stories within the Urban Fantasy genre to feature various mythological pantheons co-existing with one another. For example, High School DxD has a universe where Judeo-...
0
votes
5answers
244 views

Souls That Don't Prove That A God Exists? [duplicate]

Assuming that souls exist within the realm of physics, how could they or some similar continuation of consciousness continue to exist after death, especially without the afterlife being awful, in a ...