Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Inimical Gods?

I've noticed that many of the scarier gods of various pantheons have been redefined, reclaimed, or 'clarified'. Possibly justifiably, but it does leave kind of a void in our consciousness. Set, Mars, Scathach, the Morrigan; all have adherents (as they always did, of course) and most are viewed in a positive light by those adherents. Even Satan has worshippers ready to tell you how he has been misunderstood and miscast for centuries.

What I want to know is, are there any Big Bads left? Any gods who just plain don't like people? Who destroy not to clear a way for the new, or to teach a lesson, but just, well, because tromping things is fun? Is there a real Adversary out there whose bad side you definitely don't want to get on, and who doesn't actually have a good side?

Does Evil have a patron?

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