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    Slavic Pantheon with God concepts

    I think a very good addition to Smite would be the introduction of the Slavic pantheon. It would both be a good way to introduce people to a very interesting mythology, and it will also bring a lot of new players to Smite.
    In this thread I will try to explain why.



    God Concepts:
    I've done a few god concepts so far, and have a lot more incoming. If anyone wants to add to the list, feel free to post the concepts.

    Morana, the Queen of Sorrow - Magical Assassin. She has high self sustain, deals moderate AOE damage, with a constant slow and has a finishing move dealing devastating single target damage. This is my favorite concept.

    Svarog, the Celestial Smith - Magical Guardian. He has high defence, moderate cc and is able to deal a good amount of damage. His ultimate deals devastating amounts of damage, so it's a very effective zoning tool.

    Devana, the Huntress - Physical Hunter. Has a wolf pet and her entire kit is based around it. She is able to be played as a jungler.

    Chernobog, the Black God- Mage?? He is a very bizzare concept that doesn't work like most gods. His damage scales from health not magical power. He can deal very high damage, big part of which is true damage (ignores protection), but there is a catch... he uses health to cast his abillities.

    Perun, the Skyshatterer - Physical Warrior. He has a good mix of damage and defence with decent cc, able to fill roles as both a tank and a bruiser. He can also support allies with 1 of his skills.

    Zorya, the Star Sister - Physical Warrior. She (they) is a dual stanced based warrior, switching between a tanky disruptor, and a damaging duelist.

    Belobog, the White God - Mage. He is a support mage with a good mix between damage and healing. He has a very unique casting mechanic and a global ultimate.

    Veles, the Serpent of Navi
    - Mage (possibly Guardian). He is a very versatile mage, using a set of stances that drastically change his playstyle.

    Poludnica, the Noonwraith - Physical Assassin. She is a basic attack based assassin with high critical damage, that has a very strategic playstyle. A good memory is the best counter to her ultimate

    Ozwiena, the Goddess of Echo (recent) - Physical god able to mimic any role. She has 8 unique abilities that help her fit into multiple roles. While having many tricks available, Ozwiena is a master of none.

    Dodola, the Goddess of Rain
    (new) - In hand based mage, who has abilities supporting her allies, and is able to switch between powerful short range attacks, and aoe attacks at long range. She is very good at kiting.

    Concepts not made by me:

    Baba Yaga, The Bony Leg Crone (by Firellius) - Mage - Effect Over Time specialist with supporting capabilities and a focus on sustained damage output.

    Mokosh, The Mother Earth (by HAПAC) - Mage - A mage with a variety of support skills, that becomes more powerful when being stationary.

    Triglav, the Three-Headed
    (by Ryoukeen) - Magical/Guardian who, thanks to 3 different stances, can act as a mage and support.

    Stribog, the God of Wind
    (by Ryoukeen) - Hunter, based on mobility and base attack modifiers.

    Radogost, the God of Politics and Hospitality
    (by Ryoukeen) - Guardian with strong pushing capabilities, pick for agressive players

    Topielec, Spirit of the Drowned
    (by Ryoukeen) - Mage assassin, surprise attacks are his/her deadliest weapon

    Berehynia, Protectoress of the Home
    (by Ryoukeen) - Warrior/Bruiser, good chaser based on skill chains.

    Morana, The Icy Goddess of Death and Nightmares
    (by Bhullar1) - A Mage that drops a bunch of damage and CC quickly, allowing her the defeat her enemy's quickly(An ideal jungler in conquest)

    Lada, Goddess of Love, Beauty, Harmony
    (by Bhullar1) - A Mage that rewards ally's for being around her, but can hold her own when she needs to.(an ideal middle laner, and support)

    Triglav, Three-Faced God of War (by mrgreekzies) - A warrior who changes faces with every ability and gains passive benefits based on said faces

    Kresnik, Fiery God of the Summer Solstice (by mrgreekzies) - A stance-dancing assassin

    Baba Yaga, The Death Hag
    (by redmist456) - A mage who can get up close and personal, with abilities that complement her melee status as a mage. With High Mobility, she can catch up to mages from far back.

    Jarilo, Nature's Young Prince (by KEZOKANTA) - A guardian who has increased attack damage after each successive attack.

    Now again, if anyone wants to add a god to the list, let me know!
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    In this section of the thread, I will try to give a better introduction to the Slavic mythology.

    Demographics:
    Slavic countries (Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine) make the largest ethnic group of Europe of ~235 million people, followed by the Latin (190) and Germanic (180). In terms of the free PC gaming marked, they make a huge part of the european playerbase. Gabe Newell of Valve has stated that Steam is targetted mainly towards the playerbase of Russia and Germany. In terms of the MOBA market, a good example is Dota 2: Ukraine has the 2nd highest playerbase, that is just 1% below the US. So yes, there are a lot of players that can be introduced into Smite, using their culture.

    All of the countries above share the same mythology, making it a very diverse and complex one. For a future pantheon, the Slavic would be a good choice when demographic based profit is concerned.

    Mythology:
    The Slavic mythology is a universal religion that was across most of Eastern Europe. It is a very old mythology (estimated to date as far as 7th century BC). Over the years it has adopted elements of many cultures, including Indian, Mongol, Egyptian, Persian, Norse, Sami, Baltic and Greek. Many Slavic gods have Persian and Egyptian names (like a sun god Khors, who's name comes from the the Persian word Hors, meaning Sun). They also have adopted many gods of different cultures (for example there are Agni, Devana (Diana), Woda (Odin) and Hela (Hel)) and many religious concepts (like gods having multiple physical forms, from the Hindu religion). As such, the Slavic mythology has one of the highest numbers of gods, even if most of them are now forgotten.

    While Slavic mythology shares some similarities with other European mythologies, there are some key differences. Scince the world of the living is the earth and sky, there are no temples and all rituals ware performed below the clear sky. The world of the living is ruled by Perun, but in some regions Svarog is worshipped in his place. The underworld is the realm of Veles, it is a green meadow with endless spring. Depending on the way of life, bad people ware often transformed into monsters (including Vampires and Werewolfs) or imprisonned under lakes or underground water streams. The most severe punishment of the gods was being turned to stone.

    While most of the higher mythology (the gods and their deeds) was lost in the christianisation, most of the lower mythology regarding heroes, plants, herbs, spirits and monsters is preserved. They are the Rusalki (Sirens), Vampirs, Volkodlaks (Warewolf), Zarptici (Firebird), Zmey (Dragon), Samodivi (Fairies), Ispolins (Giants), Striga to name a few. Similary to the Celtic mythology a very big part of their pantheon consists of human heroes (Ilya-Muromets and Svyatogor, Burislav, Vasilisa, the bugatirs...). For any fans of the game or book series "The Witcher", it is based on spirits, creatures, monsters and herbs from the Slavic mythology and it could be a good referance to how these creatures ware immagined.

    In a post below I will list the majority of the Slavic gods (and some monsters). Due to the varying theories between regions, I won't talk of the familly connections between the gods as there are far too many theories. The names of the gods can still be linked together, as gods have similar roles in all regions.

    Here is a list of Slavic deities:
    • Belobog (Byelobog) - his name means "white god". He is the god of light and hope. He appears as an old man with a long white beard, dressed in white and carrying a staff. He fights with Chernobog.
    • Chernobog - his name means "black god" He is the opposite force of Byelobog. He is the lord of darkness, the bringer of calamities and destruction.
    • Datan - one of three minor Polish gods who guard the fields, along with Lawkapatim and Tawals
    • Dajbog (Dažbog, Dazhbog, Dazhdbog) - God of the Sun. Dajbog travels in a chariot across the sky every day like Helios, bringing justice, prosperity and sunshine to the world.
    • Devana (Dziewanna) - Goddess of the Hunt.
    • Dodola - Goddess of clouds and rain.
    • Dodoga - God of the West wind.
    • Jarovit (Gerovit) - God of War. He also may be the same god as Yarilo, the god of springtime and vegetation.
    • Khors (Hors) - A major moon deity in some countries. In other, he is a god of the Sun.
    • Kolyada - Personification of the winter. There is a festival held in his honor with the same name. Kolyada is the Slavic name for "Christmas", which takes place at the same time. In some regions there is instead the festival Kolada, which is a celebration to the goddess Lada. They take place between 21-31 december.
    • Krukis - God of the blacksmiths and domestic animals.
    • Kresnik - God of fire and storms, he is possibly a different name of Svarozhich.
    • Kupala - Goddess assosiated with summer solstice, the sun and preservation of traditions
    • Kupalo - Personification of the summer. Kopalo is a male version of Kupala.
    • Lada - Goddess of spring, love and beauty. She lives in the Otherworld, called Vyri, until the spring equinox, when she emerges, bringing Spring with her.
    • Leshii - Spirit that protects the wild animals and the forest.
    • Morana (Marzanna, Morena) - Goddess of Winter and Death. She is sometimes also associated with nightmares and illusions. She is also a goddess of harvest.
    • Mokosh - Goddess of the earth. She is also the goddess of women and protector of mothers. She rules over fertility and midwifery. In her place there used to be a goddess called "Mati-Syra-Zemlya" (Moist Mother Earth) who was the personification of Earth.
    • Mora - God of the sea. Mora is also a spirit of nightmare, who kills people in their sleep.
    • Musail - King of the forest spirits.
    • Myesyats - God of the moon.
    • Ozwiena - Goddess of echo and gossip
    • Pereplut - Goddess of fortune.
    • Perun - God of thunder and lightning, ruler of the earth and sky, usually highest god in the pantheon.
    • Porevit (Porvata) - God of woods and summer.
    • Proven - Divine judge. Likely the same god as Peklenc.
    • Radegast (Radigost) - God of sacred hospitality. Often associated with the night, evening sky, fire and war.
    • Rarog - God of whirlwinds.
    • Rod - Creator of the world and life itself.
    • Rozhanitsy - The Rozhanitsy are three goddesses who are the fates, or spirits of human fatality. Alternately, they are mother and daughter goddesses of fertility.
    • Ruevit (Rugievit, Rinvit) - God of autumn. He has seven faces. He is the patron deity of Rügen island.
    • Simargl (Semargl) - The doomsday hound. A massive winged dog with sharp eagle claws (a griffin with the head of a hound). He is able to eat the world and is chained to the star Polaris. In other myths he is a god of Fire and protector of homes and agriculture.
    • Stribog - God of wind, storms and dissension. He brings the frost and cold. He is called the grandfather of the winds, and sometimes the distributor of wealth.
    • Svantovit - God of war, and protector of fields. His idol had four heads, and held a horn filled with wine, from which the priest predicted the harvest. Svantovit also had a sacred white horse which predicted the outcome of war - if it stepped across the palings with its right foot, it was a good omen, but with its left, a bad omen.
    • Svarog - He is the sky god, as well as a smith and the giver of fire. Svarog hammered the sun into shape and placed it in the sky. In some regions worshipped as the highest god in the pantheon. Dajbog and Svarozhich are his sons.
    • Svarozhich - Personification of Fire and son of Svarog. He reignites the sun at the end of winter.
    • Triglav (Tribog) - A three headed god. Triglav represents a fusion between Svarog, Perun and Dajbog, or Svarog, Perun and Veles. His names means "Three-heads".
    • Troian - God of the night.
    • Uroda - Slovakian goddess of agriculture and fields.
    • Varpulis - God of storm winds.
    • Vesna - Goddess of spring.
    • Veles (Volos, Walgino) - God of autumn, underword, earth(quakes), water, cattle, wealth, music, magic, trickery,... Veles is ruler of the underworld, which in Slavic mythology and is a green meadow with endless spring. He is sometimes portrayed as wolf-headed, sometimes as a huge serpent who dwells in water. He is the enemy of Perun.
    • Yarilo (Jarilo) - God of sexuality, vegetation, fertillity and spring. Yarilo leads a white horse and goes barefoot, carrying a bunch of wheat ears in his left hand, and a human skull in his right.
    • Zivena (Siva, Ziva, Razivia) - Slovakian goddess of life.
    • Zirnitra - He is a huge Black Zmey (Slavic Dragon). He is also the god of sorcery.
    • The Zoryas - The Zoryas are 2 sisters, representing the morning star and the evening star. Zorya Utrennyaya, goddess of dawn and Zorya Verchernyaya, warrior goddess of dusk. They are possibly also the fates. They watch the demonic god Simargl chained to Polaris; when he escapes the world will end.
    • Baba Yaga - an old hag who is a powerfull witch and eats little kids. She is in a lot of myths, but isn't a deity.
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    I think Slavic pantheon is one of the best to add to the game.
    and for those reasons:
    1. Different enough from the current one: especially when it comes to esthetic, which is the problem if you think to add Aztek, Japanese,
    2. It is not actively worshiped - so you prevent those issues they had with Kali and which they would get if they include anything Christian, Jewish or Muslim
    3. The lore is lose enough - as Slavic religion isn not strictly canonical you have some artistic freedom to vary things up and use diferent parts of the role to fit into an god.


    Surely, this is one of the best stuff here on this forum - hands up and let it happen :-)

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    I agree with this one, even wanted to make a whole topic about this.


    My suggestions for some of the gods which will make good ingame characters:

    For typical melee: Svarog
    For magic user: Zorya
    For god damn very cool god if it could be done: Triglav

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    I would like to see this happen,i had one thread about this too!
    Hope they will listen to this and make some slavic gods!

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    All in all we Slavics are one of the major ethnic groups out there, well hell awesome culture, just its not commercial as much as Greek for example.

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    Ooh. Yes. Slavic pantheon is a good and fresh choice. There is already a crapload of games with greek,egyptian gods(mayans not such) so adding to it Slavic, quite forgotten pantheon would be an amazing idea to do.

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    The untapped potential makes me really hyped up in a good way.

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    Thanks for the support!
    As far as the concepts go, Morana just received a rework. I am ready with a new god (Stribog, the god of winds), but will post him once I finish with the Chernobog and Svarog reworks.


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