Friday, April 18, 2014

Limos

Limos was the Greek goddess or daimones (spirit) of hunger, starvation and famine. The Romans called her Fames.

Appearance: An emaciated, starving woman with hollow, sunken eyes, parched lips and skin looking like parchment covering bones.

Lore: Limos and Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, are not allowed to meet or be together in the same location, per the decree of the Fates, the goddesses of fate and destiny. This said, Demeter calls upon Limos when she is in need of her service, mostly to punish mortals with famine. She once punished a king by using Limos to inflict him with such severe hunger that he eventually began to eat himself. She is believed to make her home in the far desolate north or at the entrance of the underworld.

Powers: Limos spreads starvation and famine with her breath.

Defense Against Limos: Unknown, though today many charities are dedicated to combat hunger. Please consider donating to these causes.

http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Limos.html

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Santa Muerte - The Battle For A Nation's Soul

This is one of the most interesting and graphic-intense articles on Santa Muerte I've ever read. However, be warned that it borders on fear-porn.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/special-features/the-battle-for-a-nations-soul/story-fnknbqfy-1226866414256

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Algea

The Algea were the Greek goddesses or daimones (spirits) of pain and suffering. Sometimes the Algea were presented in the singular as Algos, the god or spirit of pain.

Appearance: Unknown, though it's possible they appeared as winged, weeping women.

Lore: The Algea were either the daughters of Eris, the goddess of strife, or of Aether & Gaia (upper heaven and earth). The Algea are responsible for every single form of pain and suffering experienced by humanity, everything from paper cuts, headaches and toothaches to the pains of child birth and terminal illness. The Algea are also responsible for emotional and psychological pain.

Powers: The Algea inflict pain and suffering upon humanity.

Defense Against Algea: The Algea can not be totally eradicated though many magical charms were invented to repel them. Modern medicine has also limited the pain and suffering of humans to a certain degree.

http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Algea.html

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Alastor

Alastor was the Greek god or daimon (spirit) of blood feuds. His name means "avenging." Alastor was also used as a title for any avenging spirit. There may have also existed a belief in multiple Alastors.

Appearance: Unknown but possibly a winged man brandishing weapons of torture and punishment, such as torches, whips and scourges

Lore: Alastor is the cause of all long-term fighting and rivalry between families. To be more specific, Alastor is charged with inspiring people to seek revenge against a person's entire family for a misdeed or wrong. He is a close companion of the Furies. Alastor will go to great lengths to avenge wrongs. In Euripides' Elektra, the character of Orestes ponders a message given by an oracle of Apollo in which he is advised to kill his mother. Orestes thinks that Alastor may have hijacked Apollo's oracle. Perhaps Alastor's most famous inspired blood feud would be between the Hatfields and the McCoys.

Powers: Alastor has the power to inspire people to seek violent revenge against the family members of a person who severely wronged them.

Defense Against Alastor  - Unknown. Alastor, like his close companions, The Furies, will stop at nothing until they have achieved their goal of punishing humanity.

http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Alastor.html

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