Aldandil Posted August 3, 2010 Report Share Posted August 3, 2010 (edited) I don't see the need to replace the Apep-spawn as much as to replace Shezmu and Wepwawet. Apep-spawn isn't perfect, but if something else isn't available I think it works better than Wepwawet or Shezmu.OK, not knowing which major god gets each of the minor gods, here's my suggestions:Bastet:Ma'et (Ma'at is a misspelling): Ammut, because if you fail Ma'et's test at the weighing of the heart, Ammut is the one who eats your soul.Sobek: El Naddahah is good. She kind of reminds me of the River-Man, actually, but it shouldn't be too hard to make them distinct from each other -- she doesn't strike me as something that actually gets in a fight.Hathor:Khepri: Giant Scarab is perfectKhnum: River-Man/Mud-Man/Reme pa-YarAnubis: MummyIsis:Ptah:Horus: KhatySekhmet: UraeusThoth:Set-animal could go to any minor god who is associated with Set in your set-up. Serpent of the Duat would work for Thoth, Ptah, Anubis, or Isis. Uraeus works best with Sekhmet but could go with Bastet or Hathor instead. Sphinx fits with Sekhmet, Bastet, or Hathor fine, I'm hazy on concrete suggestions for it.Apep-spawn is the hard one, but any minor god not connected with Re should be OK.Khaty best fit Anubis or Horus but could be given to any god. Or like Mummy, you could give it to two different minor gods, each associated with a different major god.Personally, I don't see the River-Men as being made of mud, but I don't know whether or not that's the concept behind them, so I don't see anything wrong with using that idea.If you want to you can include a myth unit or demigod with a net, and give it to Horus or any minor god connected with Osiris or Re. I don't know how that would work as a unit, though. They could be similar in appearance to Khatyu, but with a different head, and they could be armed primarily with nets. I'm kind of going off of some of the minor deities in the Book of the Dead. Budge called them Tjatjau (singular Tjatja), though there's no telling with Budge whether his transliteration is close to accurate or wildly off.Another idea I have is for a Sacred Bull. I don't know if this would be too similar to the Mesopotamian Bull of Heaven (could the Bull of Heaven fly?) The sacred bulls were worshiped as gods but also incarnated in actual bulls which lived and died and were mummified, so it doesn't seem too far of a stretch to use them as myth units, as long as they are more impressive than the ordinary bulls that are already in 0 A.D. as animals. There's Hap (Apis), Bakh (Buchis), Men-wer (Mnevis), Kem-wer, Gem, and the Sky-Bull (Bull of the West). They are associated with Ptah, Re, and Osiris, but at a stretch Bull of the West can be associated with Hathor. There was supposed to be only one at a time of each (and I don't know that the Bull of the West ever had an actual earthly representative) but since there were 5 or 6 different bulls, that provides some justification for having multiples of them (more than there is for multiples of Ammut, at least) as myth units. The question is whether they can be made distinct enough from the Bull of Heaven.Other than that, there are the crocodile-rams that show up in artwork, which may or may not represent gods, that are just as usable as sphinxes: a crocodile-ram has the head of a crocodile and the body and horns of a Khnum-ram. Khnum and Sobek are the most obvious gods to associate with these, but if they already have El Naddahah and River-Man then you could give it to another god. Edited August 3, 2010 by Aldandil Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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