GURPS: The Known World
Gods and Pantheons
The Gods of The Known World are more objects of worship, than beings in their own right. Withdrawn from the world, they act through agents of their will – these can be followers and priesthoods or they can be Angels and Demons. The following list is by no means comprehensive. Primitive societies around the Known World may worship their own god, but most often these are no more than a product of their imaginations or at best (or worst) a Spirit, Elemental or some Outsider of limited capacity. The deities of the Known World are:
Thenos, a god of Light worshipped mainly in Thenares. His is a monotheistic faith, claiming credit for the creation of the Known World. The Pope of Thenos, Paedrar Deosal, resides in the White Cathedral in Thenos’ Blessing. He is a stern man, having risen to supremacy through the Ranks of the Holy Inquisition.
Hoggor, a god of Darkness, commonly known as The Lurker beneath the Waves. He is feared by all, and many cults exist in his name. Many non-human races worship him, and it is whispered that the real clergy of Hoggor consists of true monsters.
The Triumvirate, three gods of Light, worshipped mainly in the Caliphate of Ashmelech. Their names are: Lydaeus, Enomelech and Adomelech. The leader of the church is called High Imam Rakeem Iblis and resides in the Black Mosque. The clergy of the Triumvirate has recently come in opposition to the church of Thenos.
The Clergy of the Seraphim. This is the worship of the seven gods of Light collectively known as the Seraphim. These are Zadkiel, Barachiel, Zerachiel, Remial, Uriel, Jophiel and Sariel. They are worshipped throughout the lands, notably in Three Realms.
The Cult of the Devil Princes. This is in dire opposition to the Seraphim. They are Lotan, Abaddon, Baal, Mammon, Ipos, Malphas and Azakeel.
Ungol the Beastlord. This fierce deity is worshipped by many druids as well as primitive peoples. They celebrate the majesty of the untamed wilderness and beg that it spare them. They have no known, collective leadership.
The Pantheon of Callus. Led by a God- Emperor, this is a polytheistic pantheon of gods both Light and Dark. Apart from Emperor Callus, it consists of Catha, Manaan, Veridia, Candamius, Arkate, Quirinus, Horta, Febris, Angitia and Bacax.
Antaeus, a god of true Darkness. His worshippers operate mainly underground, worshipping their hungry god.