Mark Burke (The Chubby Meeple)
Omen: A Reign of War, from designer John Clowdus, comes to Kickstarter on April 30. In preparation for the relaunch of this cult classic title, I thought it would make sense to take a look at the various card types included in the game. As we approach the launch of the Kickstarter campaign (and throughout), I will break down the different cards that you will find in this and other Omen titles. Today, we start by looking at the Greek gods and goddesses themselves. These iconic figures are featured throughout the game.
Ares is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians and the son of Zeus and Hera. In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war.
Artemis is the ancient Greek goddess of hunting, the wilderness and wild animals. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo.
Athena is the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare. She is regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens.
Hades, the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. He had three sisters, Demeter, Hestia, and Hera, as well as two brothers - Zeus and Poseidon.
Hera is the queen of the gods and is the wife and sister of Zeus. She is known for being the goddess of marriage and birth. Despite being the goddess of marriage, she is known to be jealous and vengeful towards the many lovers and offspring of her husband, Zeus.
Poseidon is one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth. He is god of the sea and other waters; of earthquakes; and of horses. He is a brother to Zeus and Hades, as well as Hestia, Demeter, and Hera.
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