Historia de Magica 01 Picture

This is just something that's been stewing in my head for a while, so I thought I'd write it down and give it form. "Historia de Magica", or "Magical History", is mostly a look at the history of the world I created. It has no clear story yet, but now that I've got the basic concept of how the world was built, I can make a number of stories on top of it.

Also, all of these different deities are based in real mythology. Sort of.
Nun, Naunet, Amun, Amaunet, Kuk, Kauket, Huh, and Hauhet were a group of primordial entities in Egyptian mythology known collectively as the Ogdoad, or "The Eightfold". Atum was supposedly the first actual sun god, and he was said to have been born from the cosmic egg that floated on the primordial sea the Ogdoad inhabited. The Ennead were actually the group of nine gods thought of as the main pantheon in Egyptian mythology, Ennead meaning "The Ninefold".
The names of the seven dragon deities are based on the name of their element in Latin, the actual words being used for the name of the elemental realm they reign over. As for the Elder Gods, they were each based on certain concepts. Evangeluca's name contains the word "evangel", meaning "good news", and the name "Luca", which is derived from "Lucia", the female form of "Lucius", which is in turn derived from the Latin word "lux", which, like "lumen", can mean "light". It's a fitting combination for an angel queen-goddess figure. Pangaia's name is based on "Pangaea", the ancient supercontinent in our world's history, although I used the Greek spelling for the ending, the Roman Gaea and Greek Gaia both being the same primordial mother-goddess of life. This fits in with Pangaia living within a giant tree of living stone on a world composed of three connected continents. Finally, Diaboros's name is a combination of the Spanish word "diablo", which many people might be familiar with as meaning "devil", and the mythical creature "Ouroboros", a giant serpent said to be capable of encircling the world and biting its own tail. The Ouroboros is sometimes used as a symbol relating to chaos, which is perfect for a devil-deity that inhabits an underworld dimension composed of Chaos.
As for the Younger Gods, they are all based upon the heavenly bodies in ancient astronomy. Soelan is based on Sol, the Latin name for our sun, which is often associated with light. Mercara is based on Mercury, a planet associated with the Water element in astrology. Venyaro is based on Venus, which is associated with the Earth element in astrology. Luenna is based on Luna, the Latin name for our moon, which is often associated with magic. Markor is based on Mars, which was not only the Roman god of war, but which is associated with the Fire element in astrology. Jovari is based on Jove, and alternative name for Jupiter, which is associated with the Air element in astrology. Satura is based on Saturn, which is the Roman god of time, often depicted with a scythe or sickle. This fits in with Satura's role as the shadowy goddess of death.
As for the Wisps, Shades, Sylphs, Gnomes, Salamanders, and Undines, all are traditionally viewed as elemental fairy creatures. As for the word "faerie", it is an alternative spelling for the name of the magical creatures, although a capitalized "Faerie" can also refer to the otherworldly realm they inhabit.

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