2020sight: (whose name meant hindsight)
Hey, gang! So, I floated the idea of a mythology comm a little while back, and a couple people pointed out that unless we're actually plotting together, that seems unnecessary. I'm still open to a comm at some point -- but until then, what I really want to do is get some Millicanon settled, and in one central place so that people can reference it easily.

Personally, what I'm interested in is stuff like what So-and-so has been up to for the last few millennia (settled down in Amsterdam? Roaming the world causing havoc? Hunting yaks in the Himalayas? Living in Milliways?) and where in time they are currently -- like, I know Medusa's primarily from the old days, and so is Cerberus, and Eirene's from the 1960s, whereas the Titanoi are from 2008.

Any other Millicanon information you think is important would be super-helpful, too. :)
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Road Trip

1. The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders -- Sufjan Stevens
2. Take It Easy -- the Eagles
3. Honey Darlin' -- Brigitte DeMeyer
4. Band On the Run -- Paul McCartney
5. Double Line -- Heavy Trash
6. Drive -- Jonathan Kingham


6. Air Proofing Two -- Leo Kottke
7. Cocaine Blues -- Johnny Cash
8. Half of My Mistakes -- Jace Everett
9. Fix These Blues -- Heavy Trash

Viva la Liberacion!

10. Sparks -- the Who
11. Mission Impossible Theme
12. Skylight -- Overseer
13. Yeah Baby -- Heavy Trash
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Note to self: aliases.

Epimetheus occasionally goes by Ray Zecher (Zecher is Hebrew for "memory") or Matt Tillman (Tillman is German for "farmer," Matt is Hebrew for "Gift of God," which works well enough for a Titan who gave out all the gifts).

If he's in a mischievous mood, he might go by Adam and one of those surnames.

The folks in Indiana know him as Matt Tillman; he's more likely to use that name if he's in a WASP farming community. Otherwise, I think he just kind of chooses whatever name sounds good to him at the time.
2020sight: (whose name meant hindsight)
When Zeus the Olympian decided that the Earth, Gaia, needed to be populated, he gave the duty to two of the Titans -- Prometheus and Epimetheus, sons of Iapetos, two of the only Titans who hadn't risen up against Olympus in the Titanomachy. Prometheus created humans; Epimetheus created the multitude of animals. Epimetheus, who didn't have his brother's forethought, proceeded to lavish gifts on his creations, leaving the humans with nothing.

That was the first fight between the brothers.

Prometheus, as everyone knows, went on to steal fire from Olympus for his creations, and Zeus punished him by chaining him to a mountain and sending an eagle to eat his liver every day, for eternity. Not content with just punishing Prometheus, though, Zeus decided to punish his creations by sending evils down to the earth. His tool for that was Pandora, a mortal woman created by the gods with insatiable curiosity.

Pandora was given to Epimetheus as a wife, and lacking forethought, Epimetheus happily accepted the gift from the gods -- and then watched as Pandora released the evils onto humanity.

Not long after, as immortals reckon time, Pandora died.

Long after that, even as immortals reckon time -- and an eternity as brothers do -- Herakles came along and freed Prometheus from his torment.

And Epimetheus dropped out of sight, and more or less stayed that way. He'd messed up enough things for enough people, for family; it was easier to stay out of the way and not deal with it. The gods on Olympus barely noticed he was gone.

Every few millenia, he sees his brothers -- Prometheus more often than Atlas; Menoetius not at all, since he's locked in Tartarus -- but they tend to be brief get-togethers. Family history and tempermant makes it hard for them to stay civil for long. Mostly he wanders around and takes care of his creations (Prometheus accuses him of being greedy and keeping the gifts for the animals, and Epimetheus is quick to point out, every time, that the humans are efficiently destroying the animals in spite of their gifts).

He can talk to animals -- and is much better at talking to animals, or animal-shaped humans, than humans -- and he can't be killed. He can be very persuasive if he has to be, like most gods. His name means "hindsight," and he has a very, very good memory. Oh -- and he always has a ready excuse. Otherwise, he's no more powerful than anyone who's lived for millennia and remembers it all.

He likes whiskey and bowling.

The only reason to pick him out of a crowd is his height. Otherwise, he's inoffensive, quiet (except around his brothers), easily forgotten.

That's just how he likes it.

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2020sight: (Classical)
Family Tree
(Insofar as such a thing is possible with the INCREDIBLY INCESTUOUS Greek gods. Holy crap. Who needs twincest or Petrellicest or Wincest when you can go ship Zeus with his aunts and sisters and cousins?)

Paternal Grandfather: Uranus
Paternal Granmother: Gaia

Maternal Grandfather: Oceanus (Titan)
Maternal Grandmother: Tethys (Titaness)

Father: Iapetos (thrown into Tartarus after the Titanomachy)
Mother: Clymene (aka Asia, an Oceanid, patroness of . . . some body of water or another)

Brothers: Atlas (forced by Zeus to carry the heavens, later turned into Mt. Atlas by Perseus using Medusa's head)
Menoetius (either struck down by a thunderbolt of Zeus' or thrown into Tartarus)
Prometheus (bound to a rock by Zeus using chains made by Hephaestos, got his live eaten by an eagle for, um, ever, eventually freed by Herakles)

Titan Cousins: Eos (Dawn)
Helios (Sun)
Selene (Moon)
Leto (mother of Apollo and Artemis)
Asteria (mother of Heracles, but not the hero, and Hecate. Turned into an island when fleeing the advances of Zeus)

Olympian Cousins: Demeter
The muses

Wife: Pandora (created by Hephaestos and the rest of the Olympians, released evils into the world)

Note: Zeus basically fucked up most of Epimetheus' immediate family -- his father and one of his brothers get thrown into Tartarus, another brother has to carry to the heavens and then gets turned into stone by a hero, another brother gets chained to a rock to have his liver eaten; one of his cousins gets LITERALLY fucked over by Zeus.

Epimetheus is the only one who doesn't directly piss off Zeus, and therefore doesn't get directly punished. Even the "punishment" he gets -- Pandora -- punishes humanity more than him.


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