Obscure Greek Gods?

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  1. BoxmanWTF
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    I need some help, can anyone find a greek god which has the most useless purpose?
    or at least funny purpose.
    I have to dress up as one so it has to be a god, not goddess
     
  2. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Hephaestus. be sure to get a wheelchair.
     
  3. jarejare3

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    Zeus.

    All he does is sit on his throne and have sex with 100++ goddess.
     
  4. jing90

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    Dionysus was the god of wine and other stuff and he was usually drunk
     
  5. wasim

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    Medusa.

    I don't thinks it's a god but it'll look cool ! :P
     
  6. Snailface

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    Straight from the "Other Gods" section of the Wikipedia article. :lol:

    1.Cyamites (Κυαμίτης), demi-god of the bean
    2.Acratopotes (Ἀκρατοπότης), god of unmixed wine and incontinence
    3.Agdistis (Ἄγδιστις), Phrygian hermaphroditic deity
    4.Harpocrates (Ηαρποκρατης), god of silence
    5.Hermaphroditus (Ἑρμάφρόδιτός), god of hermaphrodites and effeminate men
    6.Matton (Μάττων), demi-god of the meal, specifically the kneading of dough

    Suggestion: Pick #4 so you can just walk around pretending to be deaf. :rofl2:
     
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  7. Sora de Eclaune

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    Hmmm....

    Well, here's what I came up with:
    • Hestia - Virgin Goddess of the Hearth, Architecture, and family order.
    • Hera - Goddess of Women and Marriage.
    • Persephone - Not a goddess of anything, just considered the personification of vegetation.
    Edit) Oh, not a goddess? Sorry, most of the useless gods are goddesses.
     
  8. Densetsu

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    They have bean gods?

    Pythagoras must have thought Cyamites was the devil.
     
  9. BoxmanWTF
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    Harpocrates- I LIKE THIS ONE
    now I have an excuse to not talk XD
     
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  10. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Priapus

    :creep:
     
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  11. VVoltz

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    I saw a documentary that mentioned a God of "Just in case we forgot a God of something" but I am not sure if it was Greek or for a newer civilization. And I can't seem to find it using Google.
     
  12. Crimson Ghoul

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    That goes to tell you something doesn't it ;)
     
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    :rofl2: sad isn't it?
     
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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    I've known the term "priapism" for a while...now I know where it comes from. Thanks!
     
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  15. Vulpes Abnocto

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    @[member='Densetsu'] I learned about Priapus because I wondered where the word came from, one day.
    ^_^ Yay for boundless curiosity.
     
  16. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    I've found more!
    • Alastor - Male - Personification of familial feuds.
    • Bia - Female - Personification of force. (The FUS RO DAH of Goddesses)
    • Castor and Pollux - Male and Male - Personification of Gemini, AKA the Twins.
    • Chaos - Nongendered - Deity of the nothingness that everything sprung from.
    • Momus - Male - God of Satire, Mockery, Writers and Poets
    • Proteus - Male - Was god of the sea before Poseidon. (I'm guessing he disappeared or was rendered useless when Poseidon came along?)
    • Achelous - Male - Patron deity of a river by the same name.
    • Ceto - Female - Personification of the dangers of the sea, unknown terrors, and bizarre creatures.
    I've listed female ones because, hey, who doesn't want to see even more useless Gods/Goddesses?
     
  17. BoxmanWTF
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    D: my teacher wouldn't let me be Priapus
    When I told her what his purpose was she said "OH GOD I NEVER WANTED TO HEAR THOSE WORDS COME OUT OF A TEENAGE BOY'S MOUTH!"
    But at least I got Harpocrates! :D
     
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    DIONYSOS was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity.....
     
  19. Vulpes Abnocto

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    LOL! Well, it was worth trying just to get that reaction out of a teacher. ^_^
     
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  20. Helpful Corn

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    Serapis wears a flower pot as a hat

    related: check out the film Agora, great film that went largely unnoticed.