Voltheus

Voltheus.jpgVoltheus is the god of revelry and wine. He is said to have created wine and spread the art of viticulture. He has a dual nature; on one hand, he brings joy and divine ecstasy; or he can bring brutal and blinding rage, thus reflecting the dual nature of wine.

Voltheus is the son of Anamnesor and Semele, and he is the only god with a satyr parent. His dalliance with the beautiful satyr brought about the wrath of his wife, Sivis. The goddess killed the Semele during childbirth, but relented after seeing the infant Voltheus. In an uncharacteristic act of contrition, Sivis took the babe to raise as one of her own alongside Deneith and Erathis.

Upon reaching adulthood, Voltheus underwent a pilgrimage to find his place in the world. Voltheus wandered the world actively spreading his own worship. He was accompanied by Oreads, wild spirits of Nyx sent to accompany him by his adoptive mother.

Voltheus__2_.jpgWhile other gods had temples to be worshiped at, the followers of Voltheus worshiped him in the woods. There, they might go into a state of ecstasy and madness, ripping apart and eating raw any animal they might come upon. became the god of revels – chaos and ecstasy are his mandates as he whips the plane of Theros into a wild, hedonistic frenzy. His creed is “Come, lose all your self control, be free and join the party!”

Pleasures pursued, revelries enjoyed, mischief undertaken. For the satyrs of the Skola Valley on Theros, these are the virtues most highly regarded. In this sense, Voltheus is the epitome of satyr ideals, and he is renowned even among the gods for his easy charisma, and for his ability to whip revelers into a frenzy. While he does not rule the satyrs directly, he savors his role as de facto host at all revelries.

As a god, he was known for magic that stirs up passionate emotions – rage, lust, zeal. He is a powerful spellcaster, and a gregarious trickster with a dark ambition.

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Voltheus

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