Golarion divine influences on Earth?


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I already knew of the Earthly occurence of Droskar's ideology "If you don't succeed, it's because you didn't toil enough", but now here's an article about it.

So, we have had a number of instances of Earth having divine influence on Golarion (the Egyptian pantheon in Osirion comes most readily to mind), but what about plausible instances of the reverse? I offer the above as a start.

Reign of Winter:
We also have the Reign of Winter assertion of Rasputin being connected to Baba Yaga -- technically, that isn't actually divine, but does hint at the possibility.


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Pharasma is the goddess of birth, death, and faith for the entire universe. She has a degree of influence on Earth. Not as much as on Golarion, because she doesn't have any worshipers there (that we know of), but some. She would have had some involvement with Rasputin's rebirth. Hastur has been poking around Earth as well.


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Strictly speaking, Osirion is a case of the reverse - gods whose worship on Golarion predates their appearance on Earth. Their departure circa 1 AR roughly coincides with the founding of Ancient Egypt. Exactly what "departure" means is not clear, though - according to Osiriani tradition, and Egyptian mythology, the gods lived among humanity before Set murdered Osiris, and after Horus avenged his father and claimed his throne they departed from the mortal realm, delegating affairs to mortal divine kings. But the gods of Osirion are no more "distant" than, say, Pharasma or Sarenrae, other than their cults dwindling over millennia of Keleshite occupation.


^Good catch -- I forgot about the time difference.

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I guess we can blame Ihys for free will and all that came from it.

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IIRC Rovagug was interested in (and thus close to destroy) Earth, Androffa and Golarion when the other deities assembled to fight him and emprison him in the third, which was also the youngest IIRC


Technically there is all the lovecraftian stuff (until it gets changed), but that stuff is weird no matter what angle you look at it from.

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Temperans wrote:
Technically there is all the lovecraftian stuff (until it gets changed), but that stuff is weird no matter what angle you look at it from.

And Cthulhu specifically is sleeping in R'lyeh somewhere under Earth's oceans.


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Arutema wrote:
Temperans wrote:
Technically there is all the lovecraftian stuff (until it gets changed), but that stuff is weird no matter what angle you look at it from.
And Cthulhu specifically is sleeping in R'lyeh somewhere under Earth's oceans.

Yeah, but if you squint just right Earth and Golarion can temporarily be the same place and Cthulhu can come to save you all!


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Claxon wrote:
Arutema wrote:
Temperans wrote:
Technically there is all the lovecraftian stuff (until it gets changed), but that stuff is weird no matter what angle you look at it from.
And Cthulhu specifically is sleeping in R'lyeh somewhere under Earth's oceans.
Yeah, but if you squint just right Earth and Golarion can temporarily be the same place and Cthulhu can come to save you all!

Eventually all shall be Carcosa.


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Saedar wrote:
Claxon wrote:
Arutema wrote:
Temperans wrote:
Technically there is all the lovecraftian stuff (until it gets changed), but that stuff is weird no matter what angle you look at it from.
And Cthulhu specifically is sleeping in R'lyeh somewhere under Earth's oceans.
Yeah, but if you squint just right Earth and Golarion can temporarily be the same place and Cthulhu can come to save you all!
Eventually all shall be Carcosa.

Not if Cthulhu has anything to say about it!


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Claxon wrote:
Arutema wrote:
Temperans wrote:
Technically there is all the lovecraftian stuff (until it gets changed), but that stuff is weird no matter what angle you look at it from.
And Cthulhu specifically is sleeping in R'lyeh somewhere under Earth's oceans.
Yeah, but if you squint just right Earth and Golarion can temporarily be the same place and Cthulhu can come to save you all!

That would actually be a rad bit of lore. Either Cthulhu suppresses magic or the construction of R'lyeh disrupts magic. Kind of the like the whole planet Earth is a Mana Waste. OMG, so Cthulhu is supposed to inspire artists in their dreams, maybe it's a situation where everything magical/fantastical has been confined to dreams, so Earth people have the ability to create fantasy as a creative endeavor, but not experience it. And that's why we can conceptualize of things that aren't real, because they are, but we cannot access them.

There might be more clarification in Reign of Winter, but certain elements of lore explanation can be rewritten/overwritten when a cooler concept comes along.


^Echoes of the World of Darkness . . . .

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