Under Feet of Clay
Aedikles – Chaotic Neutral Hero: Lion of Aedai, Champion of Calopius, Fury of Pittacae
Basilus – Lawful Neutral Hero: Sage King, Wounded Heart, Veteran of a Thousand Battles
Calydonia – Neutral Heroine: Monster Slayer, Killer of the Great Boar, Second to Sylvia
Belleros – Neutral Good Hero: Pegasus Rider, Beastspeaker, Wings of Harmony
Taitalan – Neutral Hero: Labyrinth Maker, Tinkerer, Sleepless Mind, Clockwork Father
Spartarchos – Lawful Good Hero: Dragon of Pittacae, Crimson Caped Captain, Fallen King
Thebarchos – Neutral Hero: Cursed King, Blinded Lord, He Who Solved the Riddle
Nethana – Neutral Good Heroine: Returned Lady, Mournful Mother, Shadewalker, Singing Bride
Thenius – Lawful Good Hero: Layrinth-Walker, Pride of Periandropolis, Crownbreaker
Araxnia – Chaotic Evil Heroine: Threadweaver, Spurned Lover, Wrath of Erebus, Spider Queen
Nosius – Chaotic Good Hero: Cunning King, Evershifting, Journeyman
Pius – Lawful Good Hero: Son of Cytherea, Virtuous Exile, Father of the Future
Nestor – Chaotic Neutral Hero: Straights Watcher, Barbarian Slayer, Stormcaller
Mikroxenos – Neutral Good Hero: Spherewalker, Forgotten Hero, Nymphfriend, Wayfarer
Haemon – Chaotic Good Hero: Cyclops-Slayer, Goblin Father, Twice-Drowned Captain, Ladon’s Thorn
Though the Trisdekatheon dominate the skyline with their temples, it is the Anthrotheon that hold primacy in the hearts and tales of Calopius. This entire caste of gods was once mortal, and through their majestic efforts of heroism, earned immortality and a taste of the sweetest ambrosia. Their bloodlines continue to flow through mortals, and those marked by this heritage have within them the potential for great deeds above and beyond most other mortals. These listed heroes are merely the greatest of their kind, and the most discussed. Lesser heroes populate the Anthrotheon, as well, their veneration localized or contained to the family that claims them.
Temples of the Anthrotheon do not have altars. Instead, their worship is centered on stories. As such, priests to their orders are not as necessary, and few divine casters claim to channel their power. It is not unheard of, but there is a fear that too many clerics of heroes will anger the jealous Trisdekatheon, perhaps triggering a new divine war. As such, it is story scrolls and the rare codex of legends that are central to the success of the Anthrotheon. Their tales circulate and find expression in plays, songs, paintings, sculptures, sarcophagi, and more.
If there is a figure from Greek or Roman myth you would like a heroic lineage from, please let me know and I can add an entry to this page. I am more than happy to accommodate more varied interests in these myths.