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Post  Ryleen on Mon May 24, 2010 11:53 am

Ad'jaso
Ad'jaso is known for her bad sense of humour and the tricks she plays on people. She lives in trees growing near springs and is very fond of drinking.
Domain: She is the guardian of spring water, she keeps it fresh and clean.
Symbols: Her colour is pale blue. Her symbol is a water drop.
Family: She is the wife of Obatala and the mother of Sey'en

Adya'to
Domain: He is the loa of drumming.
Symbols: He takes the form of a brown skinned troll with deep red hair. His symbol is a drum and his colour dark brown.
Family:

Agassu
He is a water god and sacrifices are made to him when one is in need of money.
Domain: He is the loa of wealth and prosperity.
Symbols: His colours are brown or gold. He takes the shape of a crab.
Family: Agassu is the son of Beth'ekk and a troll woman.

Agau
Agau is a violent god, that is summoned by Sogbo and Bade working together.
Domain: He is the god of earthquakes and lightning.
Symbols: He takes the form of a blue skinned troll with greyish blue hair. His symbol is a grey square.
Family: Bade and Sogbo are his brothers and Shango his father.

Agweh
Sacrifices to Agwe are put on a small raft and sent into parts of the sea where Agwe is belived to reside. If the raft sinks in the waves, it means he accepted the sacrifice. If it floats ashore, he refused the sacrifice and something else must be thought of.
Domain: He is the loa of the sea. He rules over fish and aquatic plants and is the protector of those who sail on the sea.
Symbols: Either a painted image of a boat or a small metal fish. His colours are white and blue. He takes the form of a deep blue haired troll with green eyes. He takes the shape of an alligator.
Family: His wife is Sey'en.

Akali
Akali is known to possess his worshippers in battle, granting them supernatural strength and speed for as long as he is with them. His power can turn a battle, but his recklessness and disregard for his followers might leave them broken and weak as he leaves.
Domain: He is the loa of berserkers.
Symbols: He takes the form of a rhino.
Family:

Akil'zon
Domain: A loa of the skies, with the ability to harness wind and lightning, and command the birds.
Symbols: He takes the form of an eagle.
Family:

An'boa
He lives in the deep, wild forest and doesn't like to be seen.
Domain: He is the protector of wildlife.
Symbols: His symbol is a green leaf. He is said to take the form of any forest animal and never that of a troll, but his voice can whisper in the tree tops.
Family:

Ayao
A minor goddess. She is a fierce warrior who lives in the forest.
Domain: She is the goddess of ambushes and traps.
Symbols: Her colours are brown and green.
Family:

Ayizan
One of the oldest loa, the mother of many children whom she cares for greatly. Her followers are often referred to her children. She will punish adults who take advantage of the young, the rich of the poor, the strong of the weak and the husband of the wife.
Domain: She is the loa of marketplaces and commerce. She is also said to be able to purify places and exorcise malevolent spirits.
Symbols: Her symbol is the palm frond. Her colours are gold and yellow. She takes the form of a crab.
Family: She is the wife of Legba.

Ayida
"The rainbow serpent"
She is a mother figure, submissive and delicate.
Domain: She is a loa of fertility.
Symbols: Her symbol is the rainbow. She takes the form of a white snake.
Family: She is the wife of Dambala, the daughter of Begite and Sam'di. She is the sister of Shadra and Obatala.

Bade
Domain: He is the god of the stormwind.
Symbols: He takes the form of a thin, pale blue troll with white hair. His symbol is a spiral.
Family: His brother is Agau, his twin Sogbo and his father Shango.

Ba'ulu
A terrible loa that once swallowed the sun, only barely stopped by <other loa>. He was chained with magical chains that he now has to drag behind him wherever he goes. He is said to live in the deep woods and offerings are left to him to keep him there.
Domain: He is the god of betrayal and vengeance.
Symbols: His symbol is a skull and bones. He takes the form of a pale troll laden with rusty chains.
Family:

Bed'ess
Domain: She is a loa of the sky and clouds.
Symbols: Her symbol is a rounded cloud. Her colours are pale blue and white.
Family:

Begite
Together with Sam'di she is the very last resort to turn to and plea for a cure for those dying from an illness.
Domain: She is the goddess of poetry, smithcraft and healing.
Symbols: She turns into a black rooster. She takes the form of a yellow haired troll with green eyes. Her colours are black and grey.
Family: She is the wife of Sam'di and mother of Aiyda and Obatala.

Beth'ekk
The Hunter of the Dusk and Dawn
She is known to be wise and patient, one of the most learned of the gods. She is a magician and it is said that she listens to every word said by those teaching the voodoo and those learning it.
Domain: She watches over spellcasters and magic.
Symbols: She takes the shape of a male panther. She takes the form of a purple skinned troll woman with dark blue hair, her clothing and hairstyle are elaborate.
Family: Agassu is her son.

Boli'shah
Boli'Shah is one of the minor loa.
Domain: He is the guardian of families.
Symbols: His colour is purple and his symbol a candle.
Family:

Brise
Though he can appear menacing, he is in fact a gentle soul and fond of children. He is a strong and demanding protector.
Domain: He is the loa of the hills and the woods.
Symbols: He takes the form of a huge, dark skinned troll. He takes the shape of an owl.
Family:

Cle'il
Domain: She who causes and prevents floods.
Symbols: Her colour is deep blue. She takes the form of a blue haired troll in a simple brown dress, always dripping wet and with seaweed stuck in her hair and clothes.
Family:

Dambala
He is a sneaky trickster god, but can also be a benevolent and loving father figure. He can grant both wisdom and riches, but never communicates in clear messages to his followers. He is one of the oldest loa.
Domain: He is a loa of visions and prophecy, as well as lies and trickery.
Symbols: He takes the shape of a black serpent.
Family: Ayida is his wife.

Deni'kuz
A playful, young loa. She is a swift, ferocious hunter. Prayers to her are made in thank of killed prey. Sge accepts the meat of raptors as sacrifice.
Domain: She is the loa of teamwork and hunting.
Symbol: She takes the shape of a large raptor.
Family:

Din'sin
A loa feared for his temper and cruelty. He is greedy and demands great sacrifices.
Domain: He is a loa of political power and influence.
Symbols: He is depicted as a tall troll, carrying a whip.
Family:

Erzulie
She was originally a sea spirit and allways carries with her the scent of fresh air and water.
Domain: She is the protector of temples and spellcasting. She also protects abused women.
Symbols: She takes the form of a scarred woman with a child on her arm and a knife in her other hand.
Family: She is the wife of Ogoun.

Eshu
A child loa who plays tricks on people with the purpose of teaching them and help them mature. He is a difficult teacher, but a good one.
Domain: He is a loa of chaos and trickery. He can also be the one bringing punishment to those who perform bad deeds and offend the gods.
Symbols: His colours are white and black. He takes the shape of a white sheep. He takes the form of a troll boy with golden hair and tribal tattoos.
Family:

Ezili
The Queen of the Moon.
She holds tremendous power and is as much feared as loved.She grants dreams and creativity to her followers. She is the most feminine goddess and is fond of music and dancing. She flirts with other gods, Agweh, Ogoun and Zaka in particular, but is always faithful to her husband.
Domain: She is a goddess of health, beauty and fortune, as well as one of jealousy, vengeance and discord. She is also the loa of ideality, dreams, hopes and aspirations.
Symbols: Her symbol is the waxing moon. Her colours are red and blue. She takes the form of a pale skinned woman with white hair, dressed in beautiful clothing and jewelry.
Family: She is the second wife of Legba.

Halazzi
Domain: A loa of agility
Symbols: He turns into a lynx.
Family:

Hakkar
The Soulflayer
Hakkar is a powerful loa, vengeful and angry. Some times he is called called the Faceless One and he is often referred to as the Blood God. Some believe he is not a loa but one of the Old Gods. He is vile and bloodthirsty, demanding blood sacrifices of his followers, but capable of granting them dark powers.
Domain: He can grant both great magical power as well as physical strength to his followers, and call down doom and destruction on their enemies.
Symbols: He takes the shape of a wind serpent. His colours are red and turqouise.
Family: Brother of Queltz'lun, son of Ula-tek.

Har'koa
Domain: She has the power to cleanse corrupted or tainted spirits.
Symbols: Har'koa takes the form of a snow leopoard. Her colours are white and turqouise.
Family: The wife of the lesser spirit Loque'nahak

Hethiss
She is a merciless and cunning loa.
Domain: She is a goddess of war, representing it's darker side. She is a goddess of dirty tricks, foul manoeuvres and outright murder.
Symbols: She takes the form of a red serpent.
Family:

Hir'eek
The Guardian of the Night. She is a wise and fearsome loa, known for her great knowledge.
Domain: She is the protector of troll tribes.
Symbols: She takes the form of a bat. Her colour is indigo.
Family:

Ib'lele
He is independent and hateful, proud of himself and ambitious. He doesn't like to associate with the other loa and stays to himself.
Domain: He is the loa of individualism, protector of exiles and outcasts as well as those who stand up for controversial opinions.
Symbols: He takes the form of a short troll with short cut, green hair and leather armour.
Family:

Jan'alai
Domain: A loa of fire
Symbols: He takes the shape of the dragonhawk. His colours are gold and orange.
Family:

Kalfu
He is a respected loa, but not much liked. He is dangerous and violent, but can be placated with the right sacrifices. He understands how the minds of mortals work and can help people with their problems. He is known to turn people into animals, or take control of their minds.
Domain: The controller of crossroads alongside Legba. He controls the evil forces of the spirit world and the malevolent spirits of the night. He allows bad luck, deliberate destruction, misfortune and injustice. He has power over dark voodoo and the creation of charms.
Symbols: His symbol is the full moon. His colour is red. He takes the form of a young, tall and muscular with doctor.
Family:

Kimbul
God of Tigers, Lord of Beasts, King of Cats, the Prey's Doom.
Kimbul is an unpredictable god. He grants luck and protection to his followers, but one never knows when he might respond or not. Once he does respond, one might get more than asked for, for good or for bad.
Domain: Protector of hunters and wanderers, granter of good fortune and luck.
Symbols: He takes the form of a tiger. His colour is orange.
Family:

Legba
He is the one to let spirits into the world of the living, and carries messages between gods and mortal. He is among the oldest loa and the creator of life.
He is always called upon in rituals, to open the gates to the spirit realm and let the other loa through. Anyone who offends him will find themselves unable to address their loa and deprived of their protection. If he is pleased and grants wishes, he can grant immense power to his follower.
He is polite and caring and a much loved loa.
Domain: He controls the crossroads alongside Kalfu. He is the loa of the sun, daylight and all things positive. He controls the gates between the world of the living and the world of the spirits. Where Kalfu controls dark voodoo, Legba controlls all other voodoo. He is the protector of both homes and travels.
Symbols: His symbol is the sun. He takes the form of a lion. He takes the form of a small, crooked, lovable old man, dressed in wispy garb and traveling alone down the roads. His colours are yellow and green.
Family: He is the husband of Aiyzan and Ezili. He is the son of Oshun.

Lukou
She is known for her intolerance of injustice and is often called upon to end conflicts.
She can take the form of a tree and the wind blowing through the leaves will bring peace and calm to anyone resting beneath it. Offerings to her are put in straw bags and hanged from trees where she is believed to have been.
She has extensive knowledge about medical herbs and is called upon to heal the sick. She is the one who granted trolls their regenerative powers.
Domain: She is a goddess of healing, sanctuaries and vegetation.
Symbols: Her symbol is the butterfly. She takes the form of a lizard. Her colours are pale purple and green.
Family: She is the sister of Shango, Ogoun and Olokun.

Mam'toth
Mam'toth is old and wise, the ancient patriarch that watches over his flock. He can see the souls of mortals and tell the good from the bad. He is forgiving, patient and slow to anger. Once angered though, his wrath and punishments tend to be violent and excessive.
Domain: A protector of family and tribe, granter of wisdom in difficult choices.
Symbols: He takes the form of a mammoth.
Family:

Manetwa
A dreaded evil loa, sworn servant of evil and very rarely worshipped.
Ceremonies for her are held by a huge fire and one of the sacrifices to her is to throw salt into the fire.
She grants impressive powers to her worshippers, but tries to manipulate them into performing hideous crimes, and once it is done tries to make them cast themselves into a fire for her.
Domain: She grants supernatural powers and temporary immortality to her followers.
Symbols: Her colours are blood red and black. She takes the form of a screeching owl. She takes the form of a skeletal looking scary troll.
Family:

Mueh'zala
The Harbinger, God of Death, Father of Sleep, Son of Time, the Night's Friend.
Mueh'zala is the Loa that fetches the dead and takes their souls to the domains of Sam'di. Some days Mueh'zala is a hunter; like the great cats, he only kills the sick and the old, culling the flock. Other days, he is like a farmer, and gathers fallen fruit only.
Domain: The loa of the dead, the collector of souls.
Symbols: His colours are grey and purple.
Family: He is the husband of Shadra.

Nalorakk
Domain: He represents brutal, primal strength.
Symbols: He takes the shape of a bear
Family:

Obatala
Domain: The loa of the sky. Protector of unborn children, and the one responsible for birth defects.
Symbols: He takes the form of a troll dressed entirely in white.
Family: The father of Sey'en and husband of Ad'jaso. He is the son of Sam'di and Begite. He is the brother of Shadra and Ayida.

Oblamin
Oblamin is a violent loa, most often called upon in times of war. He protects his followers when they travel at night. He can lend great aid, but is not very reliable and does not always come to help his followers.
Domain: He is a loa of melee battle.
Symbols: As a troll he has three horns, symbolising strength, wildness and violence.
Family:

Ogoun
He was once a loa of blacksmithing, but picked up arms and became a warrior. He is mighty, powerful and triumphant. He gives strength through his followers through prophecies and magical blessings. Some times he can be convinced to interpret the cryptic messages of his brother Dambala.
It is said that with the right sacrifices, he can make is follower immune to arrows and weapon wounds. His followers are great drinkers, but alcohol has no effect on them.
Domain: He is the loa of fire. He controls magical battles as well as political ones.
Symbols: His symbol is a piece of iron. He takes the form of a red bull. He takes the form of a warrior dressed in red, with a sword in his hand and often smoking.
Family: His mother is Sey'en, he is the brother of Shango, Olokun and Lukou. His wifes are Erzulie and Oshun and Simbi is his son.

Olokun
Residing at the bottom of the sea, ey is the personification of patience, observation and wisdom. Ey knows all that is worth knowing and all that can be learned. Olokun is either male or female, or neither.
Messages from Olokun come in dreams when sleeping by the sea, or through visions in the clouds.
Domain: The loa of all wisdom and knowledge.
Symbols: Eir symbol is a figure sitting cross legged, the body smooth and the face featureless.
Family: He is the brother of Ogoun, Shango and Lukou.

Oshun
She is a benificient, generous and very kind loa. It is hard to anger her, but once it happens she has a horrific temper. She is known to be quick to answer prayers, and always listens to her followers.
Domain: She is a goddess of love, maternity, marriage and harmony.
Symbols: Her colours are yellow and metal brass.
Family: She is the wife of Ogoun and the mother of Legba.

Oya
She is a warrior goddess. Tornadoes are said to be from her whirling skirts when she dances. She is said to be Shango's favourite wife and he was the one who gave her power over lightning. She has been called 'the one who puts on pants to go to war', being a goddess who willingly acts very masculine.
Domain: She is a loa of lightning, fire and magic, and also one of destruction and change.
Symbols: She takes the form of a kodo.
Family: She is the wife of Shango and the sister of Ayao.

Quetz'lun
Lesser known than her brother, but not for lack of power, Quetz'lun shares her brothers cruelty and bloodthirst. She controls her followers, often possessing their minds entirely or partially to make them do her bidding. Any gift recieved from Quetz'lun comes with a very high price. She siphons power from anger and pain, both that of her followers and their enemies.
Domain: She can grant borth magical power as well as physical strength to her followers, but unless careful they might find themselves in her servitude forever to try to pay for their gifts.
Symbols: She takes the form of a wind serpent.
Family: Sister of Hakkar and daughter of Ula-tek.

Rhunok
Rhunok is at peace, forever meditating and contemplating the bonds that bind all the spirits of mortals and gods together to form the world. He is a benevolent god, granting insights to his followers and giving them the strength to follow their intuition and instincts to find the right answers.
Domain: He is a loa of meditation and reflection, a guide through difficult choices.
Symbols: He takes the form of an arctic bear.
Family:

Sam'di
The lesser spirits fear and avoid Sam'di. He is the one who gives power to spells that kill, and anyone killed by his power is under his control once they reach the spirit realm. The undead are an abomination unto his name and his followers go to great lengths to wipe them out. Anyone wishing to communicate with the spirits of the dead must first ask him permission. He does not want to see children die, as they need and deserve a full life. He is the one to turn to when seeking help for a sick child. Being the lord of death, he is also the last resort in prayers for healing, since he can choose not to accept the sick person into the realm of the dead and thus allow him to recover.
Domain: Is the loa of death and the ruler of the realm of the dead. He is the guardian of graveyards and the restful sleep of the dead. He is also a protector of children.
Symbols: His colours are deep purple and gold.
Family: He is the husband of Begite. He is said to be the father of all other loa.

Sev'anu
A malevolent, fierce and strong loa. He can give great strength, but demands only people as sacrifices
Domain: It is said that his followers have the ability to make any lie seem believable and are great manipulators, as well as masters of dark voodoo.
Symbols: His symbol is a sacrificial dagger and a skull.
Family:

Sey'en
The Queen of the Ocean. Sacrifices to her are performed much like those to Agweh, but the objects on the raft differ. Those who win her favour usually end up lucky and wealthy.
Domain: She is the goddess of sea and rivers, and a protector of shipwreck survivors. She is a protector of women, pregnant ones in particular.
Symbols: Her colours are pale blue and coral. She takes the form of the most beautiful woman imaginable, with light blue skin and unnaturally long black hair. She is only some times dressed, but often carries a large snake wrapped around her upper body.
Family: She is the daughter of Obatala and Ad'jaso, the wife of Agweh and the mother of Olokun, Ogoun, Shango and Lukou.

Shadra
God of Spiders, Mother of Venom, Silk Dancer, Death's Love. She is also known as the Venom Queen and the Heart Weaver.
Domain: She is a goddess of creation and order, as well as a bringer of death and misery.
Symbols: She take the form of a spider.
Family: She is the wife of Mueh'zala. She is the sister of Obatala and Ayida. She is the daughter of Begite and Sam'di.

Shango
Some call him the Loa of chaos, and thunder. Others name him the Loa of Fire, Storms and Lightning. He rides clouds and conjures storms upon the unfaithful. It is said that from his stormcloud Shango sees each troll's every move. Shango is the brother of Lukou who he protects fiercely. In this role he is sometimes called the Raging Brother.
Domain: He is the storm god, lord of lightning, thunder, chaos and mayhem.
Symbols: His colours are deep blue and silver. He takes the form of a troll with blue hair and lightning in his eyes, the air around him crackling with static electricity.
Family: He is the brother of Lukou, Ogoun and Olokun. The father of Agau, Sogbo and Bade. He is the husband of Oya.

Shirvallah
He is both honourable and strong and a great warrior. When trolls are in battle Shirvallah watches and listens.
Domain: He is a god of war and honourable battle. He is a guardian of the troll tribes. He is the patron of Hunters, Warriors, Rogues, and Royalty.
Symbols: He takes the form of a tiger.
Family:

Simbi
He can be cruel. He is either very kind to the followers that have won his favour, or turns his back completely to those who haven't. He lives in springs and rivers. He is known to kidnap children who go to fetch water and make them work for him under the water for a few years, granting them magical powers and second sight when he returns them. He has the power to cure supernatural illnesses.
Domain: The guardian of fountains, wells and springs.
Symbols:
Family: He is Ogoun's son.

Sogbo
Domain: The god of lightning.
Symbols: He takes the form of a thin, pale blue troll with white hair. His symbol is a lightning bolt.
Family: The twin of Bade and the brother of Agau.

Sou'annan
He is known for his thirst for blood.
Domain: The lord of diseases and plagues, both granter and protector from.
Symbols: He takes the form of a hideously ugly loa, covered in sores
Family:

Sseratus
Sseratus is a good of change and transformation. Peculiar is also that he is one said to grant rebirth to chosen spirits, a chance at a second life, rather than the eternal rest of the afterlife. Wether this is a great gift and honour or a cruel punishment is unclear. Few are those considering that aspect of the god, even fewer ask for it.
Domain: He is a loa of natural change and transformation, as well as one of rebirth.
Symbols: He takes the form of a serpent
Family:

Ula-tek
A very ancient goddess that is worshipped in the Amani empire the same way Hakkar was in the Gurubashi empire.
Domain: Similarily to Hakkar, she grants both physical and magical power to her followers, as well as bring misfortune to their enemies.
Symbols: She takes the shape of a serpent.
Family: She is the mother of Hakkar.

Zaka
A young and playful loa.
Domain: He is the loa of agriculture, protector of both fields and farmers.
Symbols: He takes the form of a yellow haired troll with a straw hat and a pipe in his mouth.
Family:

Zandor
A violent and passionate loa.
Domain: The protector of those who use black magic.
Symbols: He takes the form of a short, stocky troll with only one foot.
Family:

Zanza
He is sometimes called Zanza the Restless. He is worshiped through ceremonies with drumming and dancing.
Domain: The protector of the Zandalar Tribe. He guards the Zandalar island and was once the protector of all trollkind and their lands. He is a god of light and balance.
Symbols: He takes the form of a ghostly, bald, brown skinned troll.
Family:

Zim'Abwa
Domain: A god of melee battle
Symbols: He takes the form of a viciously grinning warrior.
Family:

Zim'Rhuk
A peaceful god of wisdom. He does not approve of violence and killing.
Domain: The god of peace and alliances.
Symbols: His symbol is a two blue flowers and a bud.
Family:

Zim'Torga
The Mother of Prosperity. She cares greatly for her followers and under her guidance they are sure to grow and learn and reach their full potential in life.
Domain: The loa of prosperity through knowledge and skill.
Symbols: Her symbol is a bowl of water, or a well.
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Mon May 24, 2010 11:54 am

Just a rough first attempt at the extended list of gods. It's clumsy and not very well written, mostly just a collection of facts and characteristics, as well as the updated 'trollified' versions of their names.
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Zul'Ros on Mon May 24, 2010 12:21 pm

As a follower of Legba I totally approve of the description! bounce
Pretty much what I always imagined him to be.

<Removed what's already fixed>

Also, Hir'eek seems to be a male. At least, he(?) is addressed as "Lord Hir'eek" by the priestess in ZG.


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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Mon May 24, 2010 12:41 pm

Ah.. I expected there to be typos. Thanks for finding them for me Smile
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Vypra on Mon May 24, 2010 12:53 pm

I noticed that too 'Ros, but i'm sure i've read somewhere else that Hir'eek is female...

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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Mon May 24, 2010 1:05 pm

The note on hir'eek is simply copied from our old list.

I believe that all of the loa are in fact genderless, but choose to portray themselves as male or females. Some more than others, Ezili most definately being female, while someone like Beth'ekk or Hir'eek could just as easily be either gender.
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Gul'Jun on Mon May 24, 2010 1:08 pm

A very nice list ry, thanks.
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Tue May 25, 2010 9:26 pm

Updated. More info on a few of them and a few extras added. Smile
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Snicka on Tue May 25, 2010 9:48 pm

Lovely list, Ryleen. However, the primal gods of the forest and ice trolls are missing from it.
Are the Loa that are not part of the official Warcraft lore made up by you (and Zanick), or did you draw inspiration somewhere (like you did research on Haiti and Louisiana voodoo)?

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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Tue May 25, 2010 10:32 pm

They are based on haiitian loa, some pulled pretty much straight out of it, some of them with heavy modifications, some merely simplified to be easier to deal with. Once I've pulled as much info as I can from that, I'll start filling in the holes on my own. Anyone interested can help me with that Smile
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Euphrati on Tue May 25, 2010 11:31 pm

Nice done Smile theres many to pick to sacrifice to.

Lukou: A goddess of healing, sanctuaries and vegetation. She has extensive knowledge about medical herbs and is called upon to heal the sick.
Her symbol is the butterfly and her animal form is a lizard.
She is a goddess of good judgement and often called upon to end conflict. She is known for her intolerance of injustice.
She can take the form of a tree, the wind blowing through the leaves bringing peace to anyone resting beneath it.
She is the one who granted the trolls their regenerative powers.
Offerings to Lukou are put in straw bags and hanged from the branches of trees.
Shango's sister.

The druid one ... Razz

follow Hethiss atm as i dont know any forest ones
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Snicka on Tue May 25, 2010 11:51 pm

The Forest Loa:

Akil'zon: a loa of the skies, with the ability to harness wind and lightning, and command the birds. His animal aspect is an eagle.

Halazzi: a loa of agility. His animal aspect is a lynx.

Jan'alai: a loa of fire. His animal aspect is a dragonhawk.

Nalorakk: a loa that represents brutal, primal strength. His animal aspect is a bear.

Ula-tek: the Goddess of Serpents. A very ancient goddess that is worshipped in the Amani empire the same way Hakkar was in the Gurubashi empire. It is possible that she is the mother of Hakkar.

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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Euphrati on Wed May 26, 2010 12:10 am

thanks Smile

Halazzi sounds fitting too. As im part of you that live in jungle and also ive not been an forest troll long (ic), onlyfor the childhood, Eup have taken up Hethiss too... as she is very appealing and accepting with poisons and murder.
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Snicka on Wed May 26, 2010 11:10 am

You can choose Halazzi; however, you can note similarities between Hethiss and Ula-Tek, as both are female Loa whose animal aspect is a snake, so maybe it would be more obvious to choose her. Although Ula-Tek is a far more dominant god than Hethiss.

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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Snicka on Wed May 26, 2010 11:24 am

It is also worth noting that the various druid forms can be connected to the different Loa (and that might be the lore behind troll druids).

As Euphrati pointed out, Lukou represents restoration druids.
Feral druids are related to the various primal gods: Nalorakk, the Bear represents the bear form; Halazzi/Bethekk/Shirvallah can represent the cat form; Akil'zon the Eagle may be connected to the flight form.
Legba, Loa of speed can be related to the travel form (and a lion is close enough to a cheetah).

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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Euphrati on Wed May 26, 2010 12:26 pm

aah yes never thought of their other forms... just trees Razz

And Ula-tec sounds a bit too evil... atleast in the old guide, Sure they are both snakes so probobly stands for same thing... Took Halazzi cuz of "loa of agility"

well... practise of all 3 could be done... Ula-tec and Halazzi for my heritage, Hethiss as im more as an jungle troll now (living in and with jungles)
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Wed May 26, 2010 4:16 pm

Legba is so much more than the loa of speed now Smile Turns out he's one of the major loas among the haitiian loa.

I'll have to add the rest of the purely wow loa and expand on the writing about them.

I'm working on v. 0.3 right now, and I'm reaching the end of my resources.

(Fun fact: Lots of the loa are related. I feel the urge to make a family tree to keep track of it Smile )
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Snicka on Wed May 26, 2010 5:10 pm

Euphrati wrote:And Ula-tec sounds a bit too evil...

Well, her name is a Lovecraft reference (Cthulhu backwards). You can worship whichever Loa you feel like, I just hinted that both she and Hethiss are snakes. Smile

Ryleen wrote:Legba is so much more than the loa of speed now Smile Turns out he's one of the major loas among the haitiian loa.

Apparently, in Haiti lore he is a dominant one (he is even called Papa Legba Very Happy), but in the Shadow Hunter lore, his speed aspect is the one that has the most focus on.

(Fun fact: Lots of the loa are related. I feel the urge to make a family tree to keep track of it Smile )

No surprise, in polytheistic religions, usually all gods are related somehow. For example, in the ancient greek mythology, Zeus is the brother of Poseidon and Hades, husband of Hera, father of Athena, Ares and Dionysos, etc. I think it's no different with the Loa.

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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Gen'jin on Wed May 26, 2010 9:33 pm

Sam'di Protector of Children? hehe fits nice to my backstory XD (ripoff maybe? where ya got that from? ^^)
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Snicka on Wed May 26, 2010 9:48 pm

I find the description of Agassu somewhat odd. He is said to be the son of Bethekk and a human woman. Although Loa might genderless, Bethekk is referred to as a female, so we can assume her preferred form is a female panther. Did she turn into a male human to impregnate a human woman? Also, why the offspring of a human is respected as a god among trolls?

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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Wed May 26, 2010 10:43 pm

Human is a typo. The original loa was half human, since it's a human religion Smile

As for gods transforming into odd things to mate with mortals. Odder things than a change of gender has happened... Smile


EDIT: Also, Sam'di being a protector of children is from the authentic loa Smile I haven't made much up yet.
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Thu May 27, 2010 8:35 pm

And we have yet a new version, mostly edited for readability.

I have a few things I'd like your help with.

There was a loa who defeated Ba'ulu when he tried to swallow the sun. Who would that be?

Ogoun is said to turn into a red bull and Oya into a water buffalo. Neither of these are represented in the game. Are there any more suitable wow animals they could have?
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Zul'Ros on Thu May 27, 2010 8:38 pm

A rhino might be a good substitute for the bull.
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Kaz'jo on Thu May 27, 2010 9:13 pm

Actually, there are cows in WoW, so why not bulls?
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Re: New list of loa - v. 0.51

Post  Ryleen on Thu May 27, 2010 9:23 pm

Well, cows are just critters, rather than beasts.. The god of fire and blacksmiths and wars and whatnot deserves better than a measly critter! Smile
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