I’ve always loved the divine genealogies that Kalin Kadiev did for us for the Glorantha Sourcebook, but unfortunately they were not complete enough for the Cults Book. Fortunately, Katrin Dirim has risen to the challenge. Here’s a preview of one of the genealogy charts she put together for us – these are the Darkness Deities – the nice thing is that every deity with a cult in the book is included, along with others that are religiously or philosophically significant.
What are the images of Jeset and Kogag? Boats.
From which Gloranthan region dos the Aztec-style imagery come from? It is definitely of God Learner origins! Perhaps Jrustela, perhaps the University of Yoraday, or even just the idiosyncratic style of the Third Age scribe who was transliterating the original text.
Why is Xentha depicted as human instead of troll? why should she look like a troll?
Why is Xentha depicted as human instead of troll? My reasoning was that as goddess of the night she has a more universal appeal than other more troll-specific gods.
The art style looks very Mesoamerican (which I like). Was that intentional? Yes! I think mesoamerican art is very good at showing a lot of detail and symbolism at a small scale (in addition to being generally gorgeous) so I thought taking a lot of inspiration from it would be perfect for these.
According to this Xiola Umbar and Zorak Zoran are the aunt and uncle of Kyger Litor. Is that an edition change? No. Straight out of Troll Pak.