Having a little fun working on God Learner divine genealogies – I clearly always loved my Hesiod! Some are filled with fascinating insights if you look at them enough – for example, here’s the genealogy of the Earth deities.
Which gets really interesting when you add the Ernalda and Hykim taxonomies and the Air Gods.
Permala is the goddess behind all rodents, including Rubble Runners.
Odayla is Ernalda’s son? Sometimes Lady of the Wild, sometimes Ernalda. He is a bear after all.
The God Learners found connections between deities that were unknown to the stories. But those connections worked and enabled them to do amazing things. In short, the God Learners didn’t squeeze those myths into their own “truth” – rather they carefully studied countless myths, experienced them, and then found new connections previously unknown.
The God Learners downfall did not come because their approach was in error, but because they themselves grew proud and arrogant, and viewed the cosmos as something to be exploited to their benefit.