I present to you the Monomyth, illustrated by the amazing Agathe Pitié. Look at this wonder and be astounded!
And it will be a fold-out in the Cults Book. Along with all the amazing pieces by Loïc Muzy. And more. We are getting near!
Although we say Agathe was the artist, in truth this piece decorated the Royal Palace of Boldhome. The real artist is unknown. Based on the content and theme, I believe it was commissioned circa 1630 by the King of Dragon Pass, although the heavy Esrolian influences support the idea that this is an earlier piece, from perhaps the reign of Tarkalor or Terasarin. However, based on the similarity this fresco has with the Boldhome Codex, I still think a later date is correct. But who really knows?
In this piece, we can see the full story of the Gods Age, made up of countless smaller stories that we can combine together.
Now this is how I see Gloranthans viewing their cosmos. You might be an initiate of Orlanth but you acknowledge the existence and power of an entire tapestry of deities. You accept more than “just” the myths of your god, but an entire kaleidoscopic array of mythic deeds that made the world what it is.
This an aspect of polytheism is something many modern Westerners have difficulty with – grasping the idea that there are many many gods. I might have my “personal deity” but I acknowledge and accept the existence of countless others – including deities that might be enemies of my own personal deity.