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    Default X-men Pantheon: Mutant as gods

    I saw this thing on comicvine, where Morrisons Justice League was correlated to the Greek Pantheon, and thought it'd be fun for us to try something like that.

    Below is a List of the Greek gods and their defining traits. Pick an Xman who represents that God appropriately. Think of this the Wicked+the Divine, a male God can be represented by a female mutant and a female god can be represented by a male mutant.

    Choose a mutant whose powers or personality is similar to the god

    You're limited to all X-men/X-Factor/new mutants/xforce/alpha flight members from the O5 period to the period right before 1991 Xmen #1

    Zeus: king of the gods/god of the sky
    Hades:god of the dead and riches who lives in the underworld
    Hera:Queen of the gods
    Apollo: god of light and art
    Athena: Goddess of Knowledge and Strategy
    Hermes: god of speed
    Poseidon: god of the seas
    Chiron: overseer/mentor to the gods but not himself a god
    Eros:god of sexual love
    Dionysius: hedonistic trickster god of wine
    Ares:brutal Olympian god of war
    Hephaestus :Hephaestus was god of the forge and made the Olympians weapons


    So, who would be part of your Pantheon of Xmen gods
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    We already have omega level mutants. I never liked the premise of mutants as gods. it only worked for DC characters. That been said, I don't mind slotting some X-Men characters to some of the greek gods.


    Zeus: Cyclops

    Hades:Cassandra Nova

    Hera: Jean Grey

    Apollo: Storm

    Athena: Kitty Pryde

    Apollo: Pietro

    Poseidon: Rogue

    Chiron: Wolverine

    Eros:Emma Frost

    Dionysius: Gambit

    Ares:Magneto

    Hephaestus :Forge

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    Zeus: Professor X
    Hera: Jean Grey
    Poseidon: Storm
    Demeter: Karma
    Athena: Kitty Pryde
    Apollo: Cyclops
    Artemis: Rogue
    Ares: Wolverine
    Aphrodite: Emma Frost
    Hephaestus: Forge
    Hermes: Angel
    Dionysus: Gambit
    Hades: Magneto

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    Zeus: king of the gods/god of the sky- Storm
    Hades:god of the dead and riches who lives in the underworld- Archangel
    Hera:Queen of the gods- Jean
    Hermes: god of light and art- Dazzler
    Athena: Goddess of Knowledge and Strategy- Cyclops
    Apollo: god of speed- Northstar
    Poseidon: god of the seas- Iceman
    Chiron: overseer/mentor to the gods but not himself a god- Moira
    Eros:god of sexual love- Rogue
    Dionysius: hedonistic trickster god of wine- Gambit
    Ares:brutal Olympian god of war- Cable
    Hephaestus :Hephaestus was god of the forge and made the Olympians weapons- Forge
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    I think that the only one that pretty much everyone would agree on is Forge for Hephaestus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganAlpha30X33 View Post
    I think that the only one that pretty much everyone would agree on is Forge for Hephaestus...
    Everyone is agreeing on Dionysius: hedonistic trickster god of wine as Gambit

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    Forge as Hephaestus (crippled god of craftsmanship and artifice) is the one that seems most intuitive to me.

    Others kind of seem forced, at best.

    Hermes is a god of speed, but also trickery, so doesn't really fit Northstar, IMO.

    Hera, who knows, perhaps Emma Frost? (A queen who is basically the goddess of being jealous and cheated on? Yikes. Not so progressive, those Olympians...)

    Zeus, king of the gods and thunderer? Totally Storm, in that respect, since she's a regal hurler of thunderbolts, but in his aspect as shapechanging horndog and father of dozens of demigods because of his amazing gift for sexual assault and infidelity? Not so good a fit...

    Apollo, god of the sun, but also archery, prophecy and healing. So, not really Sunfire or Firestar, who fit only one of his themes.

    Sage seems better suited to the goddess of strategy role of Athena, if not the goddess of crafts, cities and wisdom aspects.

    That said, the Justice League-as-pantheon concept seemed kind of forced to me anyway, so stretching the metaphor even further just kind of shows off the flaws in the idea. It got even more silly when applied to the Authority, who seemed like walking catch-phrases half the time.

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    Yeah, not a question for the extremely literal folks. It's a creative exercise where you need to think less about actual powers and more about roles. Who is the king of the mutants? Who's the queen? Who's wise? Who's beauty? Whos a warrior? Who's a builder?

    Like I'd agree with Cyclops as Athena, because she's smart and strategic.

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    Hera is extremely jealous and tends to kill zeus lovers or make them suffer horrible fates.

    Also for Cyclops he's very fitting as Athena, because apart from being the goddess of wisdom (that's a completely different concept of probability) since it's is the ability to act using knowledge, experience, understanding and insight, it's more focused on decisions rather than processing ability quickly. Also Athena was regarded as a warrior goddess that lead men into battle and the goddess of civilised and strategic war (while ares is the god of barbaric war). Now there's the difference that Athena is always regarded as virgin while Cyclops has 4 children ( not as much as zeus tough) and his children where conceived with consenting women

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    Zeus: Storm in powerset/leadership but I think cyclops too because of his leadership/messed up romantic life.
    Hades: Magneto
    Hera: Jean Grey but jean isn't a sadist
    Apollo: Colossus but if we can count science then beast
    Athena: Kitty or Psylocke
    Hermes: Warren
    Poseidon: Iceman
    Chiron: Xavier
    Eros: Emma
    Dionysius: Gambit
    Ares: Wolverine or Cable
    Hephaestus :Forge
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    An alternate answer

    Zeus: Phoenix

    Hades:Onslaught

    Hera:Rogue

    Apollo: Dazzler

    Athena: Cyclops

    Hermes: Nightcrawler

    Poseidon: Storm

    Chiron: Xavier

    Eros: Psylocke

    Dionysius: Fantomex

    Ares: Cable

    Hephaestus : Beast

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    Zeus: Xavier
    Hades: Magneto
    Hera: Jean Grey [with definite shades of Dark Phoenix]
    Apollo: Dazzler
    Athena: Cyclops
    Hermes: Northstar
    Poseidon: Storm
    Chiron: Danger
    Eros: Namor
    Dionysius: Gambit
    Ares: Cable
    Hephaestus: Forge

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    Zeus - Professor X
    Hera - Phoenix
    Hades - Wolverine
    Poseidon - Iceman
    Hermes - Nigtcrawler
    Ares - Cyclops
    Athena - Storm
    Apollo - Angel
    Artemis - Psylocke
    Aphrodite - Rogue
    Hephaestus - Beast
    Demeter - Dazzler
    Dionysus - Gambit
    Eros - Northstar
    Hercules - Colossus
    Chiron - Moira Mactaggert
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    Zack Snyder likes this thread, it just needs more Jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by wano View Post
    it just needs more Jesus
    Jean Grey?
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