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I know there are many places I can ask this question, but this forum seems the smartest so here goes: In all mythos I see, a god can imitate a mortal and get a mortal woman pregnant, the result is a demi-god. However the only time a goddess has been pregnant was to another god, would it even be possible(in the loose definition of such when it comes to gods) for a goddess to become pregnant by a mortal, and would the child be a god or simply a demi-god?
Marasmusine 02:42, 16 March 2012 (MDT)
- "The fact that male deities of Greek myth had far more notable children with mortals than the female goddesses can be attributable to the Greek male-dominated society being reflected in their religion. Zeus, primarily, and also Poseidon, both had a multitude of affairs with mortal women, with Zeus having to shield them from his wife Hera after she was alerted to the infidelity. The females were expected to remain loyal to their husbands, while the males were almost expected to take multiple lovers, meaning that far more of the demigods in Greek myths were born on earth to human mothers than on Olympus to divine mothers."
Keeping with this morality, the children of a female goddess and male mortal may well be monsters (like the children of Echidna) as a cautionary tale against infidelity. Even Aphrodite, known for her affairs, did not bear children with Adonis or other mortals.
However, we now live in an age of gender equality, which modern D&D promotes. The actual answer is "whatever you want for your campaign - it's your fiction." Marasmusine 02:42, 16 March 2012 (MDT)
- thank you very much, that is a better explaination than any I could come up with AtlasS 10:23, 20 March 2012