What kind of animals would you make sacred/symbolic beings to basic gods like sun, moon, death, harvest, sea?Do any of the standard dnd gods have any?Which of our animals would you "sanctify" to the four chaos gods? On what logic? Tzeentch seems to like birds.
>>77695577Well,? How know that Hera liked peacocks for some reason, and Poseidon made horses, so they were important to him.
>>77696573Yeah I think Zeus got Eagle and Bull, no idea why though.(but no swan for some reason)
>>77696573Or wait, were you asking how we know that hera liked peacocks?
I really likes stags as forest-kings. I like the idea of sacred forest grooves, where an ageless, intelligent stag keeps the peace by killing any predator larger than a fox.That's not what they do in real life of course. In real life they fight over pussy, and get their horns tangled together, and die. Stag horns don't exist to repel predators, they exist to reduce the deer population before winter hits, but the imagery is still good.
>>77698158Bears fit the theme a lot better in my opinion, they're actually physically capable of guarding things.
>>77695577I have a goddess of the sky who is depicted as woman with wings. People who worship her have several sects, one forbids eating of birds, one forbids eating of anything that flies, and the most extreme forbids both. Those animals are kinda sacred.
>>77698401I like bears, but they eat meat, and they don't have crowns. It's about the symbolism.
>>77698480>they eat meat
>>77698480as far as I'm aware, the larger portion of bear's diet often ends up being things other than meat actually.
>>77695577>SunLions>MoonWolfs, Owls,Lynxes and Panthers>DeathRavens, Eagles, Coyotes, Vultures and Spiders>HarvestBunnies, Bees and Stags>SeaSwordfish, Eels and Killer Whales
>>77698878Why are eagles on the death list?
>>77698028No, sorry. I didn’t notice that typo.
>>77700808Maybe because they’re successful predatory birds?
>>77695577>SunRoosters because they greet the Sun>MoonWolves because they howl at the Moon>DeathVultures because they eat the Dead>HarvestCats because they protect the harvest from mice>SeaCephalopods because Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagnAlso the Chaos Gods already have animals sanctified to them. Nurgle likes flies because plague, Khorne dogs because attack attack bite bite, Tzeentch likes ... vultures I think? They're the birds with long-ass necks. And Slaanesh likes horses, or at least weird alien ones with razor-sharp tongues.