Character Design Contest ♯135- Modern Gods

So guys, this week I want you to do a modern take on a God from some form of Mythology. This can take the form of doing a superhero version a-la Marvel's Thor or doing an everyday version, I don't much mind which. If you can think of some other way of modernising mythological deities then I'll be interested to see it, so don't go asking "is this ok". Just go with it. Most of you can tell ancient from modern right?

Of course there are some stipulations. 1. No Greek/ Roman Gods. They are obvious, cliche and I plan to do a contest on them at some point in the near future. 2. No Gods from any current major world religions. We don't want to offend anyone do we, even if offence isn't intended.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

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38 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯135- Modern Gods

  1. No Greek or Roman? This will be fun.

  2. Okay, quick question. When you say modern, does that mean only modern, or modern forward? Like, futuristic? I know you didn’t want these questions. I just want to be clear.

  3. hawk007:
    Okay, quick question. When you say modern, does that mean only modern, or modern forward? Like, futuristic? I know you didn’t want these questions. I just want to be clear.

    I think what he means is a “modern take” in general as in how would that specific deity look if we were to worship him/her today. In other words, anything but the classic display but still recognizable enough to see it’s that specific god(ess).

  4. @Hawk007- Only modern

  5. Here’s my modernized version of Morrigan. https://imageshack.us/i/pbwRHOGTp

  6. My character is a modern remake of Horus:
    Link: http://postimg.org/image/t5xfd1wcv/

    If you dont know who Horus is here is a link that I used:
    http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html

    (You may have to Copy and Paste the links)

  7. Here is my Modern take on Horus:
    http://postimg.org/image/t5xfd1wcv/

    If you don’t know who Horus is than you can visit this link:
    http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html

    (You may have to copy and paste the links)
    (I don’t know if my last comment got posted so sorry if this is a repeat)

  8. http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah307/Dreadyacht/Anubis_zps7h0cspow.png I might do Quetzalcoatl next, but probably as a separate thing for the next OCD.

  9. Outcast- Welp, someone obviously didn’t read the rules properly. Forgive me if I’m wrong but isn’t Rama a Hindu deity, and last time I checked Hinduism was still a major world religion. And if you look at what I put in the contest outline it says quite clearly- “2. No Gods from any current major world religions.” So that’s a goner.

  10. Sorry guys my bad I thought it wasn’t

  11. Hey are we allowed to use norse gods like loki and thor as long as their different form the marvel version

  12. Had to make time for a quick entry for this one 🙂
    Sekhmet- The fierce Egyptian warrior lioness. For modern times, she dons the attire of the modern warrior, appearing more human than leonine. She retains her crown of cow horns holding the disc of the sun, and the protective serpent, Wadjet.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Melmo44-Sekhmet.png

  13. Reincarnated from the god of old, able to harness the power of the sun, and a criminal mastermind possessing enormous wealth and power…Johnny Ra!

    http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb101/invisiboy42293/EssayM%20-%20Johnny%20Ra.png

  14. I am loving the start of this active contest. 🙂

    I do feel I must point out one thing as a pagan though. Ancient Celtic, Egyptian, and Norse gods are actually still actively worshiped.

    NOT that I think we should keep them from the contest, cause come down to it and I fully suspect most Pantheons that were worshiped still are somewhere, or are again. 🙂

    I personally am working on Baldur god of Light, Purity, Wisdom and Manly Perfection, the Norse Apollo in a way.
    Probably wont post till Wed though since I have dialysis today.

    (and if anyone has wondered since I mentioned it on the Blog, we passed the apartment inspection with flying colors and impressed them with how much we got done)
    Life is pretty good.

    Blessed Be

  15. aidanhershberger

    Been a while since I’ve done one of these, it was under a different moniker then. So, here goes:

    The Eye of Horus, Sekhmet. With Egypt in turmoil, this slumbering goddess reawakens to defend her homeland.

    http://imageshack.com/a/img661/7138/Y44iCT.png

  16. Thomas.Martin

    Here’s my version of Horus the Avenger.
    http://i.imgur.com/Q07mvKZ.jpg

  17. Freya:
    Wanting to take a break from the life of a god, she banished herself to Earth with her to kitties, Bygul and Trjegul.

    http://www.heromachine.com/forums/topic/rajas-creations/page/2/#post-127954

  18. Well, Rajah, I know which one I’m voting for! By far the most Modern of the bunch, and I think the best picture… 😉

  19. aidanhershberger

    aidanhershberger:
    Been a while since I’ve done one of these, it was under a different moniker then. So, here goes:

    The Eye of Horus, Sekhmet. With Egypt in turmoil, this slumbering goddess reawakens to defend her homeland.

    http://imageshack.com/a/img661/7138/Y44iCT.png

    So, the title was supposed to be “The Eye of Ra, Sekhmet”. Wrong God.

  20. http://i.imgur.com/3HF1I82.png?1

    Is Imgur ok? Its been a while since I used this site.

    This is a modern superhero comic version of the Australian creation god, Rainbow Serpent.

  21. WillyPete:
    Well, Rajah, I know which one I’m voting for! By far the most Modern of the bunch, and I think the best picture…

    Thanks!

  22. Here’s mine. Fenrir from Norse myth as a supervillain.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Fenrir.jpg

  23. Thomas.Martin

    http://i.imgur.com/3Y6RTNL.jpg

    My first ever second entry in a contest. Odin

  24. Ankou, The Breton God of Death. He is typically described as the driver of souls to the after life. He drove a black carriage.

    http://pre11.deviantart.net/174e/th/pre/f/2015/231/4/0/ankou_breton_god_of_death_by_ruffblade027-d96epts.png

  25. Here is Apophis/Apep, the Egyptian Chaos deity who appeared as a giant snake. This is his human form, and despite that, he still has a hell of a bite.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/vampyrist-Apophis-250×375.png

  26. Ubiquitous Pixel

    The God made from the personification of Chaos, Nu

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah304/Ubiquitous_Pixel/Nu_zps78llsmoo.png

    Here’s where I got the info
    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0197624.html

  27. Everyone here is very good, but to be honest, some of these don’t really look that modern. I mean, not questioning the skill at all, and it’s not be decision. Just kind of an observation.

  28. Chepri, the God of Creation and rebirth.
    http://imageshack.com/a/img538/9789/wTfz2m.jpg

    Apophis, the God of Chaos
    http://imageshack.com/a/img540/955/6y2Ovv.jpg

  29. @Hawk007- I would concur, but I’ll look through all of them thoroughly before the poll goes up on Sunday, see which ones actually fit the criteria.

  30. aidanhershberger

    Freyja, in modern times, as the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Sexuality, runs one of the hottest clubs in town; Freyja’s. Sit back and enjoy the show, finishing up with Freyja herself as the final act.

    http://imageshack.com/a/img909/8996/VpHxny.jpg

  31. Entry #1

    Baldur
    I took my inspiration from the fact Baldur was God of Light and Purity and Manly Beauty, loved by nearly everyone
    Since he didn’t die in battle he didn’t go to Valhalla.

    So I didn’t make him a warrior, but a movie star, and wearing a gold lame suit.

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_ModernGods_Baldur_zpscfstwsoc.jpg

  32. A few Aztec deities for you guys:

    COATLICUE – Teteo Inan, the Mother and Destroyer, patroness of women who die in childbirth. Coatlicue is the matriarch of a small community of Nuevo Teotihuacan, running the town with her children. She is a warm and nurturing person, but if you threaten her family she can shift into an earth-shattering destroyer in an instant. She also functions as the town’s midwife, assisting in most births.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DiCicatriz_Coatlicue.png

    XOCHIPILLI – The Prince of Flowers and the patron deity of homosexuals, male prostitutes, creativity, music and art, Xochipilli runs the only bar in town, where all are welcome to fulfill their desires free of judgement. His presence exudes an aura of euphoria that washes over those near him, removing inhibitions and altering consciousnesses. This aura also vibrates the air around him in undulating melodies and rhythms, making him both the proprietor and sound system of the establishment. He is found most nights levitating in the center of his bar, in unmoving entheogenic meditation, exuding music and ecstasy from every pore.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DiCicatriz_Xochipilli.png

    QUETZALCOATL & XOLOTL – The town’s law and his mother’s enforcer, Quetzalcoatl is the resident superhero of Teotihuacan. He leads the towns other protectors (his brothers: Tlaloc, Huitzilopochtli, Tezcatlipoca) and keeps its residents safe. As the patron of the wind he flits through the town faster than the eye can follow, flying at supersonic speeds, and as the patron of learning and knowledge there is no mystery he cannot unravel. What unsolved cases arise in New Teotihuacan are quickly resolved once he becomes involved. He travels with his brother Xolotl, the great coyote and friend of death, who can track the scent of death to guilty parties.

    http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l607/DiCicatriz/HM%20Contests/DiCicatriz_Quetzalcoatl_Xolotl.png

  33. Ok guys, this weeks contest is now closed. The poll will be up shortly.