Every fantasy land needs a fantasy religion for the locals to believe in. When you have a fantasy setting as sprawling as D&D, that means various peoples, races, and even monsters pray to countless gods and goddesses. Here’s a baker’s dozen of the most bizarre divinities your players can worship.
Egyptian mythology has a lot of gods. Some of them have loomed large in pop culture and the public imagination: Ra, Apophis, Anubis, Isis, Bast, Osiris, etc. Some are far more obscure. But that in no way diminishes how scary they are. Here are 10 absolutely terrifying Egyptian gods that you might not have heard of.
We know that the ancient Greeks had a massively entertaining sets of gods and goddesses. So it's no wonder that when Rome conquered Greece, they replaced their own dull pantheon with renamed versions of Zeus, Athena, and the others. But not all Roman gods were Greek copies — here are a few of the more important ones.
The first Hercules trailer for Dwayne Johnson's epic action flick looked alright, but the second trailer appears to be (slightly) more self-aware. Crackin' jokes, fighting slo-mo lions and hydras and mugging for the camera — this is the demigod we want.
When Renny Harlin's Legend of Hercules comes out this Friday, January 10th, it's probably going to be terrible. It appears to have almost nothing to do with any of the original Greek myths; however, the son of Zeus has faced plenty of cinematic woes in the past (although none of them had the indecency to pretend Herc…
Conservatives are understandably outraged after public video was revealed showing a black child showing gratitude to Barack Obama, the nation's first black president. The child is looking down and, to right-wing zealots, seems almost to be praying, as if to a powerful new God.
Gods, goddesses, fairies, and other mythical creatures aren't just the stuff of religious stories. In the early days of modern advertising, they invaded magazines and billboards too, hocking everything from electricity to gasoline. Did you know there's a god of batteries?
The sequel to the movie no one asked for Wrath of the Titans is out with another trailer. Thankfully it's hitting all the important notes every good Hollywood sequel needs. Heroic new hairdo for the lead, check. Double the big bads, check. Dialog written only in the form of catch phrases for energy drinks, check.…
What if the Bible, Greek myths, and Zoroastrianism all contained true tales of the birth of human civilization? What if aliens discovered primitive humans, but couldn't keep it in their pants? Forming tells the crude and cosmic tale of humanity's origins.
The latest trailer from Tarsem Singh's Immortals utilizes the film's secret weapon: John Hurt. The God of Acting does what he does best in this new video, narrates Jim Henson Storyteller style! FINALLY we understand what's going on in this movie.
There's a lot of questions surrounding Tarsem Singh's epic mythological undertaking. We know it will be colorful, and visually astounding... but can this director rein in actor Mickey Rourke? The trailer says yes, but this helmet says no.
You've seen the leaked footage — now behold the demented brain-droppings from Tarsem Singh's Immortals in high definition. Which includes a shrieking modern-day movie fresco. What wonders this mind brings. But will the plot hold up to the pretty?
Immortals director Tarsem Singh tells us how he's making a "Caravaggio meets Fight Club" movie. Plus we asked Henry Cavill and the film's other stars about their heroic flaws — plus we had to ask Cavill about Superman.
Want to see Mickey Rourke slit someone's throat while wearing a metal bunny helmet? Director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) showed some stunning, crazy, violence-packed footage from his Greek god melodrama The Immortals at WonderCon.
Chances are you've heard of Clever Hans, the horse who could perform arithmetic. But have you heard of early 20th century experiments in dog telepathy? Here's a snapshot of one such ridiculous experiment.
Our friend Jason Silva—writer, filmmaker and founding host/producer of Current TV—is making a new documentary celebrating humans reaching their ultimate potential, the inexorable evolution that is turning us into gods. He's quite optimistic about it. I'm not so sure-JD
The webcomic Digger features an unusual epic protagonist. For one thing, she's a wombat. For another, in contrast to the dead gods, shadow demons, hyena warriors, and vampire squash around her, Digger is decidedly down to earth.
In Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, hipsters rub elbows with minor deities, angels spend their downtime getting stoned, and followers of Richard Dawkins are seen as irrational loonies. It's also a world where bad karma has very real consequences.
With angels and gods on the rise, it's only a matter of time before Chris Columbus' film adaptation of The Lightning Thief becomes your kids' next deranged obsession. This could well be the next Potter, especially with a Uma Medusa.