Starting in the eighties, the Greek pantheon started getting lip service which eventually turned into earnest worship. The Hellenic deities, long slumbering due to nonbelief, manifested to the world in the year 2015. Their actual presence shook the world in more ways than one. In the following years their faith and worship grew. Other religions fell by the wayside due to nonexistant proof. Politics changed to support whoever the public wanted to win. Demigod children were born once again.
Cut to the year 2045. The world is more learned thanks to Athena. Technology is nearing the end of the Fusion Age (think Batman Beyond) thanks to Hephaestus. Wars are short and decisive thanks to Ares. Demeter and Artemis make sure no one goes hungry. Other gods have their means and purposes. Life is good.
The one thing the gods do not keep in check are their half-mortal children. Unless it's absolutely necessary, they believe they will police themselves. This has created an age of superheroes and supervillains. This is where you guys come in.
This will be an episodic game with stories built around characters.
Available parents: Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Dionysus, Demeter, Hephaestus, Heracles, Hermes, Poseidon, Zeus
Unavailable parents: Artemis (virgin), Asclepius (dead), Athena (virgin), Hades (happily married to Persephone), Hebe (faithful to Heracles), Hera (faithful to Zeus), Hestia (virgin), Pan (dead), Persephone (happily married to Hades)
If you wish to have an unavailable parent favor and/or adopt you, go ahead.
Others deities and powers have not manifested yet. Oh, they're there, but not in any physical sense.
Creatures (nymphs, satyrs, minotaurs*, medusas*, centaurs, cyclopses, et cetera) are out there and sometimes interact with humanity. *Yes, I know these were singular beings. There are more now.
Thane Moros, Hades/Persephone - Weyrd
Alexander Paris, Hermes - jemal
James Galloway, Hephaestus - mrbassman
Pacifica Asutilla, Poseidon - Spam
Lucas Pillar/Beacon, Apollo - Nillaman
Morgan, Poseidon - Bladewind
Liliana Vette, Hades - Hound
Aricles, Heracles - Mark Reuter
Stanford Meriwether, Hermes - ursinethemadbear
Helis, Ares - Evolución
Thunder, Zeus - Bombaatu
Elene Paros, Athena - Prof Weird
Incomplete Timeline wrote:Early 80s
A handful of proselytizers begin spreading the word of an ancient faith in the heartland of America. It's met with derision and some unfortunate persecution, but the Hellenic pagans are adamant.
Several temples and shrines are built across the states and Canada, They even start their own international ministries.
Hellenismos finds it's way into the media. Movies, television shows and comic books are made about Greek heroes. They are highly popular. While saw as a media fad it grew for years to come.
Mid to late 90s
Hellenismos is the second most practiced religion in the world. It's now a viable enough platform to run on.
Several more prominent powers start manifesting in their shrines. Zeus in California. Aphrodite in south Florida. Hephaestus in New York. Demeter in Kansas. The world is shocked and awed, watching attentively everything the returned gods and goddesses do.
As more numbers in the Hellenismos faith boom to an all time high as the rest of the pantheon manifests. Epic deeds are seen every day, for good or for ill. The deities adore the attention they get, growing stronger with the worship they get.
As the deities settle in, the so-called golden age of mortal heroism blossoms. A child of Ares calling himself "Superman" foils the plans of several other greedy demigod teens. "Superman" sparks the revolution of demigod teens doing good for the sake of doing good.
"Superman" sets out a call for like-minded heroes. He and several other (more creatively named) young adults form The Pantheon. While not officially endorsed by the actual gods, they're not doing anything to stop them.
Late 2030s/Early 2040s
Hephaestus, in quick succession, advances the world's technologies. Some think this will bring the Singularity. He balances it by holding some back.