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Ganesh

"I'ma be trolling the universe"

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a character in “College of the Gods”, as played by TheFinalOne

Description

Name: Ganesh

What are you God or Goddess of?: Knowledge and Logic. (In most stories about him, he abuses logic to get his way)

Where are you from? The Himalayas

Gender: Male

Age(18-24): 21

Powers: Ganesh is a friendly God. Unfortunately he suffers from addiction of sweets causing him to do whatever he can to get some. So the human stereotype most suited to him is a sweet loving nerd.
Apart from that he can also communicate with birds and animals and has a rat for a personal vehicle.

Past: Many millenia ago Lord Shiva went out to meet Lord Mahesh. His wife, Goddess Parvati, wanted to go and have a bath so she created a small human child, whom she called Ganesha. She told the boy to not allow anyone in the house while she was bathing.
A few minutes later Lord Shiva came back and saw a boy in front of his door. He asked the boy to move but the boy did not budge. Angered by the insolence, Shiva decapitated the boy.
When Goddess Parvati came out and saw the dead child she got very upset and started crying. Feeling guilty Shiva tried to put the head back but it did not work. So he put an elephant's head on him. The child came to life and Goddess Parvati took him in as her child.

Weapons: The chakra: This weapon looks like a shuriken but has many more spikes.

Description/ Picture(Human Form): Image
In his purely human form, Ganesh appears like a normal Indian in his late teen. He is brown skinned and black haired and usually smiling, even he does not have a reason.
He has dark brown eyes, much like the people that worship him.
Usually he wears a sherwani and kurta, a traditional dress, but he mostly he keeps on t-shirts and jeans. Since he comes from the Himalayas he does tend to wear heavier clothes, that is clothes made of heavier material.

Personality: Ganesh is a carefree person. Not one to be easily angered, he does mock others sometimes. He is also very kind, helping anyone in need, no questions asked.
Though being a God means he has to teach his people lessons and keep them in line so one can occasionally see his Godly side, where he is angry and hands out punishments left right and center. Just like all people who aren't easy to anger, his anger does leave quickly and sometimes he goes overboard.
But the most interesting habbit of his is the habit of dishing out poetic justices. Most gods hate him for that. He readily accepts challenges but always cheats. He does always come up with irritating logic to do so though.

Fears: He fears his own angrier self.
He also fears his 'father', Lord Shiva.

Likes: Humans, challenges

Dislikes: Being lied to.
Some gods.

So begins...

Ganesh's Story

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Character Portrait: Ganesh Character Portrait: Loki Laufeyjarson Character Portrait: Apollo Character Portrait: Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (Eztli) Character Portrait: Adrasteia Nicolaou Character Portrait: Sekhmet Character Portrait: Theo (Thor Odinson) Character Portrait: Lux Silverbrook Character Portrait: Hades (Harry)
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Modern Earth, the age of science has replaced the age of Gods and Magic. They all have disproven everything about them. People have gone to the so called home of the Greek Gods and found… nothing… No grand palaces or anything else. The Gods places of worship have all but crumbled away. Some have been stolen from and some broken into and vandalized.
The mortals have forgotten about them and explained away everything about them.
But they have not thought of one simple possibility…Maybe the Gods have moved… or have their own dimension. The Gods have never met the other gods of a different culture, aside from the Roman and Greek, but that is because they are one and the same…Each realm feels like one would expect from each culture.

Asgard is surrounded by an impregnable wall and is one of the Nine worlds, inhabited by the Aesir, the race of Warrior Gods. It is located at the highest point of their universe and has the Rainbow Bridge connecting their world to Earth. They also have Valhalla the place were slain warriors wait for the final battle, Ragnarok. The realm of their Elves Alfheim and Svartalfheim is also there as well as Vanaheim the home of Vanir, it is a glorious if a bit cold. Also there is the realm of frost giants they are constantly battling. As well as Helheim, their underworld which Hel, Lokis’ daughter resides and is protected by Garm, Hel's enormous dog-guard, lives in the cave Gnipahellir. He is an eight-foot-tall black hound with glowing eyes. It is important not to underestimate Garm. While he may act like a big dog - vicious and dangerous or friendly depending on who you are - it's an act. There is as much intelligence in Garm as in any other of Helheim's guards. He is a Jotun who is always in dog-form, but he is no dumb beast. Garm seems to be on a general patrol around the borders of Helheim, meaning that he could be anywhere at any point.
Mount Olympus is the abode of the chief god Zeus. Also, the foremost gods of the Greek pantheon have their palaces at the summit. It is here that the gods assemble to consume nectar and ambrosia, the substances which reinforces their immortality. The top of the Olympus, which is covered in snow and hidden in the clouds, reaches all the way into the aether. It is the highest mountain of Greece and lies on the border of Macedonia and Thessaly, yet though mortals have been to the top they have never seen the realm. And why would they? The Gods have hidden it from their mortal eyes. Also of course is the Domain of Hades, which is surrounded nine times by the River Styx, where Hades resides.
The Egyptian Gods abandoned Walking the Earth and made their own realm one that mimics Ancient Egypt, yet more elegantly and seems to never decay.
The Aztec took a liking to the lushness of the place they were worshipped and made their own realm reflect that. Lushness surrounding them and the sounds of the jungle ever present as each God resided in their own grand pyramids, very much like the temples that the Aztecs worshipped them in.
The Hindu gods have retreated back into their Lokas, looking forlornly at the world they left, though it should be mentioned that they have never seen the other Gods walk the world, perhaps the Earth of the other Gods are different in some way?

Each God in each realm have seen the flow of time on Earth and seen it change, but never seeing the other realms of the other gods.

Until now.

Ten Gods, including a few Goddesses, have been cast out of their realm by someone, though they do not know who. Some of the Gods and Goddesses are the righteous; some are the outcasts among the gods… They each have their weapons on them and have been assigned lodges at a college. They do not know how they have come to Earth or who these others are, though a few they recognize from their own realm. For the first time in history The Asgardians will meet the Olympians, the Hindu Gods will meet the Egpytian Gods and the Alaskan Gods as well as the Azetec.
Thrown into this mix are four mortals, two men and two women, who are going to the school as well. They know not who these ones are or the powers they possess, but they soon will…
The Gods have a common goal, though some are more reluctant about it than others, get back to their own realm, but to do that they need help… from the mortals. But will the mortals help? Or will they try to kill the gods, for on Earth there maybe a weapon that can kill them. Though only Mortals may wield it.

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Ganesh wasn't happy. All he had done was play a harmful harmless prank on one of the lesser gods, the God of Void. But noooo, it's a big crime to fool someone into eating worms. So he was punished. That was the only reason he could up with to explain why he on earth, most likely, and importantly why he had a human face. He touched his face one more time to make it human.

Ganesh looked around. He was somewhere; certainly not his hometown or his homecountry even. The grass around him was soft and it all looked pretty. His own home was just ice and mountains; his country was a mixture of everything. But never had he seen such properly maintained grass before. Was he really on Earth?

Ganesh walked on the road wondering were he should be going. He was distracted by the grass and the scenery to truly think about which direction was correct. If he had been brought here for some punishment, the punisher would surely have thought of making sure Ganesh reached where he had to reach. Ganesh stopped for a second. Should he go the other way? In the end it did not matter.

He reached a building. It wasn't as beautiful as his own home, which was a pristine white snow covered mountain. But then again, the builders where mere mortals. They did not have world changing powers. Not constructive world changing powers, in any case. It was a institution of learning, a college. Higher learning.

Ganesh felt sad for humans. They only lived for so long, yet they spent so much time in these institutions. How much are you going to study? What is point of learning so much when you forget living? You may die educated, but you have wasted a precious thing. Ganesh shook off his feelings and went inside.

It was empty. As he walked through the corridors he looked at architecture. It was nice, to say the least. Then he reached a room. It was a large enough room. It had ten chairs. Three men were already present, two of them not on friendly terms it seemed. He hadn't met anyone till now and these did not seem human. Looked yes, but did not feel.

He looked around. Smooth stone and round room. Ten chairs. On a chair made of bones sat a pale brown haired kid. He wore white and blue. On a chair made of a material Ganesh did not recognize sat a man, black haired and white skinned, whose arrogance irritated Ganesh. His enemy of sorts looked quite like him. When Ganesh had entered this man was standing so he did not know what chair was his. Ganesh just assumed each chair was custom built because there was one he did want to sit on.

It was red in color and looked like a lotus. Ganesh sat down, sighed and said to the man who held a scepter, "Instead of fighting, you should wonder why you and the others are here."

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Hades stretched out on his throne and placed one leg over the arm of the chair as he listened to Loki taunting him. He didn’t pay much attention, he was obviously trying provoke Hades and he didn’t care much for that. Once Loki stopped talking Hades went to reply but then another man entered, waving some kind of practice sword around and seemed to be furious with strange man Hades had previously addressed. Hades carried on watching, it was strange, they spoke as if they, themselves, were Olympians. Things were getting stranger, eventually another man entered who had his own elaborate throne, whoever created this place was well prepared. Hades kept himself quiet, these were strange mortals.
As he sat he heard some shouting from the hallway below. Another? Female by the sounds of it, she sounded confused. What was with this? Were these people truly mortals? They had obnoxious arrogance that only came with being a God. But he recognized none of them. He had seen Apollo’s name outside...

“I wonder when my dear nephew will show...”

He turned attention back to the crying voice

“We’re in here! Come in, we could use some more crazy!”

Hades yelled back before chuckling to himself. He sat back in his throne and yawned before turning back to the squabbling children.

“You two certainly are strange little creatures.”

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Loki kept his hand on his staff as he heard the thunder crash above them. “…I do not know how I came to be on Midgard, or Earth…whatever it may be called. I was where I usually am and then I came to be near this building of learning.” He told him. He smirked at Thor, “Odinson if I brought you here I would not have given you the pleasure of having both your power and your weapon… and yes I can tell what that stick is. T’would be one or the other not both, of course I’d be limited as well, being as this was in the treasury when I was imprisoned.” He commented. He sat back down in his chair his staff still close by his side. “I am furious to see my captor here…but I agree with you that we should not try to smash our heads in…for now.” He remarked. He smirked at Thor as he made his staff turn into a scepter and made it seem like it vanish, “I won’t need that to kill you, Odinson.” He remarked. He then remembered about the other one in the room.

“A fair question, it seems for once you are using your brain and not your brawn! I am almost impressed.” He mocked Thor. “I do not know him, he is not an Aesir else we would have recognized him. But I feel he is not mortal, else he would not have been able to enter this room. I do not know what he is nor who he is.” He remarked ignoring the brown haired mans’ jibes, he knew he needed to calm down… but the lighting didn’t help that, he hated thunder and lightning… “I was conversing with him afore you threw open the door announcing your presence in your usual brutish manners. There is a thing called subtly…” he jibe at him before turning to the other.

“Well then, speak your name and what you are.” He calmly told him. He turned to the new man and now new women, “I am curious about that as well, though I have a feeling of who it may have been. Not for you three, for I do not know nor assume to know much about you, only hints.” He commented with a shrug, he could tell he wasn’t liked by this one, but then again Loki wasn’t known for friends, he wasn’t the most pleasant person. Even among his own kind there wasn’t many that he counted as brethren. “Thor was at one point…As well as Odin…” he thought to himself as he rested his head on back of his hand. He quickly wiped that thought away.

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Character Portrait: Ganesh Character Portrait: Loki Laufeyjarson Character Portrait: Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (Eztli) Character Portrait: Sekhmet Character Portrait: Hades (Harry)
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Loki actually chuckled warmly at Thors’ remark, “I was lost in thought actually… I was wondering if there was a clue in this room… But yes, I should introduce myself. I am Loki. Son of the Giantess Laufey…” he rolled his shoulders slightly feeling them to be a bit stiff. “Being tied up has left me a bit stiff Odinson, I assume when we get back to Asgard I won’t be able to ask for my binds to be a little less tight?” he asked him already knowing he answer to be no. “As for our rules not applying here… tis seems some do. How else would your lightning be able to obey you? Try releasing Mjollnir see if you can summon it to you… Don’t worry I won’t steal it.” He told him. He glanced around the room taking in each and every detail. “Before you do so Thor, a question to you all, perhaps one that may answer some of my suspicions… Does the structure of the Arena mean anything special to you? Or not necessarily you, but where you come from?” he asked them, his eyes taking in everything he could.

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Character Portrait: Ganesh Character Portrait: Erebus Character Portrait: Loki Laufeyjarson Character Portrait: Sekhmet Character Portrait: Theo (Thor Odinson) Character Portrait: Hades (Harry)
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"Dammit...!" Erebus groaned in pain, clinging his chest in agony. He panted desperately and coughed up dark black blood. "How could this happen...!?" He fell to the ground, his vision blurred as he collapsed in anguish. Only once before had he felt this weak, and he never truly recovered from that day. Erebus was a primordial greek god, the crafters of the universe and rulers before the Titans. His power was as vast as the darkness of the night sky, all of darkness, every shadow was at his command and control. But right then, he felt something he had not experienced in millennia, pain. 

Erebus crawled to a wall to a building in this alley, he moaned weakly, coughing up more and more of his black blood. Erebus was a common visitor of the mortal realm. He would drink, womanize, do drugs, kill random people, experience all the 'luxuries'  and 'pleasures' of the mortals, but it was different now, this time he was not in control.  "To me my Shadow..." Across the alley floor, climbing the walls of the two buildings beside, dark shadowy figures swarmed to Erebus. They combined together into one single dark entity. 

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Erebus snarled in such pain his teeth nearly bled, he threw his back against the wall in one quick twist. He stared at the wicked silhouette of his shadow, standing obediently against the parallel wall.  Blood slowly trickled down Erebus's chin. 

"What is the meaning of this...? Have I been poisoned again...?" Erebus growled in anger and pain, remembering the night of his wife's murder. An unknown assailant had poisoned the wines of Erebus and his wife Nyx, the night. This poison burned away their immortality, leaving them vulnerable and weak. The poison took such a tole on Nyx that her mind was destroyed. This pain was similar to before, but weaker, not as concentrated as the poison was once before.  

"Shadow..." Erebus had prepared something in case he was poisoned again. He had hidden fragments of his existence within his shadow, making his shadow alive and his last resort. His shadow's figure stretched slowly until it was touching him. Erebus gasped out as he felt himself slowly siphoning some of his existence from his shadow, enough to ease the pain of mortality. 

"αιώνιο σκοτάδι, καθρέφτη στη σκιά, δείξε μου, όπου η σκιά της αλήθειας στηρίζεται" Erebus enchanted slowly to his shadow. (eternal darkness, shadowed mirror, show me where the shadow of truth rests) The darkness of his shadow began to swirl and ripple until it looked like a mirror of obsidian. Inside the mirror showed a round room, with ten chairs. Within the room were deities. Like him, weakened in their immortality. Today, these were his siblings in calamity. 

"ας σκιές μας αναμίξετε" (let our shades mix) Erebus began to sink into his shadow like quick sand, raising from a new shadow within the round room along with his 'siblings'. He slowly forced himself to his feet, his shadow then carried him to an obsidian chair with the name 'Έρεβος', his name. "Siblings..."

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Character Portrait: Ganesh Character Portrait: Erebus Character Portrait: Loki Laufeyjarson Character Portrait: Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (Eztli) Character Portrait: Sekhmet Character Portrait: Theo (Thor Odinson) Character Portrait: Hades (Harry)
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Loki blinked at the man who just appeared out of shadows and smirked a bit, "I was getting a bit tired of people just opening doors in here..." he remarked with a chuckle. He blinked, "Ahhh... so you have the same feeling as I do about who everyone is...rather what everyone is..." he commented as the another door appeared and opened. He looked at the other one who entered, looking him over "tan skin, tall, sturdy build, Blond hair... of course. What in Helhiem is that around his eye?" he thought to himself. He shook his thoughts away as he watched the man look around at the others, "interesting.. unlike most he seems to be taking everyone in..." he thought to himself. When the man looked at him he only offered a faint smirk. "Seems more are coming..." he muttered softly. When the man spoke he shrugged, "I have no clue...though there may be clues here..." he told them as he stood up and started to carefully look at the wall behind him. He blinked as he saw a familiar marking. "Well, well..." he muttered to himself as he placed his hand on the wall and felt around it. "Seems. One of my hunches may have been right..." he stated as he closed his eyes and green flames wrapped around a the brick as the flame formed the Norse rune for his name. He watched as the brick vanished. He looked inside and pulled out a wooden box, made out of pine. He blinked as he saw the Yggdrasil mark on it. He flipped opened the lid using a slight bit of his magic to do so and found inside it.

A key.

He blinked as he picked up the key on a slim chain... it did not seem to be made of Earthly metal. "Tis seems they mean us to have a place to board..." he muttered as he picked up another scroll, "I am getting sick of these..." he muttered as he cracked the seal and read it with a groan. Loki Laufeyjarson, you and Thor are sharing a room in the Norse Dorm, you have the dorm all to yourselves, but do not try anything to foolish, for we have eyes everywhere. He looked at Thor. "Why is it always you?" he stated more to himself. He shook his head and decided he should leave the room... he was hungry. "I suggest everyone try to find their keys." he muttered. "Tis seems we a boarding with others... You can guess who I am boarding with..." he muttered.

As he was leaving he saw something glittering on one of the chairs above them in the stadium that started to actually come towards them, mainly towards Thor. “Thor! Look out!” he cried out, a fear in his heart for him… an odd and unwelcome occurrence, as he quickly drew on his fire and concentrated it to be as thin as a needle as he hit it out of the way. The object appeared to be a fragment of some unearthly metal.

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Character Portrait: Ganesh Character Portrait: Erebus Character Portrait: Loki Laufeyjarson Character Portrait: Apollo Character Portrait: Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (Eztli) Character Portrait: Sekhmet Character Portrait: Theo (Thor Odinson) Character Portrait: Hades (Harry)
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Erebus breathed out weakly, exhausted and irritated to think that his immortality had been weakened to stay at this mortal institution. What more, when he heard Loki and Thor were to lodge together in a dorm of the Norse, he gritted his teeth in anger. As he had sat there, he had noticed his great-nephew Hades (one of the few Gods of Olympus he could stand) and a throne set aside for his least favorite great-great-nephew, Apollo. Erebus may have not interacted with his nephews but from his visits to Earth, he was constantly reminded of his Olympic family. The terrible bright lights, the endless crowds of people, and all of the NOISE. 

Erebus like many of the other primordial gods existed unhindered and free to act as long as it did not go against the 'rulers'. Most of the primordial gods and goddess were the embodiments of the universe, avatars of existence. Erebus was the 'avatar' of darkness, so his freedom was uncontested, but if he was to go against the current rulers, he would risk being imprisioned to his embodiment. His sister Gaia, the 'avatar' of the Earth and mother of the titans, was imprisoned to her embodiment, trapping her within herself, in a form of stasis. Erebus believed his sister to be a fool but it was truly the fault of the Olympians, after all they were her grandchildren. Erebus had no attachment to existing freely really, he still lived in constant agony and anger, but if he was imprisioned he would truly be alone. While Erebus likes to be left alone and have alone time, he did not like the idea of being forced alone. It would be like the murder of his wife all again.,

Erebus closed his eyes, focusing upon the key he was suppose to find to try and ease the rage and anguish from his thoughts family. He began to think, "A key for the Greek dorm. A key..." Suddenly his eyes busted open and spoke softly to himself. "The Greek Key."

The Greek Key, also known as the Greek Fret or Greek Line, is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. It is also known as a 'meander' or 'meandros' from the Greek God of the winding river, Maíandros.
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Erebus spoke softly "Shadow, find the meandros." Erebus's shadow faded into the room around them, melding with the other shadows. It was but a few moments later, when Erebus's shadow reformed three dimensionally beside him. Like a shadowy specter it did not speak but simply raised its left arm, pointing a dark smokey like finger. Erebus rose from his chair, calmly and slowly walking for where his Shadow had gestured. 

Against the wall, down on the floor was a solid stone base molding, that circled the room. It had no designs on it, except for one small square with the Greek Key engraved in it. Erebus reached down to the design, casting a shadow over it. The moment his hand touched the shadow on the base molding, his hand passed through the shadow and inside the wall. 

Erebus slowly pulled away from the wall, a key and scroll in hand, thinking to himself. "The sooner to begin, the sooner to finish."

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Loki looked about as stunned as Thor. “why in Asgard did I just save him! Twas a foolish thing to do! That shard of metal could have killed him for me…” he thought to himself before shaking his head. “than again that is no fun. T’would have served the purpose I have wanted to happen to him, but it wouldn’t have been me who did it. Yes that probably is it… it would not have been me who did the deed…” he thought to himself, denying the fact that it was because he had actually worried about the boorish oaf.
He blinked out of his train of thought, “Hmmm? Oh yes of course…” he muttered softly, “But then I shall be finding the dining hall… I have not eaten in ages…” he muttered as he went to the wall he came from. “Shall I meet you in the room of candles, or shall we both go out this way Thor? Or out your door?” he asked him, his voice sounding a bit out of it. He rubbed his head behind his pointer finger and thumb. “Oh, a warning to the others, I would suggest not checking that shard of metal, I do not recognize it… and it could be harmful to us. Until we find out more of what it is we should be wary.” He commented almost as a passing thought. “I hope there is mead… or some alcohol.”