Creating Deities

yennlism asked:

Hi there, first off I love your blog!! Second, I have a question. I’m working on a fantasy story, where the zodiac signs and their elements (earth, fire, water, air) are connected. Like born in May, you get the element of Earth and control it. But I wanna add gods to each element. What is the best way to do so? Also I’m not sure how to make them part of my world and the daily life of my characters..

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Brainstorming Series: Religion & Belief

Creating belief systems and religions in your fiction

Perhaps you need to flesh out an elaborate, convoluted system of religions and philosophies. Perhaps you just need a facade, with a few bits of detail to give it the feel of depth. The kind of belief system you write into your novel–or the presence of one at all–will rely heavily upon the scope of your book and the world it’s set in. So take these questions, prompts, thoughts, etc. and use them as you see fit. You might only want a handful of things, or you might find it beneficial to go through the whole list. It’s all about what you and your story need. 🙂

The First Big Questions

What are the belief bullet-points of your religion? The 5-6 most important things that sum up the belief system as a whole.
Those bullet-points might answer these questions:

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