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An androgenous god of unbridled fury in war, he or she self-procreates during war and the progeny proceed to wipe out both sides of the conflict.  Lygdamion’s weapon is a flaming arrow.  The piercing of such arrows causes those who survive to become enraged and maniacal slayers of all around them, killing until they die of exhaustion.  Beholding Lygdamion give birth causes insanity.  When summoned in battle, Lygdamion appears about ten meters high (ca. 30 feet), flickering with bizarre energies of Chaos.  Alternatively, she can appear as an aged woman of normal size with a full head of perfectly dark hair, clothed in the very simple garb of a monastic. In the latter form, she or he is calm and reticent.
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An androgenous god of unbridled fury in war, he or she self-procreates during war and the progeny proceed to wipe out both sides of the conflict.  Lygdamion’s weapon is a flaming arrow.  The piercing of such arrows causes those who survive to become enraged and maniacal slayers of all around them, killing until they die of exhaustion.  Beholding Lygdamion give birth causes insanity.  When summoned in battle, Lygdamion appears about ten to fourteen meters high (ca. 30 to 45 feet), flickering with bizarre energies of Chaos.  Alternatively, she can appear as an aged woman of normal size with a full head of perfectly dark hair, clothed in the very simple garb of a monastic. In the latter form, she or he is calm and reticent.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:00, 11 June 2019

An androgenous god of unbridled fury in war, he or she self-procreates during war and the progeny proceed to wipe out both sides of the conflict. Lygdamion’s weapon is a flaming arrow. The piercing of such arrows causes those who survive to become enraged and maniacal slayers of all around them, killing until they die of exhaustion. Beholding Lygdamion give birth causes insanity. When summoned in battle, Lygdamion appears about ten to fourteen meters high (ca. 30 to 45 feet), flickering with bizarre energies of Chaos. Alternatively, she can appear as an aged woman of normal size with a full head of perfectly dark hair, clothed in the very simple garb of a monastic. In the latter form, she or he is calm and reticent.

Depiction in Art

Lygdamion when at war is depicted as a giant humanoid about 45' tall. The god is androgynous with woman's breasts, male shoulders, an adam's apple, and broad hips. The god is two-headed, one head male, one head female and has two pairs of feathered wings, one set high on the back between the shoulders and the other set just above the waist. There are two pairs of arms, one behind the other, both facing forward. The tail of a two-headed cobra is draped down the god's back, with its two heads peeking between the necks of the two human heads. The cobra heads sometimes rest above the god's breasts. The god's skin is purplish. In each of the god's four hands is wielded, respectively: back right: a great staff, (shaped like a long box, not cylindrical) with a four-headed ornament atop; back left, an orb; front right, a sword; front left, a sword. Some traditions have Lygdamion bearing a two-handed sword in both front hands. Additionally, the god has a crown of liquid flames, a necklace of beating hearts, and a bracelet of alternating horned skulls and spheres.

Lygdamionites

They who dedicate their lives in meditation to him in special monasteries are known as Lygdamionites. They are thought to be the authors of various Books of Manic Devotions dedicated to the gods of Chaos and especially to Lygdamion. There are no known active Lygdamionic Monasteries in the modern Pallathantic Region as their practices are proscribed by law, especially the Accord of the Princes of Law.

Antediluvian Cult

According to Kalaman records, Lygdamion was known as Penjahlos in antediluvian times, the patron god of the pre-flood city Balimarutha and a character in the ancient epic, Aturyandakumi. The goddess Gwona claimed Lygdamion as her father and Magdaia as her mother.

The theophoric name, Lygdamionantis, means 'devotee of Lygdamion.' It is rare among moderns due to the social stigma of chaos worshipers and the fact that chaos worship is illegal in many jurisdictions. Lygdamion was beloved or at least propitiated by Prince Ulcanov of the Shattered Waters. Lygdamion is ascribed with participation in combat during the Anarch Wars.

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