the God that
created Vepo. It
is said that he
means of a
the power to
and control all
of the natural
Thalassa is the King of the Gods and the God of the Sea. He
wields all of the powers of the seas, and the creatures and
coruscations among them. He was Dimiourgia’s favorite God
and received the most power.
Thanatos the ruler
of the lower part
curse is to ferry
the evil souls from
the world of the
living to that of the
dead. This curse
was put on him by
doing wrong and
stealing from the
Epouranios is the
God of the
Heavens. He looks
over the world of
Vepo as he lives in
a waterfall in
Ouranios. His job
is to help the good
souls of Vepo
move onto the
spirit world and
live with him
Epigeios and Phileó are twin sisters. Phileó was the only deity to die and descend into
the lower part of the Underworld where she fell in love with Thanatos. Because her
sister grieved, Thalassa decided the Phileó would spend half the year with Epigeios
and the other half with Thanatos. While she is with Epigeios, it is Spring and when
she is with Thanatos it is Winter.
Phileó, the Goddess of love, twin sister of Epigeios. She is love in a physical form. She
helps the people of Vepo find their loves. She is the lover of Thanatos the God of the
Epigeios is the Goddess of the earth. She has the power to change the seasons. She is
Mother Earth. She wears skins of the forest and protects all wild and plant life.
All was dark and
silent in the abyss.
darkness on his
chariot and was
so saddened by
allowed the first
tear to fall from
As the tear rolled down his cheek, it began to grow and take form.
Dimiourgia caught the tear in his hand, and loved the globe of water so
much he reached deep into his chest and removed his own heart.
Dimiourgia tore his heart into seven
equal pieces. The first two pieces were
used to create the moon and stars. The
third portion was used to create the
sun and the fourth was scattered
evenly around the globe to grow plants.
Dimiourgia saw the colorful plants he
created and decided to take the fifth
piece of his heart and create the
animals of the sea. Dimiourgia gazed
at his creation but was still not pleased.
With the final two sections of
his heart, Dimiourgia created
man and woman. He tenderly
molded them each in his hands.
The woman would be the most
beautiful living thing ever
created. He chose two of the
brightest stars to put in place of
her eyes, and caught rays of
the sun to place in her cheeks.
Dimiourgia then rode
ferociously in his chariot in
order to harness the winds of
strength for man’s body. Man
would be the most powerful
thing ever created.
He breathed the breath of life
into both of them and placed
them gently onto the
beautiful new world of water.
Dimiourgia loved the man
and woman, he loved the
beautiful world of water. No
longer would he roam the
empty heavens alone. When
all was finished, Dimiourgia
smiled at all he had created
and the planet began to
dance in celebration.
One day Thanatos was watching humans, waiting for
a new shade to come to his kingdom.
He saw the people of a small village burning a body
and he became angry.
Out of his anger came fire that set the world aflame.
Epigeios was insulted by Thanatos' actions. He allowed the
fire to burn her land so he could punish those who had
disrespected the dead.
Epigeios did not have the power to stop the fire. Out of her
despair she went to Thalassa seeking help.
Thalassa was annoyed by both Thanatos and Epigeios. He
decided that because both Gods showed immaturity, he
would not allow for the earth to have fire nor dry land and
he submerged the earth in water.
was not by
allowed her to
on the land at
the bottom of
the sea. Of
fond of growing
it had the same
aloe had on her
beloved dry land
that no long
existed. She used
the seaweed to
soothe and heal
the burns of the
people who had
Thanatos is the God of
the lower part of the
Underworld. Thanatos is
responsible for taking the
unworthy dead to the
lower part of the
Epouranios is the God of
the upper part of the
is responsible for leading
the worthy dead into the
upper part of the
Anabainó is the stairway to the
Pulé is the gate to the lower part of
upper part of the Underworld
the Underworld where Thanatos
where Epouranios resides.
resides. The only way to return
Epouranios decides who is worthy
from Hupokató is if the King of
to enter into Ouranios. If you are
the Gods, Thalassa, decides that
not, you are sent to Hupokató.
the dead is worthy to live again.
Agathopoieó is the
guardian of Anabainó, the
stairway to the upper part
of the Underworld.
Kakos is the guardian of
Pulé, the gateway to the
lower part of the
Ouranios is the upper part of the Underworld. It contains all of the best aspects of Earth. It is a
peaceful place reserved for those who lived good lives and honored the Gods. It has never
ending waters that are crystal clear, clean, and refreshing. Epouranios leads all that are worthy
to enter Ouranios.
Hupokató is the lower part of the Underworld. It is opposite of the land of the living and of the
upper part of the Underworld. Hupokató is reserved for those who lived bad lives and
disrespected the Gods. It is very hot and dry and does not have much water. The only water in
Hupokató is the river that Thanatos transports the dead on. The river water is dirty, salty, hot,
and not refreshing.
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