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  • 1. Vepo: World of Water By Group 3: Regina Crawford, Emily Fortner, Colleen Lang, and Trisha Wood
  • 2. Vepo’s Pantheon
  • 3. Dimiourgia is the God that created Vepo. It is said that he created the world through means of a swirling vortex. He possesses the power to move and control all of the natural elements but his favorite element is water.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Thanatos the ruler of the lower part of the Underworld. His 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 Dimiourgia for doing wrong and stealing from the poor. 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 amongst the heavens.
  • 6. 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 underworld. 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.
  • 7. The Creation of Vepo
  • 8. All was dark and silent in the abyss. Dimiourgia roamed the darkness on his chariot and was so saddened by his eternal loneliness he allowed the first tear to fall from his eye.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. The Flood of Vepo
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. Thalassa realized that Epigeios’ grief was not by her own doing and allowed her to grow plants on the land at the bottom of the sea. Of particular importance to Epigeios was seaweed. Epigeios was fond of growing seaweed because it had the same healing properties that 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 survived Thanatos’ fire.
  • 17. Vepo’s Afterlife
  • 18. 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 Underworld. Epouranios is the God of the upper part of the Underworld. Epouranios is responsible for leading the worthy dead into the upper part of the Underworld.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. 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 Underworld.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. The End
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