This is kind of weird, and if it should be in cafe society, then could someone please get the mods to move it?
I’m looking for a list of mythological deities/spirits/giants/demons/etc. (prefereably of significant importance/power if not a deity outright) that are associated with the following traits:
[li]Mourning, Grief, etc.[/li][li]trickery, humor, and/or celebration (preferably some combination)[/li][li]time (in the sense of the Norns being past/present/future, or Janus being past & present)[/li][li]love, more specifically the romantic/passionate kind (or just sex would be fine)[/li][li]parental figures (mother or father)[/li][li]gateways, barriers, change (I’m kind of thinking of Janus or Hecate, but I’d like to see alternatives, for a counter-example Anubis is too specific)[/li][li]either war, or some form of fighting for sport (martial arts, wrestling, etc)[/li][li]hunting[/li][li]eating (particularly in a predatorial sense, not like “x, god of food”)[/li][li]Cats[/li][li]night[/li][/ul]
I’ve been plodding along through wikipedia, but they don’t exactly do a good job of being concise in their descriptions of a being’s associations (and I understand that this is often because said associations changed over time). At any rate, I’m hoping to pick my fellow doper’s brains for a mix of figures from different mythological backgrounds. My only other requests is to try and give me a mix of male and female (intersexed figures works too), and that I’d like to use more commonly recognized interpretations of the figures (for those who’ve changed over time).
Thanks for any and all suggestions you might be able to come up with. Oh, and in case it isn’t apparent, I’m only expecting one or two of the above from any given poster, so don’t go nuts trying to do something even I had the sense not to take on by myself.
PS. yeah, this is another of my threads to get help for some inane project I’m working on in my spare time that’ll probably never see the light of day. But trust me, your help will be appreciated.