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Greek Gods Made Magical

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The letter T!here is a lot of work that goes into building each and every world Magic visits, both from the creative team and the rest of R&D.

So when trying to determine how to tackle Greek mythology for Theros, R&D designer Ethan Fleischer wrote a short book called Classical Mythology in Magic: The Gathering, which he described a few months ago in an article on adapting the mythology to Magic.

Extinquish All Hope | Art by Chase Stone

While we don't have room to share the entire book today, Ethan went through a pretty cool exercise where he figured out what colors many of the best-known Greek gods would be if transported into the world that ended up being Theros. See if you can guess how Ethan thought the Greek Pantheon matched up with Magic's five colors, then click to reveal Ethan's take on each of the gods. Note that not even Ethan thought he got them exactly right!

If you need a hint, click on any of the gods' names to learn more about them.

Zeus

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Hera

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Poseidon

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Dionysus

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Apollo

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Artemis

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Hermes

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Athena

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Ares

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Aphrodite

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Hephaestus

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Demeter

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Hades

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Blake Rasmussen
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Blake is the content manager for DailyMTG.com, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

 
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