I picked up Here Be Dragons for a few reasons: it’s a fellow SPFBO04 contestant; author David P. Macpherson is one of the few other contestants who submitted a humorous fantasy novel, and the judges said a lot of great things when they made it a semi-finalist. Plus, it’s got dragons!
This is part of a series on Arth’s Pantheon. Twice a month we’re taking a look at life on Arth and the gods that shape it. If you’re new to the series, get started with an overview. This post looks at the gods of the realm of earth, of stone and plants and harvest.
It’s said that the first gods that the Creator rose up were those who governed over the elements, and that the gods of stone and earth were the first among those. The gods and goddesses of stone and soil, plants and harvest are the eldest gods, and their leader is among the most prolifically worshipped deities in the world.