I’ve been following your page for about 1 year now and I can’t tell you how excited I get when I see you progress to the next stage towards completion, the fact that this has no deadline feels so much more personal And like you said a labor of love.
I am curious to find out how you got about conceptualizing the powers of each of these gods and is there any resemblance to the Hindu mythology? And if so, why Hinduism?
Hi . So sorry for not responding to this comment earlier. I have been neglecting this site.
The main inspiration for this world and these gods is the Buddhist tradition, or traditions. My own background is in the Theravadin and Soto Zen practices.
For example the planet is called Brahma Vihara in reference to the Virtues aspired to by those practicing according to the Pali Canon. The name Tanha Brah is in reference to tanha... or thirst, and in particular a reference to Bhava Tanha (desire to become) Vibhava Tanha (desire to cease becoming) and Kama Tanha (sensual desire), all of which are energies the titan Tanha Brah has struggled with. Having said this I would not call this story canonical. It is a very personal journey dealing with the questions and struggles that matter most to me.
The powers of the titans came from a sci-fi look at the traditional depictions of auras around such beings... great mandalas and patterns that appear many times across cultures. I tried to imagine them as semi-physical energy systems that effected the environment around them.
Hope this answers your question ok. Richard