The Ashanti pantheon has its roots in the heart of Africa, but spread alongside slavery to cover many different corners of the world, from the Caribbean to the Americas. Some of the Gods in the pantheon have even infiltrated other pantheons as they spread, most notably Anansi, whose name was Americanized and transformed to Aunt Nancy so the slaves could avoid punishment for speaking in their native tongue.
Virtues: Duty, Expression, Harmony, Valor
Ganesh is the Hindu God of knowledge and thought. He is most often depicted as an elephant headed man with the multiple arms common to nearly all Hindu deities. He is the most venerated deity in India, but his impact to American life is mostly in the form of small figurines in New Age stores, usually on a rack near the Buddhas. He doesn't let this slow him down though, and continues to build and remove obstacles in Humanity's existence.
In modern times Ganesh has been a research scientist, a politician, an activist, and an animal tamer. He enjoys callings that put him in close proximity to minds on the verge of discovery, whether it be scientific, psychological, or metaphysical.
Ganeshes Scions are first and foremost thinkers. This does not mean that they are slow to act however. When the need arises, Ganesh joins the fight against the Hindu demons, and his Scions fight beside him.Associated Powers: Epic Intelligence, Epic Perception, Epic Wits, Animal (Elephant), Chakra
Born from the brow of her mother, the demon slayer Durgha, Kali is a fearsome warrior. The figure of Kali conveys death, destruction, fear, and the consuming aspects of reality. Without her, the demon Raktabija would have overrun the world, for every drop of blood spilled by him created a copy of himself. Kali was created in that moment to drink up all the blood, and devour all of the copies. Since then she has danced triumphantly over the bodies of the dead on many battlefields. Many also revere her as a Mother Goddess, and point to asofter side that few have dared to seek.
In modern times Kali has been a soldier, dancer, and a champion competitive eater. It is rare that she sires a Scion, and her reasons for doing so are never told, not even to the child.
The Bengali poet, philosopher, and songsmith Ramprasad Sen probably put it best when he said that to be a child of Kali is to be denied of earthly delights and pleasures. Kali pays her children very little heed and those who cannot stand the isolation often seek out foster deities. Those who stay have the hardened hearts and destructive natures of veteran soldiers.Associated Powers: Epic Dexterity, Epic Stamina, Chaos, Chakra, Death, War