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The archetype for the characters that possess or have traits of a Sky Father. Advanced version of Sky Deity. Combination of Father God, Heaven Deity and Sky Deity. True counterpart to Earth Mother.

Also Called

  • Father Sky

Properties

As an archetype, the Sky Father, personification/entity of make up the sky and the heavens, and are conceived as reigning over the other deities, which makes them normally one of the more powerful if not the most powerful deities in their respected pantheons. Many are literally fathers of most of the younger generations of the Pantheons of which they are apart.

Sky Fathers are also usually paired with Earth Mother Goddesses, acting as their balancing counterparts. However Sky Mothers are rarely heard of in mythos with only a small few being mentioned like the Egyptian Goddess Nut.

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Example Characters

Cartoons/Comics

  • Odin the Highfather (Amalgam Comics)
  • Odin All-Father (Marvel Comics)
  • Reggie (Rick and Morty)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Yahweh (Christianity/Judaism)
  • Tarhun (Assyrian/Hittite Mythology)
  • Heruka (Buddhist/Tibetan Mythology)
  • Zeus/Jupiter (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Uranus/Caelus (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Achamán (Guanches Mythology)
  • Indra (Hindu Mythology)
  • Allah (Islamic Mythology)
  • Anu (Mesopatamian Mythology)
  • Enki (Mesopatamian Mythology)
  • Enlil (Mesopatamian Mythology)
  • Marduk (Mesopatamian Mythology)
  • Hadad (Semitic Mythology)
  • The Horned God (Wiccan Muthology)

Literature

  • Zeus (Riordanverse )

Tabletop/Video Games

  • Orlanth (Glorantha)

Video Games

  • Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight/Cinders (Dark Souls)

Known Locations

  • Chesed (Promethea)

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