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MtG: Art: The Gods of Theros, part 2 of 3

Part 2 of the 3-part series covers the five gods covered in the Born of the Gods set. See part 1 here. Born of the Gods features the five allied-colour gods, so all of these represent two colours of Magic. The five ‘major’ gods from the Theros set each represent just one colour each.


Ephara, God of the Polis by Eric Deschamps


Each of the Theros gods have the star field effect in their figures. For Ephara Eric Deschamps has concepted the star field as representing knowledge poured forth.


Karametra, God of Harvests by Eric Deschamps


Karametra towers over a landscape of well-managed fertile fields. Presumably the beast under her throne of wood and clay represents a celestial guard dog?


Mogis, God of Slaughter by Peter Mohrbacher


In the Theros storyline it is Mogis who unleashes a horde of minotaurs on the human cities. The horde is beaten back and a great celebration ensues. The celebration is then used to fuel the ascendancy of another god.


Phenax, God of Deception by Ryan Barger


Phenax represents the colours blue and black, which combined together tend to use their superior knowledge and power to manipulate others for their own benefit. The god Phenax embodies this strategy.


Xenagos, God of Revels by Jason Chan


It is the planeswalker Xenagos who uses the grand celebration after the horde’s defeat to fuel his ascendancy to Godhood. Following this event, the balance between the realms of gods and mortals has blurred and the gods are angry. The results of this event will play out in the third set Journey into Nyx.



This entry was posted on April 13, 2014 by in Art, Card Games, Magic the Gathering, Review, Tabletop and tagged , , , , .
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