Play as Yahweh, Zeus or Odin


In that day, Yahweh with his fierce, great and mighty sword will punish Leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and Leviathan the twisted serpent; and he will kill the dragon that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1)
You [Yahweh] crushed the heads of Leviathan… (Psalms 74:14)

(Box cover art: collage based on Gustav Doré – The Destruction of Leviathan and Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld Picture Bible illustrations)

Play as your favorite god and crush your favorite monster…

Yahweh Card Zeus Card Odin Card

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Artwork: Yahweh god card: based on Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Picture Bible illustrations 1862. Zeus god card: based on Maarten de Vos, ”Septem Planetæ  – Jupiter” 1581. Odin god card: based on Johannes Gehrts, ”Odhin” 1901

Some remarks on special attacks and weaknesses

Zeus weakness for sexually attractive women are well documented by for example Hesiod. Odins special attack is described in the Battle of Fýrisvellir in the year 980 where he assisted the Swedish king Eric the Victorious (Erik Segersäll) by striking his enemies with blindness. Odins weakness is his susceptibility to be fooled by illusionist magic, especially the shape shifting trickery performed by some of the cunning frost giants. Yahwehs weakness for opponents riding in iron chariots is well known:

And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. (Judges 1.19)

No, this game does not actually exist, but it’s an idea. The god versus sea monster theme is truly archetypal. Marduk against Tiamat; Indra against Vritra; Yahweh against Leviathan; Thor against the Midgard Serpent and many many many more…


2 thoughts on “Play as Yahweh, Zeus or Odin

  1. Great idea! It’s rather uncommon that you can play Yahweh in that kind of mythical gods and heroes monster hack’n slash games!!

  2. Yeah, you’re right Anders. That’s a bit weird. In one of the new popular online games Smite I saw today that you can play as for example Kali or Vamana from Hindu mythology. I can’t see why the Canaanite pantheon should be excluded or considered tabu in this type of games.


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