Marutuk – God of Judgment, Magic, Vegetation and Waters (Old sign=Leo)Graveyard is my name, and mining towns are my game. I have no better rhymes but I am very handy with a pick and a steam drill.
Khnum – God of Creations and Waters (Old sign=Virgo)You’ll never miss anything as much as your breasts.
Hephaestus God of Labor and Industry (Old sign=Libra)There are towns in the mountains where everyone has an itch on their phantom limb. No trigger to the point. There are towns beneath the mountains that are ripe for a Scratch.
Tyr God of Law and Heroic Glory (Old sign=Scorpio)There’s a town where there is no order. No need for the law to impose. No one is raped nor murdered. No harm is done to anyone on purpose. May we all be aware of untrodden ground and protected from accidents. Until such time that our visas expire. Set candles and curtains to mark the entrance for me.
Shang-Ti – God of Sovereignty (Old sign=Sagittarius)In Bristol the fashion is ship-shaped — the courthouse wears the galleon’s hull as a hat. The Stone Boat is a pub with scrimshaw on the walls and lovers locking eyes. The people live in dinghies and the mayor lives in a ship of the line, but everyone is buried at sea. ‘Cause in Bristol the fashion is ship-shaped — and everyone that eats is food.
Ganesha – God of Intellect and Wisdom (Old sign=Capricorn)Is intellect anything without wisdom? Does the equation equal anything without understanding? “I think, therefore I am,” it would be correct were it a math problem. Beware the Self-Authenticator!
Hapi – God of Floods & Fertility (Old sign=Aquarius)In the town of Florence rogue waves make rivers inland. The sea subsides and the people dig for clams. A string of pearls reflected in the single. The sea subsides and the people feed their clans. In the town of Florence rogue waves make rivers inland. The sea subsides and the people build for clams. A string of pearls reflected in the single. In the town of Florence mortals walk among the gods.
Heqet – Goddess of Fertility and Rebirth (Old sign=Pisces)The hamlet, Our Lady of Victory, lies outside a major metropolis in the east. The main industry weaving and fabrication. None of the goods ever leaves the town. Every quarter they read the names of the deceased – aloud in the square, “May all the dead be comforted! May Our Lady of Victory be a pillow for their heads.”
Kali – Goddess of Time, Change, and Destruction (Old sign=Aries)Do you eat anything with a face? I have. I do. But I’m trying to cut back. Trying. Outside The Pass, past the new moon under the overpass there’s a barbecue place that serves a whole schnauzer, off menu. ~ Off Menu ~
“The more you are consumed, the hungrier you get.”
Anat – Goddess of Fertility, Sexual Love, Hunting and War (Old sign=Taurus)There’s a city in the desert. Cactus Pollen is the name. The bars are open until sunset and reopen with the rain. The rain always comes at full dark. And the leaky drains streak the window panes; the hosts ring the bell of digestif; everyone gathers in the public house and lifts a pint to Samhain. Somewhere around midnight, the veil is thin and the charnel towns unfurl through this world. Spectral whores walk the streets and offer everything. In Cactus Pollen, there’s a jail and every night you get a cup of cream of wheat and a shot of rye.
Eshu – God of Chaos, Death, Travel and Trickery (Old sign=Gemini)Charneltown lies somewhere outside Memphis. Not sure which Mephis. Some Memphis. Doesn’t matter which. They all house kings and crafstmen and queens the likes they need a megalith. To commemorate that such was even here. Somewhere outside Memphis. Where there are no Roman roads.
Tane’ – God of Forests (Old sign=Cancer)I love the women and they bring me the shame. I love that woman, she makes me the shame. Got a fungus. Forgot her name. Got me some spiders, but I ain’t got enough to play the game. I got a whole uni-verse A uni-verse in my brain Ferns are my shirt and moss is my mane I’m fighting like a lion but, good girl, I can’t be saved! I’m fighting like a lion but, good girl, I’m in my grave. Don’t be deceived there’s more to this than there seems.