God of the Poleis
Description[edit | edit source]
Ephara is the god of city-states and building. Ephara represents and presides over any organized state of people, but in particular she is worshipped in Meletis. Ephara is also the god of industry, civic wisdom, scholarship, religious sculpture, friezes, architecture, societal progress, social philosophy, and the protection and stability of the city. She granted magic to the Meletians to overthrow the evil Archon Agnomakhos.
Story appearances[edit | edit source]
|Title||Author||Publishing date||Set||Setting (plane)||Featuring|
|The Nature of Identity||Adam Lee||2014-01-15||Born of the Gods||Theros||Perisophia, Ephara|
|Dreams of the City||Ken Troop||2014-04-23||Journey into Nyx||Theros||Ephara, Ashiok, Phenax|
In-game references[edit | edit source]
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Inspiration[edit | edit source]
The character of Ephara is inspired by a partial aspect of Athena, the Greek goddess of civilization and the city of Athens (traditionally said to be named after her). To further support this analogy, the familiars she sends to her thaumaturges have the shape of owls, animals sacred to Athena. She is portraited with a jar with flowing water on her shoulder, much like the Aquarius, usually associated with Ganymede.
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- The Magic Creative Team (January 29, 2014). "The Gods of Born of the Gods". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Marshall Sutcliffe (January 29, 2014). "The Gods of Born". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mike McArtor (March 24, 2014). "Born's Gods". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.