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Description[edit | edit source]
Purphoros is associated with the "restless earth", fire, heat, energy, labor, artisans, obsession and passion. The divine blacksmith is "reasonable" yet unrestrained, and crafts the landscape in a cycle of destruction and creation and inspires the artistic works of mortals. Purphoros wields Akmon, a large hammer. Followers of Purphoros brought the secret of bronze to Theros, and the most sanctified shamans of Purphoros also possess small quantities of iron. Artists, human and satyr especially, worship Purphoros, and warriors give him homage when lighting a bonfire. Potters inscribe their works with markings meant to honor him.
Purphoros once loved Nylea, the god of the hunt. His passion inspired his most astounding works of art.
In-game references[edit | edit source]
Referenced or quoted in:
- Archetype of Aggression
- Fearsome Temper
- Forgeborn Oreads
- Magma Spray
- Opaline Unicorn
- Ordeal of Purphoros
- Purphoros's Emissary
- Rage of Purphoros
- Scouring Sands
- Searing Blood
- Spark Jolt
- Spawn of Thraxes
Inspiration[edit | edit source]
The character of Purphoros is inspired by Hephaestus, Greek god of fire, metalworking, masons and sculptors. However, the name "Purphoros" is Greek for "torchbearer", and is usually associated with Prometheus.
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- The Magic Creative Team. (August 21, 2013.) “Planeswalker's Guide To Theros part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Theros: Godsend, Part I
- Journey into Nyx: Godsend, Part II