Do Freljordian demigods only have power locally?

Since we only see Ornn/Voli/Anivia hanging out in the Freljord, does that mean they only have domain in this region? Did they help shape the whole world, or just the Freljord, and if the latter, will we learn about other regional demigods and their influences?

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I think they only shaped the Freljord, but I think they have power elsewhere as well. I mean, I'm assuming Anivia can just summon ice out of nowhere, Ornn can summon fire out of nowhere, and Volibear can summon lightning out of nowhere, otherwise they are extremely anticlimactic for what is supposed to be a god-like entity. Other (potential) regional demigods could be someone like Rammus, who could've shaped the deserts of Shurima with his tremors.
I think it's Runeterra-wide, but they typically hang in the Freljord. I'd imagine there are demigods for different regions, but maybe there is an explanation they aren't around.
I think the Runes shaped the world, after all the planet is called Runeterra. The myths about {{champion:516}} {{champion:34}} {{champion:106}} are just that, myths that people passed down through generations to explain things they don't understand about the natural world. I like that Riot actually designates the "demi-gods" as greater spirits, basically spirits so powerful that when they manifested people mistook them for dieties. That's a major theme in LoL. The Ascended were mislabeled as gods, The Aspects are revered in much of the same way because people are ignorant of Space Targon on Mount Targon and even Aurelion Sol is called a god because he inadvertently created life by creating the stars, he had no plans for us it was just happenstance.
> **mrmeddyman \(NA\) said:** I think the Runes shaped the world, after all the planet is called Runeterra. The myths about {{champion:516}} {{champion:34}} {{champion:106}} are just that myths that people passed down through generations to explain things they don't understand about the natural world. I like that Riot actually designates the "demi-gods" as greater spirits basically spirits so powerful that when they manifested people mistook them for dieties. That's a major theme in LoL. The Ascended were mislabelled as gods, The Aspects are revered in much of the same way and even Aurelion Sol is called a god because he inadvertently created life by creating the stars, he had no plans for us it was just happenstance. I'd say Aurelion Sol is one of the closest things to a god, but he's revered on Targon for more than what he actually did. He made stuff and let it be; he didn't have a hand in affairs or anything, unlike what a lot of people assume of gods (especially creator ones).
Pretty much this. The Freljordian Demigods are Spirit Gods which I take as being Gods that came with the creation of Runeterra - they occur just as naturally as the planet itself. I don't think players give Runeterra enough credit for how full of magic it is. The World is full of naturally-occurring magic - it was created as a by product of a star-forging Space Dragon after all.
Or {{champion:54}} who shaped the mountains.
> **Asudurga \(NA\) said:** Or {{champion:54}} who shaped the mountains. Could definitely make for an interesting lore rework when he gets his inevitable update. "Rock alien from another dimension" doesn't really sound that great.
> **EdgeLady \(NA\) said:** I'd say Aurelion Sol is one of the closest things to a god, but he's revered on Targon for more than what he actually did. He made stuff and let it be; he didn't have a hand in affairs or anything, unlike what a lot of people assume of gods (especially creator ones). In terms of creating life and his godlike power I would say so. However Riot plays with that idea by. A.) Making his creation of us unintended. Imagine if the religions in our world were true but people found out God didn't really care about them and we were just happy little accidents. It's slightly different. B.) Having him become enslaved. A common idea is that a God is all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful. Despite this Aurelion Sol disproves this by becoming a slave to Targon essentially a slave of the insects that live on giant rocks that rotate on his stars axis. Making him fallible makes us consider if he really is a god. I think Nagakaborous is the closest thing League has to a God but Iw ouldn't be surprised if there were more to it
Im more interested in if they did influence the whole world why that only seem to have followers in the Freljord
> **mrmeddyman \(NA\) said:** In terms of creating life and his godlike power I would say so. However Riot plays with that idea by. A.) Making his creation of us unintended. Imagine if the religions in our world were true but people found out God didn't really care about them and we were just happy little accidents. It's slightly different. B.) Having him become enslaved. A common idea is that a God is all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful. Despite this Aurelion Sol disproves this by becoming a slave to Targon essentially a slave of the insects that live on giant rocks that rotate on his stars axis. Making him fallible makes us consider if he really is a god. I think Nagakaborous is the closest thing League has to a God but Iw ouldn't be surprised if there were more to it I know, that's what I adore about Aurelion. He's so subtly satirical and I love it. Nagakebouros subverts things too, hell I made a whole post here about them (and also Bard): https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/FKcW546B-understanding-of-nagakabouros which is rather long, so I'd rather not restate it here. {{sticker:sg-miss-fortune}}
Well observed. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}} The demigods and acended etc... are connected to something larger than themselves —
Generally the “spirit gods” are depicted as they appear in the Freljord because this is where they are the most revered, worshiped, culturally important, and arguably appear the most. (This includes Kindred’s appearance btw). They exist in different forms (perhaps simultaneously!) across runeterra and often look differently but still connect to the same source energy. The only counter example I can think of is Tahm Kench (which was thought up at the same time as the 2.0 logic ). Which we’ve depicted as a bilgewater demon. Because he is more culturally important and relevant in bilge. But one can safely assume there is a minor frelordian demi-god that is suspiciously like him.
this reminds me of marvel's thor and loki stories a lot. I don't follow em now but for a while there was a huge emphasis on how the gods were literally stories manifested as life, and how people's interpretations of who loki etc was would literally change who they are. it was very meta and pretty enjoyable
Hey Odin can i ask if Aatrox has his eyes set on the Freljord gods after he deals with Targon? Since he seems to even have beef with Illaoi's
> The only counter example I can think of is Tahm Kench (which was thought up at the same time as the 2.0 logic ). Which we’ve depicted as a bilgewater demon. Because he is more culturally important and relevant in bilge. But one can safely assume there is a minor frelordian demi-god that is suspiciously like him. That actually fits Tham Kench too, because he appears in Piltover, Zaun and the serpentine River according the new lore: The first tales of the creature were told by a traveling people who plied the Serpentine. They warned of a giant fish with a cavernous mouth, who would lure in the dissatisfied with the promise of more. _________> Once the Sun Gates opened easy trade from Bilgewater to Piltover, tales of Tahm Kench became more common in the City of Progress and its underbelly, Zaun. There, children know Tahm as “Two-Coats,” a fish so monstrously large that he wears two fine jackets stitched together. But wait, do it means that Tahm Kench only has two jackets when he materializes in Zaun and Piltover? Or did it influence all his forms?
Nice, I got a response Does this mean they are indeed at least somewhat relevant to the rest of the world, just worshiped mostly/only in the Freljord? Does that mean Volibear has Ursine followers more than just in the Freljord? If Voli/Ornn/Anivia were to show up in another region would they be recognized? Does this mean Volibear's Captain skin is canon and he is a Piltover officer in his spare time?
If I remember right, rammus is worshiped in some shurima region, does that mean he is a demi-god too?^^
> **WAAARGHbobo \(NA\) said:** Generally the “spirit gods” are depicted as they appear in the Freljord because this is where they are the most revered, worshiped, culturally important, and arguably appear the most. (This includes Kindred’s appearance btw). They exist in different forms (perhaps simultaneously!) across runeterra and often look differently but still connect to the same source energy. The only counter example I can think of is Tahm Kench (which was thought up at the same time as the 2.0 logic ). Which we’ve depicted as a bilgewater demon. Because he is more culturally important and relevant in bilge. But one can safely assume there is a minor frelordian demi-god that is suspiciously like him. That is a massive info drop, as far as i knew none of that was a thing. I like the impact it has on the idea of their skins; in Piltover, Hextech Anivia might be found wandering above mountains of discarded gears and likewise materials, seen as a symbol of recycling and renewal. Noxus and Bird of Prey Anivias being one and the same, altering appearances slightly as she travels to and fro Demacia and Noxus. Festival might grace Ionians and Vastayans with her presence occasionally, when they hold great festivities. Minor, yet present all the same.
Are demons demi-gods or twisted manifestations of them?

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