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God of the Poleis
Race God
Birthplace Theros

Ephara is the God of the Polis on Theros. She is associated with white and blue mana.

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.

History[edit | edit source]

She granted magic to the Meletians to overthrow the evil Archon Agnomakhos. Later in a confrontation amongst gods, Ephara slew the new born god Cacophony, God of Cities.[1]

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

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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. Ephara's crown is one of the symbols of Tyche, goddess of fortune and prosperity of cities. She is portraited with a jar with flowing water on her shoulder, much like the Aquarius, usually associated with Ganymede.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ken Troop (April 23, 2014). "Dreams of the City". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.

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