In Haitian Vodou and Yoruba mythology, Ogun (or Ogoun, Ogun, Ogou) is a loa and orisha, who presides over fire, iron, hunting, politics and war. He is the patron of smiths and is usually displayed with his attributes: machete or sabre, rum and tobacco. He is one of the husbands of Erzulie and is a husband of Osun and Oya and friend to Eshu in Yoruba mythology.
Ogun is the traditional warrior and seen as a powerful deity of metal work, similar to Ares and Hephaestus in Greek mythology and Visvakarma in Hindu mythology, he is represented with Saint George in Brazil. As such Ogun is mighty, powerful, triumphal, yet also exhibits the rage and destructiveness of the warrior whose strength and violence can turn against the community he serves. Perhaps linked to this theme is the new face he has taken on in Haiti which is not quite related to his African roots, that of a powerful political leader.
He gives strength through prophecy and magic. It is Ogun who is said to have planted the idea, led and given power to the slaves for the Haitian Revolution of 1804. He is called now to help people obtain a government more responsive to their needs.
- Pride (Willpower test 6 to resist fights)
- Omens must be respected
- Masochist : Must not fear pain or shy from it
- Intolerance Injustice (3 pts flaw)
- 1 / action dodge with reaction.
- Pain Tolerance M.
- Blind Fighting 0.5
- Improved Reflexes (2d+2) 4
- Movement efficiency x6 3.5