The Poker Pantheon (A Cast List)


cast-Buddha Buddha
The supreme Buddha, creator of the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and the no-fold poker hand. Whether Buddha truly knows how to play poker or is simply the world’s greatest bluffer is still up for debate, but in all circumstances, he definitely lives the Winning Life.
cast-Cthulhu C’thulhu
A fictional deity created by H.P. Lovecraft who may or may not one day devour the world, depending on his mood when he wakes up from his nap. A little too fond of the Mad Shogg 20/20. Not above using his tentacles to get one up on the competition.
cast-Jesus Jesus
The central figure of Christianity, a great teacher and healer who preached love and understanding. Under the tenets of Christianity, the son of God who died and was reborn. He’d like to run a little wild now and then, but it’s hard to do so when your father is omniscient.
cast-Moses Moses
Ghost writer of the best-selling The Torah, as well as an early Biblical Hebrew religious leader, lawgiver, prophet, and military leader, and an aquatic explorer in his youth. Under the tenets of Judaism, the world’s greatest prophet.
cast-Muhammad Muhammad
The founder of Islam. Regarded by Muslims as the last messenger and prophet of God and restorer of the original faith of Adam. Under the tenets of Islam, the world’s greatest prophet.
cast-Quetzalcoatl Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl is the Mesoamerican feathered serpent god credited by the Aztecs and Mayans with bringing life, art, culture and science. He is also associated with rain, wind, corn, prosperity, and fertility.There are many things to be said for being a fertility god. Many, many things.


New faces pop up around the table from time to time, as plot, whim, or religious observances dictate.

cast-Monkey King The Monkey King
Back from his journey to the West, and ready to rumble, the Monkey King is one of the few poker players who can beat the Buddha. Maybe it’s all those years traveling with a monk, with nothing else to do but practice.
cast-Zeus Zeus
Zeus is a womanizer and a bit of a bore. Yes, he is the leader of the Olympian gods, but he’s just too into himself for the others to care. He might be a good poker player, but he’d have to pay attention to something besides himself before anyone else will find out.
cast-Hera Hera
Sure, she’s queen of the Greek gods and one of her domains is marriage, but that doesn’t mean she’s the dowdy stay-at-home sort. The regular players find her a bit… distracting, though. She’ll have to start her own poker game to get a fair shot.

Discussion (6) ¬

  1. Xaos

    Why no Brahma/Shiva/Vishnu?

  2. Chris

    Care to update this list with all of the regular players in Hera’s poker game?

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