28 Heroines – Ida

Every nymph has a from that comes from the place that is sacred to them. As the nymph of Mount Aegina, Ida is a being of fire and molten rock. The volcano is her home, her temple and her ward. When not at rest in the magma pool at the mountain’s heart, she likes to sit on the caldera rim and watch the farms below. Those farmers know Ida and show her due fear and respect. Mount Aegina could so easily sweep their lives away if Ida desired it. They leave offerings of charcoal and pig’s fat at a shrine carved in the foot of the volcano. Name accepts these offerings and feels no need to harm the mortals below. Many times she has calmed the mountain, ensuring the safety of all for hundreds of stadia.

28 Heroines

RPG character inspiration for each day in February. Heroines with personality, depth and a problem to resolve.

As the daughter of Hyperion, she knows of the Titan’s plans for a war against the Olympians. As a guardian against calamity for dozens of generations, she wants no part in the destruction a second titanomachy would bring to the mortal world. Ida would prefer greatly to be left out of the conflict but she has been approached by mortal champions of both sides. Their attempts to appeal to her vanity Ida brushed aside as she is an Oread, not a petty flower nymph. But this war will be a family affair where neither side will easily accept a neutral stance.

Day 9 Ida

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