SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive back story of lore. From the Greek to Hindu, each week we’ll look at two characters from a major pantheon and provide a quick recap of their history and in what capacity their digital incarnation will represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios upcoming MOBA.
Lore: Agni, as the God of Fire, is revered as one of the most important gods in Hindu mythology; second to Indra, his twin, in power and importance. The twice-born deity is the director of numerous religious ceremonies and duties, including being the messenger between mortals and gods. Unlike that of other pantheons, the God of Fire is not strictly a destructive god, and rarely is described as one. Instead Agni is held to high esteem as an example of knowledge for his role in sacrifices and diplomacy between the people and the pantheon. Continue Reading