SHEZMU — Character Profile & Artwork

S H E Z M U

The God of Wine, Perfume, Bloodshed, and Executions

He is referred to as Lord Shezmu.

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Character Profile

The extended profile for Shezmu as he appears in Deities of Duat and DEITIES Project. Shezmu‘s character and design are a fictional representation that is heavily based on Egyptian mythology, as well as the fantasy and world-building elements of DEITIES verse.

VISUAL DESIGN || DETAILED SUMMARY || ADDITIONAL CONTENT

NOTE: Some sections of this profile are currently In Progress, and are planned to be completed at a later time. Other sections are Sealed or otherwise locked; they can be “unsealed” after certain conditions are met for the project.


VISUAL DESIGN

REFERENCE SHEET(S)

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Divine Form: Height of 6′ 8″ (~203 cm); Physically appears as an adult in his mid- to late thirties; Neutral green eyes with slit pupils (hybrid feature); Dark brown hair in dreadlocks, grown past chest-length; Teeth with sharper dentition and pronounced fangs (hybrid feature); Wears headdress with a lion motif; Favors green, black, and gold regalia.

Animal Form: A lion; Larger and taller than the average lion; Brown fur and dark brown mane that extends under chest, belly, and forearms; Neutral green eyes; Wears gold collar with claw ornaments.

Hybrid Features: Head of a lion with a dark brown mane; Leonine ears and sharp teeth with pronounced fangs; Neutral green eyes with slit pupils; Arms displaying brown fur and paw-like hands (with retractable claws); Legs displaying brown fur and hindpaws; Long, leonine tail.

MAGIC & SOUL COLOR

NEUTRAL GREEN (True Magic) || #6D8266

OTHER FORMS & STATES

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WORLD-BUILDING NOTES: Magic System, Intro to Transformation, Forms & Features


DETAILED SUMMARY

TITLE & DOMAINS

Lord Shezmu — The God of Wine, Perfume, Bloodshed, and Executions
Other Names: Shesmu

NOTABLE EPITHETS

“Lord of the Winepress”“Maker of All Precious Oil”
“The Slaughterer of Souls”“The Grim Lion”
“He With Skilled Arms”“He Who Makes the Scent of the Temple Pleasant”

SACRED ANIMAL(S)

Main Animal: The Lion

DIVINE WEAPON(S)

Main Weapon: Executioner’s Axe
Other Weapon(s) — Lariat; Whip; other Axes; other Trauma Weapons

MAGIC AFFINITIES

  • Perceptual Magic (Sight, scent)
  • Ability Enhancement (Strength and durability)
  • Medicinal and Healing
  • Protective Magic (Deflection, defense, and wards)
  • Channeling and Reinforcement

KEY ATTRIBUTES — [20/30]

Strength

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Durability

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Agility

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Endurance

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Recovery

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Magic

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

[NOTE: The current maximum for key attributes is a spread of 22.5/30. Deities are measured relative to each other in optimal conditions and active combat, but even deities with lower stats are stronger than the average mortal.]

WORLD-BUILDING NOTES: Divine Weapons, Varieties of Weapons, Affinities of Magic


ADDITIONAL CONTENT

RELATIONSHIPS

Key Relations: AMMIT (Teammate) | ANUBIS (Teammate, Acquaintance) | BABI (Teammate) | KHONSU (Teammate, Friend) | MA’AT (Teammate, Mentor, Acquaintance) | MAFDET (Teammate, Acquaintance) | MONTU (Friend, Main Partner) | PAKHET (Friend) | SOBEK (Acquaintance) | SEKHMET (Acquaintance) | THOTH (Teammate, Mentor, Acquaintance) | WENUT (Acquaintance) | WEPWAWET (Friend)

Roleplay & AUs: HABIBAH (Friend) | INDRA (Ally, Friend) | KAIRU (Ally, Friend) | NAKIA (Friend)

[Italics] = Others’ Characters (© Their Respective Artists)

PROJECT HEADCANONS

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FEATURED NOTES & POSTS

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MEDIA & LINKS


[NOTE: The following is a non-exhaustive list of historical and independent references, for designing aspects of this character in DEITIES Project. The list may be updated periodically, and each resource may vary in content and maturity — please use discretion when visiting any links.]

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Online Resources and Collections

 

Theology and Polytheism Sites

 

Published Books and PDFs

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Art Galleries

A collection of galleries including featured artwork of Shezmu as he appears in DEITIES Project, as well as his alternate designs in additional AUs and events.


TRADITIONAL ART & SKETCHES

Published by

Teni

Hello everyone! I'm Teni / TeniCola, and I'm an illustrator and visual storyteller who recently completed her education as a visual designer and web developer. My WordPress.com presence is still in the works, but if you're looking for my other media accounts, you'll find them on my profile site -- https://tenicola.carrd.co