YAMM — Character Profile & Artwork

Y A M M

The Foreign God of the Sea and Storms

Lord Yamm is a Semitic/Canaanite deity who serves as an adversary to the Egyptian pantheon.

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Character Profile

The extended profile for Yamm as he appears in Deities of Duat and DEITIES Project. Yamm’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′ 9″ (~206 cm) standing on feet, various degrees taller with tentacles (hybrid feature); Physically appears as an adult in his mid-thirties; Bright purple eyes with slit pupils (hybrid feature); Voluminous hair that gradates from sea-green to black, grown to chest-length in large waves; Teeth with sharper dentition and pronounced fangs (hybrid feature); Facial glamour covering forehead and extending to cheekbones and upper lip; Wears large headdress with an octopus motif; Favors purple, green, black, and gold regalia.

Animal Form: An octopus, loosely based on both the Common octopus and the Blue-ringed octopus; Black coloration with purple rings that can glow; Bright purple eyes with cross-shaped pupils.

Hybrid Features: Large, pointed ears and sharp teeth; Bright purple eyes with slit pupils, that can shift to a cross shape; Arms displaying purple rings on shoulders, and darkened skin with purple palms and sharp claws; Often shifts legs to display and support body on eight octopus tentacles, resembling a Cecaelia (Octo-merfolk).

MAGIC & SOUL COLOR

PURPLE (True Magic) || #957DD2

OTHER FORMS & STATES

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


DETAILED SUMMARY

TITLE & DOMAINS

Lord Yamm — The Foreign God of the Sea and Storms
Other Names: Yam / Yam-Nahar / Nahar

NOTABLE EPITHETS

“The Great Sea”“The Judge of the River”
“Lord of the Tempest”“Lord of the Rivers”

SACRED ANIMAL(S)

Main Animal: The Octopus

DIVINE WEAPON(S)

Main Weapon: Trident
Other Weapon(s) — Staff; Spear; other Bladed Polearms

MAGIC AFFINITIES

  • Elemental Magic (Water, Darkness)
  • Weather and Geographical (Cyclones, Storms, Rain, Wind)
  • Combative Magic
  • Perceptual Magic (Sight, touch)
  • Regeneration
  • Transformation

KEY ATTRIBUTES — [22.5/30]

Strength

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Durability

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Agility

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Endurance

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Recovery

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Magic

Rating: 4.5 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

[OG!Yamm*] Key Relations: ANAT (Former Captive) | ASTARTE (Former Captive) | SET (Enemy) | HORUS, MONTU, PAKHET, RA, SOBEK, WEPWAWET (All Enemies; really, the remainder of the pantheon, too)

[OG!Yamm] Roleplay & AUs: CAMILLA (Former Captive) | INDRA (Former Captive, Enemy) | HABIBAH, JADINE, KAIRU, NAKIA, JORAH, RAMI, SHAZI, SOLEIL (Enemies, all of them–)

[AU!Yamm*] Key Relations: MONTU (Friend) | PAKHET (Acquaintance) | SET (Friend) | SHEZMU (Acquaintance) | SOBEK (Acquaintance) | WEPWAWET (Friend)

[AU!Yamm] Roleplay & AUs: HABIBAH (Friend) | HAIKU (Acquaintance, Ally??) | INDRA (Friend, Beloved Partner) | JORAH (Acquaintance) | KAIRU (Acquaintance) | NAKIA (Friend, Beloved Partner) | SHAZI (Friend, Partner)

*NOTE: “OG!Yamm” refers to the original canon that closely follows the mythology in Ancient Egypt, where his character is portrayed as an adversarial and tyrannical god.
AU!Yamm” refers to alternate canons, where the worst traits from his OG character are nixed and he forms healthier relationships — explored for fun and particularly in AUs and events.

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

PROJECT HEADCANONS

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FEATURED NOTES & POSTS

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[Information for this section to be updated at a later time]

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 Yamm as he appears in DEITIES Project, as well as his alternate designs in additional AUs and events.

The last gallery for Giftart & Commissions features others’ artwork of Yamm — including but not limited to any giftart, fanart, collaborations, and commissions — thank you all!


TRADITIONAL ART & SKETCHES


BONUS ARTWORK & DESIGNS


GIFTART & COMMISSIONS

All Artwork © Their Respective Artists. NOTE: Artist credits in image captions, and full credits and links are listed below.

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