Born of the Gods Art #2

January 8th, 2014

Born of the Gods Art by Scott M. Fischer

Born of the Gods Art by Jason Chan

Born of the Gods Art by Peter Mohrbacher

Born of the Gods Art by Chris Rahn

Xenagos, the Reveler Art by Jason Chan

Born of the Gods Art by Willian Murai


  • Juanito Jones

    Xenagos and Mogis look awesome

  • Pat Whitbeck

    Xenagos, God of revels. I am ready.

    • MagicGALAXY

      Lol that should be the name of the card :D

    • TheEyeless

      and i’m ready to smash him with 9/9 kraken tokens.

      • Zombie

        It’s funny because the 9/9 Krakens still can’t kill Gods.

        • MagicGALAXY

          :D

  • Red

    And we have two of the lesser gods! :D

  • Reap7985

    my god (pun intended ;) the art :Q so many cards to collect :D this is gonna be a good year YAYYYYY!!! <3

  • Gabriel Colhoff

    maybe it’s tribal devotion!

    • Gabriel Colhoff

      like devotion to minotaurs or satyrs or gorgons, centaurs myrfolk etc

      • Adam Gillespie

        Cant be done MARO has said on his blog that it has to be to a mana symbol ( so unless theres going to be satyr mana it cant happen sadly)

        • Necro

          Devotion to SPLIT mana symbols? :D

          • Adam Gillespie

            Also a no from MARO that’s not a type of mana

          • Necro

            Dang it.

      • Usrawrs

        Storm Crow devotion?

  • harakka

    I really like what seems like the card arts for Xenagos and Mogis.

  • DoogleHallow

    Amazing as these are, I would much see some CARD SPOILERS!

    • Quinn Carrico

      Spoilers begin next Monday, not too much longer to wait!

  • Andy Dondes

    Minotaur and satyr god. AWESOME! Cant wait :D

    • ZedWrecker

      Such horn. So axe. Wow.

      • Andy Dondes

        why is evrybody making that doge joke

        • Swiftrunner

          You… /can/ see your avatar, right?

          • Andy Dondes

            i know he is my profile pic

  • BobTheTitan

    Pharika looks awesome

    • harakka

      I think it’s a nyxborn gorgon.

    • harakka

      Join the discussion…

  • Caligula

    Is it just me or does the woman on the bottom art look like Cymede?

    • YouGotFranked

      It’s quite possibly her. I think i saw somewhere that she had prophetic powers. Considering the Theros trailer where Heliod mentions that Akros is attacked by minotaurs and minotaurs worship Mogis, My guess is that Cymede is foreseeing the destruction of Akros at the hand of Mogis.

      • Antares

        Planeswalker guide gave the story update. Mogis got ticked off because several rituals of Xenagos disrupted the boundaries between Nyx and the mortal realm, and sent his minotaurs to assault Akros, because they always are up for picking a fight (and are guarded by Iroas, who is his brother and rival). The minotaurs lay siege to Akros and things get real. Elspeth leads the armies of meletis, Setessa, and various minor poleis against the army. She breaks the armies of Mogis’s minotaurs. The victory celebrations are so ridiculous that Xenagos is, thanks to some nice little rituals he prepared, catapulted into becoming the God of Revels. Things go south fast, all the humans blame Elspeth and kick her out into the wilds.

        Not sure if that’s the story for Theros or born of the gods, but yeah. Basically, things go south, Elspeht becomes a scapegoat, and now there is all out war between the Gods, monsters, and humans.

        On topic, it DOES look like her somewhat.

  • Adam Gillespie

    I’ll be interested to see if they split the colour pairs up or not. Origionally thought it would be RTR pairs to go along with the new scry lands but this new art makes me think it wont be as simple as that. i’m seeing R/G B/R G/B minor gods there atm

  • Bob Saget

    R/G, G/B, R/B, U/G, and who’s the guy that we’ve guessed to be Xenagos with God powers or whatever…?

    • Zombie

      Xenagos is the new R/G god.

      • ZedWrecker

        SUCK IT BOB SAGET

  • MagicGALAXY

    0.0 dat art!

  • Necro

    Minotaur Powaa!
    I’m gonna get a playset of Mogis, just because of the artwork.
    I really hope he’ll be Minotaur and God at the same time,

    (As well as Xenagos becoming a Satyr + God, Pharika being a Gorgon + God etc.)
    it would add sooooo much to the flavor (and Didgeridooiness).

    • Antares

      It might be awesome if the Gods counted devotion towards a creature type (e.g. Mogis towards Minotaurs, Pharika towards Gorgons, etc.). I think that might be too unbalanced, though. Not enough Gorgons vs Minotaurs/Humans/Centaurs/etc. You know what I mean?
      Plus, Karametra would likely be centaurs, and lead to some serious Populate shennannigans. I’m very much interested in how the various multi-color gods will pull off devotion.

  • Zombie

    What I’m most excited for is seeing if Wizards can pull off the Starry border on Gold cards. It’s either going to look awesome or like sparkly piss.

    • Caligula

      “sparkly piss” made my day.

    • Hand of the Praetors

      If they are gold, sparkly piss, hybrid, awesome.

  • Kenny Frank

    I’m pretty sure that the blue white god is in born of the gods. I saw a pic if him on a spoiled top 8 ptq qualifier playmat

    • Adam Gillespie

      link to image?

    • Zombie

      You could have guessed the Blue/White God was in this set from the fact that the Blue/White Scryland was spoiled for Born of the Gods…

    • Antares

      Considering Pharika looks to be the Ghorgon? I’d go with Mogis, Ephara, Karametra (which correlate with the 3 scry-lands), and now Pharika and Xenagos. Though Iroas looked to be in a BotG artwork, so maybe Xenagos is in 3 (when he has the epic showdown with Ajani and Elspeth), and it’s Iroas in this one?

  • YouGotFranked

    I don’t think he’s a god. Look at the spears behind him. They’re pretty much the same size as his. My guess is he’s just a phalanx.

    • THEGREAT

      Or Theros’ Hercules!

    • Necro

      With the amount of Nyx all over him? God, Demigod or Nyxborn. And him looking Human probably cuts the third one.

      • Hand of the Praetors

        Most likely demigod the nyx stuff all over him could be from his half-godliness.

  • Antares

    I don’t think this guy is a God, honestly. He might be some sort of spell, or Champion of a God. Ephara and Karametra both evoke feminine imagery in my head. Iroas was the centaur spoiled in the first art, I think. Mogis is the minotaur. So that doesn’t leave many gods for him to be. I’d think some sort of champion of Meletis or one of the W/X gods.