About this course

The videos included in this course are recordings of a live class. The instructor is not available for questions or feedback at this time.

Crafting a believable religion requires more than just a list of gods and their spheres of influence. Come explore the subtler facets that make up a plausible, lived-in faith, and how those can enrich the world of your story.

Topics Covered

  • The creation of polytheistic religions for invented settings

Student Takeaways

  • Creating a good fictional religion is less about a list of gods and myths of origin, more about the lived-in practice of the people who follow it.

Duration of Class

60 minutes

About Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan (she/her) is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for inspiration. She recently misapplied her professors' hard work to The Night Parade of 100 Demons and the short novel “Driftwood.” She is the author of the Hugo Award-nominated Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent along with several other series, over seventy short stories, and the New Worlds series of worldbuilding guides; as half of M.A. Carrick, she has written the epic Rook and Rose trilogy, beginning with The Mask of Mirrors. For more information, visit swantower.com, Twitter @swan_tower, or her Patreon at www.patreon.com/swan_tower.

Choose a Pricing Option