Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. This process has happened for thousands of years and is known as the Recurrence. The interval between Recurrences is known as the saeculum.
Ananke was present at the first cycle. The gods fought the forces of darkness and lost. This roughly took place around 6000 BC.
1200 BC RecurrenceEdit
Little is know about this Recurrence except that it occurred during the reign of Ramses II, also known as Rameses the Great. Based on this fact, this Reccurence would have occurred during his reign between 1213 and 1279 BC. The only known god to have been incarnated was Set as mentioned by Set during the 1920s Recurrence.
This Recurrence occurred in ancient Israel during the time of the crucifixion of Jesus,roughly between 30 and 33 AD. During the 1920's Recurrence, Set mentions encountering Jesus in a tavern five days after the Crucifixion and being told of Lucifer's death. Lucifer and Set are the only two Gods mentioned as participating in this cycle. It is not mentioned if Jesus was an incarnation of one of the Gods.
Though nothing is known about these Recurrences, according to the rule of a Recurrence every ninety years, working forwards from the 450s they must have taken place in roughly the 540s, 630s, 720s, 810s, 900s, 990s, 1080s, 1170s, 1260s, 1350s, 1440s and 1530s. However, working backwards from the 1650s, they would have taken place in the 1560s, 1470s, 1380s, 1290s, 1200s, 1110s, 1020s, 930s, 840s, 750s, 660s and 570s. Though this does not quite add up, it does not take into account the length of each individual Recurrence, each of which presumably lasted several years.
David Blake claimed that this Recurrence took place in the 1640s, and described it as a "vintage Pantheon". However, mathematically speaking, it could have taken place in the 1650s, depending on the exact dates of the 18th century Recurrence.
Nothing is known about the this Recurrence, which probably took place in the late 1730s or early 1740s.
The 1920s Recurrence featured the gods as modernist figures. It ended on 31 December 1923.
The 2010s Recurrence began in 2013, and will end sometime in 2016. In this Recurrence, the Pantheon were incarnated as pop stars.