A character in my book is a (small g) goddess, who has limited knowledge of all her worshippers and the natural world. She and a group of others were raised to godhood by their friends many years ago, and they rule a world of their own design.
Now, in an attempt to save their world from an invasion of evil she and another god sacrificed their godhood to combat two other gods, leaving godhood for a few minutes. While this happened they were removed from godhood.
How would a hugely powerful character show their disappointment for the events, and their acceptance of the events?
I realise that my original question was lacking some detail so here is what I know about her:
- Before she was cast down she had full dominion and control of all her worshippers and many elements of the natural world that were not contested against other gods.
- She could only be reduced to humanity and killed by a unanimous vote of all the gods - this is the reason she was only removed when she was human, as she could not defend herself.
- The effect on the world is minimal as she only had a few worshippers. However, the effect could be considered much larger if you consider that she is one of the only gods actively working against the evil invasion.
- She is a kind, motherly woman, and loves children, learning and magic.
- Being a god was only important to her in the capacity to fight the evil invasion and to stay alive.
Also, in case this is useful the tenets of this goddess are:
- To be the light in the all-consuming dark.
- To study until your skills are unmatched.
- To seek the arcane powers for the safety of the realm.
- To protect the innocent and take power from those unworthy
- To be ready to sacrifice yourself for the greater good.