Looking at Mogis

Posted in Arcana on January 10, 2014

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of DailyMTG.com and Magic content on the web. He's an ardent Commander player and lover of the game he's played since Ice Age.

This past Wednesday we revealed a handful of pieces of art in the Creative Team's Planeswalker's Guide for Born of the Gods. Among those pieces was the first look at the Theran god Mogis.

Art by Peter Mohrbacher

What I love in this piece, aside from the total awesomeness, is that if you look at Mogis' feet you will see stones and at first you won't be sure what you're looking at. But as you look you might realize they are headstones marking a battlefield!

Now that you've seen Mogis, let me remind you of the story of Arissa, an Iroan athlete. What? You don't remember Arissa? Let me remind you of her story, as told in the second Theros Planeswalker's Guide:

Arissa. A hero of recent Iroan games is a woman called Arissa. She comes from a little-known village and defeated all comers in javelin at the games, but that is not what gained her immortality. In a fit of jealousy, Mogis sent a black, bat-like creature to snatch the young son of an Akroan hero during the ceremony following the games. As it flew into the air with the child, Arissa threw her javelin farther than humanly possible, skewering the bat-thing; she caught the babe and returned it safe and sound.

Now that you've seen Mogis, perhaps you'll remember Arissa and her act of bravery to save a young Iroan.

I would dive further into Born of the Gods but we're going to be busting that wide open next week as previews for the new set get rolling, so you'll just have to wait!

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