Lore Hound writes: "SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a new column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive back story of lore. From the Greek to Hindu, each week we’ll look at two characters from a major pantheon and provide a quick recap of their history and in what capacity their digital incarnation will represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios’ upcoming MOBA.
Lore: Guan Yu holds the prestigious fact as being the only deity to exist. As a general under warlord Liu Bei the Saint of War was a living legend and has been worshipped since his death in 219. In life, Guan Yu was a fierce warrior when wielding the legendary 40-pound guan dao Green Dragon Crescent Blade. A strategist and born leader, Guan Yu was not undefeated in battle, losing numerous skirmishes previous to his execution at Zhang Town."