Your troll god au is still the best but I'm still a little confused on how you added in the kids :?
Hullo and thank you, dear anon:3
Kids live among regular humans, but they have special abilities that tie them to certain troll gods and they’re considered to be chosen favourites of these gods. Basically - their aspect manifests, troll god of the same aspect notices and sends their priest to find the kid.
It’s up to the god what do they want to make of their Chosen, some leave them do what they want and just teach them to control their abilities (Aradia to Dave), some try to take complete control of the kid’s life (Vriska to Rose). On top of that, some kids are tied to troll gods of different aspects thanks to their occupations - for example seers are rare so Rose trains at Terezi’s temple (and thus gets often dragged into the hurricane of drama that is Terezi’s and Vriska’s constantly vacillating relationship).
I'm wondering, and this is about your downright wonderful troll gods au, if Karkat is seen as the creator god, as he did create the earth. Is it possible that it differs from culture to culture, changing a lot, like maybe Kanaya could be be considered one by man? After all she is the 'mother' of sorts. If it's none of those, is it like the type of myth where they are all born a=out of nothing, and create the world all together?
Aw hello there, dear anon, I’m so happy you’re giving it such a thought:3
You guessed right the first time:3 Karkat often claimed (while ranting) in front of believers that he and Kanaya bred this universe and this world, so they got the roles of parental figures in the pantheon. Various cultures place different importance on each of them. In some places Karkat is revered as a fatherly figure and Kanaya considered pretty much just an unimportant assistant, in others it’s the opposite. Most common case is Kanaya being considered the mother creator and Karkat is given the role of the knight-protector (Sollux loves to laugh at these). Vast majority of creator myths strongly favour one of the two troll creators over the other and consider them to be The Creator.
Aaaalso in some places people interpreted it according to their understanding and biology and made them husband and wife who created the humans by… human procreation :D All trolls got mental BSOD from this idea and reached an immediate silent agreement - they pretend these legends don’t exist and do not talk about them, just don’t.
This has been sitting on my drive for a while, a mix of nonsense colours and Space dancing in space. Cute girls are cute even in death.
(Sorry for the silence, dear followers, it’s apparently still too difficult for me to deal with full time work, colleagues that don’t have a single nerdy cell in their bodies, friends, my family and to be active on tumblr as well. But I’m gonna keep trying!)