The ‘Gods and Religious Items’ room is one of the museum’s exhibits room .
The Gods and Religious Items room is an exhibit room devoted to the dieties of many differnt cultures. The rooms walls are red in color, and one must climb up on an raised platform to get to the other part of the room. In this second part of the room, opposite of the exit door, there is a replica of a temple of some sorts. Inside the temple is an example of things sacred to certain godly figured.
All over the room are items representing the gods of various cultures. Just as one enter, on their right is the canoe god of one of the Astral Islands. Turning right, one approaches a skeleton, which represents the human sacrifices made to the Aztec Gods. Turning right again, and up a few steps, there is a representation of Thor, the Norse god of Thunder. Turn the direction Thor is facing, and down a few steps is a representation of Janus, the two headed god (It should be noted that Janus is incorrectly identified as Celtic, but is actually Roman). Turn left from Janus, and one will see the temple like structure, within it is a model of a bull and a lyre, both representing the god An, of Sumarian mythology.
There are two exits in the Gods and Religious Items room. The first one is the doors to the Shaman/Witch Doctor room. The second one, which is a pair of red doors, leads to the Myths and Legends room, and can only be opened once the puzzle next to it is solved.
It should be noted that due to the nature of the puzzles linked to these doors, the Gods and Religious Items room is one of two rooms that can only be accessed by solving puzzles. The only other room is the Subterrian World room.
There is two known hiding spot in the Gods and Religious Items room. One is for the Ixupi, and one is for the Vessel.
The only known hiding place for the Ixupi is the Wooden statue of the Canoe god. This is
actually a very good hiding spot if it wishes to remain undetected. The wooden statue can be passed by many times, and unless one hears one of the tell tale sounds of the Ixupi, one never really looks at it. Since the exhibit item is one that one usually goes past, due to obscure background, only someone intrested in obscure things would spend time to check it out, making that person an easy target for the Ixupi.
The only hiding spot for a vessel is the replica of an oxen in the replica temple. One piece of a vessel is guarenteed to be in the hiding spot, since it is linked to the Sumerian Lyre. The only way to open the hiding spot is to complete the Sumerian Lyre puzzle.
There is four puzzles in this room. Two are complete puzzles, while the other two are part of a bigger puzzle. First is the Red Door Pentominoes puzzle, which must be solved to open the door to the Myths and Legends room. The second is the Sumerian Lyre puzzle, which must be completed to access the Vessels hiding area in the room.
The third puzzle item in the room is one of the six Skull Dials. It is situated near the exhibit
for the Two-Headed god, Janus. As with the other Skull Dials, it must be set to the appropriate color in the brochure. Once all six dials are set to their appropriate color, it unlocks the final door in the museum. The fourth puzzle item in the room is the third riddle in the Riddle chain. This can only be revealed once the second riddle, located in the Planetarium. It will be found on the opposite side of a stone slab right next to Thor. The riddle there will read, "In hieroglyphs of Egypt ancient, a secret is concealed. Contemplate page 17, the solution is revealed." This is supposed to direct them reader to the fourth riddle, which was supposed to be in the Library.
The only thing that one could say is amiss in the room is the Janus exhibit. The god of both beginnings and endings is from Roman mythology. The exhibit states that Janus is from Celtic mythology. This could be due to the relative obscurity of the god, even though he is the source of the name of the month of January. It is possible that the confusion was due to the fact that since Janus is only Roman, and most of the Roman Gods previously existed as Greek Gods.