Spode, God/dess of Confusion
A sister-faith of Discordianism (well, daughter-faith, really, despite
its insistance that it has roots in ancient Sumerian religion) worships OTIS,
God/dess (you may have noticed the identity crisis common, apparently, to
ancient Sumerian deities) of Life.
Pope Jephe I of the Infinite Spellings, Designated Head of the OTISian Faith,
Pointifex Maximus, Titulus Glorificus Long-windius, et cetera.
Also integral to their pantheon (and to all truly hip pantheons) is a deity of
Confusion, known as Spode. The OTISians put out a really cool zine called
The Purple Thunderbolt of Spode (named after a Divine Weapon that is
metaphysically related to the Discordian
Hammer of Bonking), which is definitely worth looking over.
You can get yourself on the Purps mailing list by sending mail to
email@example.com with SUBSCRIBE in the subject or body
(or both; I forget these things). There is also a Purps Revival starting up
(they call their zine The Purple Thunderbolt of Spode, too, which serves
to confuse the issue greatly [Hail Spode/Hail Eris]). You can join that
mailing list by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't
think they have an automated mailing list thing yet, so you can probably send
They keep back issues of the first-mentioned Purps (as it is known by the
monosyllabic) on file at an
ftp site which is conveniently available for browsing. They also have
and, if the above is any indication, a kitchen sink (2-basin, to be sure),
though one can never be certain.