I first started to compile this work in June 1992. At the time I was beginning to put together a new gaming world for my own use. I had written some new deities for this world called Ogygia, but was beginning to run short of inspiration. Thus, I asked for help from the contributors to the ADND-L and Forgotten Realms lists. I decided that it would be a good idea to share these new Gods, Goddesses, and Demi-Gods with other list members, and so the Great Net Pantheon came into being.