Council of Olympus: Crisis Committee

AUCMUN is very excited to introduce this brand-new committee: the Council of Olympus! We will be bringing your favourite beings from the ancient myths into the modern age, where they will be joined with some new characters in an unforgettable MUN experience. The Council will be simulating an emergency meeting of the Olympic gods, also featuring relevant deities and figures from mythology. Delegates will be representing these different characters, defending their interests and wielding their powers as they try to manage natural catastrophes with interpersonal drama that only the Gods can have – and of course, a dash of crisis to keep things from getting boring. If this sounds slightly overwhelming but ridiculously fun then that is exactly what we want: welcome to Olympus!

 

Topic: Global warming as a result of tumult in Olympus

In the modern world, gods and goddesses still play a large role in shaping the world and everyday life – and as always, wielding absolute power means that, anything you do can offset a global disaster. Some of the Gods have grown weary of seeing humans ravage the planet and the tensions are electric and everywhere – Olympus is teetering on a crisis. Poseidon in his fury is raising the sea level and is imploring Apollo and Helios to raise the average temperature of the Earth to make it unlivable for the humans. Meanwhile, Hades has been taking Persephone for longer periods of time to the underworld as they try to work through their their crumbling marriage. This has led to longer winters and harsher summers in different parts of the world, paired with poor harvests worldwide as Demeter refuses to perform her duties in protest. Furthermore, the children of Hades and Persephone – El Niño and La Niña – have been fighting amongst themselves as their family falls apart, causing multiple weather problems, extreme storms in some locations and droughts in others. These events have disturbed the delicate balance of order in Olympus,  and has far-reaching and perilous consequences for all beings on Earth – human and non-human alike.

Entities: Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysus, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Persephone, Poseidon, Zeus, Hercules, Perseus, Odysseus, Theseus, Hippolyta, El Niño, La Niña, Aeolus, Pan, Amphitrite, Helios