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Credintism, also known as Vampiric Faith, is the collective polytheistic religion & mythology of many Qirsyllvian vampires. Followers are called Credintists.

The faith's origins are shrouded in mystery, but it had its roots planted in ancient Eurodysia some six millenniums ago before it spread across the world over the ensuing centuries, supplanting faiths followed by most other vampires of other cultures and ethnicities of the time.

This religion is governed as a whole in Zatyzrik, Ardeal, but is practiced world-wide by vampires of every ethnicity. Yet, there are still many groups of vampires who follow other major and minor faiths. In the past several centuries – about a thousand years or so – vampires of other cultures and ethnicities have been turning to religions more prevalent in their home regions, to the point that Credintism is mostly a minority in those regions. Yet, Credintism remains strong among vampires in Eurodysia, Aquilonis, and the Eurodyne colonies in Nekcroz and Ingdjiva.

While Credintist vampires don't normally see eye-to-eye with most religions, most notably Synkratic Septifidelity, this is their primary form of worship. Furthermore, it's the anti-vampire stance of the Syncratic Church that push many vampires away from Septifidelity and into Credintism, even with the emergence of the vampiric Curatism Septifidelity.

The faith is led by the Zodyje (a vampiric religious title equivalent to the Pope of the Synkratic Church), which has many temples to the Vampiric Gods around Ardeal, and territories of the former Amurgine Empire. There are also many more smaller temples around Qirsyllviar frequented by local vampires.

The scriptures are written in a religious text known as the Cartea Zeilor. Within the Cartea Zeilor are physical descriptions of the gods and other figures, as well as the proper ways to worship them.

Pantheon

Zatyzia, Goddess of Creation

Zatyzia, also known to vampires as the "All-Mother", is the vampiric goddess who created the world and the vampire race.

She also birthed a number of the gods without a partner. The gods & goddesses she gave birth to are referred to as the Galo. Her grandchildren are referred to as the Vyris, and her great-grandchildren are referred to as the Jikzi.

Zatyzia is held in such high renown that she's the namesake of the capital of Ardeal, Zatyzrik.

Main Pantheon

NOTICE: The list of the main pantheon of deities is undergoing a resort to fit new lore. Please excuse the mess it appears to be in.
The Gods & Goddesses in the main pantheon:
Galo
Deity Representation, Historicity & Other Notes Spouse Children
The Gods & Goddesses born from Zatyzia.
Arfort God of Anger, Rage, & War
One of three patron deities of Warriors.
Avidar God of Earth & Mountains
Balho Goddess of the Moons
Vampiric mythology describes her as the mother of the twin moons.
Bruvalia Goddess of Peace, Tranquility, Hope, & Balance Larcod Logran
Cravior God of Warmth, Fire, & Volcanoes Ordanfi Holro, Grislow, Iza, & Taizova
Darkh God of Money, Trade, & Commerce
Patron deity of merchants.

The main Temple of Darkh in the capital hosts both the royal treasury and the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Ardeal, the primary bank of the kingdom. It's not as large as the larger banks of Eueodysia, but it's the most trusted bank in the kingdom.

Drofrune God of Metal, Precious Metals, & Metallurgy
Patron deity of metalworkers, and one of two patron deities of jewelers and jewelry makers.
Elizar God of Prophecy, Foresight, & Destiny
Patron deity of seers.
Erohoris God of Death and ruler of Iad
He is one of two judges of the dead, along with Ua, and is the patron deity of Necromancers.

He is also a funerary deity often paired with Ua.

Framhoff God of Luck, Good Fortune, & Prosperity
Galira Goddess of Joy & Happiness
Gellar God of Courage, Strength, Honor, & Chivalry
Patron deity of knights.
Giuvaer God of Gems, Minerals, Crystals, & Mineralogy
One of two patron deities of jewelers and jewelry makers.
Ordanfi Goddess of Clouds, & Wind Cravior Holro, Grislow, Iza, & Taizova
Ua Goddess of the afterlife & presider of Rai.
She is one of two judges of the dead, long with Erohoris.

She is also a funerary deity often paired with Erohoris.

Vyris

Name Representation, Historicity & Other Notes Parents Spouse Children Siblings
Grandchildren of Zatyzia.
Grislow Goddess of Summer & Drought and the Sun & Light. Cravior & Ordanfi Holro, Iza, & Taizova
Before the first zyroites, Grislow was held in very low regard, viewed by most as a demon, as sunlight was lethal to the vampires of the time. With the rise of the zyroites, she was moved to the main pantheon.
Harhilda Goddess of Theater & Performing Arts
Patron deity of actors and performers.
Helfier God of the Sky, Astronomy, & Celestial Objects
Holro Goddess of Farming, Agriculture, Rain, Autumn, & Good Harvest Cravior & Ordanfi Grislow, Iza, & Taizova
Patron deity of farmers.
Ivari Goddess of Languages, Writing, & Poetry Keltaria (elder sister), Joril (twin)
One of three Patron deities of scholars.
Iza Goddess of Animals, Spring, Nature, Flowers, Trees, & Vegetation Cravior & Ordanfi Grislow, Holro, & Taizova
Often depicted as a nude woman covered in moss and flowers.
Japricus God of Hunting & Beast Taming
Patron deity of hunters
Joril Goddess of Books & Keeper of Knowledge. Keltaria (elder sister), Ivari (twin)
One of three Patron deities of scholars. The main Temple of Joril in the capital hosts the Library of Taemdion, the largest library in Ardeal.
Julinar God of Battle Strategy & Victory
One of three patron deities of warriors.
Juvzi Goddess of Music
Patron deity of musicians.
Kaldehar God of Good Health
Keltaria Goddess of Wisdom, Reason, Knowledge, Academics, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Physics, Science, & General Learning Joril & Ivari (younger siblings
One of three Patron deities of scholars.

The main Temple of Keltaria in the capital hosts Ardeal Royal Academy, a primary, secondary, and higher educational institution open to all social classes.

Smaller schools typically have a shrine or alter dedicated to her somewhere on the grounds.

Kilara Goddess of Cooking, Feasts, Banquets, Parties, & Festivities
As the Goddess of Parties & Festivities, followers of the pantheon believe that Kilara blesses all festivals, even those held in honor of other gods. It is for this reason that she is considered the party-planner of the gods.

As the goddess of Cooking, Feasts & banquets, she is also the patron deity of chefs.

Krilcraw God of Inspiration, The Arts, Painting, & Drawing
Patron deity of artists.
Larcod God of Truth, Justice, Law, & Order Bruvalia Logran
Patron deity of judges, lawmakers etc. In Ardealian courtrooms, statues in his image normally tower above the judges panel.

According to the Cartea Zeilor, Larcod decreed that a panel of no less than five judges would oversee trials and hearings of any severity.

Logran God of Deals, Contracts, & Treaties Larcod & Bruvalia
A stamp in his image is customarily used to finalize written contracts after it is signed by the parties involved.
Marava Goddess of Marriage & Fidelity
Vampiric marriages are often performed in her temples/shrines.
Morsica Goddess of Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Milk, Nursing, Child-rearing, & Children Seyra (elder sister)
Patron deity of pregnant women and mothers.
Nardra Goddess of Chaos, Anarchy, Discord, Hatred, Fury, Despair, Fear, Destruction, Disasters, Famine, Bloodshed, Misfortune, & Poverty Farlkrac (a demon)
Sometimes depicted as a demon instead of a goddess, Nardra retains her place in the main pantheon of historical and theological reasons.
Nir God of Wine & Winemaking
Patron deity of winemakers.
Nosfyritus God of Night, Darkness & Shadows Seyra
King of the Vampiric Gods, patron deity of Valahiei.
Novari Goddess of Swordsmanship, Archery, & Equestrianism
One of three patron deities of warriors.
Odaro God of Thresholds, Gates, & Doorways
Pardrak God of Storms, Hail, Tornadoes, Thunder, & Lightning
Porfune Goddess of Mischief & Trickery
Qoleifa Goddess of Love
Qualis God of Games & Sports
Patron deity of athletes.
Rafiscus God of Blacksmithing, Craftsmenship, & Sculpting
Patron deity of craftsmen.

Father of the demigod Erudor, who forged Crepuscul.

Raladin God of Travels & Boundaries
Seyra Goddess of the Hearth Nosfyritus Morsica (younger sister)
Queen of the Vampiric Gods, and wife of Nosfyritus.

Patron deity of homemakers and homeowners.

Sordro God of Water, the Seas, Lakes, & Rivers.
Guardian of the Seas, Lakes, & Rivers.
Taizova Goddess of Winter and Ice & Snow Cravior & Ordanfi Groslow, Holro, & Iza
Tox God of Sickness & Plague
Uvuda God of Dreams & Sleep
Varu God of Grudges & Revenge
Viia Goddess of Lust, Sex, & Ecstasy
Patron deity of protitutes.
Wayhar Goddess of Magic
Patron deity of magic-users.
Xandre God of Architecture & Construction.
Patron deity of builders.
Yophri Goddess of Beauty, Virginity, & Chastity
Also called by some the "Goddess of Innocence," but it's mostly a misnomer.
Zilga Goddess of Healing, Medicine, & Herbalism
Patron deity of healers.

The main temple of Zilga in the capital hosts Aurit Hospital, largest and most prestigious hospital in Ardeal.

Zolba Goddess of Space & Time
Often depicted in a black robe covered with stars and an hourglass in her hand.

Vampiric Demons

Credintism recognizes several vampiric demons, some of which are related to deities from the main pantheon

Demon Representation, Historicity & Other Notes Relations to deities of the Pantheon
Algrask Demon known for chilling blood of his victims into ice.
Farlkrac A bloodthirsty demon who allegedly drains innocents of all blood and sucks out their souls. Brother of Nardra
Hraz
Zeojirac Demon that torments people's souls and drives them mad.

Other Vampiric Figures

Muroni

Waklarc

Waklarc, also known as The Shadow, is a figure from old vampiric legend and folklore.

Popular folklore says that he seeps into the shadows of vampires, influencing their actions, making no distinction between good or evil.

Vampiric theologists have debated for centuries whether to classify him as a god or a demon.

Vampire parents often use Waklarc as a bogeyman to make their children behave, simply by altering the story to make them think he devoured disobedient children.

Yarlyor

Yarlyor, also known as The Great Bat, is a figure from old vampiric legend and folklore.

Depicted as a gigantic greater noctule bat, as big as a grown man, popular legend tells that he flies across the night skies searching for wayward souls. The grim reaper of Credintism, he guides the souls of deceased vampires to salvation in Rai or to damnation in Iad.

Notes & Trivia

  • Credintism comes from the Romanian word "credinţă"; which means religion, faith, etc.
  • Rai and Iad are the vampiric terms for heaven and hell respectively.
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