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Religion, mythologies and ancient legends play a major role in Patrian society. Faith in a deities, whether just one or several, and other beliefs, goes back to the dawn of Patrian civilizations.
Religions and their associated mythologies are often formed around a certain common myth or legend, which are usually centered around one or more legendary figures. This in mind, religions are either polytheistic, worshiping multiple deities, or monotheistic, worshiping only one deity.
Individual religious devotion in all societies is, of course, on a spectrum, from devout adherents to those that just go through some of the motions by rote as a cultural norm. Moreover, some people are irreligious and privately don't believe in any gods or religious systems.
Major Religions & Mythologies
Asli Sbe Aldiyn
Asli Sbe Aldiyn is the Ashkhas equivalent to Septifidelity, worshiping the first seven lunaculi, referred to as the Sbet Abtal (سبعة أبطال), and followers are referred to as Jalad (جلد). The difference is that while Septifidelity worships the first seven as "divine icons," Jalads worship them as heros in service to a higher power.
The faith has been competing with Din, the main ancestral religion of the Ashkhas people, for centuries. It's gotten to the point that it's an almost even split between them.
Persia alone has fully adopted it as it's sole official state religion.
DinDin, or Dinism or the Din Faith as it's sometimes called outside Dhahabi, is the collective term for the traditional ancestral polytheistic Ashkhas Faiths & Mythologies. Followers are called Dini.
Al'aelaa Alwujud is a supreme deity that is central to Din faith. He is assumed to be the ancestor of the entire Ashkhas race, including the Althaluth.
The Althaluth of Magic
The Althaluth of Magic is a trio of magic deities worshiped the Ashkhas. They are also worshiped in Seljuk and as far away from the mainland as Awal, and to a lesser extant on the Island of Nubia.
According to popular myth, the Althaluth of Magic were a trio of pre-Caliphate magical masters that invented the techniques of Ashkhas Magic, using three essences now known as the Ashkhas Elements, Sand, Fire, and Glass.
Deified upon their death, the Althaluth are now believed to be the source of Ashkhas magic and the embodiment of certain virtues.
|Deity||Title||Embodiment||Historicity & Other notes|
|Morgiana||Lady of the Flames||Love & Passion|
|Alibaba||Lord of the Sands||Strength & Courage|
|Aladdin||Lord of Glass||Wisdom & Learning|
Other Gods and Goddess
|Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other notes|
|Alhabu Waljuns||Goddess of Love and Sex|
|Alkhaliq||a creator god||He is believed to have shaped of the world at the behest of Al'aelaa Alwujud.|
|Alnjet kl ma Yalja 'iilayh||Goddess and creator of oases|
|Easifah||God of storms|
|Qara'at Wakitaba||God of written language|
The polytheistic religion of Atlantis. The deities of the Atlantian Pantheon date back to before the first true Atlantian state.
|Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other notes|
|Ab'korch||God of Sovereigns & the Weather||King of the Atlantian Gods.|
|Acforkok||God of Chaos|
|Aletas'veritheia||Goddess of Truth|
|Almeryatcha||Goddess of the Sun and Moons|
|Aptamoq||God of Wisdom||An Atlantian Emperor from ages past, known to history as Aptamoq IV & Aptamoq the Great; deified for ushering in the longest and most well-remembered Golden Age in Atlantian history.|
|By'thrach||Goddess of Spring, Winter, Earth, & Water|
|Ghirlanno||Goddess of Wine & Winemaking|
|Kadikache||Goddess of Strength & Beauty||Namesake of the capital city of Atlantis.|
|Krakloroc||God of Death|
|Loakriorco||God of Farming & Agriculture|
|Naydinrue||Goddess of the Arts|
|Saityroe||God of Magic||Patron deity of mages. A Maritymiri lunaculus from ages past, and the namesake of Saityroe's Comet. Deified for giving his life to resolve the largest civil war in Atlantian history.|
|Thygikache||Goddess of Knowledge, Science, & Learning||Consort of Ab'korch.|
|Urkkaroc||God of War.||Patron deity of warriors.|
|Zaqkar||God of Summer, Autumn, Fire, & Wind|
Trinity of Camelot
The Trinity of Camelot is a religion that revolves around the worship of three figures, two of which were mortal men before ascension to godhood:
|Triad Member||Personification||Historicity & Other notes|
|Arthur Richard Lionheart||Honor & Chivalry||Often simply known as King Arthur, was Camelot's first king. The son of a legendary lord of Brythonic-Gallic decent, Uther Ambrosius, Arthur was a legendary warrior, and alleged demigod, who founded Camelot amongst the destructive Warring States Period of High Albion on the Island of High Albion. Deified upon his death.|
|Merlin Ambrosius||Magic & Learning||A legendary magician of Brythonic-Gallic decent, was the Grand Sorcerer of Camelot in life. A magical master, and the brother of Uther Ambrosius, and thus the uncle of King Arthur, he aided Arthur in the founding of Camelot and the battle against dark entities and invaders that threatened his kingdom afterwards. He also founded of the Mystic Order, a society of magic dedicated to preserving harmony between the Magic and Mortal Realms. Deified upon his death.|
|Lady of the Lake||Nature & Beauty||Also known by the name Viviane, is the guardian spirit of the Great Lake of Camelot. She is also the protector of the forests and Camelot itself. Legends say that Viviane was the mother of Arthur Richard Lionheart.|
This faith is almost exclusively worshiped in the Kingdom of Camelot, but there is some minor worship just beyond the borders.
The polytheistic religion of the Dwarves. Unlike most pantheons, the figures of the Dwarven Pantheon were actual legendary historical figures that were posthumously deified for the deeds they did. However, even with supposedly reliable historical records, whether or not they actually existed or did these deeds are hard to prove.
|Ancestory Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other notes:|
|Akarak||God of Mining and Stoneworking||Historically, he was a dwarven miner-turned-architect who constructed a vast city, known to history as Fralgronik, within a vast cavern. The location of the city has been lost to history, though most adventurers retain hope of finding it.|
|Calrik||God of Warriors||Historically, he was a dwarven general-turned-emperor and genius military commander in the ancient Dwarven empire of Ral'saric. He led a revolt that overthrew a tyrannical dwarven dynasty, and founded a new one with himself as emperor. Both before and after his ascension, he led armies, expanded the borders of Ral'saric, and remained undefeated to the end of his days.|
|Hargrac||God of Beer and Beermaking||Historically, he was the creator of the recipe of modern Dwarven Beer, an ale which people all over Patria continue to enjoy.|
|Grazgrim||God of Death and Ruler of the Underworld||Historically, he was a dwarven general that accomplished many victories in the name of his king. However, he eventually developed a fetish for killing so strong that he went rogue and on a killing spree; everywhere he went, bloodshed followed. He was eventually slain and his head left on a pike. As punishment, he was condemned to hell, where he eventually became its ruler, deified as the god of death.|
|Kazrakor||The God of Smithing||The divine patron of all dwarven smiths. Historically, he was a master blacksmith that forged the Sword of Karkadraz, the personal blade of Karkadraz, history's first known dwarven king.|
|Valkyra||Goddess of Healing||Historically, she was a dwarven nurse who invented many healing technigues that continue to be used today. She was also charitable and helped anyone in need no matter what it cost her.|
Elven Religion & Mythology
The collective polytheistic Elven faiths.
Elven Divine Beasts
One two groups of high deities called the Divine Beasts, the Elven Divine Beasts are a quintet of animal deities worshiped by the elves, and are believed to be higher deities than the Pantheon.
|Deity||Beast||Historicity & Other notes|
The Elven Pantheon is divided into two branches: the Taogerites (the Heavenly Gods & Goddesses) and the Lofykearites (Gods & Goddesses of the Surface and Underworld). Due to the division between the two branches, there is often religious strife amongst the elves, with the three classes of elves often choosing to give priority to one branch or the other. The High Elves tend to favor the Taogerites, with some acknowledgement of the Lofykearites and major emphasis on Tyrion and Luctiana. The Dark Elves on the other hand fully favor the Lofykearites, some to the point of considering the Taogerites deities heresy. The Wood elves on the other hand worship both branches equally, embracing both the light and the dark to feel at home in nature.
|Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other notes|
|Tyrion||the Lawgiver||Husbund of Luctiana and King of the Gods|
|Zeldana||Lady of Wisdom|
|Lorika||the Shadow Dancer|
|Luctiana||the Maiden||Wife of Tyrion.|
|Lidrya||the Lady of Mists|
|Hekale||Mistress of Magic|
|Erimeal||the Pale Queen|
|Koros||the Lord of Murder|
|Athmari||Lady of Desire|
|Elthlinar||Lord of Destruction|
|Maldroth||Lord of the Deeps|
|Dryiia||Queen of Vengeance|
|Adleoth||Bringer of Fire|
|Esteron||Lord of Hunger|
|Nethor||Keeper of the Last Door|
|Anama||the Savage Huntress|
|Eldrakaz||Lord of Blades|
|Hotheric||Lord of Ice|
The EnneamagiThe Enneamagi were a group of nine of renowned sorcerers and sorceresses of various cultures across Eurodon, Aquilonis, Marlakcor and Ingodija. These nine mages were powerful magic-users that came together roughly two thousand years before modern time, and founded a nation of magic known to history as the Sorcerer's Republic of Rioclyier, in the region the Confederation of Czi'kolgyar now resides. At the same time, they founded the Rioclyier Academy of Magic. Several decades after their deaths, the Rioclyier Republic fell apart due to what history remembers as the Great War of Magic, but the academy remains. Deified upon their deaths, the faith has become the dominant religion of Czi'kolgyar, and is popular with other magic users everywhere.
Each of the Enneamagi represents a different specialty of magic.
|Enneamagi||Represented Specialty||Historicity & Other notes|
|Arya Taghavi||She originated from southeastern Aquilonis.|
|Fleur Croix||Enchantments||She originated from Soleil during the Gallic Invasion period.|
|Gnaeus Albinus||He originated from western Eurodon.|
|Ikkrija Hardico||Elemental Magic||He was an Talmyr from pre-imperial Talmyrnia.|
|Maria Ivanova||She originated from the central reagions of what is now Rossiya.|
|Nicholas Stark||He originated from pre-imperial Germania.|
|Patrick O'Connell||Potioneering||He originated from Hibernia.|
|Song Zhijian||He originated from Huaxia|
|Vaibhav Chakladar||Chi Magic||He originated from southern Ingodija.|
Miglohal and Tuligahal, oftentimes known together as The Founders, are twin gods worshiped in the City of El Dorado. According to mythology, the two were the mortal founders of El Dorado. Both were deified upon their death. Mythology also claims that the ruling family of El Dorado is descended from Tuligahal and a mortal woman known to history as Chelgasi.
Grandmother is the goddess worshiped by the Nekcr'zii Amazons. Grandmother is the divine protectress of the islands on which they live, and is believed to be the ancestress of their people.
Isten is the god worshiped by the Magyars. Led by a Szentatya (equivalent to the Pope of the Synkratic Church, a denomination of Septifidelity, or the Zodyje of the Vampiric Pantheon), with other religions titles, from highest to lowest, being Apát, Érsek Főesperes, lelkész, Szerzetes, and Apáca (a feminine title).
The Jadeites are a trio of jade animal deities, the eagle, the jaguar, and the snake, worshiped in the Aztec, Mayan and Olmec cultures of Nekcroz. The trio is also worshiped to a minor extent in northern Xotil. Sometimes known by their proper names, Skyl'karc (the eagle), Duk'urn (the jaguar), and Bo'topl (the snake), the eagle represents the sky, and jaguar represents the land, and the snake represents the sea. Worshipers believe them to be the protectors of all Nekcr'zii peoples, and the givers of life.
Often personified in totems made of jade with the eagle on top, the jaguar in the middle, and the snake on the bottom jade idols of the three deities decorate temples and homes of all who worship it. Some even wear jade totem pendants of them.
Kanukco, also called the Sky Lord, is a sky deity worshiped mostly by the Pterytiko of the Sky Cities.
The Kemeti Pantheon is the polytheistic group of deities worshiped in Kemet, and to a lesser extant in the Persian-occupied part of Nubia.
Most of the deities were originally local gods worshiped in independent communities before the first unified Kemeti Kingdom, though most were believed to have some connection to one another. When the First Kingdom came to be following the Wars of Misaphris the Great, each deity was pulled together into a set that became the full pantheon. The first High Priest of the Pantheon was Imhotep, who later became the pharaoh known to history as Imhotep the Pious. He was later deified as a member of the pantheon as a healer god.
All members of the Pantheon have their own dedicated temples and shrines, and several of them, scattered across Nubia, but the pantheon is governed as a whole from the Grand Temple in Zerzura.
|Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other Notes|
|Ammit||A soul-devourer Goddess||Depicted with the head of a crocodile, the front body of a lion, and the rear body of a hippo|
|Amun||Pharaoh of the Gods and the God of the wind||Sometimes known as "the Hidden One." Sometimes combined with Ra as Amun-Ra.|
|Amunet||Female counterpart of Amun|
|Anhur||God of War and Sky Bearer|
|Anubis||Jackal-headed God of embalming and protector of the dead|
|Anuket||A Goddess of the Iteru River|
|Apep||A chaos God||Personified as a great, black, demonic cobra.|
|Apis||A God representing strength and fertility||Personified as a bull.|
|Ash||Vulture-headed God of oases|
|Atum||God of creation|
|Bastet||A cat-headed Goddess of cats, protection, joy, music, family|
|Bennu||A solar and creator deity||Depicted as a bird.|
|Geb||God of earth|
|Hapi||God of floods and rich silt|
|Hathor||Goddess of the sky, dance, love, beauty, joy, motherhood, foreign lands, mining, music and fertility|
|Heka||God of Magic|
|Heket||Frog Goddess said to protect women in childbirth|
|Hemsut||Goddess of fate|
|Horus||A falcon-headed God linked with the sky, the sun, kingship, protection, and healing|
|Imhotep||A healer god||First High Priest of the Pantheon and then a pharaoh. Historically known as Imhotep I and Imhotep the Pious. Eventually deified as a healer god.|
|Isis||Goddess of health, marriage, wisdom, and magic||Fuenary Goddess often paired with Nephthys.|
|Khepri||God of rebirth, the sunrise and scarab||Often depicted wearing a scarab-shell mask.|
|Khnum||A ram-headed God of creation and the waters|
|Khonsu||God of the Moons|
|Maat||Goddess of Truth and Justice|
|Mafdet||A predatory Goddess said to destroy dangerous creatures|
|Meretseger||Cobra-headed Goddess of tomb builders and Protector of Royal Tombs|
|Meskhenet||A Goddess who presides over childbirth|
|Min||God of fertility, the only deity depicted with dark skin||Images often depeict him with his manhood erect.|
|Montu||A falcon-headed God of warfare, the sun and valor|
|Mut||A Motherhood Goddess|
|Nefertem||God of healing and beauty|
|Nefertiti||She is worshiped as a Goddess of fertility, love, war, sex, and power||A legendary Pharaoh who is remembered for bringing Kemet into a well-remembered golden age.|
|Nekhbet||A vulture Goddess, the patron deity of Upper Kemet|
|Neith||Goddess of war, hunting, weaving, and wisdom|
|Neper & Nepit||God & Goddess of grain|
|Nephthys||Goddess of death, service, lamentation, night time and the rivers||Funerary Goddess often paired with Isis.|
|Nut||A sky Goddess||She is usually depicted as a nude star-covered woman.|
|Osiris||God of the afterlife, death, life, and resurrection||Ruler of the Duat.|
|Ptah||God of creation, the arts, fertility, and of craftsmen|
|Qetesh||Goddess of fertility and sexuality||Often depicted as a nude woman standing on a lion.|
|Ra||A falcon-headed God of the Sun||Ruler of the created world. Sometimes combined with Amun as Amun-Ra.|
|Sah||God personified as the Hunter Constellation|
|Sekhment||A lioness-headed Goddess of fire, war, fertility and healing|
|Serket||Goddess of scorpions, medicine, magic, and healing venomous stings and bites, often depicted with scorpion crown|
|Seshat||Goddess of writing and wisdom||Often depicted wearing a leopard-skin dress.|
|Set||The aardvark-headed ambivalent God of storms, the desert, evil, chaos and war|
|Shu||God of the wind and air|
|Sobek||Crocodile-headed God of the Iteru River, the Army, military, fertility and of crocodiles|
|Sopdet||Personification of the star "Fulgor," the brightest star in the sky||Goddess depicted with a star for a crown.|
|Taweret||Goddess of Fertility and Childbirth||Personified as a bipedal hippo.|
|Tefnut||Lioness-headed Goddess of moisture|
|Thoth||An ibis-headed God of the moons, and a God of writing and scribes|
|Wadjet||A cobra Goddess, the patron deity of Lower Kemet|
The deities worshiped by the Ostligs in eastern Eurodon. While Septifidelity, has been encroaching into the lands of the Midgard Peninsula for centuries, and holds great sway particularly in Sverige, the pantheon has remained as the dominant religion of all Ostliger peoples. It is also the sole religion of Asgard. This polytheistic pantheon is divided into two main branches: the Aesir (fem. Asynjur), the major gods and goddesses; the Vanir, the lesser gods and goddess; and then the other gods.
Gods & Goddesses
|Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other Notes|
Aesir & Asynjur
|Baldr||God of beauty, love, purity, peace, righteousness|
|Bil||Goddess of the waning moons|
|Bragi||God of knowledge, poetry, eloquence, and the patron of skalds|
|Dellingr||God of the dawn|
|Eir||Goddess of healing|
|Forseti||God of justice|
|Freyr||God of agriculture, prosperity, life and fertility|
|Frigg||God of love, marriage, fertility, family, civilization, and a prophetess|
|Gersemi||Goddess of love|
|Gna||Errand-running Goddess||Rides on the horse Hofvarpnir.|
|Hel||Goddess of death|
|Idun||Goddess of spring and rejuvenation|
|Lodurr||God of life|
|Lofn||Goddess of love|
|Loki||God of fire, magic, shape-shifting, trickery, chaos|
|Odin||God of wisdom, war, magic, poetry, prophecy, victory and death||Also the king of the Gods, and sometimes known as the "All-Father."|
|Ran||Goddess of the sea and death|
|Saga||Goddess of wisdom and treasure|
|Sif||Goddess of harvest and land|
|Sigyn||Goddess of earth|
|Sjofn||Goddess of relationships, love, and marriage|
|Snotra||Goddess of wisdom|
|Syn||Goddess of defense and truth|
|Thor||God of strength, protection, war, storms, thunder and lightning|
|Tyr||God of war, justice in battle, victory and heroic glory|
|Ullr||Goddess of justice and winter|
|Vali||God of vengeance|
|Ve||God of earth|
|Vili||God of earth|
|Vor||Goddess of wisdom|
|Freyja||Goddess of fertility, love, beauty, magic, war, and death.|
|Freyr||God of agriculture, prosperity, life and fertility|
|Nerthus||Goddess of lakes and springs|
|Njord||God of the sea, the wind, & fertility||patron deity of fishermen and sailors.|
|Skadi||Goddess of hunting and winter|
|Baduhenna||Goddess of war and storms|
|Beyla||Goddess of earth|
|Eostre||Goddess of spring, rebirth, and protectress of fertility|
|Gefjon||Goddess of knowledge|
|Hariasa||Goddess of war|
|Irpa||Goddess of the earth|
|Mimir||Goddess of wisdom|
|Sol||Goddess of the sun|
|Zisa||Goddess of harvest|
The Valkyries are female warrior spirits that escort the deceased, and fallen warriors in particular, to their afterlife in Valhalla.
- Main article: Septifidelity
Shinjin (信心) is the collective Wajin Religion & Mythology.
Shinjin is a polytheistic set of traditions and faiths worshiped primarily in the nations of Wajin culture/ethnicity in Fuso. They are also practiced to a lesser extent in eastern parts of Soleil and Yamatai's provinces in western Marlakcor, and have been on the rise in Maritymir through Yamatai's colony the Kappa Islands, as well as Raimei in southwestern Marlakcor. Gods and goddesses in Wajin culture are referred to as "Kami" and "Megami" respectively, and "Kamigami" collectively.
|Head Priest||Gūji||宮司||Shumiko||主巫女||The head of a shrine or temple.|
|Supreme Priest||Saikōjūsō||最高住僧||Saikōmiko||最高巫女||The overall governor of the religion entire, and a holy title that also denotes the leader of the entire Shinjin religion. The holder of the title is also the ruler of Hinomoto.|
|Male and female members of the imperial family who join the priesthood are referred to as Shisai-ōji [司祭王子] & Mikohime [巫女姫] respectively.|
Zen'nō-sha (全能者) is a supreme kami worshiped by the Wajin and the overall ruler of the Spirit World. He is believed to be the father of the Megami-hime, the master of the Idainaryū, and the creator of the lands and islands known as Fuso.
The main, largest, and original, is Zen'nō-sha no Sōdai Jiin [全能者の壮大寺院/Grand Temple of Zen'nō-sha], located on the island of Seinaru-shima, a small island near the geographical center of Fuso.
The Megami-hime (女神姫) are a group of "divine princesses" that, according to myth, lived in the protohistorical era of Fuso. They are believed to be daughters of Zen'nō-sha, all born to different mortal mothers that were believed to be Zen'nō-sha's concubines/lovers, and are thus all half-sisters to each other. Similarly to the Archangels of Septifidelity, each of the princesses represent a certain virtue and/or aspect of nature. They are led by Akegata-hime, the eldest of them.
When talked about in conversation, the Megami-hime are usually referred to by the first or second parts of their name.
|Megami-hime||Historicity & Other notes|
|Aisuru Hana-no-hime||愛する花の姫||Princess of Flowers||Love|
|Chiteki Dōbutsu-no-hime||知的動物の姫||Princess of Animals||Intelligence|
|Chokkan Kage-no-hime||直感影の姫||Princess of Shadows||Intuitiveness|
|Chūjitsuna Fuyu-no-hime||忠実な冬の姫||Princess of Winter||Faith|
|Danryoku Mori-no-hime||弾力森の姫||Princess of the Forests||Resilience||Some legends say that Mori-hime's mother was a wood elf, yet myth says that Mori-hime was born a full-elf. Legends say that this was due to Zen'nō-sha's divinity that her bloodline wasn't mixed.|
|Eizoku Kaiyō-no-hime||永続海洋の姫||Princess of the Oceans||Endurance||The more popular legends say that Kaiyō-hime's mother was a mermaid, and that Kaiyō-hime was a mermaid herself.|
|Ikuji Yama-no-hime||意気地山の姫||Princess of the Mountains||Pride|
|Jikan Tsuki-no-hime||時間月の姫||Princess of the Moons||Time|
|Jinsokuna Hekireki-no-hime||迅速な霹靂の姫||Princess of Thunder||Celerity|
|Kakki Taiyō-no-hime||活気太陽の姫||Princess of the Sun||Life|
|Kanja Chikyū-no-hime||患者地球の姫||Princess of Earth||Patience|
|Kawaru Aki-no-hime||変わる秋の姫||Princess of Autumn||Change|
|Ken'nin Hayate-no-hime||堅忍疾風の姫||Princess of Wind||Perseverance|
|Kibō Haru-no-hime||希望春の姫||Princess of Spring||Hope|
|Kinben'na Sabaku-no-hime||勤勉な砂漠の姫||Princess of the Desert||Diligence|
|Kizento Ikigomi-no-hime||毅然と意気込みの姫||Princess of Metal||Resolution|
|Kyōkan Shokubutsu-no-hime||共感植物の姫||Princess of Plants||Empathy|
|Ontai Ame-no-hime||温帯雨の姫||Princess of Rain||Temperance|
|Reijin Tenka-no-hime||麗人天花の姫||Princess of Snow||Beauty|
|Seiten Sora-no-hime||晴天空の姫||Princess of the Sky||Clarity|
|Shinpi Tasogare-no-hime||神秘黄昏の姫||Princess of Twilight||Mysteriousness|
|Shuyōna Akegata-no-hime||主要な明け方の姫||Princess of the Dawn||Leadership||The eldest sister and the leader of the princess.
The Emperors of Yamatai – including the scion branches of the two successive ruling clans – claim descent from Akegata-hime.
|Sōsaku Uta-no-hime||創作歌の姫||Princess of Song||Creativity||Uta-hime was beleived to have the best singing voice of the entire Megami-hime. She is the main patron deity of singers and musicians.|
|Teisō Mizu-no-hime||貞操水の姫||Princess of Water||Chastity|
|Tsuyoi Kazan-no-hime||強い火山の姫||Princess of Volcanoes||Strength|
|Yasashī Hi-no-hime||優しい火の姫||Princess of Fire||Kindness|
|Yūgana Kawa-no-hime||優雅な川の姫||Princess of the Rivers||Grace|
|Yūkan'na Natsu-no-hime||勇敢な夏の姫||Princess of Summer||Courage|
Several prominent clans of Yamatai claim descent from one or more of the Megami-hime, and therefore from Zen'nō-sha.
The Wajin worship two sets of dragon deities known collectively as the Idainaryū, also called the Great Dragons. Followers of this faith believe these dragons are the source of a soshihito's ability to manipulate the elements. Synonymously known as spirits, each dragon has its own attribute that reflects the essence of nature. They are divided into two branches, the Takairyū and the Hikuiryū.
|Takairyū||Historicity & Other notes|
|Name||Hanashi||Represented Material||Representation of Nature|
|Akagane Kinzoku-ryū||赤金金属龍||the Copper Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Metal|
|Akairo Hiryū||赤色火竜||the Ruby Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Fire||The Wajin believe he lives in a volcano called Mt. Kasai ya Doro.|
|Kogane Tenpi-no-ryū||黄金天日の龍||the Golden Dragon||Dragon Spirit of the Sun||Servant of Zen'nō-sha and ruler of all dragons.|
|Kohaku Jinsei-no-ryū||琥珀人生の龍||the Amber Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Life||Protector of newborns.|
|Kokuyoseki Kage-ryū||黒曜石影龍||the Obsidian Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Shadows||Servant of Seikyo and judge of souls.|
|Kongō Kaze-no-ryū||金剛風の龍||the Diamond Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Wind|
|Hisui Dōbutsu-ryū||翡翠動物龍||the Jade Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Animals|
|Midori Shinrin-no-ryū||緑森林の龍||the Emerald Dragon||Dragon Spirit of the Forests|
|Mokuzai Mokusei-no-ryū||木材木製の龍||the Wooden Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Wood|
|Ōgyoku Ikazuchiryū||黄玉雷龍||the Topaz Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Thunder & Lightning||He is especially popular in the Empire of Raimei.|
|Oparu Suirō||オパール水竜||the Opal Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Water||Sister of Shinju Umi-no-ryū.|
|Seigyoku Kōri-no-ryū||青玉氷の龍||the Sapphire Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Ice||While most dragons, real and mythological, breath fire, the Wajin believe that Seigyoku Kōri-no-ryū spews ice. The Wajin also believe that he lives on a glacier of a mountain in the northernmost reaches of Fuso.|
|Sekiei Daichi-no-ryū||石英大地の龍||the Quartz Dragon||Dragon Spirit of Earth||Older brother of Sangaku-no-ryū|
|Shinju Umi-no-ryū||真珠海の龍||the Pearl Dragon||Dragon Spirit of the Ocean||Brother of Oparu Suirō.|
|Shirogane Eisei-no-ryū||白金衛星の龍||the Silver Dragon||Dragon Spirit of the Moons|
|Turokoseki Sukairyū||トルコ石空龍||the Turquoise Dragon||Dragon Spirit of the Sky|
The Takairyū aren't always all worshiped at the same time. Some areas place more emphasis on one or more dragons than the others, sometimes in the form of cults. (e.g. Most wood elves that follow these dragons tend to place emphasis on Midori Shinrin-no-ryū, the Emerald Dragon, more than the other dragons; and Kogane Tenpi-no-ryū, the Golden Dragon, is largely worshiped in parts of Soleil more than the other dragons).
|Hanashi||Representation of Nature|
|Kawa-no-ryū||川の龍||Dragon Spirit of the Rivers||Cousin of Shinju Umi-no-ryū & Oparu Suirō|
|Funkazan-no-ryū||噴火山の龍||Dragon Spirit of Volcanos||Younger brother of Akairo Hiryū|
|Sangaku-no-ryū||山岳の龍||Dragon Spirit of the Mountains||Younger brother of Sekiei Daichi-no-ryū|
|Deity||Historicity & Other notes|
|Aijō||愛情||Megami of Love|
|Anzen'na Shussan||安全な出産||Megami of Safe Childbirth|
|Arashi||嵐||Kami of Storms||Arashi is especially popular in the Empire of Raimei.|
|Bosei & Fusei||母性
|Megami and Kami of Parenthood||Sister and brother deities that preside over Parenthood (motherhood and fatherhood respectively).|
|Aizen Myō-ō||愛染明王||Kami of Lust & Sex|
|Chūya||昼夜||Kami of Day and Night|
|Omoikane||思金||Kami of Learning|
|Hyōsetsu||氷雪||Kami of Ice and Snow|
|Jikan||時間||Kami of Time|
|Jōkū||上空||Kami of the Sky|
|Taka-uso Jun-ga Hanako||多価鷽純画芭子||Kami of Fruits|
|Takemikazuchi||武甕槌||Kami of Thunder & Lightning||He is especially popular in the Empire of Raimei. He is sometimes equated with Lei Gong, the Tuzhu god of thunder.|
|Kisetsu-no-Utsurikawari||季節の移り変わり||Kami of the Changing Seasons|
|Kōsaku & Nōgyō||工作
|Kami of Farming and Agriculture||Brother Kami|
|Kusuri||薬||Megami of Medicine|
|Mahō||魔法||Megami of Magic & Sorcery|
|Ninshin||妊娠||Megami of Pregnancy|
|Ongaku||音楽||Kami of Music|
|Shōchū-Tsukuri||焼酎作り||Kami of Winemaking|
|Seifuku-to-Shōri||征服と勝利||Kami of War|
|Seikyo||逝去||Kami of Death||Lord of the Shinigami, the guides to the afterlife.|
|Shahō||射法||Kami of Archery|
|Shizen-no-Yōso||自然の要素||Kami of the Elements||According to Wajin myth, Shizen-no-Yōso, a lunaculus from an era known as the Saisho Eiyū Jidai (aka the "First Heroes Period", roughly three thousand years ago), was the inventor of each discipline of Soshijutsu, being one of the rare known few who could use all four elements. He was deified both for this feat and resolving a massive war that happened during his time. Said war is known to history as the Saisho Kairiku War (First Land and Sea War), named for the fact that, with the establishment of the first formal navies in Fuso, it was the first war in the history of Fuso to take place on both land and sea.|
|Shuryō||狩猟||Kami of Hunting|
|Tachisuji||太刀筋||Kami of Swordsmanship|
|Taiyō||太陽||Kami of the Sun|
|Tan'ya||鍛冶||Megami of Blacksmithing|
|Tsūshō||通商||Kami of Trade & Commerce|
|Unabara||海原||Kami of the Sea|
|Sake-tsukuri||酒作り||Kami of Winemaking|
|Raiu||雷雨||A minor Thunderstorm kami|
The Shimigami are spirits that act as guides for souls to Shigo-no-sekai, the Wajin term for the afterlife. They either escort souls to paradise in Tengoku, or drag them to eternal torment in Jigoku. There are countless shimigami, and only twenty of them are known by name. Wajin believe that those destined for Tengoku see the Shinigami as beautiful ethereal beings – similarly to angels – while those destined for Jigoku see them as ugly skull-faced demons.
Along with the holy kamigami, the Wajin acknowledge several demons. Like the demons in the Septifidelic faith, each demon represents a negative aspect.
|Demon||Historicity & Other notes|
|Akujo||悪女||Queen of Demons & Consort of Maō.|
|Aseri||焦り||Demoness of Impatience|
|Don'yoku||貪欲||Demon of Greed|
|Ekirei||疫癘||Demoness of Plague|
|King Enma||閻魔王||Emperor of Demons||Ruler of Jigoku; direct superior of
|Hakai||破壊||Demon of Destruction|
|Hiai||悲哀||Demon of Sorrow|
|Ikari||怒り||Demoness of Anger|
|Jaakuna Akuryō||邪悪な悪霊||Demon of Evil|
|Kaibutsu||怪物||Demon of Monsters|
|Katte||勝手||Demon of Selfishness|
|Konton||混沌||Demon of Chaos|
|Kurayami||暗闇||Demoness of Darkness|
|Maō||魔王||Demon of Evil||Chancellor of Jigoku. Second-in-command to King Enma.|
|Muhon||謀反||Demon of Rebellion|
|Namakemono||怠け者||Demon of Laziness|
|Ōkui||大食い||Demoness of Gluttony|
|Ryūketsu||流血||Demon of Bloodshed & Slaughter|
|Saigai||災害||Demon of Disasters|
|Satsujin & Kirai||殺人, 嫌い||Demon & Demoness of Murder||Husband & wife demons.|
|Shikiyoku||色欲||Demon of Lust|
|Warugi||悪気||Demon of Malice|
Shivajism is a polytheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Shivaji Ingodija, the first lunaculus of Ingodija. It is primarily practiced in Ingodija, and is the main religion of the continent, but minor sects exist in Aquilonis and has been rising to great prominence in parts of Marlakcor in recent centuries. Shivajism has also been spreading to Maritymir through Majapahit.
|Yama||Ruler of the Underworld.|
Swyll'zhor, also known as the Sun Lord, is a solar deity worshiped in Soleil, as well as some worship by Gallic immigrants in Fuso. Followers of this faith believe that he watches over all during the day as he flies across the sky. The religion is pagan in origin, predating even the Gargate Empire, and was adopted by the Soleilian Kingdom as they expanded, supplanting Septifidelity.
Talmyrism is the collective term for the whole of the polytheistic Talmyri faiths and mythology.
The main Pantheon is divided into three groups: The Trynis, the Symphons, and the Igni.
The Trynis, the primary deities central to Talmyri faith and mythology, are a trio of sibling deities whom are the creators of the known world. They are led by Gnogton, the King of the Gods. Their consorts are included, but are considered counterparts of the main three rather than separate deities.
The Symphons are the children of the Trynis and their consorts. The Symphons are divided into three more groups:
- The first are the Children of Gnogton, land gods and goddess that are the offspring of Gnogton & Valji; there are fourteen of them.
- The second are the Children of Marijano, the sea gods and goddess that are the offspring of Marijano & Haljno; there are twelve of them.
- The third are the Children of Scyterius, the sky gods and goddess that are the offspring of Scyterius & Jukli; there are thirteen of them.
The Igni are the lesser deities of the Pantheon, most of whom are either children/descendants of the Symphons or deified legendary/historical figures.
|Deity||Representation||Consort||Historicity & Notes|
|Gnogton||God of the Land & King of the Gods||Valji||Goddess of Law & Order||Gnogton is oldest of the Trynis and the creator of the land of the known word.
Once the world and Haljno's living beings had reached a prime stage of maturity, Valji gave the world Law & Order.
|Marijano||Goddess of the Sea||Haljno||God of Life||The middle sibling of the Trynis.
Once Gnogton created the land and Scyterius stabilized the sky, Marijano flooded the deepest valleys and created the seas.
Haljno gave life the world once the Trynis had stabilized it, allowing living things to evolve and flourish.
|Scyterius||God of the Sky||Jukli||Goddess of Wisdom||Scyterius is the youngest of the Trynis.
Once Gnogton created the land, Scyterius stabilized the sky and coated the world in a "shield" to stop the "fire stars" from reaching the surface.
Jukli gave wisdom and Intelligence once to Haljno's living things once they evolved to sapience.
|Group||Name||Representation||Historicity & Notes|
|Children of Gnogton||Agno|
|Mijia||Goddess of Farming & Agriculture|
|Toa||Guardian of the Gates to the underworld.|
|Children of Marijano||Axzir|
|Havivi||Goddess of Fishing|
|Children of Scyterius||Assa|
|Ong||God of Thunder|
|Tot'ka||Goddess of Rain|
|Zyss||God of Lightning|
|Name||Representation||Historicity & Notes|
|Sangio||God of Death||Grandson of Toa|
Talmyri ZodiacThe Talmyri Zodiac are twenty-five animal deities worshiped by the Talmyri people, primarily in Talmyrnia and to a lesser extent in northern New Albion and parts of Drakyncia. These deities are believed to be the divine protectors of Talmyrnia.
This portion of Talmyri faith is governed as a whole from the Grand Temple of the Zodiac in Orskaydd, the capital of Talmyrnia, but each deity of the Zodiac also has a separate main temple, from which all smaller temples scattered around the country are governed, though some deities are more prevalent than others in different parts of the country.
Much like the Tuzhu Zodiac, followers of the Talmyri Zodiac believe that each animal takes turns accompanying the gods across the cosmos over the course of a cycle of years (a 25-year cycle in this case), and thus each year is named for that particular animal, just like the Tuzhu Zodiac. But unlike its Marlakcese counterpart, each animal has a proper name, and the Tuzhu Zodiac has less animals.
In addition to ruling the cosmos one year at a time, each animal deity represents a certain personality aspect that shapes a person.
|Cycle Order||Deity||Symbolized Personality Aspect||Other Notes|
|13||Draigoric||Dragon||Strength||Often viewed as the "governor" of the zodiac.|
The Zodiac is held in such high regard that even some of the many noble houses of Talmyrnia take their sigils after the animals of the Zodiac in one form or another.
Additionally, one major practice among adherents is that, on a person's twelfth birthday, they are presented with an idol of the animal deity in whose year they were born. It is believed that the Zodiac member guides that person throughout their life.
Vampiric PantheonThe Vampiric Pantheon is a polytheistic religion 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 Transylvania, and territories of the former Amurgine Empire. There are also many more smaller temples around Patria 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, as well as the proper ways to worship them.
While vampires don't normally see eye-to-eye with most religions, most notably the Synkratic Church, this is their form of worship. This religion is governed in Valahiei, Transylvania, but is practiced world-wide by most vampires, and most humans who live in Transylvania.
|Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other Notes|
|Arfort||God of Anger, Rage, & War||One of three patron deities of Warriors.|
|Avidar||God of Earth & Mountains|
|Balho||Goddess of the Moons|
|Bruvalia||Goddess of Peace, Tranquility, Hope, & Balance|
|Cravior||God of Warmth, Fire, & Volcanoes|
|Darkh||God of Money, Trade, & Commerce||Patron deity of merchants.|
|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||Ruler of Iad (the Underworld/Hell), 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.|
|Grislow||Goddess of Summer and the Sun & Light||Before the first zyroites, Grislow was held in very low regard.
Sister of Holro, Iza, & Taizova.
|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, Autumn, & Good Harvest||Patron deity of farmers.
Sister of Groslow, Iza, & Taizova.
|Ivari||Goddess of Languages, Writing, & Poetry|
|Iza||Goddess of Animals, Spring, Nature, Flowers, Trees, & Vegetation||Often depicted as a nude woman covered in moss and flowers.
Sister of Grislow, Holro, & Taizova.
|Japricus||God of Hunting & Beast Taming|
|Joril||Goddess of Books & Keeper of Knowledge.||Younger sister of Keltaria.|
|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||Patron deity of scholars of all kinds. Elder sister of Joril.|
|Kilara||Goddess of Cooking, Feasts, Banquets, Parties, & Festivities|
|Krilcraw||God of Inspiration, The Arts, Painting, & Drawing||Patron deity of artists.|
|Larcod||God of Truth, Justice, Law, & Order||Patron deity of judges, lawmakers etc.|
|Logran||God of Deals, Contracts, & Treaties|
|Marava||Goddess of Marriage & Fidelity|
|Morsica||Goddess of Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Milk, Nursing, Child-rearing, & Children||Patron deity of pregnant women and mothers.|
|Nardra||Goddess of Chaos, Anarchy, Discord, Hatred, Fury, Despair, Fear, Destruction, Disasters, Famine, Bloodshed, Misfortune, & Poverty|
|Nir||God of Wine & Winemaking||Patron deity of winemakers.|
|Nosfyritus||God of Sovereignty||King of the Vampiric Gods, patron deity of Valahiei and consort of Seyra.|
|Novari||Goddess of Swordsmanship, Archery, & Equestrianism||One of three patron deities of warriors.|
|Odaro||God of Thresholds, Gates, & Doorways|
|Ordanfi||Goddess of Clouds, Rain, & Wind|
|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.|
|Raladin||God of Travels & Boundaries|
|Seyra||Goddess of Night & Shadows||Queen of the Vampiric Gods, and consort of Nosfyritus.|
|Sordro||God of Water||Guardian of the Seas, Lakes, & Rivers.|
|Taizova||Goddess of Winter and Ice & Snow||Sister of Groslow, Holro, & Iza.|
|Tox||God of Sickness & Plague|
|Ua||Goddess of the afterlife & presider of Rai (Heaven)||She is one of two judges of the dead, long with Erohoris. She is also a funerary deity often paired with Erohoris.|
|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|
|Zilga||Goddess of Healing, Medicine, & Herbalism||Patron deity of healers.|
|Zolba||Goddess of Space & Time||Often depicted in a black robe covered with stars and an hourglass in her hand.|
The Waikikese Pentheon is a set of deities worshiped by the peoples of the Waikiki Archipelago.
|Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other notes|
|Aumakua||Spirit of an ancestor or family God|
|Haikili||God of thunder|
|Haumea||Goddess of birth|
|Hina||Goddess of the moons|
|Kaho'ali'i||God of the underworld|
|Kalamainu'u||A lizard Goddess|
|Kamapua'a||Warlike God of wild boars|
|Kamohoali'i||A shark God|
|Kanaloa||God of the oceans|
|Kane||God of wild foods and plants like trees, etc.||Also the God of the forests and jungles with all their gifts like wood, medicinal plants and leaves, etc.|
|Ku||God of war|
|Kuula||God of fishermen|
|Laka||Goddess of hula & fertility/reproducation, love, & beauty|
|Lono||God of agriculture & peace|
|Lona||Goddess of the Moons|
|Namaka||A sea Goddess|
|Nu'akea||Goddess of milk|
|Papa||Goddess of Nature|
|Paka'a||God of the wind|
|Poli'ahu||Goddesses of snow|
|Pele||Goddess of fire and volcanoes|
|Ukupanipo||Another shark God|
|Waka||Another lizard Goddess|
Xirphran is a Dragon God worshiped by the Divine Dragon Alliance and their followers. Xirphran is believed to have created the land on which Drakyncia now sits. It is primarily practiced in Drakyncia by the Divine Dragon Alliance and their followers, while there is limited worship by smaller communities around and outside Drakyncia.
The Xotilic Pantheon is a polytheistic set of deities worshiped by the lizardfolk Empire of Xotil. This religion began with the discovery a number of idols in the stone and metal craft that brought the alien technology to southern Nekcroz. It is almost exclusively worshiped in the Xotilic Empire, and in its extracontinental possessions.
|Deity||Representation||Historicity & Other Notes|
|Azki||Goddess of Life|
|Czil||God of the Sun|
|Draxzi||Goddess of Dreams|
|Exri||God of Energy|
|Foxtroc||God of Iron|
|Gikzrajk||God of Magic|
|Harkx||God of the Jungles|
|Ikzix||God of the Moons|
|Jurkazzic||God of Time|
|Khorlix||God of the Sea|
|Kraktox||God of Chaos|
|Krikox||Goddess of Fire|
|Razhock||God of Honor|
|Talikozi||God of Earth|
|Tokzixc||God of Poisons|
|Urix||God of the Hunt|
|Viirtac||God of Truth|
|Xzinc||God of Death||Ruler of the Underworld.|
|Yuxil||Goddess of War|
|Zchok||Goddess of Storms|
The Zongjiao (宗教) is the collective term Tuzhu Religion & Mythology.
The Tuzhu culture of Marlakcor has a polytheistic collection of faiths and beliefs that are worshiped in different ways with different meanings. Some aspects of Tuzhu mythology are also worshiped by the other ethnic groups of Marlakcor and the Wajin of Fuso.
|Deity||Historicity & Description||Other notes|
|Yellow Emperor||黃帝||Also known as the Yellow Dragon (黃龍).
The representation of earth (土) and the Center of the Divine Beasts.
|Sun Wukong||孫悟空||Also known as the Monkey King.
He is also known as Son Goku in Fuso.
|Baosheng Dadi||God of medicine|
|Chang'e||Goddess of the moons|
|Daoji||Compassionate folk hero known for wild and eccentric behavior.|
|Fangfeng||giant who helped fight flood.|
|Gong Gong||Water God||A sea monster resembling a serpent or dragon.|
|Guan Yu||God of brotherhoods, martial power, and war|
|Houyi||Archery deity||Married to Chang'e, a Goddess of the moons.|
|Kua Fu||A giant who wanted to capture the sun.|
|Kui Xing||God of examinations||An associate of the God of literature, Wen Chang.|
|Lei Gong||God of thunder|
|Lung Mo||Tuzhu woman who became a Goddess after raising five infant dragons.|
|Mazu||Goddess of the sea|
|Meng Po||Responsible for reincarnated souls forgetting previous lives|
|Nüwa||Creator of humans|
|Pangu||A deity that separated heaven and earth|
|Siming||God of lifespan and fate|
|Tam Kung||Sea deity with the ability to forecast weather|
|Tu Di Gong||God of wealth and merit|
|Tu Er Shen||God of love and sex|
|Wenchang Wang||God of culture and literature|
|Wong Tai Sin||Possessed healing power|
|Wu Gang||Endlessly cut down a self-healing bay laurel on one of the moons.|
|Xi Wangmu||Queen Mother of the West|
|Xihe||Goddess of the sun|
|Yanluowang||God of death|
|Yuqiang||God of the northern sea and wind|
|Zao Jun||kitchen God|
|Zhao Gongming (also called Cai Shen)||God of prosperity|
|Zhong Kui||Vanquisher of ghosts and evil beings.|
|Zhurong||God of fire|
Divine Beasts of Tianxia
One of two groups of high deities called the Divine Beasts, the Divine Beasts of Tianxia (Tianxia is a local name for Marlakcor) are a quartet of animal deities worshiped in Marlakcor, and to a similar extent in Fuso. Believed to be higher deities than the gods, and other deities, they are the guardians and divine governors of the continent of Marlakcor, and are also known as wardens of their spiritual direction and lords of a season. Each also represents one of the five elements in Tuzhu culture; the exception is earth, which is instead represented by the Yellow Dragon, another great deity in Tuzhu culture. Along with the Tuzhu, these deities are worshiped by the Wajin and Seomin, but under different names.
|Deity||Historicity & Other notes|
|Azure Dragon||青龍||Lord of Spring & Warden of the East||Wood||木||The Tuzhu call him Qinglong.
The Wajin call him Seiryu.
The Seomin call him he Cheong-ryong.
|Vermilion Bird||朱雀||Lord of Summer & Warden of the South||Fire||火||The Tuzhu call him Zhu Que.
The Wajin call him Suzaku.
The Seomin call him Jujak.
|White Tiger||白虎||Lord of Autumn & Warden of the West||Metal||金||The Tuzhu call him Bai Hu.
The Wajin call him Byakko.
The Seomin call him Baekho.
|Black Turtle||玄武||Lord of Winter & Warden of the North||Water||水||The Tuzhu call him Xuanwu.
The Wajin call him Genbu.
The Seomin call him Hyeonmu.
Each divine beast is individually dedicated in an separate temple in the Four Holy Cities around Marlakcor. There is also a main temple dedicated to all four located in the city of Shenling in Huaxia. There are also similar temples on the island of Seinaru-shima (within the vicinity of Zen'nō-sha no Sōdai Jiin) in Yamatai and in Hinomoto.
The Eight Immortals are, according to traditional Tuzhu belief, are a group of heroes who banished a great evil to the depths of the underworld. Each immortal also represents an aspect of nature (represented by a bagua trigram) and are represented with a special artifact. Each also had one or two companion dragons.
|Zhongli Quan||鍾離權||Lake||☱||Hand fan||Panlong & Feilong|
|Li Tieguai||李鐵拐||Water||☵||Calabash||Jiaolong & Dilong|
|Historicity & Other Notes|
Tuzhu Zodiac:The Tuzhu Zodiac is the worship of twelve animals. This faith is an element of Tuzhu culture and is observed where it is dominant, including Huaxia, Zhonghua, and related countries. Followers believe that the members of the Zodiac take turns ruling the cosmos each year in a 12-year cycle, and thus each year is named for that particular animal:
|Cycle Order||Animal||Yanyu||Attribute||Other Notes|
This branch of Tuzhu religion is governed from the main temple known as the Grand Temple of the Zodiac, but each animal has a separate main temple from which all smaller temples to the same animal are governed. Many Temples for each animal exist all across Marlakcor, and a few have sprung up in Long Qundao in Maritymir. This faith is worshiped to a minor extent in Joseon and the Wajin possessions in Marlakcor.
The Tuzhu also recognize a number of demons.
|Emperor Yanluo||閻羅皇帝||Ruler of the Diyu and demons in general. Overseer of the ten kings of hell|
|Kings of Hell|
Minor Religions & Mythologies
Some religions and churches are little known despite many followers, or have few followers outside their place of origin. Most are simply not worshiped outside a confined region, usually where they were founded, or are just not extent enough to be counted amongst the major religions of the world.
The Ocean God
The Ocean God, popularly known as "Aequor," is a sea deity popular with seamen of all races. Followers believe that he creates all the natural phenomena that occurs at sea, storms, waves, maelstroms, etc. either to help them get to where they need to be, or to divert them because they're not meant to reach their destination.
Temple of Pleasure
The Temple of Pleasure is a minor sect that worships a sex and fertility goddess called Syrilumei, who is often depicted as a nude, voluptuous, lascivious, and buxom woman. Followers of this faith consider sex to be a holy and life-affirming act that honors their goddess.
Pagan in origin, the Temple was originally founded in pre-colonial northern Nekcroz by a culture known to history as the Niicrukala people, but has since spread to most parts of the world. Regardless, the religion remains partially obscure, but it is a popular religion amongst prostitutes, and is therefore often introduced via brothels. It is not uncommon for such occupants to convert.
This religion is popular with succubi and incubi as well. Consequently, to those who don't know better, it is believed that Syrilumei is a deified succubus, but practitioners of the faith staunchly claim and believe otherwise.
Terra-Gaia is a primordial mother goddess whose worship originated in the Eurodon, predating even the Zedylrian Empire by a few millennia.
A goddess of pagan origin, Terra-Gaia, often depicted as a nude women covered in thin vines, flowers, and leaves, is viewed as the mother of all humankind, and the divine protectress of nature. Followers also of the faith also believe that Terra-Gaia grants wisdom to men so that they fare well in battle, and strength to women to endure childbirth.
Terra-Gaia is also believed to be a mother deity. Specifically, she is believed to be the mother of various mythological figures and deities, but many philosophers dispute or refute this.
A minor religion these days, the faith is pagan in origin, predating the current states by thousands of years. While she has been replaced by several religions of Eurodon over the past few thousand years, Terra-Gaia is still acknowledged is many societies. Even parts of Aquilonis and the Eurodian south acknowledge Terra-Gaia.
The Sky God and the Ocean Goddess
The Sky God and the Ocean Goddess, better known by their proper names Leduo and Aymii respectively, are a pair a lover deities worshiped solely in the Republic of Gargantia.
The myth claims that Leduo descended from the heavens after losing a fight to a superior and evil god (who is known by many names, but the popular one is Krugier), and Aymii nursed him back to health. Leduo eventually fell in love with Aymii and swore to protect her from any danger. Aymii fell in love with Leduo in return and worried that he will never return when he left to defeat the evil god for good, but Leduo prevailed and returned to Aymii's side.
Every year, festivals are held to commemorate the loving reunion of Leduo and Aymii.
It is believed that Leduo and Aymii left several children in the mortal world, and several people claim descent from them, but these claims are difficult to prove.
Followers of the faith believe that Leduo was a [tbd] while Aymii was a mermaid.
Heaven, the Underworld & Hell
The concepts of Heaven and Hell, the afterlife and damnation, are common beliefs across the world. It is universal belief that the Spirit World is made up of two or layers, and heaven and hell represent some of them. Almost all religious faiths speak of heaven and hell in some measure, and all believe that whichever one moves on to upon death is subject to a judgement by some higher power, particularly a specific god that represents the afterlife.
Heaven, the realm of the afterlife, is where people supposedly go when they have a good life.
|Name of Heaven||Culture/Religion||Historicity & Other Notes|
|Aaru||Term for heaven in Kemeti culture.||also known as the Field of Reeds.|
|Ĉielo||Term for heaven lizardfolk cultures.|
|Eden||Term for heaven commonly used by in Septifidelity.||Described as a tropical paradise where residents wander in the nude, free of shame and the stresses of the mortal world. Eden is believed to be divided into seven realms, each ruled by one of the Seven Archangels.|
|Elysium||Term for heaven originating in northeastern Eurodian cultures.||The term is still used occasionally across parts of Patria.|
|Nirvana||Term for heaven in the Shivajism faith.|
|Rai||Term for heaven in vampiric culture.||presided over by Ua.|
|Taoger||An ancient term for heaven in Elven cultures.|
|Tengoku||Term for heaven in Wajin culture.||The upper half of Shigo-no-sekai, the Wajin term for the world after death.|
|Tian||Term for heaven in Tuzhu culture.|
|Titania's Grove||The Alfheimish equivalent to Eden.||While a known physical place in the living world, Titania's Grove is believed by Alfheimish fairies to be where the spirits of the deceased reside upon being judged fit for the afterlife.|
|Tlalocan||Term of heaven in central Nekcrozi cultures.|
|Valhalla||Term for heaven in the Ostliger cultures of eastern Eurodon.||homeland of the Ostliger Gods and the Valkyries.|
Underworld & Hell
While also a physical place beneath the surface of Patria, the spiritual concepts of the underworld and hell are often used interchangeably, and are sometimes confusingly believed to be one and the same, but it is most commonly believed that the underworld and hell are two layers of the same plane away from the world of the living, with hell considered lower than the underworld.
The Underworld, sometimes known as Limbo, is the realm of the dead, where the dead reside before judgement. Hell is the realm of the damned, where those who have committed grave sins in their life spend the rest of eternity. Some cultures describe Hell as a blazing inferno of fire and lava, while other sources describe it as a frigid frozen wasteland.
Those who have committed a grave sin in their life are usually condemned to eternity in Hell, the believed lower part of the underworld, or to simply remain in the underworld forever.
Some cultures and faiths have no concept of the underworld, only hell, and so refer to the underworld as limbo, or the ghostly plane, the netherworld, or the astral plane, where they await judgement before being sent on. Other cultures and faiths have no concept of hell, only the underworld, and so believe that the damned walk in the underworld for eternity, unable to move on to the afterlife.
|Name of the Underworld/Hell||Culture/Religion||Historicity & Other notes|
|Diyu||Term for hell in the Tuzhu culture.||Ruled by Emperor Yanluo. Its capital is the damned city of Youdu (幽都).|
|Duat||Term for the underworld in Kemeti culture.||Presided over by Osiris|
|Hades/Tartarus||interchangeable terms for the underworld or hell, originating in northwestern Eurodian cultures.||The terms are still used interchangeably across parts of Patria.|
|Helheim||Term for hell in eastern Eurodian cultures.|
|Iad||Term for the underworld and hell in Vampiric culture.||Ruled by Erohoris.|
|Infero||Term for the underworld in lizardfolk cultures.|
|Jigoku||Term for hell in Wajin culture.||The lower half of Shigo-no-sekai, the Wajin term for the world after death. Ruled by Demon King Enma.|
|Jotenheim||Alfheimish fairy term for the underworld and hell.||Described as a frozen wasteland ruled by King Thrym from his castle of Thrymheim.|
|Lofykear||An ancient term for the underworld and hell in Elven cultures.|
|Naraka||Term for hell in Shivajism Faith.|
|Purgatory||Term for hell used in Septifidelity.||Described as a seven-leveled blazing inferno of fire and lava, ruled by Satan, the High King of Purgatory. Like in Eden, residents are stripped naked; but unlike in Eden, they retain their shame and it is believed that they are being displayed for all to see so that they are more vulnerable to the horrification and tormentry of Purgatory.|
|Xibalba||Term for the underworld in central-Nekcrozi cultures|
Other Mythological figures
There are several mythological figures whose existence is either obscured by myth or so famous that they've passed into legend. Most existed either before, or just after, the time of the first lunaculi.
Adam & Eve
The first human man and woman. Legends say that direct descendants of them possess a unique sense.
Hyacintho Michael & Vermiculus Lucifer
According to common myth, Hyacintho Michael and Vermiculus Lucifer were the first angel and demon receptively. They are also the fathers of Tallulah Michael and Xyliana Lucifer respectively. The popular myth portrays them as cousins descended from the same god (who's name has been lost to history) but fell in with different crowds: Hyachintho's father was a well-known archangel Michael, so Hyachintho followed the ways of light and angels, becoming an archangel in his own right; while Vermiculus, his father Lucifer a fallen angel that lost favor with his divine father, fell to the dark side and became a demon, eventually becoming a minor demon lord (popular myth says that he is the right-hand servant of Satan).
The two then became bitter enemies fighting to assert dominance over the mortal world in the name of either light or darkness. The only thing that ended their fighting is the birth of their twin daughters via the same mortal woman, who's name has been recorded in history simply as "Maria."
Oberon & Titania
According to fairy mythology, Oberon and Titania were the first male and female fairies of Patria. They are revered as the High King & High Queen of all fairies, both of the human-sized fairies of Alfheim and of the diminutive pixies of the surface. Most people believe them to have been real historical figures, and many believe they still exist.
Orion & Delphia
Orion and Delphia were legandary centaurs.
Tyrion & Luctiana
Tyrion and Luctiana were, according to popular elven myth, the first elven emperor and empress in recorded history. According to elven mythology, they were the first rulers of the legendary/mythical Empire of Konjyrnia, first founding them empire after uniting their separate kingdoms through marriage.
They are also deified in the Taogerites of the Elven Pantheon as the "Lawgiver" and the "Maiden" respectively.
Marina & Ophir
Marina and Ophir were the first mermaid and merman, according to merfolk mythology.
Dark religion is a form of religion where followers worship some dark deity or several. They are often looked down upon by most people, particularly if they are followers of a holy religion. The dark cults around Patria are often subject to isolation despite their many followers.
Cult of Akuma
The Cult of Akuma is a Wajin demonic cult that worships various demons of Wajin culture as the supreme beings instead of the kamigami.
Church of Chaos
Under the command of the Great Lord of Chaos, a title that is both religious and militaristic, the Church's primary figure of worship is Voldrazar, the Dark Lord of Chaos who was defeated by the lunaculi, but the church also pays homage to two other chaos deities who were Voldazar's "hands," Maldrazell and Syle'rikinia.
|According to popular myth, Maldrazell was the right-hand-man of the Dark Lord Voldrazar. He is depicted as a black-robed skeleton with bones made of dark crystal. A cult dedicated to him once tyrannically ruled the City of Maldrazik, now called the City of Rondar, before the Order of Rondar took it from them.|
|According to popular myth, Syle'rikina was the left-hand-woman of Voldrazar. She is depicted as a demonic succubus who could suck out the souls of anyone she fed off of, something a normal succubus simply can't do.|
The CoC also pays homage to chaos deities from other faiths and pantheons as part of a "Pantheon of Chaos."
The CoC is underground and hidden from public eye, most not even knowing of its existence, save for their mortal enemies, the Order of Eden. But, unlike other dark religions, the followers of the Dark Church are a bit more active through it's armed branch, the Army of Chaos. The purpose of this church is purely conquest, pandemonium, and the genocide of all things "mortal", with their leaders seeking to plunge all of Patria into chaos, and most seeking the eventual resurrection of the Dark Lord Voldrazar.
The Church and the Army together operate under the "Rule of Three." While there may be thousands of men and women in service to the church or the army, there can only be three leading lords at any given time: the Great Lord of Chaos, and his/her two subordinates, the "Left Hand of Chaos" and the "Right Hand of Chaos." The Great Lord is marked by a gold Chaos symbol necklace, while the Left and Right Hands are marked by a chaos necklace that also bears the respective hand.
Cult of Morgan & Mordred
These religions together are the polar opposite of Septifidelity. They seek to bring about darkness and supplant Septifidelity altogether.
Church of Satan
The Church of Satan is the primary dark church that worships the Devil High King of Purgatory, Satan. The Church of Satan was once the rulers of the Empire of Darkania, before it was defeated by the early worshipers of Septifidelity.
The Church of Satan has no official headquarters and is underground, but that has not stopped it from gaining numerous followers of all races over the centuries.
The church's primary practices include living sacrifices to Satan, and the race doesn't matter.
Cult of the SinsThe Cult of the Sins is a dark religion that worships seven demons that equate to the seven mortal sins. The cult was founded within generations of the founding of Septifidelity, and has been a source of ire for the church ever since.
Followers believe that embracing of sin is the ultimate liberation, free from the rules that constitute society.
Extinct religions are religious beliefs that are no longer practiced, but not necessarily forgotten.
List of extinct religions
- Gallic Pantheon: The polytheistic Gallic Pantheon was the gods worshiped by the Gallic Peoples before the introduction of Septifidelity.
- Great Eagle: The Great Eagle was a deity worshiped by the Nekrc'zii culture before being combined with the Jadeites.
- Hesperian Pantheon: the polytheistic gods worshiped by the Hesperian peoples before the introduction of Septifidelity.
- Salroka: The god worshiped by the Salrin people before the introduction of Septifidelity.
- Zedylrian Pantheon: The polytheistic pantheon worshiped by the ancient Zedylri of the Zedylrian Empire, and, for a time, the successor states. The pantheon soon phased out of use as it was replaced by other religions, most notably Septifidelity. The Solramese who created the calendar used parts of names of several members of the pantheon as names of the months of the year. Aside for that one remaining mark, very few people remember what the names of the many deities were.
Notes & Trivia
- Many people of many faiths have long believed Rings of Patria to be the home of heavenly gods; other faiths have placed the home of the gods in more "earthly" locations.
- With pantheons with multiple gods, a great many of the listed deities have cults dedicated to them, while still remaining under the umbrella of the main religion.
- The deities of the vampiric pantheon are, naturally, vampires themselves.
- The Elven Pantheon was based off the Elven pantheon from the Warhammer Fantasy universe, but the names of the branches and deities were changed or modified.
- Tyrion, the Lawgiver, is also the first elven emperor, according to the myths of elven lore.
- Luctiana, the Maiden, another deity in the Elven pantheon, and the wife of Tyrion, is also the first elven empress in the myths of elven lore. Luctiana is also the name of one of the first seven lunaculi (whom was a fairy, and the lunaculus of Alfheim) worshiped in Septifidelity, an unrelated religion. These two figures, despite sharing a name, are unrelated in any way.
- Tyrion, the Lawgiver, is also the first elven emperor, according to the myths of elven lore.
- Besides the Enneamagi, magic-users are also known to worship deities of magic from various other cultures/faiths.
- Shivajism is based on, and a blend of, real-world Buddhism and Hinduism, is therefore the Patrian equivalent of both.
- Din (دين), is an Arabic word meaning religion, and Dini (ديني) is also an Arabic word meaning pious/religious.
- "Althaluth (الثالوث)" is one of several Arabic words for "Trinity," which an old term for a group of three.
- Asli Sbe Aldiyn (أصلي سبع الدين) is the the Patrian equivalent of Islam, and a Jalad (جلد) is the equivalent of a Muslim.
- Some of the listed religions are based on real world faiths:
- The archangels listed among the Seven Archangels are also prominent ones worshiped in Christianity.
- Just as Kemet is based off Egypt the Kemeti Pantheon is based off the ancient Egyptian Pantheon, and all of the listed deities were part of it at one point or another.
- The faiths of the "Tuzhu" culture are based off traditional Chinese faiths, and all names of the listed deities came from the Chinese "pantheon".
- The Ostliger Pantheon is based on the Norse Pantheon, and all listed members were part of it at one period or another.
- The Waikikese Pentheon is based on figures in the Hawaiian religion. All listed deities were worshiped at one point or another.
- The Serene Kingdom & Republic of New Albion has a freedom of religion policy, one of few on Patria, and three religions are prevalent: Din and/or Asli Sbe Aldiyn, primarily in the east, in regions on the border with Seljuk; Septifidelity, throughout the majority of the country; and Talmyrism, primarily in the north.