Gods and Religion.   Posted by DM_.Group: 0
DM_
 GM, 31 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 09:45
Gods and Religion
For the people of Moremile, the role of religion in their lives is varied and personal. Most folks are vaguely polytheistic, giving prayers and offerings to specific deities based upon their daily needs. Others show a vague, open respect to "The Gods" as a whole, but do little in the way of worship. In the small, tight community of Moremile, there is no room for division based on faith, and folks are left to generally believe and practice as they wish.

Still, it would be considered strange for a person to believe in no gods. This would be more strange in that even the most skeptical believe that the Gods have intervened in their in lives in some way.

Listed below are the Gods commonly revered in Moremile.

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DM_
 GM, 32 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 10:13
Gods and Religion
Nekana

Depicted as a resplendent multi-colored dragon of mind-boggling size and power, Nekana is believed by scholars to be one of the eldest of the Gods. The literal Goddess of Dragons, it is said all dragons are living proof of Nekana's existence.

Among mortals, Nekana represents a creation figure. She is said to be the Goddess of Fire. Nekana also affords her devoted the spark of inspiration, the tenacity of hard work, and the sharp eye of craftsmanship.

It is very common to see blacksmiths and armorers to have a small shrine in their shops dedicated to Nekana. Other fine craft folk may have a small token of respect towards this goddess in their shops.

Dragonborn feel especially connected to Nekana, as her favor literally courses through their veins. The Dragonborn in Moremile are nearly monotheistic in their worship of Nekana.
DM_
 GM, 33 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 10:39
Gods and Religion
Ciluna

The Midwife of All Gods, Ciluna is of particular importance to the humble folk of Moremile. Ciluna is frequently described as a heavy woman with kind eyes.

Ciluna has no large religious structure among mortals, but she is ever-present among them. The goddess of birth, medicine, and health, Ciluna plays a pivotal role in the lives of mortal kind.

Women seeking fertility or good health for their children offer prayers to Ciluna, often just simply called "The Mother". This has caused some to perceive Ciluna as specifically a goddess of women and domestic duties.

The farmfolk of Moremile understand differently, however. All who practice animal husbandry in Moremile have shrines to Ciluna to pray for abundance and wellbeing of their herds.
DM_
 GM, 34 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 11:06
Gods and Religion
Treisma

The God of the Wild, Treisma is regarded as the Eldest of the Gods. A consummate shapeshifter with no set form, Treisma is known as an insatiable, bloodthirsty hunter, a nurturing mother figure, and a cruel, indifferent force of perpetual growth.

Wood Elves tie their very origins to Treisma, claiming that their people lived in the First Wilds among the Gods themselves.

Treisma is revered by foragers, herbalists, and game hunters as a source of survival. There are rarely shrines dedicated to Treisma, but there are several sung prayers common to the folks of Moremile that offer praise and gratitude to Treisma's bounty.

Small children in Moremile are taught a quick song meant to entreaty Treisma for mercy when beset by predatory animals.

Treisma is believed to be the parent of Atespar.
DM_
 GM, 35 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 11:14
Gods and Religion
Atespar

Fickle and savage, Atespar is often depicted as a blue-skinned woman riding clouds and hurling lightning at the wicked. The Goddess of Storms is believed to be the daughter of Treisma.

Farming folk around Moremile all have shrines dedicated to Atespar, and wise farmers make it a point to keep those shrines well-attended as a means to fend off the Storm Goddess' devastating wrath.
DM_
 GM, 39 posts
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 23:41
Gods and Religion
Calais

The goddess of marriage, cooking, and vigilance, Calais is the daughter of Ciluna. Her symbol, a silvered spoon, rests atop the inner door jamb of most homes in Moremile.