Gods

Gods of the Grand Temples

  • He of the Fiery Forge (formerly known as Golfannon; smith god, second in power to the Temple of the Unmarred Heart and this temple currently holds the position of the Speaker of the Guilds and has for years, usurping it from the Temple of the Guiding Voice)
  • He of the Potent Mind (god of magic, ancient mysteries and knowledge; originally known as Heimar; fifth in power)
  • He of the Relentless Fist (formerly Esus the Mighty, god of war and strategy, strength and masculinity; third in power of the Temples and vying with the Temple of the Fiery Forge)
  • He of the Unmarred Heart (currently this temple holds the Princeps of the Tower and has for nearly fifty years; in charge of the Jusitcars/guard of the city; Sky Father (initially called Ushmar), god of purity, leadership and heirarchy)
  • He of the Vast Gaze (god of the navigation, seafaring, travel and the winds; originally known as Woad; the temple is all about trade, but is also known to the city as the Benefactors, often being seen as being the most pious and gentle, the ones who often have the people and even the Genry in mind, though they are also strong; this faith has made them respected members of the Ecclesium, but also low in power – eight – because of their politics)
  • She of the Appraising Eye (goddess of trade, bargaining, justice; she has a very large shadow cult among the people – primarily because her worship is practical and does not require lots of ritual – as Asherat of the Sea, the goddess of the sea, the sister of Anu, and has less interest in trade as much as the bounty of the sea; this shadow cult vies with the Temple of the Appraising Eye in their doctorine)
  • She of the Offering Palm (Earth Mother, goddess of plenty, agriculture, hearth and femininity; has come to be about what women are and their place, and there is a strong shadow cult of Anu, the orignal name of She of the Offering Palm, who supports the Genry and the original lushness of the Earth Mother; least of all the Grand Temples)
  • They of the Guiding Voice (many-faced deity of the arts and artifice, but also of coin; gained much power because of how much money they have, and the temple has whitewashed the lineage of The Tiersanae, the multi-faced trickster diety of the arts and thieves; fourth in power, but has a lot of influence as they are the Cofferkeepers)
  • They of the Held Keys (tripartate shrouded deity of death; originally know as The Plouti, most of their cults in the city know them as female or genderless, depending on the cult, but they have been masculinized as the Ecclesium as patriarchal; holds a seat, but is often the most neutral and least present of the Temples; seventh in power)

Other Gods in the Pantheon

  • Anu, the Earth Mother (esteemed in the city and has a wide following, especially by women as the mother goddess who has been married off against her will; the masculine-dominated Temple of the Offering Palm is at great odds with the various shadow cults of Anu, and there has even been violence in the recent past)
  • They of the Fetching Glance (originally known as Esha, androgynous deity of love and the sacred courtesans of old; there is a shrine where some secretly worship, but her worship is meant to only be custom; courtesans as companions only are accepted, but prostitution is illegal)
  • The Tiersanae (the god of thieves as well as rebelious artists/craftspeople, this particular manifestation of the god has been written out of the clergy, except there are followers in the city who have a shadow-cult)
  • The Plouti (not illegal, though very shunned as the priests of The Plouti are typically gravediggers and necromancers, the original faith of The Plouti still survives in the city despite the attempts by the greater Temple to make it cleaner)
  • Hammidal, the martyr god (illegal shadow cult from a far-away land, the followers of Hammidal are beggars and often malcontents, seeking to destroy the city; no one knows of Hammidal’s legacy in his original land)
  • He of the Ripe Vine (Sylvannus, God of Wine and Merriment; well celebrated and has many winehouses, but does not have the power needed to be a part of the Ecclesium)
  • She of the Golden Eyes (Thyti, goddess of luck/fortune, sports/games, and prosperity; highly esteemed especially amongst gaming houses, social clubs and the various sporting centers)
  • Selenia (goddess of the wild, she isn’t even recognized amongst the city any longer, though there is a shadow cult and she is revered in the countryside, still)
  • They of the Sodden Foot (Venia, goddess of the sewers, but also one of the original civilizing dieties; founded the first cities back in the motherland, now is left to rot as an androgynous god of the sewers; there are shadow cults who strive to keep the city running and, strangely, support the Genry’s resistance)
  • He of the Furrowed Brow (diety of learning, language, philosophy)
  • She of the Long Stride (diety of prophecy, portents)

Gods

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