Gods and Powers
Gods, Powers, and Saints of the Taer
“When I was a boy, my Uncle Mordechai would take me to the synagogue. There we would worship Kavash, once called the lonely god, now called the undescended. We would sing, read verses from the Talmuud, dance, and pray. We were his chosen people, and what many don’t understand, is that by being chosen we were special. Somedays it feels like the “special” of the boys who ride the small cart to the madrass." — Padrevin of Maahren
In the Taer, the gods are a central part of the everyman’s life. The gods are called upon for births, marriages, holy orders, blessings, festivals, deaths, and exorcisms. In the lands that are dominated by the unified churches, the greater gods are publicly worshiped, with the occasional lesser god, saint or city protector called upon in public. In private many small cults exist, albeit their existence is frowned upon, and sometimes persecuted. In the lands beyond the Western Realms, religion and politics ride on the same horse, and only the official god or gods are allowed, in or outside the home.
The Greater Pantheon of the Unified Churches.
When Cameron Incanus gathered the holy men and women of the Western Realms for the first conclave almost a millennia and a half ago he began the tradition of accepted worship that survives in the Taer today. When the first conclave ended, Incanus and the others established the rule of the Pantheons, and guarenteed that the major gods would be worshipped in every city of the Western Realms. These gods represented the elements and major races of the Taer. They are presented below in the Menfolk tongue, their accompanying wiki pages will explain more about the god or goddess and their worship.
|Air (element of Elvenfolk)||Arshámon Earnwine||Freyá Earnwæld|
|Earth (element of Dwarvenfolk)||Sârthon Stangrim||Nollë Osgeldwaru|
|Fire (element of Menfolk)||Mittron Feuerleben||Valané Feuerled|
|Water (element of Merfolk)||Bahknon Meerphaddr||Emeî Kælhelm|