Path of the Gods

“And thusly the Elements returned, and the gods and goddesses fled from their sight in fear and shame. They were set to slumber and their souls were pieced apart and blessed to the mortal kind.” – an ancient text about the destruction of the gods

The Path of the Gods is not one spoken of in most civilizations, save for the Danava, as it inspires fear and disgust in most people about Valindir. Those in this faith have dedicated their lives and worship to the fallen gods and some even seek to revive their slain creators. While the Danava do wish for “Mother” to return to the realm and await her awakening, they care little for any other member of the dead pantheon, and to wish to revive one that was not their creator would be as abhorrent to them as most others in common society. Many of the races believe that the Elements are the rightful leaders and did what was needed, but those in the Path of the Gods see their actions as barbaric. The church itself is highly secretive for the most part and even uttering that one belongs to this faith can get them jailed or even executed in certain cultures. None know how such a persecuted belief can still thrive in the world, but nevertheless it remains one of the faiths found in every corner of the lands.

The only other sect of this church that doesn’t garner much distain is that is dedicated to the worship of Lady Topi, Lord Piqou and Lady Swienya, although they are no longer referred to as gods and goddesses, but Avatars. These immortals were the only three that didn’t partake in the fighting, but even helped to protect groups of people from the battles. When the Elements returned and beheld what they had done, they felt pity in their souls and could not justify placing them in the same slumber as the other gods and goddesses. They also could not let them retain their powers, and reached a compromise. The three immortals were stripped of their powers, but their souls remained intact, and were placed in the first three mortal children born after Al’Drenra. To this day, they still wander the realm just like any other person, and temples have sprouted up in their honor and worship. They do not always remember who they are at first, but they will retain some memories from their previous incarnations, and because of this, are often sought out by historians to know more about what really happened in the past.

The Church of Topi
The Church of Piqou
The Church of Swienya
The Church of Wassalon

Information on these deities has remained scarce, and none know how many there might have been at one time. What is known has been documented by generations past and is still housed in libraries all about the world.

Aldfaen: God of War, Creator of the Humans

Amoti: Goddess of Desire

Bidika: God of Revelry, Creator of the Alubra

Brodalin: God of Order, Creator of the Orcs

Cymedros: God of Strength and Fortitude, Creator of the Minotaur

Diatras: Goddess of Fear and Secrecy, Creator of the Mithyrn

Enarista: Goddess of Courage, Creator of the Gryphon

Faelcor: Goddess of Power, Creator of the Centaurs

Gorin: God of Honor and Loyalty, Creator of the Dwarves

Griekta: God of Wrath

Hadashae: Goddess of Life

Hienle: God of Survival, Creator of the Daphinae

Imala: Goddess of Fate, Creator of the Lithorians

Jaryda: God of Love

Kitolyi: Goddess of Peace and Serenity, Creator of the Sidhe

Louvenia: Goddess of Change and Growth, Creator of the Senai

Medolka: God of Unity, Creator of the Kren

Mikala: Goddess of Chaos and Destruction, Creator of the Orcs

Mindranna: Goddess of Time

Nielalien: Goddess of Death

Obtaya: Goddess of the Day and Light

Ohesta: God of the Night and Darkness

Pardu:  God of Nature

Piqou: God of Mercy

Qaulo: Goddess of Harmony, Creator of the Talmori

Regvier: God of Pride

Shasienta: God of Deception

Swienya: Goddess of Joy

Tomaye: Goddess of Wisdom and Knowledge

Topi: Goddess of Children

Voulen: God of Jealousy

Wasalon: Goddess of Fertility, Creator of the Danava

Yarowe: Goddess of Beauty, Creator of the Elves

Zevtien: God of Suffering and Torment

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Posted July 6, 2011 by Evoru

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