Creideamh an Domhain

Creideamh an Dohain, commonly translated as the Faith of the World or World Faith, is mainly practiced in the country of Obrexia. There are two main orthodoxes; Eastern, practiced by the Paeduyo and Western practiced by the Daoine and Obrex. Both orthodoxes are similar, but have some subtle differences that, when expanded upon, can stir massive debate and conflict.

There four main tenets to Creideamh Dohain, the fourth being slightly different between orthodoxes, thus causing the first point of conflict. Not all follow these core tenants, and some see them as too lenient. Though many do follow these tenants, most not so strictly as they are more background ideals than thorough and complex. The tenants are translated as follows:

  • Respect thy world and all that inhabit it.
  • Act always as if that was how one wished to be treated.
  • Know thy world is not a caring place, but rather that we have to make it caring ourselves.

In Western Orthodox

  • Respond to acts of violence with all force necessary as to prevent further strife.

In Eastern Orthodox

  • Restrain acts of violence with all might necessary to prevent further strife.

This change is subtle but carries deep implications. Those who follow Eastern Orthodox believe all violence is sinful and it is on the individual to prevent it. The word “might” in this translation means internal, mental might. Paeduyo do not respond to violence, as that would often mean being violent yourself. In contrast, those who practice Western Orthodox believe the fourth tenant condemns those who have power to stop cruelty and choose to do nothing.

The deities of the Creideamh Dohain are not all-powerful, nor are they omniscient, but they do see among their domains. Eastern Orthodox is influenced by the Anae'Kia faith, as such the deities, their relationships and representations are subtly different, causing more conflict among scholars and priests.

Deities of Eastern Orthodox

  • Mother Nádúr commonly translated as Mother of Nature, though most will use the untranslated name. She is thought to be the most influential of the deities due to the fact that all living creatures fall under her domain. She is the primary patron to farmers, as well as hunters, and a secondary patron to those that struggle against the natural order of eat or be eaten.
  • Father Talamh commonly translated as Father of Earth, again most will use the untranslated name. He is thought to be the second most influential as all things that come from the earth are under his domain. He is the patron to smiths, miners, and the secondary patron to farmers, as all rely on the soil to cultivate crops.
  • Sister Dóiteáin commonly translated as Sister of Fire, unlike the others, she will go by her translated name more often than her name in the old tongue. All things fire are under her mischievous gaze. She is the co-patron of smiths and the patron of glassblowers and the like. She also embodies the knowledge and drive of the soul. She brings the spark of creation to those beings she invests in.
  • Brother Gaoth commonly translated as Brother of Wind. He goes by his untranslated name more often than the translated name. All things dealing with the wind are under his purview. He is the co-patron of sailors, and the main patron of archers and bards.
  • Créatúir Uisce commonly translated as Creature of Water. Their name is often untranslated, but it is shortened to Uisce. They are the co-patron of sailors, and the main patron of fishermen, and views all things of water. They are rather formless and ephemeral in their being. Water is always shifting and Uisce exemplifies this.
  • Solaris, Goddess of the Sun, daughter of Sister Dóiteáin and Brother Gaoth. Holding the domains of warmth, light, and prosperity. The Assembly considers her to be a very important god, and one that will have temples, if not made specifically for them, then transformed in her honour, so that she may guide us all. The drive of Dóiteáin is strong in her daughter, providing warmth to all the world over.
  • Lunarius, God of the Moon, son of Father Talamh of Earth and Créatúir Uisce. Holding the domains of prophecy, bravery, and time. The Assembly considers him to be of lesser importance than the other gods, but mostly because of the waxing and waning nature of the power that he holds. Lacking the steadiness of Earth, and inheriting Uisce’s malleability, Lunarius illuminates the dark when most are unwilling to chance it.

Deities of Eastern Orthodox

  • Mother Nádúr (Mother of Nature) is the deity above all living creatures. She is the creator of all beings and to be understood as the source of creativity and wisdom. Works of art and solutions to problems are often attributed to Mother Nádúr.*
  • Father Talamh (Father of Earth) is the deity of all things that come from the earth including soil, plants and mushrooms. He is sturdy and predictable, often attributed to the source of reliability. People praise Father Talamh for plentiful harvests, and sturdy trees to build their houses from.
  • Sister Dóiteáin (Sister of Fire) is the deity of fire. While both the Daoine, the Paeduyo attribute Sister of Fire to passion, they disagree when the Daoine attribute her to knowledge, favoring her wrath instead. The Paeduyo believe violence stems from wrath which stems from passion. A single candle may seem harmless, but unchecked it could burn a forest.
  • Solaris (Goddess of the Sun) is the biggest difference, and thereby the biggest point of conflict between the Daoine and the Paeduyo. The Paeduyo believe Solaris is the mother of Sister Doiteain, while the Daoine believe the reverse. To the Paeduyo, Solaris represents honor, kindness and healing. Solaris bears striking resemblance to Aeviria worshiped by the High Elves. Love and healing of wounds, the earth and relationships are all attributed to Solaris.
  • Lunarius (God of the Moon) is the son of Father Talamh and Creatuir Uisce and the lover of Solaris (only to the Paeduyo). He holds the domains of prophecy, time and knowledge. Scholastic works are often attributed to Lunarius. Often Paeduyo will attribute silk garments to Lunarius, as silk moths themselves are seen as beings in the domain of Lunarius.
  • Brother Gaoth (Brother of Wind) is the deity of the wind. He is attributed to travel, decisiveness and bravery. Roads are often constructed in the name of Brother Gaoth, and it is said to be good luck to sing songs about him while traveling.
  • Créatúir Uisce (Creature of Water) is the deity of the water and storms. They represent change and adaptability in the world. Uisce is thanked after rain and prayed to before fishing. After a grafted tree limb shows success, the first fruit is offered to Uisce.

While there are only seven gods the followers of Western Orthodox recognize, those who practice Eastern worship an eighth; Nuran the domain of death.

  • Judge Nuran (Judge of Dead) watches over all that die and is pretty much unchanged from the Anae'Kaia faith. Nuran is a neutral deity that represents justice. All will meet Nuran, and all will be judged fairly by Nuran’s indifferent gaze. Nuran is not feared, but respected.
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