Armeros is the War God,
responsible for all aspects of struggle, conflict, or judgement. Wherever
there is dispute in the mortal realm, Armeros must choose a side and throw
his divine justice down to resolve it. His primary duty is to maintain the
Elves and men
differ in their concept and thus portrayal of Armeros, but one common aspect
is the Just One’s form and colouration. Shown with solemn black eyes and a
deep brown skin stretched taut over stern cheekbones, the Swordlord almost
invariably stands, sometimes supporting his mailed hands on his chest-high
sword, the Truth-Splitter, sometimes with arms folded and hands resting on
opposing shoulders, fists clenched.
OF THE HUNT
Being one of the most important elven Gods Arvins is the God representing
Harmony and the Balance in Life. He is also often called the Silent God or
the Listener. In fact Arvins stands between the two other Gods of Earth as a
sort of mediator between the powers of creation and the necessity of the
transitory, executed by the Goddess of the Scythe. It is written in the Cárpa'dosía
that Arvins was eager to teach the Children of Avá when
they accumulated under the Life Tree. He wanted to show them how to heed the
beauty of nature and how to destroy other life in order to survive and to
prosper, but without viewing the killing of others as a purpose of its own. He
wanted to tell them about nature and through nature about Avá's
forgiving, goodness and kindness which shines through all things living.
Thus Arvins was one of the first of the Gods who changed his windy shape and
descended to the earth where he appeared to the Children either as one of
their own kind or as one of the creatures of the woods.
OF THE SEA
Baveras is the
Santharian Goddess of the Sea and the
Water. She is one of the Twelve Gods or High Spirits (Aeolía) who sprang from
the Dream of Avá the Beautiful according to the
elven myth as related in the
Jeyriall, the Goddess of Harvest, and
Seyella, the Goddess of Time and Destiny, are related
to the Element of Water as well, Baveras
is the one who reflects Water most, the
Water representing the uncertainty in the
flow of time, the Water as a blessing,
the Water as a threat. None of the other
two Goddesses is as close to the Element of
Water concerning nature, appearance and whole essence.
God of Excess, Desire, Lust and Love, often also refered to as the God with the
many faces or - following the interpretation of the Order of the Lones - the
vicious Spirit of Seduction or simple: the Treacherous. From the beginning of time
Etherus was the most unpredictable of the Gods. When the High Goddess, Avá
the Beautiful, ordered the spirits to shape Her Dream in the mirror of her
mind, which for the mortals is known as reality, Etherus corrupted the
designs of the other Gods. But it is also told that Avá loved Etherus most
from all Her Spirits as He was naive and spontaneous in all He did, even if it
destroyed the works of the other Gods.
Goddess of the
Peace and Unity, of Harmony, Tranquility and Contentment.
Furthermore She is known as the Goddess of Friendship, Hearth and Hospitality,
representing the patron saint for all innkeepers throughout
Santharian lands. In older texts She is
also often refered to as the "Uniter" or - maybe surprisingly here - even as the
"Sleeper", who makes differences forgotten by reminding the beings of their
transitory nature by letting them take part in an universal view on things.
Nevertheless, Eyasha should not be taken for the
elven High Goddess, Avá the
Beautiful, the "Dreamer", the source of all things existing as the
God of the Sun, often also called the Burning God. Creator of the
representation of Avá the Beautiful to the world, of Her completeness
and of Her uncompared vividness which shows in Her constantly changing Thoughts
of Her everlasting Dream. Foiros was one of the first Gods who followed the wish of
Avá and helped Her putting the world of
Caelereth to order.
Alas, not everything Foiros did to please the High Goddess turned out well. He
endowed the races and the animals with the burning longing for the opposite sex,
he brought fires to the lands and created a gigantic self-consuming ball of flames in the midst of the darkness to light the paths for the people
inhabiting Caelereth. And it shone on all
things living, thus making them grow and prosper.
Grothar brings rain, snow,
clouds, and other meteorological phenomena. His primary responsibilities are to
control and guide the Auratic Winds, and to create and sustain the weather
patterns on the face of Caelereth.
Grothar is also called Grothar Weathergod, The Grey King,
Rainlord, Cloudmaster, and King of the Skies.
GODDESS OF THE
Jeyriall is the Santharian
goddess responsible for sentient, animal, and plant fruitfulness and increase. She rules over all areas
of reproduction (although not coupling itself) and was the goddess who breathed
life into the created earth and its occupants.
Jeyriall is also known as
the Lady of the Cup, the Fruitful One, Goddess of Increase, Jeyriall of the Harvest,
and the Wombmistress.
the Santharian God of the Healing, Renewal
and Rebirth. He is one of the Twelve Gods or High Spirits (Styrásh
Aeolía, Aeolía) who sprang from the
Dream of Avá the Beautiful according to the
elven myth as related in the
Together with Grothar (Goddess of Weather) and
Eyasha (Goddess of Peace), Nehtor
is one of the three Gods dedicated to the Element of Wind. The second month of
the Santharian Calendar, the Month of the Molten Ice (Styrásh
or smól'evathón) is dedicated to Nehtor.
While having helped Eyasha and
Urtengor in the melding of
Caelereth, by dancing and singing in sheer
delight at the creation around him, he was the most affected by the destruction
by Queprur (his antagonist) and Etherus
as part of what he had helped to create.
He disassociated himself from the other Gods and as such ancient texts also
refer to him as the God of Concern, Mourning and Sorrow, as he grieves for what
has been destroyed and the pain that is inflicted upon the world that he cares
so deeply for. Elves often identify very closely to Nehtor, as they too are
linked to the land and its health, and experience the greatest joys and the
Goddess of Death, also called the Goddess of Coldness or the
Goddess of the
Scythe and traditionally often interpreted as the Goddess of the element of Earth,
of Silence, the Unmoving and the Transitory. In ancient texts She may also
be refered to as Queprpur (an old Tharian form). Queprur is known as the
antagonistical Goddess to Jeyriall, Goddess of Harvest, Nehtor,
God of Healing, and of Baveras, Goddess of the Sea.
Unlike the High
Goddess who dreams of Herself and therefore brings the world into being, the
Goddess of Destiny is part of this world. She knows everything which happens and
will happen and happened in the past, and therefore is often also refered to as
the Goddess of Time, Being and Becoming. As the Goddess of Destiny Seyella is one of the most
feared Gods of all the Twelve, but also the one who is prayed to and called upon
in seemingly hopeless situations. At least this is the way commoners prefer it,
however, elven myth sees Seyella as a very tragic and desperate figure among the
Gods who reign the world of
OF THE FORGE
God of the Forge, also called Hammer-Lord, God of Lightning, Star-Shaper, and
in the dwarven tongue
(TolGerKorim, "King of the Deep Earth")
or - most often -
Urtengor is best-known for bringing metalworking to
Caelereth. He is also believed to have
placed the Stargems in the sky, forged the moon and invented