The Gods

God of knowledge, wisdom, secrets, mysteries, invention, arcane studies, magic
Symbol is the stag.

First born of the gods, Finghin was considered the perfect vision of masculinity and had the most potential of all of his siblings. Legends say he used to appear as a tall elven male with striking blue eyes or as a peasant human, ragged and old. Is said to have gifted the moral races with spoken word, literacy, and other knowledge while traveling the world in his various forms.

Goddess of sex, fertility, menstruation, lust, procreation, feminism, pregnancy, childbirth
Symbol is the fox.

Almha is considered the most beautiful of the gods, some even saying she was more beautiful than the mother herself. It is said that when a woman survives a difficult child birth, Almha has touched her. Alhma is sometimes called Moncha by ladies of the night who will often have small idols dedicated to her at their bedside.

Goddess of hope, miracles, healing, inspiration, marriage & family
Symbol is the dove.

Aanan was thought to be the favorite of the mother, as it was Aanan that most resembled the mother in nature. Aanan was considered the kindest of the gods, giving many gifts to the mortal races including the knowledge of healing and of the constellations created by the mother and father. The traditional rites of marriage, which are still used to this day, beseech Aanan along with her sibling Almha to give their blessings on the couple.

God of Chaos, trickery, change, shapeshifting, laughter, upheaval, improv
Symbol is the rabbit.

Not much is written about Xaivus. Even less of it still remains after the gods have retreated from the mortal realms. What records do remain do not agree on what form or even what gender the god takes. Some have said that Xaivus destroyed the information himself and has yet remained even as the rest of the gods have retreated citing stories of odd things happening in far off cities that seemingly have no explaination.

God of war, hunt, battle, strength, mountains, earthquakes
Symbol is the bear.

Johmtosyn was boastrous and proud; a commanding god that towered over the others and often used his booming voice to get his own way. It is said that whenever Johmtosyn calls out in this voice, the very world shakes at it’s core. Johmtosyn’s abrasive personality often put him at odds with the other gods, even with the Mother and Father themselves.

God of the harvest, festivity, wine, crafting (blacksmithing, sheperding, etc), farming
Symbol is the bull.

Lanfraus was most interested in the world itself, often blowing off the other gods in order to perfect and cultivate the lands. It was Lanfraus that taught the mortal races how to farm, how to process the things that they farmed, and even how to use minerals from the world itself to create. The god himself was of a shorter stature than the others, with a beard that so coiled, braided, and twisted, it would said that were it unbound, it would wrap around the world two times over.

God of death, afterlife, underworld, cycle of life
Symbol is the crow.

Often misunderstood, Ceades grew somewhat resentful of the other gods and how the mortal races revered them so but feared him. Ceades, of course, knew that death was a vital part of ensuring that life on the world would continue. It had been Father that had made this need clear early on but none of the others seemed to be willing to maintain such a delicate balance. It is said that when a soul passes through the mists, it is greeted by Ceades who will determine if the soul should proceed to the heavens or the underworld. Once the choice is made it cannot be changed as the gods have forbidden any soul to leave once it has become a part of either realm.

Goddess of the elements, wild places, freedom, turning of the seasons, wild animals
Symbol is the squirrel.

Gaellean was a free spirit the moment she came into existence and always preferred modeling herself after the elements she loved so much, passionate yet destructive like fire, serene yet unpredictable like water, swift yet deadly like the wind, and stalwart yet unforgiving like the earth. Never staying in one place too long, never standing still either Gaellan would come to create those like her, half on one end of the spectrum of the seasons of Spring and Summer, and half of the other of Autumn and Winter. Druids often worshiped her as well as some of the more elemental specific mages.

God of Misfortune, bad tidings, catastrophe, darkness, plague, famine, sloth
Symbol is the spider.

Always the last to be acknowledged as one of the deities whose sole purpose was to be the necessary evil in the world, where there was light there would also be darkness and within that darkness Skarrik thrived. Also known as the betrayer he was the only God to have sided with the Dragons during the war in an attempt to overthrow his brothers and sisters and claim the world for his own.