ADAOS: God of Night, husband of Yene and father of Neph. He is prayed to for safe travels and associated with pine trees and frogs.
AKARIS: God of Prosperity. She is called upon often but not primarily worshipped. She is associated with cats, archery, and keys.
ASMORIA: God of Infinity, twin sibling of Jelia. He is associated with masculinity, femininity, and everything in between. She is also strongly connected to butterflies.
ETAN: God of Hospitality, husband of Onos. He is associated with cooking, bread, and music.
JELIA: God of Life, twin sister of Asmoria. She is known to be jealous of Asmoria's status. She is associated with dance, sunlight, and marigolds.
KELDERE: God of Dreams. They have a complicated relationship with Vatia. They are associated with poetry, passion, and bears.
MERENA: God of Rain. He is associated with storms, fog, and deceit.
NEPH: God of the Afterlife, child of Adaos and Yene. They are worshipped by those who wish to speak with the dead. They are also associated with fate and truth.
NEUDA: God of Birth. She is prayed to throughout a pregnancy and for a month after. She is associated with desire and fertility.
ONOS: God of Wisdom, husband of Etan and brother of Riro. He is associated with horses and medicine.
RIRO: God of Luck, brother of Onos. He is an antagonist in many myths. He is associated with maple trees, magic, and laughter.
VATIA: God of Love. If a symbol of his is not seen at a wedding the couple is considered unlucky. He is associated with mice, apples, and fire.
YENE: God of Death, wife of Adaos and mother of Neph. She is associated with opals, shadows, and memory.
The Kedeanic Pantheon's first documented appearance was during the Era of Dragons a little over 5000 years ago. It is believed to have formed from several traditions in southern Kishea, converging during population movements under dragon rule. Some of these ancient religions survived in remote villages.
The clergy can be made up of anybody. They typically have similar families to non-clergy members. In larger cities they may live in or very near to the temple they are assigned to, where their main tasks are to maintain their temple and teach beliefs to new followers/children. It is mostly an oral tradition, though there are modern efforts to write texts.WORSHIP
Worship takes place in temples to individual deities. It is a private activity, with only close friends and families praying together outside of holidays. Some followers only worship one deity with special significance to them while others may worship several. Frequency of prayer varies from deity to deity.
Kedeans value hospitality and charity above all other traits. Honesty and moderation are also valuable traits. The only thing considered an extremely negative trait is envy.CREATION
The old world was a horrible place that was burned to nothingness by the gods. The ashes were collected by the gods and used to create the current world. The creation was overseen by Asmoria with the primary help of Jelia and Merena.AFTERLIFE
The dead are all reunited in a world beyond mortal comprehension. The afterlife has many interpretations. Some believe it is the land of the gods, that it is a place the gods cannot influence, or even that the gods are not allowed to enter it. It is always believed to be a land of peace.
Marriage involves a small ceremony depending on the main deity the couple worships. Some common traditions include weaving flowers and plants associated with the month's reigning deity into the marriers hair, drinking a ceremonial wine, and a traditional dance. The dance begins with the two families dancing separately before joining in a large group. Family members begin to leave the dance in order of distance until all but the marriers have stopped dancing. The wedding is not required to take place at a temple, though in modern times only a quarter of marriages do not.BIRTH
Children are not considered part of the family until a week from when they were born. On that day, the child is given a name and a celebration takes place. The celebration always includes family members and close neighbors. Anybody from the village or town is welcomed.DEATH
Funerals have a more formal and larger ceremony. Bodies are cremated and the ashes are spread to signify the rebirth of the dead in the afterlife. If a body is not burned, their soul will be trapped in this world. Traditionally, bodies are taken to a temple of Yene for three days, symbolically one for grief, mourning, and acceptance, before being cremated.