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Hanifa

Hanifa
Hanifa is a daughter of Mahawainogy and Maya and her responsibilities are the souls of the deceased mortal creatures. Those that lived to the likings of the family of Mahawainogy are brought to a place of eternal slumber and beauty that isn't matched on the mortal planes. Should some other soul reach her, she redirects them either to Moradh or Hellerai

Unlike Moradh, Hanifa doesn't wait for the souls she is to guard to be judged and brought to her. She fetches them herself. And though she knows that she brings grief and mourning, she balances this by bestowing knowledge in that the souls in her care pass on to a better world. Also unlike her cousins, Hanifa is charged with tending to the souls of animals that have died as they are living by the will of Mahawainogy.

When it comes to allowing the soul of a deceased to go back to the living world, she often allows them to 'appear' and pass on messages if it is for the sake of keeping balance. She seldom fully releases a soul again and needs to be convinced that the soul is in the realm of the eternal slumber because of a mistake. Never does she release a soul out of compassion as the circle of life demands that death be a part of the natural order of things.

Hanifa expects to followers to understand that death is a natural part of life and to respect that balance. She often grants her priests and priestesses power over the realm of sleep and a limited ability to speak with the spirits of the deceased.

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Dokgainy

Dokgainy

Another son of Mahawainogy and Maya Dokgainy is the preserver of the plant and animal world. He oversees the growth of plants, and tends to their health. In animals, Dokgainy aids in the process of birth and the start of the life cycle. He also helps animals heal, while at the same time not preventing their eventual death and return to the great cycle of life.

One thing that Dokgainy does not do is concern himself with the healing of the mortal people of the world. He knows that this is the domain of his cousin, Ziekahu and he respects her ability to tend to humans and demi-humans. Dokgainy and Ziekahu do work together on occasion, however, and Dokgainy is often said to have provided Ziekahu with the gifts of medicinal plants and natural herbal remedies that humans can use to heal themselves.

Like the rest of his family, Dokgainy does respect the natural cycle of life. In this way, he allows fatal illness and disease to affect the world. In this way, he helps maintain a balance between healing and decay.

Dokgainy is another patron god of the Druids herbalists, and shaman healers. He grants them knowledge of healing herbs and medicines and the wisdom to use these tools wisely. From his followers, Dokgainy expects that they respect the natural cycle of life and strive to maintain it.

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Allainogy

Allainogy
Allainogy is the god of knowledge and history. Because of this, he is often referred to as "The Omniscient One". Allainogy's principle concern is that all the events of the Universe are observed, and recorded. His followers go so far as to claim that nothing is real until it has been recorded in the great anneals that Allainogy keeps.

Because of his great knowledge, Allainogy acts as the judge for the family of Mahawainogy He is able to look at the recorded actions of anyone brought before him, and from these actions he dispenses his justice. Unlike his cousin Goowino Allainogy does not look at the intentions of an action. He only considers the words that were spoken, the contract as it was written, or the deeds that were done. In this way, his justice is said to be swift, precise and sometimes unfeeling.

Allainogy is often worshiped by those who relentlessly seek facts and the truth. These followers often include judges, historians, and scholars. To them, he often provides a clarity of mind, the ability to analyze a situation without emotional bias, and even the power to detect lies and read the thoughts of others. For these gifts, Allainogy expects his followers to judge situations unemotionally, and to always keep a truthful record of historic events.

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Adler

Adler

One of the youngest sons of Mahawainogy and Maya Adler is a very delightful god. He is the bringer of joy, love, and the patron of musicians and artists. Adler believes that life is meant to be pleasureful and that enjoyment is the key to understanding the greater meanings of life. He enjoys music and art for the pleasure it can bring to those who experience, and he frowns at the idea that art must have a purpose higher than emotional gratification. Adler holds a similar view on love. He likes to play with love, flirt for the sake of flirting, engage in physical lovemaking for the pleasure it provides, and he does not believe that love needs to be more than that. Likewise, Adler frowns on those who intentionally hurting someone in the process of seeking their own enjoyment.

Adler asks his followers to enjoy life the way he does and therefore he grants his followers many abilities that make life more enjoyable and worthwhile. He is often seen as the inspirational force behind many great works of art, and music. Some stories suggest he once had an affair with Angeogy that ended badly and that is the reason why true love if so hard to obtain.

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Wahiradi

Wahiradi

As a son of Maya and Mahawainogy Wahiradi is storngly attached to nature. He is often depicted as a tall, strong man with long flowing hair. He is armed with a longbow and long bladed knife and is one the most physically orientated god of the Mahawainogy family. Wahirdi's primary duty is to uphold the will of his mother and father in preserving the natural order. In some ways, he is seen as a force of destruction, as he has no objection to using his power to end a life; as the cycle of life demands that all things must eventually die. Wahiradi is also known as being an expert hunter, and tracker, not only in the woods but in glades, fields, hills and valleys.

Wahiradi's followers are often men and women that live their lives amidst the wild. They are rangers and Druids who defend their homelands and seek the succor that the earth provides. He is also seen as the patron of those who seek great skill in the use of the bow. Wahiradi often grants his followers a natural insight into surviving in the natural world. And of these followers, he expects them to guard the balance of nature with the tools he provides.

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Maya

Maya
Maya is the mother goddess of the family of Mahawainogy and thus the husband of Mahawainogy. Where here husband tends to allow the natural order of balance to correct itself, Maya takes a much more active role in preserving order. She constantly tends to nature and is responsible for the cycles and stages of life. Maya will also react quickly if something tries to tamper with the nature by alerting her earthen agents, the Druids

As well as the other gods, Maya expects her followers to live after the same principles that she does. Therefore she often grants them knowledge about the plants and powers concerning nature and the magical skills for those folks that live in balance with nature. Maya expects her followers to live in harmony with nature, never demanding too much from it and always trying to return what is taken in some way. She also expects her followers to defend the natural order of things when it is unnaturally threatened.

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Mahawainogy

Mahawainogy
Mahawainogy is a god worshiped on the Vaxian Continent He is the ruler of his family, the father of the house of Mahawainogy. He is known by many names, including Wahia, Oran, Wendelgo, Gandali, and Moradin. When ruling his family or watching over the mortals, he mostly does nothing. As long as things are regulated on their own, that's fine for Mahawainogy. Though should this not be the case, he will interfere and try to preserve the balance again; in this account he's also known as the protector of the lands. As the lands, if left alone, keep their balance. He is also the bringer of death, as in order for the newborn creatures to live, the older ones must give them the room needed. Last but not least he is said to be the protector of balance in all things. In many myths that talk about the creation of the world Mahawainogy is said to have introduced the animals and plants to the land, so that their existence migt help the mortals that were to inhibit the world, that they might be able to live in perfect balance among themselves. His most favored terrain is the forest and the creatures that live therein are said to be especially important for him. Many a forest is said to be under his protection and Mahawainogy is often worshiped by people living in the woods, at least those that are living in balance with their surrounding, only taking what they need. This is exactly what he expects of his followers; plus that they step in should balance start to topple on a large scale. Therefore he often grants his followers keen senses and understanding of the ways of nature and all powers necessary to preserve balance.

The Family Of Mahawainogy
The family of Mahawainogy takes care that things go on in their natural way and everything is kept in balance. Mahawainogy is the ultimate keeper of balance and responsible for whatever goes on in his family. He usually only acts in things of utmost importance

  • Maya is taking a more active role. She is constantly acting to preserve balance.
  • Wahiradi is the hunter and protector of nature.
  • Adler is the god of joy and love.
  • Allainogy is the good of knowledge and truth.
  • Dokgainy is the healer of animals and plants and the god of many herbalists and Druids
  • Hanifa is the god responsible for the dead.
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Moradh

Moradh
Moradh is the guardian of the souls of the dead. For those who have proven faithful to the family of Powainogy Moradh leads their soul to a better, blessed realm where they will know eternal joy and freedom from all suffering. Moradh often works with his brother Goowino to judge the merits of souls to determine whether or not they have earned a place in Powainogy's blessed realm.

On rare occasion, Moradh can be convinced to release a soul, but only if that soul is still to achieve something good and was untimely called into his presence. He doesn't like to do this, because he knows that he is putting this soul in the presence of pain and suffering again. Even worse, Morahd knows that the possibility exists that the soul might lose their place in the afterlife should her deeds be not to the liking of the family of Powainogy. In those rare cases that he releases a soul, it is most often a the request of his sister Ziekahu

Moradh grants his followers the power to communicate with the souls under his protection, though only when there is great need to do so as he wishes to preserve the deserved rest of the deceased. Also, Moradh grants his priests power to grant restful sleep. Finally, he provides his servitors powers to fight against the Undead which he sees as the ultimate abomination of life. In return for these gifts, Moradh expects his followers to respect the dead, to care for their bodies, and always destroy the undead when encountered.

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Ziekahu

Ziekahu
Ziekahu is one of the most popular goddesses on the Vaxian Continent especially in Ramsalon She is the daughter of Powainogy and is similar to her mother. The inspiration and preservation of life are her most important goals as is the spread of knowledge. She is then the patron god of many doctors, teachers, and priestly healers. Ziekahu herself never resorts to violence. In the struggles between the gods, she has shown herself to appear on a battle front only to try and stop the needless shedding of life, and even in those times, she does not cause physical harm to anyone. Instead, she relies on her powerful healing and protective magics to defend others.

The powers that Ziekahu grants to her followers are deep insight into life, the powers to heal the ill and injured, an affinity for creating powerful wards of protection, and finally the ability to destroy the greatest perversion of life - the Undead She expects from her followers to preserve life wherever possible. Hurting another being is only acceptable in self-defense or in defense of another life and even then she also dislikes seeing it from her priests.

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Goowino

Goowino
Goowino is the god of truth, and justice. He is also the weigher of souls, determining whether or not a soul is worthy to enter the realm of Moradh In making rulings, Goowino does not rely on the letters of a contract or some rigid legal code. Instead, Goowino has the power to sense the truest intentions of a person, and it is by their ultimate intentions that he weights the worth of their claims. It is said that no mortal man or god can lie when standing before Goowino. For this, he is often called on by the other gods to act as judge between their feuds and sometimes mortals will pray to him when they feel they have been dealt an unkind fate.

Many of Goowino's followers are respected judges and honest lawmen. They are those who are concerned with the protection of society through the use of just rules that are fairly administered. They can also be people who truly wish to correct the injustices of the world. Goowino does not, however, support zealots who use the law to extort and abuse others or to seek revenge for justice's sake. The intention in the hearts of these men is not to see true justice done.

To his true followers, Goowino often grants powers of insight. He is the whisper in the heart of the noble justice of the peace that a defendant is honest. Goowino's priests carry this so far as to have strong powers of divination, precognition and extra-sensory-perception.

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