Theology

Here you can find information on the various deities, religious practices and beliefs, and other related information that can be found in the world of Vaxia.

Pantheon Aspects (Polytheism)
One universal set of aspects with different names (and different interpretations of those aspects) by culture/faith. The polytheistic domains and their popular aspects are:

--- Most Popular Religion By Species/Region ---
Polytheism
Belief in multiple gods, often with specific areas of influence.

Ancestor worship
The custom of venerating deceased ancestors who are considered still a part of the family, and whose spirits are believed to have the power to intervene in the affairs of the living.

Naturalism
Belief that the natural fixtures and forces of the world (forests, storms, seas, etc.) have a will that can be appealed to or angered, causing them to behave differently either for or against living things in their midst.

Elementalism
Belief that the core elements (earth, fire, air, metal, and wood - or other variants) exist in all things, and thereby connect all things. Harmony and balance among the elements in a given place or person is often considered to be the pathway to peace and contentment.

  • Shi Inkahan neth
  • Shi Inkahan orcs
  • Vaxia Dwarves

Universal Essence
Belief in a shapeless, universal, unifying force binding all things together everywhere in the universe. Individuality is merely an illusion - a temporary state of being, at best.

  • Vaxia elves (The universal force is known as "Ohm" or "Elrund," depending on the clan or nation)
  • Candenord elves (The universal force is known as "Schutzren")
  • Vaxia neth (The universal force is known as "Qua’ress")
  • Shi Inkahan dwarves

Atheism
Belief that there is no godlike force or entity guiding existence in any way.

  • Teseria humans
  • Teseria elves

Agnosticism
Belief that there is a godlike force of entity responsible for or guiding existence, but that the details of that entity or entities are unknown or unknowable.

  • Candenord humans

Cults and Sects
Some minor faiths also exist within small or insular groups and are not considered formal 'religions' by the general populace.

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