deities

 

 

Sakar profile

Sakar

Associations:  The sun, light, fire, intelligence, invention, protection

Animal:  Kortan

As the sun, Sakar is the most prominently worshiped god of the male trinity of the sky.  He is often depicted as being distant and aloof, rarely actively involving himself in the goings-on of daily life on Kahmith.  Instead, he is seen as showering down blessings from a distance.  When he deems it worthwhile, he might step in and deliver a spark of insight or inspiration to a special person.  He holds curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge in high regard.

Sakar is seen as being stern and noble, constant and dependable but not someone to cross.  He deals in absolutes and can kill as quickly and easily as he can nurture.

He is often seen with Temhota, helping her plants grow.  He has a relationship of opposites with Nox, at once fascinated and repelled by him.

 

Nox profile

Nox

Associations:  The night, darkness, celestial bodies, shadows, secrets, trickery, the inner self

Animal:  Kortan

Nox is the god of the night, and Sakar’s polar opposite.  He is quick and witty and tends to have his own agenda.  Of all the deities he’s also the most social and likely to involve himself in the lives of others.  But, while he’s usually laid-back and interested primarily in amusing himself, Nox is not to be trusted completely or taken for granted.  He can be cold and dangerous if provoked.

While Sakar perceives situations in black and white, Nox tends to view the entire world as a moral gray area and acts accordingly.

He has a friendly rivalry with Sakar and is sometimes seen working with Vaga, but his primary relationship is with his lover, Lilith.

 

Sivri profile

Sivri

Associations:  Wind, sky, exploration, travel, communication, energy, male virility and sexuality

Animal:  Avsaroke

Sivri is the final member of the male trinity of the sky.  He is often depicted as being younger and wilder than either Sakar or Nox, filled with boundless energy and wanderlust.  He favors travelers and explorers and especially those seeking freedom.

He doesn’t associate with anyone else in particular, but plays lover to many different females, including Temhota and Neith on occasion. He takes partners when the mood strikes him, but never forms any lasting bonds.

 

Lilith profile

Lilith

Associations:  Water, change, independence, music

Animal:  Maui

Also known as the Estranged Goddess, Lilith primarily presides over water.  She occupies a strange niche, in which she is simultaneously treasured and mistrusted.  In small amounts water is precious and life-giving, but large amounts of it can hide and obscure things, and drown the reckless.  Lilith embodies that  duality.

While she is usually placid and content to watch things play out around her, Lilith is also fiercely independent.  It’s nearly impossible to get her to do something she doesn’t wish to do.

She keeps mostly to herself, quietly doing her part to help life along.  Her one constant companion is her lover, Nox, who keeps her company deep underground where most of her water lies.

 

Temhota profile

Temhota

Associations:  Birth, beginnings, young life, happiness, plants

Animal:  Karakal

Temhota is the first goddess of the female trinity of life.  She is depicted as being young and joyful and very kind.  She looks after children and plants, and she especially loves flowers.  Her primary interest is helping things grow.

Very rarely, Temhota is seen pregnant, growing new life within herself.

She has a strong connection with Neith, and relies on Sakar and Lilith to help her support life.

 

Neith profile

Neith

Associations:  The planet, the desert, fertile soil, compassion, protection, feminine love and sexuality

Animal:  Ch’kavee

Also known as the Mother Goddess, Neith presides over the planet and the life on it.  She is seen as wise and compassionate, and often looks after others.  As opposed to Temhota, Neith’s interest lies in preserving life and keeping balance between things.  She is the best loved of all the goddesses, and likewise seen as the most  loving.

Neith is nearly always seen with Temhota.

 

Vaga profile

Vaga

Associations:  War, hunting, death, all things lost, path-finding, guidance, remembrance

Animal:  Shau-tasok

Vaga is the final goddess of the female trinity of life.  She presides over hunting and war, and any other activity where death takes place.  She is unique among the deities in that she is the only one not to be alive, but neither is she dead.  Vaga acts as a guide to others, from kilm all the way up to her fellow deities.  Her final duty is shepherding the souls of the deceased into the afterlife.

As the goddess of death, Vaga is easily the most respected and the most feared of all the deities.  Kilm consider seeing her to be bad luck, as she usually shows up right before a death.  She is also unique among the deities in that she appears in the same form time after time:  A pale, thin kilma in a tattered black cloak.

 

 

spirits

 

twins

Vahli & Nolar (aka Li & La)

Deity:  Nox

Association:  The moons of Kahmith

Li & La are the twin spirits of Kahmith’s moons.  The youngest of Nox’s children, they are wild and impetuous, and not particularly bright.  They act on whims to further their own amusement, and are loyal only to each other and Nox.

Of the two, Vahli is considered to be “the nice one”, with a friendly and playful attitude, and a love of bright, happy things.  In contrast, Nolar is more aggressive and protective, and drifts towards the morbid and dangerous.

Li & La often appear as shadows when moving through the physical plane.  They sustain themselves by eating dreams, though they prefer to consume nightmares.