From Dragon Eye Atlas
|Kiswaili Faith||alive||good||earth, the eternal and all things that belong to it|
Kimdar is the god of earth in the Kiswaili Faith, responsible for all things eternal. Earth is the solid ground upon which man stands and out of which all the plants grow. While a man can live without earth for some time (unlike air and water), he eventually needs sustanance, which cannot grow without earth.
Kimdar is often depicted as a tall, muscular man with long hair and a beard. He is often shown wearing a long, flowing robe or tunic. Statues of Kimdar are usually made out of materials such as wood, stone, metal, or clay. He might be depicted holding a staff or scepter, which symbolizes his power and authority over the earth and all living things. He might also be depicted holding a sheaf of wheat or other grains, symbolizing his role as the god of fertility and abundance.
In temples, his statues are adorned with symbols such as leaves, flowers, and fruits, which symbolize the earth, life, and fertility. He is often depicted with a serene and serious expression, conveying the idea of his wisdom and power.
Being more solid and permanent than the other gods, priests of Kimdar have a canon of rigid rituals. The three most common rituals are:
The first ritual is the daily offering of flowers, fruits and grains to Kimdar. Priests of Kimdar will typically gather at a designated altar or shrine, where they will lay out offerings of fresh flowers, fruits, and grains. They will then recite prayers and hymns to Kimdar, asking for his blessings and protection for the community. This ritual is usually done at the dawn, as the Kiswaili people believe that the first light of the day is the most pure and auspicious time to make offerings to the gods.
The second ritual is the annual resurrection ceremony. This ceremony is held on the shortest day of the year and is believed to be a time when Kimdar has the power to bring the dead earth back to life. The priests of Kimdar will lead the community in a series of rituals and prayers, asking Kimdar to resurrect the plants, and bring winter to an end.
The third ritual is the purification ceremony. This ceremony is typically held when there is a need to purify the community or an individual from any negative energy or influences. The priests of Kimdar will lead the community in a series of rituals such as fasting, meditation, and purification bath, to cleanse themselves and the community from any negative energy or influences. They may also perform other rituals such as offerings, chants and prayers to Kimdar to purify the community or individuals. This ceremony is usually done at the beginning of spring, when the trees are growing fresh leaves, as the Kiswaili people believe that the new year is a time of new beginnings and fresh start.