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== Gods ==


There are four gods, but only three of them are the allies of man.
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Finally, he-whose-name-shall-not-be-spoken is the god of fire and destruction. Man can live without him, but the temptations of the power that fire brings are always present. The Kiswaili people understand that small, controlled fires can be useful, but large and uncontrolled fires are indiscriminate killers and destroyers. In most Kiswaili lands, the use of fire magic is forbidden, and the penalties are often harsh. Fires that can not be put out with a few buckets of water are avoided wherever possible. Temples often eschew fire altogether and use magical lights instead, if they can afford it.
Finally, he-whose-name-shall-not-be-spoken is the god of fire and destruction. Man can live without him, but the temptations of the power that fire brings are always present. The Kiswaili people understand that small, controlled fires can be useful, but large and uncontrolled fires are indiscriminate killers and destroyers. In most Kiswaili lands, the use of fire magic is forbidden, and the penalties are often harsh. Fires that can not be put out with a few buckets of water are avoided wherever possible. Temples often eschew fire altogether and use magical lights instead, if they can afford it.
== Rebirth ==
Kiswaili has no concept of a heaven or hell, but instead believes in a cycle of life and death and rebirth. The rebirth in the Kiswaili Faith is not a personal one, however. I will be reborn, but I will not be me anymore, but a new being. Life is change and to change one must leave the past behind.
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[[Category: Religions]]
[[Category: Religions]]

Revision as of 17:59, 4 October 2019

Kiswaili is both a culture and a religion, dominant in Njombia and Hanzatia as well as northern Palan.

This page is about the religion. For the culture, see Kiswaili

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This page is still incomplete and missing content or details that are planned, but have not been added yet.


Gods

There are four gods, but only three of them are the allies of man.

Daara is the goddess of air, responsible for all things temporary and current. Without air, man dies within minutes, and so Daara guides the fate of the now. Todays good fortune, luck of all kinds, success in a single act or short encounter, but also the fate of the battle and the hunt.

Umis governs water, without which man dies within days. His domain is the long-term plans and acts, those things that last, but not forever. Health and harvest, good family and true love, the affairs of states and kings.

Kimdar rules the domain of earth, the eternal and all things that belong to it.

Finally, he-whose-name-shall-not-be-spoken is the god of fire and destruction. Man can live without him, but the temptations of the power that fire brings are always present. The Kiswaili people understand that small, controlled fires can be useful, but large and uncontrolled fires are indiscriminate killers and destroyers. In most Kiswaili lands, the use of fire magic is forbidden, and the penalties are often harsh. Fires that can not be put out with a few buckets of water are avoided wherever possible. Temples often eschew fire altogether and use magical lights instead, if they can afford it.


Rebirth

Kiswaili has no concept of a heaven or hell, but instead believes in a cycle of life and death and rebirth. The rebirth in the Kiswaili Faith is not a personal one, however. I will be reborn, but I will not be me anymore, but a new being. Life is change and to change one must leave the past behind.


This page is still incomplete and missing content or details that are planned, but have not been added yet.