Kiswaili Faith

From Dragon Eye Atlas

Revision as of 17:46, 4 October 2019 by Tom (talk | contribs)

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

Error in widget Mapbox: Unable to load template 'wiki:Mapbox'

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

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.