Sky Dancer Birth Ritual
This depends on the Cleric/Priest of Quetzal. The most common is described below.
When the child is born, cleaned, and introduced to its mother then father. An hour after the family makes sure the child is healthy, the Cleric of Quetzal is called. He/She inspects the child, takes him outside to the highest point on the ship, presents him to the sky and places him in a woven basket with high sides.
The child stays in the basket for 24 hours, if the child survives, is given a name, tested for arcane/divine ability, and a mentor/godfather is chosen. If the child survives, a birth festival is proclaimed that often lasts a week or more.
Devout followers of this tradition, follow all of the above to the letter. It sounds very strict and it is, but those of weak constitution don’t survive very long on the air currents. So those that are tested early, are less of a drain on society.
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The key roles are performed by the cleric, godfather and parents.
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