Beauty in life, beauty in death
Our people have a deep, deep respect for the moon. For our He'an. They've always been the most beautiful of all the gods... it's only fitting that they're also seen as the most beautiful object in the night sky.He'an floats, unmoving, in space. The god-husk is massive -- largest of all 14 gods. Seen as beautiful above all else, the genderless 6-armed god-husk is curled tightly into a ball, all arms wrapped around knees that are brought up close to their chest. Their marble-like skin appears to be unblemished despite the harsh environment of space -- He'an reflects sunlight, lighting up the nighttime skies. Before The Seven Day War, He'an was one of the most, if not the most, loved god on all of Cathedris. He'an had a very special relationship with all humans they cared for, and because of that, they were seen as the most caring and loving god. Humankind that lived under He'ans protection were unchanging, free of suffering, danger, or hardships. They had no need for water or food, shelter, or clothing. He'an would provide all of it to them, listen to their problems, and provide solutions. One popular myth states that He'an gave away all of the silver hair off their head, save 6 strands, to clothe all of the humans of Cathedris.
The strength of love for the humansBefore their death, and before Apathae was blasted and split into two separate continents, He'an called the western portion of Apathae home. It was here that, over the millennia-long rule of the gods, He'an cultivated their following. Population grew constantly under the protective hands of He'an, and soon Apathae was the most populated continent of all of Cathedris -- something the other gods envied. The other gods levels of envy only increased through the ages, as He'an earned special names from their followers, showcasing their devotion. They called them "He'an the Beautiful", "He'an the Great", and occasionally "He'an the Almighty and Kind". These kinds of names showcased a closeness with the humans that the other gods often coveted, or despised.
Qur to the south, and the Winter Giants to the north also lived upon ancient Apathae. The Winter Giants cared not for humans, instead focusing on their own personal in-organic projects -- thus the constantly growing population of humans under He'ans care annoyed them. The shining sun-god Qur shared a similar annoyance, believing that the humans were being coddled under He'an's care, and were capable of their own feats of might, so long as they were pushed to do so.
Scraps from The Comprilith
Shattering of the Union of Gods
I don't think we'll ever know who killed our beautiful He'an. Not while all the gods are husks, at least. He'an's in space, we can't see how they died, and we can't go asking anyone if they did it either. But between you'n me... Qur did it.Meetings between the gods were always momentous events, and most of the time, recorded. In the days leading up to He'an's assassination there were two recorded meetings, one with Old King Caed and one with Qur. The dates on the records are unclear, so it is unknown which one took place closer to He'an's death. Rumors from that time say that He'an was also intending to meet with Xiuthan, but it's unknown if that meeting ever took place. These meetings, among other pieces of evidence, place Qur, Caed, and Xiuthan high upon the list of possible suspects for He'an's assassin.