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Tvun Mjived Thrudnonti - The Divine Wild

More than any other culture or race, the elves have respect for the forests and natural places. Most of the forest has been remade into a kind of garden or orchard, but some members of the species maintain a reverence for nature so strong they insist on living in the those parts which are still fully wild. The gods worshiped by the elves reflect both this reverence, and this dichotomy.

History

TBD

Mythology & Lore

The Creation of the Elves - Etsofar Myung
Purpose, Authority, Harbor, Treachery.

Divine Origins

Tvun Mjived Thrudnonti predates the existence of the elves that worship it. Futsofar found four celestials of similar similar mindset, and together they shaped the elves and established the rules for their governance.

Cosmological Views

In Tvun Mjived Thrudnonti heaven is Weth Trasloya - The Garden of Life and hell is Hifoslez - The Greater Moon. When elves die, they are temporarily kept in Hifoslez by the Bone Warden. When she deems it is time for them to reincarnate, they pass back into the Garden of Life to be refreshed before being reborn into the mortal world.

Tenets of Faith

The central tenet of the religion of the Divine Wild is, of course, a reverence for nature. However, this reverence comes in two distinct forms. One faction believes proper respect for nature involves shaping and being shaped by the forest around them. This is the group of elves who have gradually transformed the land into a garden, and many among it have dedicated their lives to the discovering all of the mysteries the forest hides within. The other group believes the most important aspect of nature is the wilderness. These Wild Elves live in the densest parts of the forest, living lives free from the constraints of civilization (and occasionally throwing wild parties).

Ethics

TBD

Worship

TBD

Priesthood

TBD

Political Influence & Intrigue

TBD

Founding Date
Year 1, the beginning of the Elves
Type
Religious, Pantheon
Parent Organization
The Primordials
Futsofar (The Creator, Queen of Destiny, Lady of the Forest): Futsofar is considered the creator of the elves. She didn't create them from nothing, instead she wove the threads of different beings in the Garden of Life to produce these new beings, which she then placed on Ohimyu. She gave each of these original elves powerful spirits and tied them to the forest which she governs. The elves believe that she shapes their destines and weaves the threads of nature and fate to lay out the path they will follow.
Fuithew (The Harvest Lord, The God of Gardens, The Lawgiver): Fuithew is the god who taught the elves the principles of agriculture. He instructed the first elves which plants were edible and how to tend to them. And to help them live with each other as one community, he also gave them the initial set of rules which would one day grow into the laws which now govern elven society. He is worshiped and loved by the city elves, but treated with great suspicion by the wild elves.
Huhwutew (The Beastlord, The God of the Hunt, The Wild One): Huhwutew presides over the deep parts of the forest, those areas which are most wild. He taught the elves how to tend to those parts of the forest without changing them, and how to safely hunt the beasts that live within for food. When the wild elves rejected Fuithew, the cities, and the laws being imposed on them by the leaders, they turned to Huhwutew for guidance. In turn he granted them the gift of lycanthropy, the ability to transform into animals.
Ezesitshu (The Frostlady, The Bone Warden, Lady Luck): The Frostlady presides over the frozen mysteries of the forest and watches over souls of the departed. Because elves believe their souls are contained within their bones, Ezesitshu is also know as the Bone Warden. It is known that she chooses when to release a soul and allow it to return to the mundane world as a new person, but she seems to decide who is returned at random. Because of this she is Lady Luck, and so dice, coins, and other implements of chance are also made from bone.
Hwemshu (Lady of Passion, Mistress of Music, The Reveler): The Lady of Passion is considered by the city elves to be purely chaotic. The wild elves recognize that her chaotic nature is intentionally directed towards the creation of music, art, and celebrations. While each of the deities has their own holy day, the spirit of Hwemshu is present in all of these celebrations, and those unclaimed but other gods are attributed to her.

Friendly

The Primordials are mildly annoyed with the Divine Wild for creating the elves before the appropriate time. However, these tensions are gradually cooling as the Primordials benefit from secondary worship from these same elves.

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