the Nine's multiple names
In most cultures commoners have one name and nobles have two names. The Nine are said to have four names (at least). The first name is the name most worshipers commonly associated with them. Maylar Mera Korus Nami Greymoria Khemra Zarthus Hallisan Phidas The second name is widely known but seldom used. Mainly the name is used very formal religious observances, major holidays and sometimes weddings ,funerals, and baptisms, Maylar Bellusk Mera Enosha Korus Mubete Nami Kontona Greymoria Taede (Tay-dee) Khemra Heekma Zarthus Dalgari Hallisan Mangcha Phidas Resona Middle and high ranking priests and priestesses of the Nine learn their deities third name. In a way this will make a prayer or supplication more poignant and likely to be listened to. The third names are in theory secret but these secrets have been exposed before, so it is possible for a Scarterran to learn these names if they look hard enough. Legend is that the Nine have a fourth name, a True Name. Supposedly the Nine's True Names represent the names given to them by Turoch himself. Some legends say a mortal that learns one of the Nine's True Names can force a boon from them, others say that it will just direct the deity to destroy the upstart.