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The Makuubi revere a sun god known as "Marse", leading a pantheon of other celestial deities. The stars in the sky are lesser gods, many too dim to have names. The sun-god, Marse, rides through the sky in a bull chariot, with the moon as his wife and the firefly of every 3.4 years as his daughter. Known as Iver and Shie respectively, these two goddesses occupy a secondary place in the Makuubi mythology.   Though Marseism is a traditional faith without a clear catalyzing event like the Temple of Nuwa has, particularly in the cities there tends to be an independent Marseist temple that serves as the spiritual center of the city. In addition, on lake Mekub itself many islands have monasteries dedicated to the moon goddess, which also operate the lighthouses in the area.


Marse rides on his bull chariot every day, Iver brings the tide, and Shie has yet to find her place. Marse is associated with the values of the ideal Makuubi, being supreme and shining, always happy, encouraging and strong. Iver is thought of in more mixed terms, and is sometimes depicted as a more bestial god, who does not know what she does but can be placated with offerings. However, her movements govern water.   Shie is but a child, but she represents youth as a whole. The Makuubi believe that one day the sun and moon will die, but Shie will take their place and reign immortal.   Most Makuubi festivals relate to celestial bodies, with full moons being important events and the longest day of the year also being the largest Makuubi festival. Like the Runberi, the Makuubi celebrate the passing of the Firefly every 3.4 years.
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11 Jan, 2022 14:12

It's nice to see people who predict the sun's death with serenity for a chance :)