Primarite, the Space
The Law of Space is known in the Autonomist mythos as Primarite.
DepictionsPrimarite is referred to in the mythos with the use of feminine pronouns. She is depicted in art as a massive creature with a sharp reptile face adorned with horns and a long coiling tail. Her arms are curved at her sides, hands pointing inwards, and from them surge leathery wings that extend outwards infinitely.
The ends of Primarite's wings are never drawn (Either getting out of the picture's frame or by fading) as they represent the vastness and infinity of space. Artwork that depicts Primarite are usually done in shades of purple with blueish horns and claws, save for the background which is always done in individual representations as a field of grays and pale goldens, to imply Primarite's relationship with her brother Gleamauros, the Time.
Primarite in the Autonomist Mythos
GenesisIn the Autonomist genesis, after Alocardenas, the Curiosity created Gleamauros, the Time, by wondering how the first thought was after the second, she wondered where was this time happening. With this second question, the Space was created, and she was called Primarite. When Time and Space met each other, the spark of wonder filled them with primogeneal joy and gave way to the birth of Termomin, the Directions and Isimoje, the Dimensions. Gleamauros, Primarite and Isimoje would go on to create Dencaza, the Physics when they wondered together how would they interact with their fourth sibling. The genesis myth ends with Rheshnaghty, the Intention being created inside the first life and eating Alocardenas. After this, Primarite and all other Laws of the Universe laid devoid of Curiosity and unable to wonder new things into existance forevermore.
Relation to GleamaurosMost narratives and depictions of Primarite or Gleamauros will contain at the very least a representation of the other, showing them as an indivisible couple. Even after losing their Curiosity, Primarite and Gleamauros are often characterised as intrinsically linked and interested in each other, which some scholars inside and outside the island attribute to an extension of their involvement in the Genesis myth, where just by looking at each other they ingited a "spark of wonder" which gave the siblings their children.
AfterlifeAs per the Autonomist beliefs about afterlife, Autonomists whose life reflected teachings and purpose of the Law of Space closely will become part of her after their death.
Becoming one with Space allows a person to expand the universe, reaching the farthest stars. The Dhalmanite that want to become part of Space try to reflect this in life by generating expansion, such as increasing their worked or owned land, helping towns get bigger, exploring unknown areas, etc, or by investigating the space beyond stars.
For their deaths, followers of Primarite search for means of having parts of their body travel the world, such as turning into museum pieces for different islands, hiring services that will drop their bones one by one at sea, etc.
The followers of Primarite
StargazersCult to the Stars.
The Temple of Primarite and the Town of PrimarinPrimarite's main temple is located in the northeast coast of Dhalmain. True to its deity, the temple was founded in a previously bare area and efforts were made to attract new settlers and expand the area around it, thus founding the City of Primarin. Its height caused the temple to suffer extensive damage on its towers, terraces and high floors during The High Rust, leading to the deaths of several people due to both rust and accidents caused by the damaged structure.
The temple was repaired and turned even bigger and higher quickly after the event passed, with the priests considering that "limiting their growth due to fear of a past catastrophe would be a direct affront to everything they held as sacred".
Primarite's TeachingsFor her followers, Primarite is the representation of infinity and expansion.
Her priests teach that the greatness of civilizations and species come from this drive to expand and conquer.
Some have come as far as to justify the illegal act of contact weaving as an honour to Primarite, as members of the Weavers' Network can "Reach further than anybody" and get things done in the other end of the archipelago by employing their web of associates. Contact weaving, however, has long been defined to be under the patronage of Rheshnaghty, the Intention.
Ambitious PersonalitiesSome of Primarite's followers take her teachings to also represent the drive to increase one's wealth and assets, occupying more space not just physically but also socially and economically.
As the realm of social relevancy corresponds to Vhas, The World, many money-driven Dhalmanites worship both Laws of the Universe.
PatronagePrimarite is considered the patron of all arts and professions that generate expansion or that rely on a deep understanding of the space around oneself, such as astronomers, explorers, city planners and dancers.
A town created in honour of the Law of Space, in constant expansion.
The religion followed by the people of Dhalmain, revolving around the laws of the universe and the curiosity that they used to have