Vekekút

Vekekút is the largest and most practiced Religion in all of the west, being devoted to the head Deity of the Flawkaw Pantheon. Vekekút is devoted to life, passion, love, and beauty. Finding excitement even in the smallest things

Divine Origins

The first mention of Vekekút appeared around 150 in the writings of a young un-named Tiefling detail their encounter with a "powerful being with flaming hair and alluring eyes" which is widely accepted as Vekeko. These writing brought others with similar experiences together, eventually forming a group that worshiped the being. From there, with some prominent words of guidance from prophets and conduits the religion grew in popularity and complexity, creating some smaller sects and connecting with other groups devoted to the other Flawkaw deities.

Cosmological Views

The Vekekúng all generally believe the classic flawkaw creation story where Vekeko came breathed life into the world first, gradually bringing the other deities to aid her in creating the world.

Priesthood

The Wëboth Nung are the trainees, new recruits to the faith to serve in the temples. They are tested and groomed in all the aspects of the religion, growing in their artistic skills, writings, history, maths, and becoming intimatly familiar with all the different writting s of Vekeko and her followers as well as the other Flawkaw deities.   The Vekngug, commonly known as just the Ngug, is the most common role in the Vekekút, functioning much like a priest or preacher for the Vekekúng. They work in the Temples of Vekeko, tending to the lost and providing light to darkened. They are the ones sent out to baptize children in the Ngatäthoút and tend to the temple fires.   They are overseen by The Veknguwo, who are in charge of the whole temple. These are the ones who commune directly to Vekeko and have the greatest chance of being blessed with her gifts. Once a sun-cycle when the sun rise returns to the heart of the siren seas they all convene at The White Palace in the Bright Hall, right above the Black Chamber to seek her guidance for the coming year.

Granted Divine Powers

In the higher levels of faith there are rumor of minimal control over fire and heat in dire circumstance or deep prayer and meditation. These gifts are not common but are high symbols of faith. To be blessed with these gifts are sought after by entire congregations.

Sects

There are many Sects, or qítkekútöpú, each focusing on a specific aspect of Vekeko's domain and power.  
The Qítkeqekü focus on her power over fire and heat, focusing their worship on that aspect and emphasizing it in her relationships with the other deities and in the ancient writings. she is often portrayed as a warlord or bathed in fire, filled with the power to destroy her enemies.
The Qítkekngøbúk focus on her passion and love, the sweeter, more alluring aspect of her nature. In their writings, she is often portrayed as a suductress and lover, the epitomy of all ones dreams, weilding beauty as a dangerous weapon in all circumstances.
The Qítkechi emphasize her role in creation, portraying her as a kind and caring mother who governs over the west, nurturing life. Here, unlike the others, She is often shown as a Genasi instead of a pale red tiefling due to its origin in the Pach Groves
WIP
Founding Date
156
Type
Religious, Organised Religion
Demonym
Vekekúng
Deities

Worship

Unlike many other religions, music does not have a large part in expressing their devotion to Vekeko. instead, Art and poetry step up to fill the gaping void. Some of the most prominent western Poet and pieces of poetry are dedicated to the retelling of Vekeko's actions or filling the silence with words of ornate praise. These poems often take hours to recite. Recitations become huge religious events, held in the main city temple and can last for several days as different renown poets take their turn preforming their own poems.   Similarly, There is an abundance of devotional and symbolic art of all forms. from paintings to carvings to clay, marble, and even glass statues, all depicting either Vekeko herself or one of her many attributes and achievements. Temples are almost always completely coated in art, and it is also constantly changing as new artists take their place in the spotlight. It is very common for artists and poets to work together on harmonious pieces to tell a vivid story. When this happens the piece is displayed during a recitation of the poem.   All Veknung are taught the art or poetry and art, intruceted on the proper way to both create and display their works. This includes the art of recitation and many different styles of creation. As they excel they develop one or two specific skills they show promise in, however, by then, the basics are firmly driven into their hands and minds.

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