Temple of Three Gyds

"Most people are looking toward the sun as showing things truthfully in direct light. We saw it as the sun trying to over shine and hide things with his brilliance."
— Monk of the Three Gyds, explaining a bit of the temple's history¬†

History

The Temple of Two Gods originally followed two gods, the God of Moon and the God of Stars. While they acknowledged the God of the Sun as existing, they did not encourage their following to worship him. To them, he was pride and arrogance, so worshipping something that blotted out all the gentle night light was seen as taboo in the community. The God of Moon was seen as steady, responsible, and steadfast. Most people looked to him as a deity to follow and mimic. This resulted in community members supporting and encouraging each other, building stronger relationships, and following "the way of light steps." This group was mostly made up of leaders, builders, farmers, and others who stayed within settlement walls.   The God of Stars was opposite the Moon, but not in the same way as the Sun. While the God of Moon stayed at home and radiated his light gently outward from the hearth, the God of Stars told his followers to walk the earth and spread soft light in that way. These were the travelers, the merchants, the bards whose feet led them to new places and whose hearts found new friends.   The religion stayed small, though, since "shine softly" was emphasized with both worshippers. Along the lines of history, the myths and legends changed, most notably with the God of Stars taking on a more genderfluid role. Stories tell of the deity appearing before others as a man, a woman, a being of neither known genders, a being outside those two genders, and even a being with those two genders combined. Later on it was explained that even as there are different colored stars in the sky, so the God of Stars could change how they appeared. In later records there was a spelling change from God to Gyd to show re-affirm that the Gyd of Stars was genderfluid.   As of this time, the church has welcomed (grudgingly) worship of the Sun Goddess (their gender also switched, but this was due to the temple finding a sun goddess that was a gentle sort). The leader, almost two centuries ago, realized that pride does have a place in the world, and that arrogance doesn't always accompany pride. With that, the Temple of Two Gods became the Temple of Three Gyds.

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