The Gods

“The chief business of the gods is to give protection and assistance to such of their people as require it; but...they cannot give any help until it is demanded, the free-will of mankind being the most jealously guarded and holy principle in life; therefore, the interference of the loving gods comes only on an equally loving summons.”
— James Stephens in The Crock of Gold

Seats:


  • Hundimar: He is seat of the sky
  • Mannan: He is seat of the sea
  • Uziel: He is seat of burning
  • Ciborium: He is seat of death
  • Lerluft: He is seat of day
  • Nos: She is seat of night
  • Hod: She is seat of glory
  • Chesed: She is seat of love
  • Gevurah: He is seat of judgement
  • Chokhmah: She is seat of faith
  • Koter: She is seat of majesty
  • Yesod: He is seat of foundation

Powers:


Seers:

  • Matania: He is power of rain, sorrow, and fate
  • Shpl: She is power of snow, peace, and past
  • Euilez: They are power of floods, frenzy, and forgetfulness

Solitudes

  • Malkuth: He is power of reason
  • Da’at: He is power of containment
  • Netzach: She is power of endurance
  • Binah: He is power of understanding
  • Tiferet: She is power of reflection
  • Moroi: He is power of change

Principalities:


  • Espiri: They are spirits of the foam
  • Maldir: He is spirit of the waves
  • Mathiel: He is spirit of action
  • Tevil: She is spirit of voice
 

A Partial Explanation of the Qallana

"I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer. Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?”
— Lewis the Apologist

Although every deity here is given a certain power, in reality, this is the prescribed powers that they contain. They are not gods like in the pagan stories; rather, their personalities are so much like these unique powers that their powers are themselves, rather than mere accidental expressions.

The Seats are generalized into a group that contains the basic and ‘largest’ traits of Vahan. So the large edifices of the earth (sea and sky) and the often used exulting words such as majesty and love are often connected with each god.

The Powers do not do much in the sagas or myths, they are an underlying force that reflect the most important aspects of mankind (except for Matania and Shpiel, they are the seer powers that are far removed from the other powers).

The Principalities are the main enactors of the sagas, they are the lowest in raw power amongst the deities, but it is because of them being the closest to men (in regards of power and personality) that they are the most able to go down and create the stories.

Although all the gods are good, they differ in basic construction and so are not as fit as the Principalities to do this work. They must do other things.

All of these divine beings were created by Vahan. The gods are bound to this sphere. Their powers are this sphere. And so they are bound to the given framework.

Type
Religious, Pantheon
Alternative Names
Qallana
Leader
Hundimar Seat of the Sky
Parent Organization
Religion: Qallanism


Cover image: by Janka Lateckova

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