Church of Giliath

The Church of the Protector

Type: monotheism (very matriarchal)
Direction: outwards
Focus: The protection of Life and Earth

Deity: Giliath
Titles: The Silver Serpent, The First, The Protector of Life, The High One, The Ageless One

Divine Interaction: through signs and messengers

Involves: tattooing
Afterlife: is different for all individuals and can be reached by the living, with effort
Supernatural: considered heresy

Worship: joyous individual prayer, mostly on holidays
Holidays: few
Holidays Celebrate: great priests, the solstices, the equinoxes
Major Holiday(s): are very joyous times

Clergy: both genders
Function: judges, leaders in ritual
Lifestyle: spartan
Family: somewhat small
Chosen: elected by the people
Distinguished By: a magical/divine aura

Cultural Aspects

Symbol: Earth or a Silve Dragon
Holy Color: silver

Passed Down: via a few holy books with little commentary
Creation Myth Type: order from void/chaos
Mortals’ Origin: fire
Major Myth/Symbol(s): the golden age, the rainbow, the betrayal

Deadly Sins: wrath, neglect and irresponsibility
High Virtues: loyalty, moderation and honesty

Associated Artform: ballads

Coming of Age: 11 years old (females only)
Coming of Age Rite: involves a task that must be completed

Marriage: is done to gain status
Marriage Rites: are somewhat informal

Death Rites: are a private affair

Major Taboo: bodily functions

Prevalence: believed by most
Outsiders: are viewed with mistrust

Holy Orders

Orders Holy

Orders Militant

Orders Religious

Break Away Cults and Churches

Church of Giliath

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