The Cosmology seminar was extremely interesting, and I took copious notes during it. Again, Seacat was an engaging speaker, peppering his talk with jokes and interesting perspectives throughout, all while trying to give a good idea of how the different religions and Goddesses/Gods interacted and thought of each other.
With that in mind, here are my notes from this particular seminar.
- The primal gods are the core, or ancient, gods
- Created mankind, or at least gave them technology and walls, and started them on the path of “civilization”
- He gave mankind walls, fire, agriculture, writing and the True Law
- Some think that Menoth was actually created by Dhunia to fight against the Devourer Wurm.
- Menoth thought that humans could be useful in the war in Ur-Caen, and that was why he started working for their souls
- Modern Menites, especially in the Protectorate, have “reinterpreted” some of the True Law
- They have effectively merged the priest caste and the ruling caste
- Scrutators have become more powerful, as originally they were effectively the town executioner
- Devourer Wurm
- This is the representation of nature – chaos born from the chaos
- Represents the dangerous aspects of nature
- Orboros is the Wurm’s body, in the form of Caen.
- It is likely that the nasty beasts in Ur-Caen are actually the embodiment of the Wurm
- The Tharn believe they will be reborn in Ur-Caen after death as one of the Wurm’s beasts
- Primal goddess
- She is “subtle” in her affects – she rarely manifests
- Often represents fertility
- Most worshippers believe she is Caen
- Much of reality was established through the blending of Dhunia and the Wurm
- While not a Primal God per se (although it is unknown), he is more of a primal source
- No one really knows where he comes from
- One person asked if Dragons could be Infernals – apparently, this has not been investigated by the Theologians of the Iron Kingdoms
- It does not seem that Athancs can be destroyed
For my next post, I will focus on the other races, specifically the Elves and the Dwarves.