Lock and Load: Seminars “Cosmology of the Iron Kingdoms” Part 2: Non-Primal Gods

Continuing on with the Cosmology seminar, I am going to look at what was said about the Dwarven and Elven gods.

  • Dwarves
    • Dwarven gods were created by Dhunais (spelling could be wrong) to be slaves to build monuments to him
    • Dhunias was a giant mountain apparently?
    • The Dwarven gods tricked Dunias by convincing him to let them mine him to get the best materials for making statues and monuments, and then mined out his support structure
    • They then went to Caen through a tunnel from Ur-Caen, created women, had families, and then left
      • These families form the original 13 clans of the dwarves
  • Elves
    • The elven pantheon is 8 gods
    • The myth is that the gods came from the sun and moon mating (in my notes I have “Came from sun & moon sex?”)
    • The elves believe they were created to be “better” than the other gods’ creations
    • Technically, they were on Caen later, but they were given lots of technology quickly by their gods
    • Much of their domain is based on time elements
    • Since the great Cataclysm, the elves have been not living as long, they now have soulless being born, more disease problems, and they do not know what happens to them after death
  • Morrow & Thamar
    • They were twins
    • They believed there were no limits on the human soul
    • Morrow applied this to good works, benefiting humanity as a whole, etc
    • Thamar was about benefiting the self, lack of shackles (including laws, morality, etc)
    • They both gave rise to scientific principles because of their ways of thinking
    • They both ascended to become worshipped by the people
    • Morrow is the largest religion currently in the IK
    • Both have “Ascendents” and “Scions” – basically demigods who work for them.  Similar to Saints in many ways.
  • Maiden of the Gears
    • This was a goddess that was a planet, waiting to be discovered in the heavens
    • Once she was discovered by an astronomer, who published the findings.  She then talks to those who have gazed upon her through their telescopes
  • The Orgoth
    • The Orgoth were conquerors, did not spread their religion
    • Their religion involved bloody sacrifice
    • They called them the “Dark Lords”
    • Possibly Infernals?
  • Infernals
    • Come from outside of Ur-Caen
    • They love souls, no one is sure why
    • From description, they seem to be similar to Demons or Devils from Earth religious traditions

That finishes up the gods. Next time, I will finish up this series with a discussion on Ur-Caen, the Void, and anything else that I didn’t cover.

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