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the Other People
The Other People worship a group of deities called the Four Gods. They are new deities, meaning that they are not attested to in folklore or history. Technically, they are 'revealed' gods. Since they do not have a historical record, information about them comes from their worshipers. This is also why it is vital for many people to speak up about their own experiences and thoughts about the Four Gods, so that we can all better understand them.
The Four Gods are the Clarene, Ophelia, Laetha, Dierne, Laethelia, Ophelene, Darren, and Liathane. They are called the 'Four Gods' after the first four gods to reveal themselves (Clarene Ophelia Laetha Dierne). the Laethelia, Ophelene, Darren, and Liathane are syncretic deities. Because of the theology in the Otherfaith, it is always possible that new gods may be revealed or deified.
The gods' names are often (not always) preceded with ‘the’, implying that the name is also a title or that they are the supreme possessor of that name.
The most common pronouns used when referring to the Four Gods are 'she/her/hers', but the Four Gods by nature challenge gender binary and structure. Each gods' gender is more deeply explored in their individual articles.
Order of Gods Edit
Gods in the Otherfaith are ordered by when they were deified. Currently, there are eight gods beginning with the Clarene. We do not worship the Clarene's mother, though her mother is implied to be a god. The order of the gods also affects the Litany of Four Gods. Though the gods themselves do bicker about 'seniority', the order of them should not be used to gauge power or wisdom that a god brings. They each have strengths and failings.
- Main Article: Clarene
The first god of the People. Her main role is as a protector of the Other People.
- Main Article: Ophelia
The second god of the People, a deified water spirit. Her main role is as the queen of waters and time.
- Main Article: Laetha
The third god of the People, a conglomeration of different spirits originating from a deified human. Her main role is as a challenger to the Other People.
- Main Article: Dierne
The fourth god of the People, a deified star spirit. Her main role is as a queen of pleasure.
- Main Article: Laethelia
The fifth god of the People, a syncretic deity formed from the Laetha and Ophelia. Her main role is as a mediator and healer.
- Main Article: Ophelene
The sixth god of the People, a syncretic deity formed from the Ophelia and Clarene. Her main role is as a bringer of retribution.
- Main Article: Darren
The seventh god of the People, a syncretic deity formed from the Clarene and Dierne. His main role is as peacekeeper and bringer of humility to the West.
- Main Article: Liathane
The eighth god of the People, a syncretic deity formed from the Laetha and the Dierne. Its main purpose is antagonistic toward the West, particularly the first quartet of the Four Gods. Not much is known about the Liathane at this point.
|Basics of the Otherfaith|
| Gods • Clarene ◦ Ophelia ◦ Laetha ◦ Dierne ◦ Laethelia ◦ Ophelene ◦ Darren ◦ Liathane|