Religion and Deities
Nobody knows which came first: Earth or fairies. Fairies were first born of stardust. The first twenty or so fairies in existence were formed from pure stardust, which is the origin of magic, and thus have pure magic (divinity) infused into their being which they can control. These first fairies were known as "the originals", and first among them was Aura. The fairies which came after them were formed of a compound of stardust and other elements, so the magic infused into them was impure. Thus, the magical powers they had were lesser than those of the originals, and unlike the originals they were mortal. Over time, fairykind evolved and developed levels of magic and wings, but the originals remained much the same as they always had done.
The original fairies have become deified and are often seen as gods. Each has their own monotheistic cult which sees them as the sole god, but they all also appear in a variety of polytheistic fairy religions. In addition to the original fairies, other powerful beings (such as Immortal Ones and demigods) have also been deified and earned a position in some of the polytheistic pantheons.
The Original Fairies
the first fairies
To find out more about the original fairies and their cults and polytheistic appearances, click on the deity symbols below.
Other Deified Beings
immortal ones and demigods
Immortal Ones are exceptionally old, powerful beings who appeared on Earth shortly after the original fairies. Many are almost as powerful as the original fairies. Due to their age and magical prowess, some of them have been deified. A demigod is the child of an original fairy and an ordinary fairy. Demigods typically have more powerful magic than ordinary fairies and are often deified in association with their godly parent.
Click the headings below to find out more about each of these minor deities.
Immortal One: Esther-May, the soul thief
Immortal One: Styx, the oracle
Immortal One: Amos, the nature hermit
Demigod: Poppy, daughter of Aura
Demigod: Thoth, son of Aura
Demigod: Jorg, son of Rhaegar
Demigod: Angela, daughter of Mallos
Demigod: Mateo, son of Zed
Demigod: Luka, daughter of Zed
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the cult of manekht
here is one other minor religion worth noting. Shortly after the formation of the Council of Originals, a philosopher by the name of Manekht compared fairy religions to human religions and determined that for the originals to coexist in deified harmony, they must each be the god of a particular concept. He devised a system whereby each original was made the god of something.
Manekht also made a very famous prophecy. He prophesised that the gods would all live in harmony, each controlling their own concept, until one day a god would have a child with a mortal and a new god would be born. This new god would be the God of Chaos and Destruction and, recognising it as such, the other gods would attempt to lock it away. Eventually however, Chaos and Destruction would escape from its prison and wreak havoc upon Earth. Once this happened, Chaos would descend upon the gods, who would eventually reproduce with one another and create a new generation of gods. This new generation would be jealous of their parents for having control over particular concepts, and there would be a war in Heaven. Eventually, the gods would wipe each other out and fairykind would have to fend for itself without them.
Although largely ridiculed and forgotten, it is believed that Manekht's prophecy was partly what influenced the ancient law forbidding the originals from reproducing. It is believed that while the originals did not completely believe Manekht, they were not prepared to take the chance. Belief in Manekht's theories was reawakened after the birth of Poppy, daughter of Aura and first child amongst the originals, whom many believed to be the God of Chaos and Destruction Manekht prophesised about. After Poppy's escape from prison in 1944, the cult of Manekht strengthened and the modern-day leaders of the religion attempted to track down their prophet's original scripts. The scripts, which had long since been lost, record exactly what concepts each of the original fairies are supposed to be gods of. Some scraps have been found and they have been able to piece together and translate the following:
Aura, Goddess of the Fire and the Hot Seasons, the Sun and the Stars; Controller of the Origin of Magick.
Mallos, God of Romance and Fertility; Controller of the Origin of Life.
Allianah, Goddess of War and Combat, Archer Supreme; Controller of Victory in the Battlefield.
Manekht's scripts are extremely valuable and rare. As more are found the information they contain will be put up here.
fairy versions of human religions
A few fairy versions of Christianity are worth noting. There are two major fairy Christian churches, both based in the United States of America.
The Fairy Trinity Church is a mild Christian organisation which is tolerant of the original fairies but views them as powerful beings, not as deities. The Fairy Trinity Church is usually happy to work with the Council of Originals and does not actively try to convert people.
The United Church of Fairykind is an extreme Christian organisation which views the original fairies as blasphemous and intolerable. It actively works against the council and its mission is to convert the world to its cause. The United Church of Fairykind views all other Christian organisations as being false.
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