Type: polytheism, Southern Pantheon
Direction: inwards
Focus: spreading knowledge and information

Deity: Leifar
Titles: The Lightbringer

Divine Interaction: occurs only through his current mouthpiece

Involves: a strict and rigid code of conduct
Afterlife: is incomprehensible to the living and cannot be reached while alive
Supernatural: Sphinges, Memory Moss, Mimics

Worship: solemn public prayer at temples/libraries
Holidays: often
Holidays Celebrate: recovery of ancient tomes, construction of new library wings, publishing of new works
Major Holiday(s): are joyous times full of song and laughter

Clergy: both genders, typically members of the Speaking Races who are long-lived
Function: guardians of knowledge, librarians, sages and researchers
Lifestyle: monastic
Family: small (children discouraged)
Chosen: ordained by Brother Vespers
Distinguished By: pernicious erudition, acerbic wit

Cultural Aspects

Symbol: The Sphinx, an open book, a building with four columns
Holy Colors: purple and gold

Passed Down: via many holy books
Creation Myth Type: betrayal and theft
Mortals’ Origin: available in Reference Work C.1825.328.P
Major Myths/Symbolism: the labyrinth, the library, fables that pass on folk wisdom

Deadly Sins: ignorance, bibliocide, refusal to answer questions, falsehoods, illiteracy, late fees
High Virtues: teaching, publishing, learning, education, literacy

Associated Artform: bookbinding, illumination, scribing, collating, organization, classification

Coming of Age: On the eve of one’s seventeenth publication
Coming of Age Rite: involves a public roast and peer review, followed by a smashing party

Marriage: is for the purpose of building families or gaining knowledge of those around you who are different from you
Marriage Rites: end in seventeen days of seclusion

Death Rites: involve the solemn and somber burning of the deceased’s Quills and Styli, followed by the naming of things if the deceased reached Librarian status.

Major Taboos: plagiarism, fictionalized accounts, failing to record the words of Brother Vespers, imparting knowledge of the future to the unready/undeserving.

Prevalence: acknowledged by most, predominantly worshiped by scholars, sages and other highly educated sorts
Outsiders: are viewed with a tinge of condescension and subject to ridicule, or worse: riddles


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