As you will know from my previous blog posts, I have been posting entries to discuss the world building of my novel Kingslayer. For today’s post, we will get into the religious elements of the world I created.
First and foremost, the religious peoples of the Isobellian Empire (country where the book takes place) are mostly followers of the fictional religion known as Redisy. This faith is a polytheistic version of Roman Catholicism, by and large. There is a hierarchy of priests and bishops, just like the Catholic Church. There are three classifications of deity according to the teachings of the Church of Redisy:
- Anismyra (or the Mother Creator)
- The Gods of Redisy (or simply the gods)
- St. Aramara
The Mother Creator
The Mother Creator is the creation goddess of the Redisy faith. She created the gods, the universe, and she is the spiritual mother of St. Aramara himself.
The Gods of Redisy
The Gods of Redisy are a body of hundreds–maybe thousands–of deities, each with their own set of powers and characteristics. They created the Earth (and by extension the mortal realm), each placing within it a bit of themselves.
Aramara Tij Luthinium was the chief patriarch of the Church of Redisy. Born of a virgin, the Noble Saint was sent to die in the mortal realm to atone for the sins of the world.
Each of the above had a hand in the creation of the seven Relics of Redisy, which I discussed in a previous blog. I won’t tell you what each of them does, since it gives too much of the story away.
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