Miscellaneous Facts about the Gods and Goddesses
In the land of Abinasia there is one higher God named
Techara. Techara created all other Gods and Goddesses,
whom are called lesser Gods, to help it run the planet
more efficiently. The higher God is a mystery to most.
No one even knows if Techara is a male or female. The
few who have seen Techara always say that it appears
to them in a unisex form. Even many of the Gods/Goddesses
are unsure of what Techara actually is and those that
might know are not telling anyone.
Gods and Goddesses are mostly immortal. They will not
die of age or disease (not humanoid diseases anyway)
though they can surely die in battles or kill one another.
Some of the houses of the Epheriete (The higher ethereal
planes) read almost like a soap opera with murder, betrayal,
lies, and complete lack of regard for rules. While other
families keep quiet and mind their own business doing
what ever it is that makes them happy.
The children of Gods and Goddesses are called Pherites
(child of a God). They are semi mortal. Age will not
affect them but some humanoid diseases can along with
the Godly diseases. They are also more prone to dying
from injuries than their parents. Some chose to stay
in Epheriete while others chose to make their homes
on Abinasia and live amongst the creatures there.
As with any creature, Gods and Goddesses can be Good,
Evil, or Neutral. There are many cases too of a good
God having a child that later became a God and was evil
or visa versa. On a rare occasion there has been a God
that changed his ways completely. The most well known
case is with the God Charafis (you can read about him
in here) he was a truly evil God during The Great War.
But after seeing the land of Abinasia almost decimated
beyond repair, he changed his ways for good and is now
an active part of the world.
Most Gods/Goddesses have little to do with the people
of Abinasia other than a yearly blessing ceremony. Only
about1/100th of them are regularly active in the lives
of the people's. Every year the Gods/Goddesses chose
one of their loyalist followers and bless them. What
that means exactly is up to the God/Goddess, but it
can be a wish, long life, good health, fortune, adventure,
companionship, guidance, extra help, and so on.
During The Great War, many of the old Gods/Goddesses
were killed off. While battle raged on Abinasia, it
also raged in Epheriete. Almost 1/3 of the old Gods
perished which made way for surviving children to take
their places. Almost all of the old Gods names have
been forgotten, except by a rare few.
The average change in a God is about one every 10,000
years. Since The Great War they have settled into a
quiet life of less barbaric times. Few worries of death
now greet them except possibly from the hand of a rival
© Megan Noel Wilber, 2003