|OOC: Adding to Divine Lore|
| If it's not on one of these linked pages, it almost certainly doesn't have a set lore yet - if there's no lore, you can create it! The key points to keep in mind if you're worried about consistency are:
1) Yuriban animism is a nature-based, animistic religion. Goddesses are linked to natural forces, not human feelings or concepts. To give an example, there could be (even if there currently is not) a goddess of decay and rot, or a goddess of pollination. There would not be a goddess of love, or a goddess of libraries. Sometimes a concept that's more cultural might be matched with a natural force (such as how Kaika, the goddess of fire, is also seen as connected to justice and dance.)
2) Yuriban goddesses are, of course, all female!
3) While goddesses might have multiple facets and been viewed different ways at different times, it's better not to suggest full scale historical reversals.
4) Three is a very important number for Yuribans, and in an ideal world, we'd have 27 (3 to the third power!) goddesses. Obviously, we don't yet, so there's room to grow!
Religion, as practiced by native Yuribans, is a polytheistic religion, focusing on a pantheon of different goddesses, most commonly seen as handmaidens to The Lady. (Other interpretations exist.)
- Akibimi - Autumn, Akibimi-san, changing leaves, first frost, the direction west, acceptance of life and death
- Amanohara - Sky, weather, winds
- Chikyuu - Stone, earth, dirt, bedrock, craft, stability
- Engetsu - Second Moon, natural rhythms and cycles, night, Engetsu-san
- Fuyuzora - Winter, snow, ice, the direction north, rest and renewal
- Harumeku - Spring, new life, the direction east, young creatures
- Inishie - Volcano, creation & destruction, uncaring/heedless power
- Issui - Water (especially moving water), inevitability
- Kaika - Fire, flame, justice
- Kigaki - Hunger, insatiability
- Kikoutei - the sun, daylight
- Melit - Metal, gemstones, curiosity, craft
- Tenteisei - stars (esp the north star), fortune telling, omens, finding paths or directions
- Tsuki - the moon, nighttime, an auxiliary to Engetsu, goddess of the forlorn
- The Lady - Overdeity, Earth (in more symbolic terms), plants, birth, compassion, ecological awareness and duty, balance, reincarnation
- Zansho - Summer, flirtation, the direction south, hope
- Zokutou - The space between things, the spiral of time, death and rebirth (particularly in the sense of the transition and space between those two)