Amrulon

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Profile view of bearded sun god, Amrulon

Amrulon, King of Gods and Men is also Lord of the Sun and the Lord of Isxinthions. In this capacity, he is not the divine energy of the sun itself, but an anthropomorphic divinity with mastery, direction, and access to the powers of the sun. Just as all the worlds rotate about the sun so do all the gods rotate about the god Amrulon. He is head of the Isxinthion Pantheon and husband to Eriu, the Sun Goddess and Parkia, the Sky Goddess. In contrast to his sons, Amrulon is ever faithful to his two wives. The only exception is esoteric accounts of his union with the Nature Goddess Feath. His bigamous marriage was the cultural basis of the practice of royal bigamy in ancient times on the High Shadevan Plateau. The Three gods, Amrulon, Eriu, and Parkia constitute a very ancient trinity. Amrulon's firstborn son by Eriu is the god Arathrax and is traditionally regarded as his heir.

Amrulon and Eriu are sometimes depicted as manifestations of the same divinity just as Eriu and Parkia are sometimes depicted as the same goddess. Amrulon is also depicted as a duality with the Goddess Feath. Amrulon's beast is most traditionally a winged lion or a stylized androsphinx.

Amrulon is classically depicted seated on a golden throne wearing a single but solid gold crown. He wears a full, golden beard and his eyes gleam gold, rather than blue or brown. He is often depicted with gold-tinted skin, though not as frequently as his wife, Eriu. He dons a robe woven by his wife Eriu from the golden rays of the sun. In battle, he wields a long, golden sword. When upon his throne constructed of pure sunlight, Amrulon can see into any place in Asdar and the other worlds (planets).

In the Ambrasian tradition of Pytharnia, Amrulon is depicted wearing his crown of kingship, Corugda, his sword of the sun, Glamgeidh, his rod of dominion, Adunandis, his breastplate of life, Rhodkos, and his girdle of temperance, Bavenaw.

Amrulon rules the Isxinthion Gods from his house in the other-realmly world of Isxinthios which appears as white-washed palace with golden tiles. His servants are the chrysangels who also serve as heavenly messengers. Rulers favor the worship of Amrulon and priests who must use the rising and setting of the sun to predict when best to plant and harvest crops. For this reason, agricultural civilizations also favor Amrulon.

Amrulon is often associated with the Bull of the Sun who represents the masculine aspects of the sun. In most Gwenyan cultures, Arathrax or his equivalent is the son of Amrulon. In the Arathracian Church, Arathrax is the firstborn of Amrulon and drives the sun chariot of his father across the sky.

Titanomachy

Amrulon was commander of the Isxinthion Gods during their epic struggle against the Titans that culminated with the Great Flood. Amrulon rarely intervened directly in this war, preferring to direct the other gods and mortals. Chiefest among these gods was Thwar (compare Azephassus and Atur). Arathrax and Parkulliam were also pre-eminent in the antediluvian struggle against the titans.

Saint Salmakhamer

Saint Salmakhamer is considered the ideal high priest of the God Amrulon and the year of his coming is regarded as the first year of the Isxinthion calendrical reckoning. This is sometimes regarded as the time when the gods ceased to dwell directly among mortals and began to rule from Isxinthios, but continued to visit mortals frequently until the fall of the Yophenthean Empire.

Ancient Trinity

The ancient Trinity of Amrulon, Eriu, and Parkia is also the basis of heliometaphysics where two of the three form their own group to the exclusion of the other, in a special dynamic.

Three Dualities of the Trinity

The three components of Amrulon, Eriu, and Parkia can be seen as multiple dualities combined with a oneness.

Solar vs. Heavenly

Solar: Amrulon and Eriu Sky: Parkia

Female vs. Male

Female: Eriu & Parkia Male: Amrulon

Anthropomorphic vs. Heliomorphic

Anthropomorphic: Amrulon and Parkia Heliomorphic: Eriu

Three Suns of Heaven

The two moons and the sun were sometimes called the three suns of heaven and were considered representative of the Solar-Sky Trinity of Amrulon, Eriu, and Parkia.

Sun: Amrulon Sunmoon: Eriu Starmoon: Parkia

In other systems, Eriu represented the Sun and Amrulon represented Sunmoon as the husband of Starmoon (Parkia). In all these systems, they differ from the conventional association of the goddesses Bralla and Palithreeta with Sunmoon and Starmoon.

Alternative Forms

These are the names of Amrulon's alternative manifestations: Heliops (Ithatian), Amenrelosh, Ari (Moigthe), Amir (Ancient Gwenyan).

Contrasting Divinities

Astral Amrulon is a contrasting manifestation of Amrulon. He is the lord of nighttime and brotherhood, depicted as an aging, but strong, bearded man underneath a starry nighttime sky. He is also a god of pilgrims and those questing for discovery or knowledge. In some systems of belief, Astral Amrulon represents the power of the resting sun.

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