Isxinthion Gods

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A Prosopography of the Isxinthion Gods

The Isxinthion Gods are beings of divine power who once ruled the world of Asdar in person some fifteen thousand years ago. Their relationship to the titans is unknown, but it is thought that both humans and titans dwelt on the world side-by-side, with the titans wielding technology far superior than today's. Some scholars believe the Isxinthion Gods were unique to the west, but others believe they were merely the understanding that western civilizations possessed of polycosmic beings who ruled the whole world along with other worlds. The waning of their power is thought to have transpired gradually over the past fifteen thousands years for reasons not fully understood. Today the worship of the Isxinthion Gods competes with the worship of other divinities throughout Asdar. In the west, the Isxinthion Gods are considered the core gods of the 'Old Religion.'

The word 'Isxinthion' means "dazzlingly brilliant, exceedingly white in brilliance" in the ancient Kalaman tongue. Modern scholars believe the Isxinthion Gods were polycosmic beings who guided humans and other races on Asdar in the mythical past. The influence of their cults and legends remains central to many civilizations.

The Isxinthion Gods are traditionally divided into four category, the sun gods (or solar gods), the sky gods, the sea gods, and the earth gods. All Isixinthion Gods by nature are higher gods, that is, gods who dwell or may choose to dwell in Isxinthios. Isxinthios is the brilliant star, sometimes thought to be the Cosmic Star, where the Isxinthion Gods dwell in person. Isxinthios is thought by scholars and polycosmists to exist in another realm outside of our own.

According to Kalaman legends and others, the Isxinthion Gods struggled with the titans who dwelt on the world. The titans were creatures of earth and thus mortal. Humans were subject to the rule of the titans. There were thought to be many struggles or titanomachies between titans and Isxinthions, culminating in a great war immediately before the destruction of the Jahambuttha and the causation of the Flood of Aturyanda. Many traditional priests believe this is the time that the Isxinthion Gods emigrated from Asdar and took up residence on the world of Isxinthios. Others say that the separation between Isxinthios and Asdar only exists in human consciousness due to the inherent limitations of mortals.

Coming of Salmakhamer

The Coming of Salmakhamer marked a revival in the worship of the Isxinthion Gods. Saint or Prophet Salmakhamer's mission to restore the reverence for the Isxinthion Gods has been seen as a necessary predecessor for the eventual development of the Arathracian Religion some four hundred years later.

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