Triadism

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Theme Song: Legend of Hyrule – Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Purpose: To spread the history and belief of their gods
Members: Widespread religion

History: Triadism is a religion based on the belief of three greater deities and three lesser deities and their respective roles and blessings in the land of Uladh. One trinity is called the Greater Trinity, consisting of the greater deities, while the trinity of lesser deities is the Lesser Trinity. While worship originally consisted of the Greater Trinity, the Lesser Trinity has become more popular in recent years thanks to the spread of religious pilgrimages brought on by the Mandate of Heaven.

The three greater deities are more commonly worshiped than the lesser deities, having a larger domain than the lesser deities despite their eventual fates. While everyone involved in Triadism knows of both trinities, worship is usually confined to either the lesser or greater deities and not both groups at once. Of course, exceptions do exist, although usually regulated to a small sect of Triadism.

The following is a list of the six major deities in Triadism and their respective domains.

Greater Deities:

Dheginsea, Aspect of Order
Caineghis, Aspect of Chaos
Brammimond, Aspect of Balance

Lesser Deities:

Elmine of the Flesh – Aspect of Beauty, Lust, Strength, War, and the Earth
Barigan of the Mind – Aspect of Knowledge, Memory, Thought, Trickery, and the Skies
Hartmut of the Soul – Aspect of Spirituality, Wisdom, Love, Insight, and the Seas

The Basics of Triadism

In the beginning, there were two beings: Sephiran, Embodiment of Life and Caineghis, Embodiment of Chaos. After struggling in an unending battle for millennia for control of the Abyss, Sephiran emerged victorious over Caineghis, yet they both had expended all of their energy in the process. Before dying, Sephiran split himself into five lesser beings while Caineghis, with even less remaining power, dissolved into the Abyss after. The parts of Sephiran he created became known as the modern day gods Brammimond, Harmut, Elmine, Barigan, and Dheginsea.

Having inherited Sephiran’s will to create light in the Abyss, the gods created the world of Septus, where beasts and mortals first appeared in a primitive form. While the gods were content with the world as is, Brammimond, Aspect of Balance, believed that mortals should coexist with the gods and bestowed strength, wisdom, spirituality, and intellect upon the first men residing within the God’s Cradle.

This event greatly angered the gods and prompted them to banish him from this reality for disturbing the balance he was created to maintain. This act would later prove to be a fatal mistake, as shortly after, Caineghis revealed himself to be partially reformed by the energies of the void Sephiran previously thought unable to be controlled. Caineghis sought to destroy what Sephiran had created to become the sole ruler of the Abyss, thus beginning another conflict. While Caineghis was weakened, the deities of light were missing a vital ally, leading to much more damage than desired.

Triadism teaches that Caineghis was once again stopped, yet at the cost of destroying much of the world and tainting it with death and decay. As Caineghis could not be destroyed without destroying all light and darkness within the universe, the gods chose to seal him away within the brightest star in the night sky to prevent further destruction. The chunks of the world untouched by Caineghis’ poisonous darkness were reassembled into a single land mass, Uladh, and sent into the Abyss with the hopes of the world returning to the light under the watch of the Lesser Deities. The fate of Dheginsea after the formation of Uladh is unknown even in the oldest of Triadism texts.

Details: Triadism has seen a explosive growth in its members, mostly accredited to the religious pilgrimages of Avalon causing the beliefs of Triadism to spread like wildfire across Uladh. Those who practice Triadism thank the individual Lesser Deities or the appropriate aspect of the Greater Deities for their day-to-day blessings and strive for peaceful, orderly lives.

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