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The Kuyathic religions are a group of religions, mainly in Upper Boroso, which can all trace their origins to ancient Dhwer. Traditionally, they include Thentism and both Restorationist and Traditionalist Kuyanism.
The origins of Kuyathic religions is shrouded in legend. Thentic texts trace their origins to what is now coastal southeastern Hayndwelp Province, while Kuyanists usually trace them to the area now known as Thewer.
- Kuyanism originated in the region now known as Thewer in Upper Boroso.
- Cult of the Dhwer storm god Kuy grew dramatically to the point where many proclaimed him the only God.
- Two prophets emerge, Yedhak and Bekaw, with different interpretations.
- Prophet Yedhak declares worship of other gods illegal; Kuy is declared beyond divine and immaterial; all forms of idolatry banned.
- This was at odds with the Bekaw’s followers, the Thentists, who were driven into Kuthaltum.
- Religion is spread to the rest of Dhwer over the next hundred or so years.
- Kuyanism becomes official state religion of Dhwer, center moved to KeHarl.
- As Kuyanism spreads south, the locals begin to twist the message and confuse the monotheistic teachings; Kuyanism is infused with Barmeki paganism. The previous Pagan Gods are reinterpreted as avatars or “faces” of Kuy; and the locals continue their tradition of idolatry, building huge temples and statues of Kuy’s “avatars”.
- Kuy’s prime avatar is based on Kuëya, a Barmeki fertility god with intersexual features, and reinterpreted in their image.
- After a number of years, the northerners begin to take issue with the blasphemy. A religious war begins, with the North conquering the south and declaring all forms of “paganism” illegal. Suffering immense persecution from their traditionalist brethren, the southerners declare the traditionalist teachings as corrupt and false, and dub their teachings the “Restoration” of Kuy’s true message.
- The Traditionalists destroy the holiest Restorationist temple, located near the Vaangit Oasis. This becomes the site of the decisive battle of the war, leaving the Restorationists victorious.
- A new temple was built on the banks of the Vaangit Oasis, which becomes the centre of all Restorationist worship.
Yedhak and Bekaw
Most sources confirm that two brothers (or sometimes, cousins), Yedhak (Yeðak in Dhwer, and Bekaw (same in Dhwer), received revelations together. The content and origin of these revelations is disputed between the branches of the faiths.
- Kuy’s form and gender is unknowable.
- There are no other unknowables but Kuy.
- There are no Unknowables but Kuy and Yedhak (pbuh) is their prophet.
- Homosexuality is forbidden.
- Transgender identities are accepted
- When a person dies, they are judged by Kuy on whether they have they lived a worthy life free from sin and corruption.
- If they are deemed worthy, they will live in an eternal paradise ruled directly by Kuy
- If they live in sin, their soul is shattered and twisted, and they will live in agony for the rest of eternity.
- Kuy is both male and female and at the same time, neither.
- Kuy’s main avatar has 3 breasts and two penises.
- Upon death, people merge with Kuy if worthy; soul turns to stone if unworthy.
- Homosexulity and trans identities are accepted and common.
- High priests are considered agender.
Traditional and Restorationist
- The mortal world is corrupt and was not created by Kuy, but by a lesser being known as Qantaks (Dhwer: Gantakþ). Qantaks was destroyed by Kuy for creating the mortal world, but his soul was splintered and became bound to the souls of humans. Purifying oneself of this bit of Qantaks is the duty of every human.
- Kuy is never referred to with a pronoun, Kuy is always used in all persons.
- Sex between unmarried people is forbidden.
- Kuy /kuj/ n. - main deity, God [Old Dhwer *Koy(a)ð (whence also Kuð), prob. from **koyand ‘holy battle,’ from compound **kow-yon ‘fight bravely’]
- Kuð /kuð/ n. - the Thentist variant of Kuy
- Dhwer - 87%
- Vaangit - 100%
- Lhavres - 10,000,000 (5.7%)
- Kuthaltum - 2%
- Kuthaltum 93%
- Dhwer 8-12%
- Taanttu - ?