Pauegism

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Pauegism
Total population
285 - 672 Million
Scriptures
#Holy Scriptures
Languages
Classical Vaniuan Church Vernacular
Local languages

Pauegism is a religion practiced primarily in Vaniua which has strong historical ties to Iovism and Pashaism.

History

Aspects

Many features of Pauegism are built and based on Vaniuan customs and that of the Iovist religion. Most importantly is the use of the Vaniuan Calendar which is lunar based, to host celebrations and fasting. The most controversial at the time of its founding was that of its Singular Diety, Muhosh (Contraction of Muhe and Hosha). Muhosh is viewed as an ally and that he would provide the foundation for any action, but that the worshiper would take what Muhosh provides and build with what he has given.

Most tenants adhere to Muhosh as being something of an entity from the afterlife which contrasts with that of Thaghaism which views Muhosh as a sky diety and is actively participating in the realm of mankind.

Traditions

Burial Traditions

Burial of one's deceased kin is the most important aspect of Pauegism. The body is expected to be restored to its healthy form upon death, such as that of missing limbs or burns, and to replace the damaged portions with finesse. Many cemeteries of Pauegism offer this service for free as this portion is expected to be done unless the adherent on their death bed states otherwise.

The belief behind this is that one's appearance upon burial is what is brought into the afterlife and so the buried would be restored to a "normal" form so that they would not have to suffer from the disabilities carried from their earthen form into the afterlife with them. Criminals, however, are commonly mutilated in a way that suffering is guaranteed in the afterlife, such as genital and facial mutilation.

The most notable aspect of Pauegism in contrast to Pashaism, is that animals who have become tame and bonded with their masters or animals that show consistent kindness towards Humans are believed to have developed a "spirit bond". Companion animals and sentient beings are usually considered to share this natural bond between one another and upon death, will join or wait for those who they have bonded with into the afterlife.

Notable Persons of Pauegism