A Treatise on Kulthean Religions

Remember that Kulthea is polytheistic. It is not unusual to worship a different god on different days, or for different occasions, much like the Catholic church prays to different saints that have a separate patron cause. However, most people who consider themselves religious have one main deity to which they dedicate most of their prayers, and remember that some gods are jealous and may not want their followers worshiping anyone else. As is true in our own world, different people in different places worship different deities – as was the case with Greece and Rome, the names may be different, while the deities themselves are the same. Others may simply know of other or different deities from a local or regional pantheon.

The dominant religion in Kulthea is that of the Orhan Pantheon, whose members are listed earlier. Each member has a number of different cults and separate groups dedicated to it. Worshipers of a particular god will know more about their religion.

In addition to the major gods of Orhan, there are a large number of associated minor gods and demigods who serve the major gods; only those actively involved in a particular faith are likely to know of those. Some of these demigods are supposedly the children of a particular god, others may be saints or heroes elevated to godhood.

There are a large number of local cults and religions, almost always state sanctioned and very powerful in a limited area. Local gods are associated with a particular city, state, or region. Their followers are limited to those areas as the power of the god generally decreases with distance from their focus/area of worship. The gods of Orhan generally do not interfere with local a airs, preferring not to get into disputes with regional powers.

There are a number of dark cults and religions, including some that are state-sanctioned (depending on the state, of course). Some of these worship the dark gods of Charón in open temples, but many others work and pray in secret….

Generally, the influence of religion varies greatly from place to place, but is less so that the equivalent period on earth. The di use nature of the Orhan pantheon does not encourage religious fanaticism. Worship of the gods is fairly routine, although times of upheaval and war tend to increase temple attendance.

The Major Religions known across Kulthea are as follows:

The Lords of Orhan

Legend has it that the gods known as The Lords of Orhan make their home on the great moon of Orhan, within vast palace complexes in various locations on that small world.

The party’s experiences on crashing through space into this system vindicates the belief that supernatural beings do indeed inhabit the moon of Orhan.

Religious lore on each of the The Lords of Orhan is known to only a few.

The Dark Gods

The third moon of Kulthea is known as Charón and is considered an evil presence by nearly every culture on the planet. The Dark Gods are believed to make their home here.

Very few openly worship the various Dark Gods, as the practices demanded of their worshipers is known to very few, and tolerated by even fewer.

Kelestian Deities

Other deities are known to be worshipped across the various lands of Kulthea. The various Kelestian Deities are well known across the land.











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