The Summer Heroes
The Pantheon of Illuviѐn begins with Ahn and the four Archon. These divine beings are not themselves worshipped widely, but are rather the universal forces from which arose not only the pantheon of gods but also existence itself.
According to the Jewelsong of Ri’Cerun:
“When first there was nothing, there was Ahn, and Ahn was all.”
The Ahn is most often conceived of as a single, eternal syllable of music made manifest, without form or boundary. The Ahn was shattered, however, when a second note arose within it, and the shards of Ahn formed the world. Thus, it is said, everything that exists contains within it some small part of Ahn.
When the Ahn was broken its shards began gathering themselves back together, and from this union arose the Four Archon. These were the first divine beings, who created Illuviѐn from themselves and suffused it, finally dividing themselves and reemerging as the Primals, the highest tier in the divine pantheon.
The divine pantheon can thus be divided into two tiers: the nine Primals, who emerged directly from the Archon, and the countless lesser Divinities, who emerged at various times from the divinely infused material of Illuviѐn. Though the Primals do maintain a certain level of authority over the other Divinities, the distinction between the two tiers is no longer as firm as it once was. Since the breaking of the world following the Godswar, the power of the gods is now drawn directly from the worship of mortals. Thus the power of the gods waxes and wanes depending on the events of the material plane, and many of the “lesser” Divinities are now as powerful (or, indeed, more so) than the Primals.
The Archon of Ahn
The Nine Primals
* Eidothea, Goddess of the Sea
* Bourlon, God of the Land
* Tohilai, God of the Sun
* Kusah, Goddess of the Moon
* Hadaad, God of Thunder
* Veyu, Goddess of Wind
* Tajen, Goddess of Rain
* Sothara, Mother of Living Things
* Talauo, Father of Living Things
* Auravandil, Steward of Knowledge
* Cambrai, Bringer of Pleasure
* The Dark God
* The Knight Alabaster
* Lagren, the War God
* Viatica, the Goddess Who Suffers
* The Father (Troll Pantheon)
* Inarah, the Goddess of Beauty
* Lady Midday
* Lyek, He Who Hungers
* Mahra, the Maiden of Misery
* The Mistress Who Weeps
* The Mother (Troll Pantheon)
* The White Widow