News from Gwenth

Ah, gosh.. Is it 20xx with you?

I bet Gwenthia was started somewhere in 2004 or 2005, so we're about 16 years in! However time moves so much slower, and so it's been but a few moons.. [:-}]

The site is fairly robust, but no changes since 2012 basically..

Sadly gwenthia dot org has been seized, copied and use by malware scum, so avoid

Tom Aug 2021

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The AurUrban Church of Gwenthia is a polytheistic faith that worships the Goddess Gwenthia as the inspiration that helped humans free themselves from the oppression of the Devourer after he had stolen the human race from their rightful home. They honour the Seven Orbs as the husbands of Gwenthia who aided the humans to free themselves. The faith is open, tolerant and welcoming to other species as children on the Seven, but keeps initiation and membership limited to pure bred humans and the KiMentas who serve Her. The Human Church of Gwenthia is a friendly schism.

Worshippers see Gwenthia as the Earth Mother. Unlike the AurUrban version of the faith, any sapient species may join the priesthood and each community of worshippers view all temples as equal (this has been known to be viewed differently by some kings and priests). The Church was founded in Menerain? by Cromaignians after the First Octaminist Crusade and was evangelised across Gwenthia by them. It became widespread in the Meravae Empire during the Second Octaminist Crusade, where it syncretised with local beliefs, the older Octaminist Church and influenced the Churches of the Chain. The militant arm of the faith are members of the Knights of the Rose, but ironically the most lauded haghunter of all, Prince yrGael is not a member of the faith.

Gwenthia has seven celestial bodies, known as the Moon Husbands. Seven can be seen clearly in the sky, and an eighth is believed to exist but to be dark. The Moon Husbands are the husbands of Gwenth, who freed humans from the evil Eighth Moon God. The Eighth Moon is Dark, its occupant cast down for his role as the Devourer, the bringer of the Void. The Dark God, Devourer, Fallen One is worshipped and propitiated only by dark and death cults.

The core catechism of Gwenth faith is: “We are the Lost, the Stolen, those brought to Gwenthia by the Fallen One and made to toil for It as slaves. We, who with the Seven, contacted the inneffable Goddess Gwenthia and drove the Devourer from the Heavens and freed all peoples.”

The Church was the prime mover in the overthrow of the Octaminist Church and the Octaminist Crusades. The Church was the creator and promotor of the New Calendar 995 years ago, removing the last part of octaminism from everyday life.

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