The Pantheon of Jimano’s World

Jimano’s World is the planet sized hermitage of Jimano, the god of the material. The races that live on this world must contend with the movements of the god deep below. These cause mountain ranges to form in years and frequently disrupt the climate. Jimano is one of the eleven gods of the greater court, as explained to the races by the goddess of fire when she taught them how to tame flame.

Jimano of the Material: Shy, quiet and thoughtful, Jimano prefers no company but his own. He built his hermitage to be a retreat from the other gods. Iconography of him shows him as a small, brown skinned and curled up on himself. Jimano is the god of the material. All things that have physical form have come about because of him.

Dannilu of Time: Dannilu is forever in a hurry, never ceasing in her movement except when she becomes absolutely still. She is depicted always in movement and carrying a bag. In the bag she keeps time which she steals or gifts to mortals. In addition to time, Dannilu is the cause of the seasons.

Felyev of Fire: Dormant and passive when at rest, should she be awakened she becomes volatile and angry. Her icons show her with a half and half face – her left side asleep and her hair black, her right side enraged and her hair aflame. Her dominion is all sources of fire and heat itself.

Krarr of Knowledge: If it can be learnt, Krarr knows it. If it can be thought, Krarr has considered it. The god most like Jimano, Krarr is contemplative and quiet, acting only exactly as he needs to. He is portrayed as a man perched atop a bottle, in which he keeps spare ideas. Krarr is the god of knowledge of facts and skill in action.

Isansa of Dreams: Inconsistent to the point of incoherence, Isansa places no value in logic and dedicates herself solely to emotion. She seeds ideas in mortal minds and watches as they grow. Imagery of her depicts her in a long flowing dress with many pockets. In these pockets she keep the interesting dreams and nightmares she collects from the sleeping. In return for these dreams she may grant inspiration.

Pokli of Lies: Pokli makes bargains. Pokli is persuasive. Pokli lies. He exists so that he might gain from others. His tokens depict him as dressed in black with a heavily scarred face. Pokli is the god of merchants, thieves and things that would be kept secret.

Niphurah of Conflict: Niphurah has been driven nearly mad by the arguments inside her head. Exceptionally talkative, she will always adopt a conflicting opinion. Her icons depict her as unkempt and with eyes that point in different directions. She is the source of disagreement and competition.

Alaar of Light and Darkness: Precision is the core of Alaar’s being. His schedule is rigid and he keeps to it exactly. His likeness is that of a tall man wearing a mask that changes from sky blue to darkest black with the passing of the day. Light and darkness are his to control.

Aelakina of Destiny: Somewhat distant and removed from the other gods as her foreknowledge makes it difficult for her to interact with others. She appears in art as standing rigidly tall with a book under her arm. In the book she keeps a record of all her glimpses of the future. Her realms are prophecy and many believe she can influence their fortune.

Salyoc of Justice: For Salyoc, justice is the right of the wronged. It is revenge for the hurt received and the guilty must always be punished. He carries himself arrogantly, aloof to those around him as he feels himself to be inevitable. Iconography of him shows him with a weapon, poised in the hunt. Salyoc is the god of vengeance and evidence.

Tynn of Language: Tynn is a joyous and happy god. Of all the gods, he is the most enamoured with the material world. To all the things he finds, he gives names that fit the sound and shape of object. He loves to collect sounds and shapes which he keeps in jars. Jars are central to his imagery which shows him as a young boy with a wide smile. Tynn gave the races language and all words, written and spoken, are his to enjoy.

Image Credit – Roof of the Pantheon by Neil Howard – CC-BY-NC-2.0