Sebastian and the Beast, Ch3, Pg8&9
Title: Sebastian and the Beast: Ch3, pg 8&9 Rating: Pg-13 Beta: yume_no_kage Summary: Beauty and the Beast with a twist (and a wriggle) A/N: Two pages and a local-mythology summary, whut! I suspect I'll be going back to the single page a week posting, because even though I can manage two pages a week, that still means I have no page-buffer if I suddenly need it. XD;
Leifa the Weaver – Allmother, she is the female of the first gods. Leifen The Smith – Allfather, he is the male of the first gods.
Leifen and Leifa together created the world and all that live upon it, as well as the underworld, and all that dwell there. They are also known as the Farmers, and are invoked in those areas (Farming, Weaving, Smithing – considered the first arts.)
When Leifen an Leifa’s domain grew vast, they had children to help them manage it: Donnen, Vara, Skaden, and Ziofa.
Donnen – the god of kings/queens/royalty, usually the most prominent deity in main chapels. King’s Right and Queen’s Right come from him. Donnen had one child by his wife Vara, named Eira.
Vara – the goddess of travel and guardian of the dead. She had one child by each of her brothers, Eira and Rigan/a.
Skaden – the god of the dead, he rules over the underworld. Husband of Vara.
Ziofa – goddess of battles/storms/destruction. She is the patron of soldiers. She had one child by her father, named Ulden.
Eira – goddess of healing, daughter of Donnen and Vara.
Rigan/a – god/dess of magic and knowledge, child of Skaden and Vara
Ulden – god of war, son of Leifen and Ziofa.
Rigan/a caused great destruction and suffering among the humans when s/he was young, and gave them knowledge/magic as a way to make amends, thus Rigan/a is worshipped as the deity of all magic, harmful and helpful, and traitors/thieves/etc. usually take hir as their patron.
Ziofa, not wanting to share one of her brothers with her sister, went to her parents and asked them to make her a husband for herself. They refused, and so Ziofa demanded that they give her a child instead. Leifen lay with his daughter, and Ulden, god of war, was born. Ziofa is known to take mortal lovers, although never for very long.
There are several versions of the origin of the elves/fae in general, ranging from that they were created before humans (and thus live longer/are more powerful), to being the sparks from Leifen’s forge, collected and nurtured by Leifa.