PM5422: Deities of the religion of Maratreanism

Generalities concerning deities

Degrees of inclusivity

The degrees of inclusivity refer to the different relationships which may exist in inclusive monotheism between the one deity and the many deities:

  • identical: this refers to one of the many deities being seen as a name, image or mask of the one deity. The deities are seen as being fundamentally identical; the difference is merely one of labelling.
  • distinctive: this refers to one of the many deities being seen as a servant, mediator or representative of the one deity. This deity is not identified with the one deity, but functions as the one deity's vicar, servant, representative, emissary, mediator, minister, messenger, etc.
  • aspectual: this refers to one of the many deities being seen as a form, aspect or emanation of the one deity. This is intermediate between the identical and distinctive degrees; the two deities are not identified to the extent which they are in the identical view, but neither are they distinguished and viewed as separate and distinct deities either.

These degrees may be held to exist in how the believer or worshipper conceives the relationship between the ultimate deity and the individual deities. However, they may also be held to actually objectively exist in the relationships between the deities themselves, as opposed to merely in the minds of the worshippers or believers. One may believe that all deities are related in the same degree; or one may believe that different deities are related in different degrees.

Deity pillars

In Maratreanism there are two pillars of sacred animal tribe and subtribe tutelary and subtutelary deities: the left pillar and the right pillar. The deities of the left pillar, both female and male, represent the primary tribe and subtribe deities of the Maratrean religion, and are the focus of major cults. The right pillar represent deities of opposite gender to those in the left, and are the focus of more minor cults. Maratreanism prefers the worship of the left pillar deities to the right pillar deities; at the same time, if one has a preference for a right pillar deity over a left pillar one, Maratreanism will not prohibit that, but permit such worship.

The five sacred animal tribe tutelaries in the left pillar are as follows: first tribe, the canine tribe, male tutelary Bacu; second tribe, the feline tribe, female tutelary Trinca; third tribe, the equine tribe, male tutelary Harpa; fourth tribe, the monkey tribe, male tutelary Muna; fifth tribe, the sea-mammal tribe, female tutelary Delvina.

Note that generally -a is a feminine ending, and -us is a masculine ending, but there are exceptions: Harpa and Muna are male deities with female endings; Bacu is a male deity who does not have either ending.

Here are the right pillar equivalents, of opposite gender: Bacueta, Trincus, Harpeta, Muneta, Delvinus. In general male -us becomes female -a and female -a becomes male -us; but male -a becomes female -eta instead. Bacueta is of course a special case, as Bacu himself is.

The two pillars extend to the subtutelaries also; so Taba is a male left pillar subtutelary; his corresponding female right pillar subtutelary is Tabeta.

Generally, Maratreanism holds that the left pillar deities are hierarchially superior to the right pillar deities. However, although that is the mainstream view, it is a permissible non-mainstream view that a right pillar deity be superior to a left pillar deity. Although in a sense this is a derogation from the central ecclesia, it is not a sufficiently serious derogation to actually constitute a derogative ecclesia.

Fuza is the subtutelary goddess of the fox subtribe, she is under Bacu. Her right pillar equivalent is Fuzus.

Levana is the subtutelary goddess of the elephant subtribe, she is under Harpa. Her right pillar equivalent is Levanus.

Specific deities

Bacu

The holy Lord Bacu - tutelary deity of the first sacred animal tribe - the dog who is a god, the god who is a dog, the divine canine. His tribe consists of all dogs, also incorporates wolves, foxes, bats.

He is assisted by subtutelaries who reign over the various subtribes of his tribe, among whom is the holy lord Taba - the bat who is a god, the god who is a bat.

Bacu is the first of all dogs, who ascended into the heavens and was enthroned as a god.

Taba

The holy Lord Taba is the subtutelary of the bat subtribe, which is of the first sacred animal tribe. He is a faithful servant of the holy Lord Bacu.

A divine bat, a bat who is a god and a god who is a bat, who flaps his holy wings as flies through the sacred night sky.

Some of his divine attributes include:

  • he is a bat of healing, he heals all diseases, but especially he heals diseases of the mind, such as mental illnesses such as depression
  • he is a bat of smiles and laughter, always smiling and always laughing, he brings joy to the world
  • he sings his sacred song, the sound of which brings joy to the world.
  • he lives in his heaven, the Tabanian heaven
  • the first of all bats, who ascended to the heavens and was deified, he possesses the power of speech

See also Terror Taba — note that Terror Taba is not the same as Taba.

Fuza

Fuza is the subtutelary goddess of the fox subtribe, she is under Bacu. Her right pillar equivalent is Fuzus.

Trinca

The holy Lord Trinca - tutelary deity of the second sacred animal tribe - the cat who is a goddess, the goddess who is a cat, the divine feline. Her tribe consists of all cats, also incorporates lions, tigers, panthers, cheetahs, pumas, etc.

She is assisted by subtutelaries who reign over the various subtribes of her tribe.

Trinca is the first of all cats, who ascended into the heavens and was enthroned as a goddess.

Harpa

The holy Lord Harpa - tutelary deity of the third sacred animal tribe - the god who is a horse, the horse who is a god, the divine equine. His tribe consists of all horses, also incorporates camels, zebras, elephants, alpacas, llamas, etc.

He is assisted by subtutelaries who reign over the various subtribes of his tribe, among whom is the holy lord Levana, the goddess of elephants.

Harpa is the first of all horses, who ascended into the heavens and was enthroned as a god.

Levana

Levana is the subtutelary goddess of the elephant subtribe, she is under Harpa. Her right pillar equivalent is Levanus.

Muna

The holy Lord Muna - tutelary deity of the fourth sacred animal tribe - the god who is a monkey, the monkey who is a god. His tribe consists of all monkeys, apes, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans, etc.

He is assisted by subtutelaries who reign over the various subtribes of his tribe.

Muna is the first of all monkeys, who ascended into the heavens and was enthroned as a god.

Delvina

The holy Lord Delvina - tutelary deity of the fifth sacred animal tribe - the goddess who is a dolphin, the dolphin who is a goddess. Her tribe consists of all dolphins, porposies, whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, etc.

She is assisted by subtutelaries who reign over the various subtribes of his tribe; among whom is the whale god Varalus.

Delvina is the first of all dolphins, who ascended into the heavens and was enthroned as a goddess.

Varalus

The holy Lord Varalus is the subtutelary of the whale subtribe, which is of the fifth sacred animal tribe. He is a faithful servant of the holy Lord Delvina.

A divine whale, a whale who is a god and a god who is a while, he swims in the sacred heavenly seas.

He was the sacred whale of wisdom, who having descended upon the earth once again, rescued the prophet Jonah, and taught him the divine wisdom.

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