PM5430: On the Prophets of Maratreanism

Travancus is a Prophet of Maratreanism in the Travancine-Clarettan establishment. He was the founder of that establishment of the Cause. He was succeeded as Prophet by Claretta.

No one is required to believe in the literal truth of Travancus or Claretta. The point of the protoscripture is the message, rather than whether it literally happened or not. Maybe it literally happened, maybe it didn't. Here are some possibilities:
  • It is some kind of "sacred fiction" or myth, not meant to be taken that literally (although, maybe the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction are not as clear as we think they are)
  • It actually happened, in a parallel universe
  • Rather than existing in just one universe, maybe I exist in multiple universes simultaneously. Maybe in some of those universes it happened, in others it didn't
  • There are multiple, simultaneously existent pasts. Like branching timelines, but here the timelines branch backwards rather than forwards. In some of those timelines, the events happened as described; in others they did not
  • There is a single past, and these events happened as described in them at some unspecified point in the past, but all historical and archaeological records have been lost
  • There is a single past, and the events recorded happened roughly as described, at some unspecified time in the past, but the names and places recorded are not the actual names and places, but some kind of code
Maratreans are free to believe any of the above. On this issue I actually suspend belief - I don't have the belief that it is literally true, but neither do I have the believe that it is not literally true.

Claretta is a Prophet of Maratreanism in the Travancine-Clarettan establishment. She was the first High Priestess, and second Prophet, of that establishment of the Cause. She was appointed successor of Travancus by the Prophet-in-Council, and upon his death suceeded him by operation of that appointment.
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