||Garneird - The Great wind -|
Lord of skies and weather. The First-born
Garneird is an autocrat of skies, wind, clouds and weather. Because all other gods live under the sky of Garneird, he has achieved the position of ruler among the other gods. Garneirdís partner is AníGaia, the goddess of earth and the parturient.
Garneird is a colossal and handsome man with a golden skin and silvery eyes. He is wearing a folded tunic and has a rainbow colored band in his head. When he gets angry, his eyes sparkle lightnings that strike upon the target of his wrath. Garneird is harsh as needed, but always fair. He is practical and appreciates sacrifices that have some meaning. He donít even shun human sacrifices if the death of a human serves welfare of the majority.
Garneird is the first-born of old gods and the base element of air. He is a ruler and has very close relations to his partner AníGaia, ďcousinĒ Volaris and daughter Aiger. It is said that Garneirdís daughter is the only one who can affect his fathers will with her characteristic gentleness. Urgan and Garneird have also very good relations, but should they have any disagreement, they could argue centuries without getting any solution satisfying either one. Garneird has unfavorable relations to his brother Sagoin and Sagoinís daughter Dretan.
The counterforce of Garneird is AníGaia. They form a counter-pair that complete each other: Sky and Earth.
Realm - Qutalden
Garneirdís realm is situated in the sky. If mortal being flies high enough towards the blue sky he will reach a gilt-edged cloud. On top of the cloud are silver gates which lead to paradise of Garneird. Nobody will ever suffer hunger nor thirst in the paradise. There people walk on clouds and all buildings are marble palaces shimmering in gold and silver. Everyone lived by the doctrines of Garneird have one manor reserved for him in the Garneirdís paradise. In his manor he will live eternally with his wife In Qutalden everyone is able to fly and feel the refreshing and healing wind called Laiquald that eternally dominates the place.
Without an exception all priests of Garneird are men. In any case "Ukko" favors patriarchal way of life. Priests always wear white robes, which edges are often decorated with gold or silver. A low and cylinder like headgear and silvery or golden belt also belong their clothing. Garneirdís symbol is the buckle of the belt.
Humans build high temples of marble or some other light stone material to honor Garneird. Temples of Garneird are glorious and have many gold and silver decorations. Ceilings and walls are decorated with lofty frescos describing happenings and teachings of the Celestial book.
Garneird is also known by the name "Ukko." Name Ukko has a respectful tone and it is often used in propitiation ceremonies. Thunder is sign of that Garneird has got angry for someone, but usually his anger lasts only for a short time.
Special comprehensions of people
Garneirdís chosen people are paladri. Religion has also partly spread among humans, elves and some other people. Creatures moving at nights usually fear Garneird, because nights are time of Garneirdís deceitful brother, Sagoin. At night people of Garneird should be sleeping at their homes.
Garneird carries the Band of controlling in his head. The band shines in all colors. There is no creature, no phenomena nor item that could resist Garneirdís will when he is wearing the band. When it is raining He might undress the Band and set it out to decorate firmament to show his satisfaction towards mortals.
Holy symbol and holy scriptures
The holy symbol of Garneird describes a kestrel. Birds are his underlings and ravens are his spies. His holy scriptures are called the Celestial book. In the beginning of time eighteen giant-sized kestrels landed in to eighteen settlements and left Garneirdís teachings there. During times priests of Garneird have gathered all teachings to the Celestial book.
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Translated by : MoR