Main Edit

In the distant past, worship of a divine essence, or godhead who takes many forms, was common throughout Ossien.  Before Hayamana, the people of the Old Kingdoms, Occien, Meren, Mallan, Lenorë, Arthad, Auris, Elline, and Vamar he1ld a loose set of beliefs that more or less coincided.  Unlike Hayamana, which formed an overarching theology, the ancient ways were mystical and had little order or structure.  Indeed, most individuals chose a combination of beliefs.  They were local mythology and to this day, the northern tribes hold to at least some of the ancient ways.  And the concept.

The God and the Goddess Edit

Many peoples of Old Ossien believed in a couple of divine beings called the God and the Goddess.  In some myths the Godhead’s aspects were sexually compatible and their children were the Divine Ancestors.  It is through acts that shatter the boundaries between humans that humans shatter the boundaries between them and the divine.  In breaking these boundries, the breaker learns the true names of the gods.  Nosaiya reflects this testing of the limits.

The Creator Edit

The world was created by a figure or a group of figures through a sexual act, a blood sacrifice, and mighty war.

Ancestor Worship Edit

The ancient clans were formed based upon this common perceived ancestry of an ancient hero-god.  Many of these clans share a sort of lineage with common ancestors.  These clans venerated their ancestors and the gods in temples, groves, and upon mountain tops.  They believed that their ancestors walked among them and performed ritualized plays to venerate them, wearing masks to reenact mythological tales and legends.  Sacrifice of all kinds were common, though the honor given to each ancestor varied wildly between the gods.