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Ewigeliebe (エーヴィリーベ, Eeviriibe), the God of Life (命の神, Inochi no Kami), is one of the Eternal Five gods in Yurgenschmidt's religion.

He presides over winter and is the source of life in the world. His divine instrument is a sword[1], and his divine color is white, which symbolizes snow and ice.

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When the God of Darkness married the Goddess of Light, they had four children. In order, they were Flutrane, the Goddess of Water; Leidenschaft, God of Fire; Schutzaria, Goddess of Wind; and Geduldh, the Goddess of Earth.

Ewigeliebe, the God of Life, fell in love with Geduldh. The God of Darkness gave the two permission to marry, hoping they would fill the world with new life. But Ewigeliebe's jealous love - edged on even more by the Goddess of Chaos[2] - consumed him and he froze Geduldh in ice so their child could never be born.

The world fell into winter, and The Goddess of Light began to worry about her daughter. She found Geduldh trapped and melted the ice with her rays of sunlight, and Flutrane caused the water to flood away, bringing spring to the world. Geduldh's other siblings, Leidenschaft and Schutzaria, fought to protect her from Ewigeliebe, bringing summer and autumn.

However, they could not fully defeat Ewigeliebe without preventing all new life from being born. Each year at the end of autumn, the God of Life once again traps Geduldh in ice, and her siblings must fight to free her in spring.

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In noble euphemisms, Ewigeliebe is usually referenced to mean "one who passionately loves or yearns for another"[3], often in a jealous or possessive way.

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Compared to the other Gods and Subordinate Gods#Eternal Five, Ewigeliebe is not as often invoked in Religious Ceremonies and blessings. Furthermore, adding the element of Life to a blessing or a magic circle usually causes it to fail when cast. Adding the element of Earth alongside Life can help improve the odds of success, but it is still rare.

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See Gods and Subordinate Gods

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  • His name is most like derived from the German words "ewige" and "liebe" which translate to "eternal love".
  • When Myne adapted her playing cards to Yurgenschmidt, Ewigeliebe, represented by the sword, was used in place of the Jack[1].

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 4: Winter Hibernation and Handiwork.
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 4: Winter Hibernation and Handiwork
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 4. Damuel's Proposal

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