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Geduldh (ゲドゥルリーヒ, Gedururiihi), the Goddess of Earth (土の女神, Tsuchi no Megami), is one of the Eternal Five gods in Yurgenschmidt's religion.

She presides over winter, compassion and acceptance. Her divine instrument is a chalice, and her divine color is red, which symbolizes the life-giving warmth of the hearth[1].

Header.pngMythology

When the God of Darkness met 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 and the youngest of the four.

The God of Life Ewigeliebe 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 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.

Header.pngCulture

Geduldh is seen to symbolize womanhood and compassion, and her divine color of red is also seen as a feminine color[2].

In noble euphemisms, Geduldh used to mean "the object of a person's desire, love, or yearning"[3].

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Geduldh is invoked in several religious ceremonies and blessings:

Header.pngSubordinate Goddesses

See Gods and Subordinate Gods

Header.pngTrivia

  • Her name most likely derives from the German word "Geduld" which translates to "Patience".
  • The statue of Geduldh is surrounded by other gods and locates right in the center of the altar, probably because the events that leads to the four seasons are centered around her.
  • When Myne first mentioned that she has devouring, Bezewanst and Ferdinand brings out Geduldh's chalice to verify her claim.
  • When Myne redesigned her playing cards for Yurgenschmidt, she made Geduldh's chalice one of the four suits. It is represented by the symbol ▼ [4].

Header.pngReferences

  1. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1 Chapter 1: Attendants and the Fealty Ceremony
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 1. Chapter 5: Inauguration Ceremony
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 4. Damuel's Proposal
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 4: Winter Hibernation and Handiwork

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