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The God of Darkness meets the Goddess of Light.

The God of Darkness, who lived a lonely life for a long time, one day met the Goddess of Light. They fell in love, married, and eventually had four children; The Goddess of Water, Flutrane; the God of Fire, Leidenschaft; the Goddess of Wind, Schutzaria; and the Goddess of Earth, Geduldh. The births of these deities is what lead to the creation of the world.[1]

There was also a Goddess of Chaos, who fell in love with the God of Darkness, despite it being taboo.[2]

One day, the God of Life, Ewigeliebe, fell in love with the youngest daughter, Geduldh, at first sight. He asked the God of Darkness for her hand in marriage, to which the God of Darkness happily agreed, hoping that they would give birth to many children. However the God of Life’s love for the Goddess of Earth was a jealous and possessive love, and so froze the Goddess of Earth with ice and snow, hiding her, as well as impregnating her, creating the season of Winter.

The Goddess of Light, who had not seen her daughter since her marriage, began to worry, and upon finding the frozen Geduldh used her sunlight to melt the ice. The Goddess of Water washed away the melted ice that was the weakened God of Life, revealing the children, the seeds. Along with the goddesses that served her, Flutrane lent her strength to the seeds, allowing them to bloom, creating the season of Spring.

Once Flutrane and her goddesses were exhausted, Leidenschaft and his gods picked up the torch, spreading warmth and allowing the planted lives to grow and ripen, creating the season of Summer. However as the God of Life, the growth of life empowers him, leading to his pursuit of the Goddess of Earth once again. To keep him away the Goddess of Wind, Schutzaria combined her powers with the Goddess of Earth, sending a gale to keep the God of Life away, and bringing about the time for the crops to be harvested, creating the season of Autumn.

As killing the God of Life would prevent any new lives from being born, the deities could only grit their teeth and allow the cycle to continue anew. And so Winter, the season of the God of Life, began again.[1]

Header.pngSymbols

Each God and Goddess wields a divine instrument that serves as their symbol. Additionally, each god has their own divine colour. Each of the divine instruments is coloured in the divine colour of the god it belongs to, or has gems embedded in it that are coloured in the corresponding divine colour.

  • The symbol of the God of Darkness is a cape. The divine colour is black, representing the dark of the night sky.
  • The symbol of the Goddess of Light is a crown. The divine colour is gold, representing the light of the sun.
  • The symbol of the Goddess of Water, Flutrane, is a cane. The divine colour is green, representing life coming into bloom after the harsh winter.
  • The symbol of the God of Fire, Leidenschaft, is a spear. The divine colour is blue, representing the vast sky which all warmth comes from and that all life grows toward.
  • The symbol of the Goddess of Wind, Schutzaria, is a shield. The divine colour is yellow, representing grain, fat and ready for the autumn harvest.
  • The symbol of the Goddess of Earth, Geduldh, is a chalice. The divine colour is red, representing the fireplace that keeps you warm against the cold of winter.
  • The symbol of the God of Life, Ewigeliebe, is a sword. The divine colour is white.

Header.pngSubordinate Gods

The Eternal Five and the God of Darkness and Goddess of Light each have twelve subordinate gods in their service. The names mostly derive from German words. The Goddess of Earth, Geduldh has no subordinate goddesses.

Subordinate Gods of the Goddess of Water, Flutrane

  • The Goddess of Healing, Heilschmerz[3] (ルングシュメール)
  • The Goddess of Childbirth, Entrinduge[4] (エントリンドゥーゲ)
  • The Goddess of Sprouts (芽吹き)[5], Bluanfa (ブルーアンファ)
  • The Goddess of Lightning, Verdränner (フェアドレンナ)
  • The Goddess of the Sea, Verführmeer (フェアフューレメーア)
  • The Goddess of Fortune, Greifechan (グライフェシャーン)
  • The Goddess of Flowers, Efflorelume (エフロレルーメ)
  • The Goddess of Business,
  • Four Unknown Deities

Subordinate Gods of the God of Fire, Leidenschaft

  • The God of War, Angriff[6] (アングリーフ)
  • The God of Smithing, Vulcanift[7] (ヴァルカニフト)
  • The God of Cultivation, Anwachs (アーンヴァックス)
  • The God of Hunting, Schlageziel (シュラーゲツィール)
  • The God of Mountains, Elbberg (エルプベルク)
  • The God of Passion, Brennwärme (ブレンヴェルメ)
  • The God of Looking Far, Sehweit (ゼーエヴァイト)
  • The God of Guidance, Erwachlehren (エアヴァクレーレン)
  • The God of Trial, Glücklität (グリュックリテート)
  • Three Unknown Deities

Subordinate Gods of the Goddess of Wind, Schutzaria

  • The Goddess of Wisdom, Mestionora[8] (メスティオノーラ)
  • The Goddess of Art, Kunstzeal[9] (キュントズィール)
  • The Goddess of Time, Dregarnuhr[10] (ドレッファングーア)
  • The Goddess of Flying, Ordoschnell (オルドシュネーリ)
  • The Goddess of Gale, Steiferise (シュタイフェリーゼ)
  • The Goddess of Patience, Duldsetzen (ドゥルトゼッツェン)
  • The Goddess of Partings, Jugereise (ユーゲライゼ)
  • The Goddess of Harvests, Forsternte (フォルスエルンテ)
  • The Goddess of Words, Grammalatur (グラマラトゥーア)
  • The Goddess of Weaving, Ventuchte (ヴェントゥヒーテ)
  • Two Unknown Deities

Subordinate Gods of the God of Life, Ewigeliebe

  • God of Alcohol, Vantole (ヴァントール)
  • God of Cooking, Cuococalura[11] (クウェカルーラ)
  • God of Longevity, Dauerleben (ダオアレーベン)
  • God of Dreams, Schlaftraum (シュラートラウム)
  • God of Blizzards[12], Schneerst (シュネーアスト)
  • God of Treasure, Beischmacht (バイシュマハート)
  • Six Unknown Deities

Subordinate Gods of the God of Darkness

  • God of Evil, Chaosfliehe (カーオスフリーエ)
  • God of Concealment, Verbergen (フェアベルッケン)
  • God of Exorcism, Verdräos (フェアドレーオス)
  • God of Stars, Sterrat (シュテルラート)

Subordinate Gods of the Goddess of Light

  • Goddess of Marriage, Liebeskuhilfe [13] (リーベスクヒルフェ)
  • Goddess of Purification, Unheilschneide (ウンハイルシュナイデ)
  • Goddess of Order, Gebotordnung (ゲボルトヌーン)
  • Goddess of Advice, Anhaltung (アンハルトゥング)

Header.pngBlessings

Praying to the various deities or their subordinates will result in different kinds of blessings/spells.

God of Darkness - Power to sap mana. Can bless weapons to give them power to drain mana[14]. Conjure a black haze that drains mana from spells that touch it [15].

Goddess of Light

Goddess of Water - Power to heal. Heal wounds [16].

God of Fire - Power to grow. Boosts mana when praying to the subordinate deity, Angriff, God of War[17].

Goddess of Wind - Power to protect. Conjure a dome made of wind that blocks physical and magical attacks as well as people with ill intent to those within its protection [14].

Goddess of Earth

God of Life

Header.pngEtymology

Name Japanese Romaji Assumed
Etymology
Assumed
Translation
Angriff アングリーフ Anguriifu Angriff (DE) Attack
Anhaltung アンハルトゥング Anharutungu
  • Clue
  • Guidance/Leadership
Anwachs アーンヴァックス Aanvakkusu
  • To grow/to increase
  • To grow/to plant
  • growing
Beischmacht バイシュマハート Baishumahaato
  • Intercourse
  • Make
Bluanfa ブルーアンファ Buruuanfa
  • Flower
  • Beginning
Brennwärme ブレンヴェルメ Burenverume
  • Burning
  • Warmth
Chaosfliehe カーオスフリーエ Kaaosufuriie
  • Chaos
  • To flee
Cuococalura クウェカルーラ Kuwekaruura
  • Cook/Chef
  • Heat
Dauerleben ダオアレーベン Daoareeben
  • Lasting
  • Life
Dregarnuhr ドレッファングーア Doreffanguua
  • To turn
  • Yarn/Thread
  • Clock
Duldsetzen ドゥルトゼッツェン Durutozettsen
  • Patience or to Tolerate
  • To continue
Elbberg エルプベルク
  • Elf
  • Mountain
Efflorelume エフロレルーメ
  • Efflorescence (EN)
  • Blume (DE)
  • Efflorescence
  • Flower
Entrinduge エントリンドゥーゲ Entbindung (DE) birth/delivery
Erwachlehren エアヴァクレーレン
  • to awaken
  • to teach
Forsternte フォルスエルンテ Forusuerunte
  • Forest
  • Harvest
Gebotordnung ゲボルトヌーン Geborutonuun
  • Commandment/law
  • Order
Glücklität グリュックリテート Guryukkuruteeto
  • Luck/Fortune
  • Vitality
Grammaratur グラマラトゥーア Guramaratuua
  • Grammar
  • Literature
Greifechan グライフェシャーン
  • Seize/grasp
  • Chance
Heilschmerz ルングシュメール
  • Healing
  • Pain
Jugereise ユーゲライゼ
  • Young
  • Journey
Kunstzeal キュントズィール
  • Art or Artist
  • Zeal
Liebeskuhilfe リーベスクヒルフェ
  • Lovesicknes
  • Help/Assistance
Mestionora メスティオノーラ Meisterschaft (DE) mastery
Ordoschnell オルドシュネーリ
  • Ordinance
  • quick/fast
Schlaftraum シュラートラウム
  • Sleep
  • Dream
Schlageziel シュラーゲツィール
  • Strike/Punch or to defeat/beat
  • Target or to aim
Schneerst シュネーアスト
  • Snow
  • freeze
Sehweit ゼーエヴァイト
  • Seeing
  • Far
Steiferise シュタイフェリーゼ
  • Stiff
  • Breeze
Sterrat シュテルラート
  • Star
  • Advice/Council
Unheilschneide ウンハイルシュナイデ
  • Disaster/Calamity
  • to cut
Vantole ヴァントール
  • Wine
  • Great/amazing
Ventuchte ヴェントゥヒーテ
  • Weave or advent
  • Cloth or history
Verbergen フェアベルッケン verbergen (DE) to hide/to conceal
Verdränner フェアドレンナ
  • to drive out/ to displace
  • Thunder
Verdräos フェアドレーオス
  • to drive out/to displace
  • Chaos
Verführmeer フェアフューレメーア
  • Tempt/seduce
  • Sea
Vulcanift ヴァルカニフト
  • Vulcano
  • Gift

Header.pngReferences

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 1 Volume 3. Chapter 18: A Quiet Commotion
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 4: Winter Hibernation and Handiwork
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 22: Lutz Running Away from Home
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 20: A New Member of the Family
  5. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 1 Volume 3. Chapter 4: Freida's Baptism
  6. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 2. Chapter 21: Summons from the Knight's Order
  7. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 11: Completion of the Metal Letter Types
  8. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. The Title of "Gutenberg"
  9. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 1. Chapter 17: Johann and Zack
  10. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 4. Prologue
  11. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 2. Apprentice Chef in the Temple
  12. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 4. Damuel's Proposal
  13. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 5. The Laynoble Guard Knight
  14. 14.0 14.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 2. Chapter 22: Trombe Extermination
  15. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 16: Ambush
  16. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 2. Chapter 14: The New Me
  17. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 2. Chapter 21: Summons from the Knight's Order

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