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Leidenschaft (ライデンシャフト, Raidenshafuto), the God of Fire (火の神, Hi no Kami), is one of the Eternal Five gods in Yurgenschmidt's religion.

He presides over summer, growth, and strength. His divine instrument is a spear, and his divine color is blue, which symbolizes the vast sky.

Header.pngMythology

When the God of Darkness married the Goddess of Light, they had four children. The oldest was Flutrane, the Goddess of Water. Leidenschaft was the second of the siblings. Schutzaria, Goddess of Wind, and Geduldh, Goddess of Earth, were born after him.

The God of Life Ewigeliebe fell in love with Leidenschaft's youngest sister, 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 her child could never be born.

The world fell into winter, and Goddess of Light began to worry about her daughter. She found Geduldh trapped and melted the ice with her rays of sunlight, and Flutrane used the flooding water to fight off Ewigeliebe. The world was seeded with new life, and Leidenschaft used his power to nurture the growth of spring and create summer.

However, they could not fully defeat Ewigeliebe without preventing all new life from being born. Each year at the end of autumn, Ewigeliebe once again traps the Goddess of Earth in ice. Leidenschaft and the other gods rest and regain their power in winter, before fighting once again to rescue their sister in the spring.

Header.pngCulture

Blue is considered a masculine color because of its association with Leidenschaft. People born in summer are also said to be passionate.

Header.pngBlessings

Leidenschaft is evoked in summer blessings, and his subordinate gods are invoked in blessings that increase strength in combat.

  • Summer Greeting: In summer, nobles typically bless each other in the name of Leidenschaft.
  • Angriff's Blessing: The blessing of Leidenschaft's subordinate god Angriff increases mana and strength in battle[1].

Header.pngSubordinate Gods

See Gods and Subordinate Gods

Header.pngTrivia

  • His name is most likely derived from the German word "Leidenschaft" which translates to "passion".
  • When Myne redesigned her playing cards for Yurgenschmidt, she mad Leidenschaft's spear one of the four suits. It is represented by the symbol ♦ [2].

Header.pngReferences

  1. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 2. Chapter 21: Summons from the Knight's Order
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 4: Winter Hibernation and Handiwork

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