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Schutzaria (シュツェーリア, Shutseeria), the Goddess of Wind (風の女神, Kaze no Megami), is one of the Eternal Five gods in Yurgenschmidt's religion.

She presides over autumn, protection, and the harvest. Her divine instrument is a shield, and her divine color is yellow, symbolizing bountiful wheat.

Header.pngMythology

When the God of Darkness met the Goddess of Light, they had four children. The oldest were Flutrane, the Goddess of Water, and Leidenschaft, the God of Fire. Schutzaria was the third, and Geduldh, Goddess of Earth, was the youngest.

The God of Life Ewigeliebe fell in love with Schutzaria's younger 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 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 while Leidenschaft used his power to nurture the growth of summer. However, they could not defeat Ewigeliebe, because it would prevent all new life from being born into the world.

Schutzaria devoted all her strength to fighting off Ewigeliebe and protecting her sister, but she could not stop him forever. At the end of autumn, her powers waned and Ewigeliebe once again trapped the Goddess of Earth in ice.

Each winter, the gods rest and recover their strength before fighting to free their sister once again.

Header.pngCulture

Schutzaria is also called by the epitaph "Protector of All," and is considered a goddess who specializes in defense and protection[1].

The Night of Schutzaria is the last full moon in autumn, when the God of Life is believed to finally defeat Schutzaria and take back Geduldh. On this night, autumn mana is at its strongest and the moon is purple[2].

Header.pngBlessings

Schutzaria is invoked in several religious rituals and blessings:

  • Shield of Wind: Praying to Schutzaria can conjure a shield of wind which protects those inside from physical and magical attacks. It also prevents anyone from entering if they mean harm to those already inside[1].

Header.pngSubordinate Goddesses

See Gods and Subordinate Gods

Header.pngTrivia

  • Her name is most likely derived from the German word "schutz" which translates to "protection", and the Italian word "aria" which translates to "air".
  • The shield is symbolized as ● on Myne's playing cards[3].

Header.pngReferences

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 4. Chapter 12: The Black Charm
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 2. Chapter 15: The Night of Schutzaria
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3. Chapter 4: Winter Hibernation and Handiwork

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