Iraikhan

The Imperial Pantheon \\ Iraikhan

Old Father
Symbol: An oak tree
Favored Weapon: Greataxe or shortspear
Portfolio: Forests, hunting
Domains: Animal, Earth, Plant, Wilderness

Iraikhan (EYE-ra-KHan) is the forest lord, the god of nature, protector of the wilderness. Iraikhan has few laws; equally, he levies few requirements. His principal concern is the safeguarding of the wilderness so that it can provide for future generations. He demands of his followers that they take only what they need from the bounty of nature. Those who despoil nature for purely personal gain are subject to his vengeance.

His followers perceive it to be their duty to protecting men from the more dangerous aspects of their harsh environment. They see to the health of the people, defend them when they must, and help them eke out a living from the wilds.

Holy ceremonies to Iraikhan take place in the wild, generally in stone circles. The principle holy day is Midsummer’s Day. During this time, followers gather mistletoe, holly, and other sacred materials used in their ceremonies and rites. These materials are blessed by the moon at midnight, and then by the dawn sun of Midsummer’s Day. A brief morning ceremony invokes Iraikhan’s protection over the people in the year to come, and is followed by a day of hunting, feasting, marriages, contests, and other merriment. Aside from this ceremony Iraikhan demands no formal worship, he asks only that his people live in harmony with the world around them.

Dogma: Protect the wilderness so that it can provide for Iraikhan’s people always. Take only that which you need, and use all that you take. For every tree felled, plant two seedlings for the future. Greed for the wealth of others brings no honor. Live in reverent affinity with the elements of nature.

The Imperial Pantheon \\ Iraikhan

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