Ire ~ Goddess of Anger, Zealotry and Vengeance
Symbol – Heart of Fire / Sword Dipped in Fire and one in Ice
Summary: Ire is the fire that drives the change in the world. She symbolizes the purification with a holy fire and the vengeance of divine ice. Viewed sometimes as the mother of all Fae more for her vengeful protection of them throughout history. This has kept the Fae untroubled throughout the world. Thought of as the divine hand of vengeance. Most who worship her and pray for her to avenge them for any wrongs they can’t enact themselves. She is seen as the goddess who helps the weak and powerless. She empowers those who ask for her holy anger and rage to aid them towards a righteous cause. Bringing about change by and through a zealous fire. Of all the gods she is one of the most feared.Click here to Read More
Worship of Ire
The Swords of Ire
Shira Deathsongs of the Sword of Ice and Seric Embersong of the Sword of Fire established the The Swords of Ire, beings who were chosen to wield the power of the swords, by the swords themselves. The Swords of Ire consist of the Tested who have undergone the Right of the Untethered Soul. Those being tested are tasked with hunting a beast turned by a Fomorian. Having established themselves as the judges and executioners of the enemies of Ire within the Woads themselves and the areas surrounding them, they have in the last 1000 years spread into other kingdoms and areas across the continent. Those who wish to join as full members and take the title of the Tested make the pilgrimage to undergo the tests. These tests have been practiced since the establishment of the group.
Cor Auri – (Golden Hearts)
Though the Golden Hearts consist mostly of knighted warriors who protect Harshorne they are in essence followers of Ire and have priests and clergy. Each follower is anointed as a disciple of Ire whether they were born with Ire’s blessing or not. Being a Golden Heart embodies everything that Wishling heritage believes about the goddess Ire and what it means to be a her disciple. They are the vengeance that seeks to push back the plague of monsters from the Forbodenwoad and anyone that would jeopardize their duty to see that through.
Description of Church/Clergy: Clergy of Ire are often mercenaries, soldiers, drill sergeants, assassins, and blacksmiths; trades where one can seek out martial perfection or seek out vengeance. Church’s of Ire are grand structures running of range of open topped temples constructed around burning pits that focus on the purification of weakness, to frozen edifices that focus the cold creep of vengeance (and many steps in between).
One of the largest temples of Ire is at the base of the Merodach Volcano in Harshorne. Built completely out of obsidian bones from an unknown beast. The temple is called Domum Genetrix translated The Temple of the Mother.
Be willing to sacrifice comforts, wealth, and fame…
…in pursuit of the Perfection of our purpose…
The tenacity to overcome limitations from without and from within.
… will guide you to righteous Vengeance.
Example sins of Ire include but are not limited to:
– Giving up on a mission, going back on your word.
– Killing through blind rage.
– Doing anything that would impair one’s judgement.