Puck ~ God of Trickery and Illusion
Symbol – The Many Eyes
Summary: The God of Trickery and Illusion. Mistaken by fools as a simple trickster he uses his tricks to teach lessons to the foolish and the wise alike. His worshipers vary greatly from wizards to monster slayers for his gift of illusion. Along with Wry he is thought to be a teacher yet teaching through strange and sometimes absurd trials that can leave his disciples questioning their very reasons for being. Puck is rarely worshiped alone, many associate him as more of a companion to other gods such as Ire, Wry, and Fate. However, no one really knows how those associations came about.Click here to Read More
Followers of Puck
Throughout history Puck has been one of the few gods in the world of Erolan that people don’t fully understand as most of the instances or stories told about him are so outlandish that few believe their validity. Some of these stories actually tell of how Puck has defied the other gods at one time or another. It is for these reasons Puck is not worshipped as much as the other gods. Other beliefs consist of Puck being a god of trickery and deception. Though those who actually consider themselves followers believe worshipping Puck will bring them enlightenment.
There are many paths and ways that followers of Puck try to reach enlightenment. Some are secretive while others are perilous. Of those which are more perilous the Ambitus Sojourn, practiced in Harshorne, is one of the most. It is also considered to be the greatest test of one’s self not only by the Followers of Puck but even by followers of other gods. The Ambitus Sojourn has been practiced since the founding of Harshorne.
Practices within Harshorne
Some Wishlings believe that Puck is their Sator a word that when translated is equivocal to many meanings in the common tongue. It is the highest honored title one can receive that few Wishlings have earned the title even those chosen to be leaders.
Wishlings choose their leaders from only those who have completed the Ambitus Sojourn. They vote and then conduct a ritual that is said to summon Puck and Ire who choose a worthy leader to govern Harshorne.
Description of Church/Clergy: Keen observers and skilled in disguise disciples of Puck are not often outspoken about their worship of Puck. Though they hone and practice many trades they are often magicians, illusionists, jesters, allowing them to travel to do their work. Though in practice ‘Churches’ of Puck do not exist in a literal sense they do take the form of theatres or performance halls, where the performances involved are all designed to teach a valuable lesson that may not be immediately apparent.
Churches or Factions:
The Viden value the tenets set forth by Puck and wry honoring them with their work and studies. When Wishlings started to venture out into other kingdoms, having stayed hidden till around 1000 years ago, it was the Viden who started spreading the ‘unknown’ tenets of Puck that are a believed to be the complete set than the commonly known tenets.
In Fatuo – (The Illusive)
The Path of The Unseen
Not much is known about this group or even their purpose. Speculated to be a group of nefarious means. There are only whispers heard about them that quickly fade into silence, the cold that follows them on the air, and the touch of their frostbitten hands. They are a cult who worships Puck and Brume using the symbol of many eyes as their banner.
Members of the In Fatuo recite a prayer to honor the god Puck called the “Frigidis”.Frigidis
Frigus quis furatus es
Cold one will steal you
Nocte patris nostri
In the night as our father
Nos illumina tenebras
We bring light to the dark.
Cum ad magis oculorum
With our eyes to see
Omnia quae voluit esse
All that is willed to be
Luck; when you don’t have it, you want it, but once you have it, you don’t need it.
Do not take life too seriously, you will never get out of it alive.
The only worthwhile endeavors are those you die for.
The Uncommonly Known / Complete Tenets:
Hard earned lessons are seldom forgotten.
Accept your weaknesses, and know your strengths.
(Part of the complete tenets)
Example sins of Puck include but are not limited too:
– Arrogance (thinking you know everything).
– Wallowing in stress and anxiety.