Enelne

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Rakash god.

Enelne is the Goddess of all natural things found beneath the skies. Enelne watches over all growth, be it visible or within the soul. Hers is the name petitioned for good crops and a healthy life.

She is the patron of scholars and storytellers.

Symbol

Turinstil

Animal

Butterfly

Lore

Excerpt from Rakash Traditions and Dawvs (book):

Enelne is the Goddess of all natural things found beneath the skies. From the smallest insect or plant to the leader of the pack, Enelne watches over all growth, be it visible or within the soul. Hers is the name petitioned by the farmer for good crops as well as by the lady of the house that her cub may have a gentle birth, a good memory, and a long life. Enelne is fond of the guardians of knowledge and, it is said, looks kindly on scholars and those who maintain the Rakash traditions by sharing and retelling their stories.
Followers of Enelne are often found outdoors kneeling, facing west with their palms flat upon the ground as if seeking to make contact with her through nature. Her symbol is the butterfly. It is wise not to tempt Enelne to display her wrath.
One story often told is of her turning a stream to raging rapids when she was offended. That incident involved a group of strangers hunting butterflies. Even after the Rakash explained that butterflies were considered protected, the visiting hunters insisted on capturing every butterfly in the area and pinning them to boards to dry in the sun. This so incensed the locals that they attempted to stop the hunters. When the hunters ran from the Rakash, it is said that as they approached a normally calm stream, it became engorged and extremely turbulent, which delayed their crossing. Their pursuers were able to catch them on the bank and a battle ensued in which some of the hunters were slaughtered and the rest received the same treatment they had given their prey. Since there was no visible reason for the stream to change the path it had followed for hundreds of years, Enelne's wrath was credited with the sudden, short-lived, violent change in the waters.
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In Odcoru it was never odd to see storytellers finish a tale and then fall to their knees, hands on the ground, in what was considered an expression of thanks to Enelne. When students successfully completed a lesson, they would also give thanks in this fashion, because Enelne is the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Ever since the migration, Rakash normally face west when continuing this tradition as if contact were made through the land and nature. The Rakash have a saying; "Uz zinat cik zu jurs kas jusu dzuaws recitawt vut Enelne vislavaka davana" (To know how to use what you learned is Enelne's best gift).
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Rakash believe that no wedding is properly done unless a symbol of Enelne is somehow included in the ceremony. Nowadays, though not as often as in Odcoru, couples spend the morning before the wedding carefully capturing butterflies to release at the start or end of their wedding service, since it is thought that freeing the butterflies will cause Enelne's eye to turn beneficently towards them. The hood of the outer cloak, or rantija, is often heavily embroidered with intricate butterflies in the hope that Enelne might look down and bless the marriage. Actually, Enelne's butterfly flits across many a Rakash garment, especially those worn by infants, and no home tapestry is considered complete without a butterfly worked into the scene. To kill a butterfly is said to cause three years' bad luck.

Items

ItemSource isRare item
Blue cameo Enelne medallion strung on a silver chainVisfarej CehsVisfarej Cehs (obsolete)true
Braided silver ring set with a large cambrinth butterflyForever Faithful (1)Forever Faithful (2)true
Cambrinth ankle cuff inlaid with amethyst butterflies to spell ENELNEForever Faithful (1)Forever Faithful (2)true
Enelne statuetteVisfarej CehsVisfarej Cehs (obsolete)true
Fibrous icon of strandsHollow Eve Festival 436/Game prizestrue
Folded icon of leatherHollow Eve Festival 436/Game prizestrue
Hollow Eve Festival 436/Game prizes/Material options
Immortal Enelne cardtrue
Item:Blue cameo Enelne medallion strung on a silver chainVisfarej Cehsfalse
Item:Braided silver ring set with a large cambrinth butterflyForever Faithful (1)Forever Faithful (2)true
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