Qeltzal-Delta and the Deltist Pantheon
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Qeltzal-Delta is just one of several alien planets in a universe me and a friend have been working on for 4 years. I have put the most work into this world and have come to love it, so now I devote an unhealthy amount of time to daydreaming about the people of this world.

Qeltzal-Delta is part of something called The Ranian Imperium and is home to a species of mint-green cat people with white hair (who are genetically distinct from Earth cats) called Qeltzals.

They have their own language (which is largely undeveloped) and their own central planet-wide religion, which will be most of the focus of this page. The name of their planet, Qeltzal-Delta, means "The People's Planet" in their religion's standard language.

Qeltzal-Delta is also the home of a race called the Capricians, due to recent devlopments. The center of the Imperium, known as Ranes, created a breed of genetically engineered Ranians who have been spliced with goats, sheeps, and other caprine creatures from Earth, simply to see if they could. Once they were satisfied with their experiment, rather than slaughtering them all they decided to dump them on Qeltzal-Delta, so the Qeltzals could deal with them.

Rather than being killed by the Qeltzals, the Capricians were largely accepted into the Qeltzal worldview, scorned only by racists, mostly those from the Shinarian Deltist sub-religion. Since then, the Capricians have been scraping together a new life for themselves with the aid of the Qeltzals.

Most of this world's development comes from things that I think our own world of Earth would be able to benefit from. It is in no way a perfect society, but I think that cats would be able to build a much better society than we have, even if they are alien cats that may or may not be unrelated to cats from Earth.


The Deltist religion has a number of Myths relating to their beliefs.
Here you can view a list of all existing myths, and you can even write your own myths, by going to the "Tales" tab on the top bar and writing a new tale. Please tag your Deltist Myths with "deltist-mythology." It will automatically be linked below.

Tales:

Additional Reading:

Synergy
An Incomplete Dictionary of Deltan Words

Below you can find a number of tabs elaborating on the culture and mythology of Qeltzal-Delta.

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This tab will focus largely on the Huxian Deltist sub-religion, as it is the most prominent of the three on Qeltzal-Delta.

In the Huxian Deltist view of the universe, nothing existed before the universe except for something known as "the Hux," commonly interpreted as some sort of "primordial chaos." The Hux continues to exist today, and makes up a good portion of the empty space of the universe. It is responsible for any "sudden changes" in the makeup of the universe and is used as a catalyst for change in the Deltist religion itself.

All of the gods of the Deltist religion are organized into two groups: the Shinari, and the Venari.

The Shinari are the Primordial Gods of the universe, born from the Hux (or from nothing if you are a Shinarian Deltist.) These include Shenshinar themselves, and the gods born directly from Shenshinar's influence. They exist out of necessity, and without them the universe would not be able to function as it does.

The Venari are Minor Gods, who typically preside over a single planet or another smaller celestial object. Their abilities do not extend across the whole universe and/or are filled in by other analogous Venari elsewhere within Shenshinar's body. Venari are typically created by Shinari, but in some cases they can be born from belief of the mortal people of the worlds, who are referred to as Mortari.

In addition, there are aspects, which can be born from either a Shinari or a Venari and refer to physical facts of the universe. They have no personified form.

The hierarchy is thus:
The Hux (Primordial Chaos)
Shinari (Primordial Gods)
Venari (Minor Gods)
Aspects (Facts of the Universe)
Mortari (Mortal Creations of the Venari)

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