Austrai, the God of the Sun, Life, and Creation, is the most powerful deity of the Church of the Six Gods. According to the church’s teachings, Austrai created the world and all life on it, and is responsible for bringing light and warmth to the world.
In the beginning, before the world was formed, Austrai existed in the void, alone and without purpose. But as time passed, Austrai realized that it had the power to create, and so it began to shape the world as we know it. With a burst of energy, Austrai brought light and warmth to the void, and from that light, the world was born.
Austrai’s power was not limited to the creation of the world, however. It was also responsible for the creation of all life on the planet, from the smallest insect to the mightiest whale. As such, Austrai is revered as the patron deity of farmers, healers, and artists, for it is believed that Austrai’s power infuses all living things with the spark of creativity and the will to live.
The followers of Austrai worship the deity by honoring the life-giving properties of the sun. They celebrate the summer solstice as the most important day of the year, as it is the longest day and the shortest night, a time when the power of the sun is at its peak. During this time, they gather in great festivals to sing, dance, and feast, giving thanks to Austrai for the bountiful harvests, the healing properties of nature, and the inspiration to create art.
In addition to the summer solstice, Austrai’s followers also celebrate the spring equinox as a time of new beginnings and the winter solstice as a time of rest and reflection. They believe that these seasonal changes are a reflection of Austrai’s power, and that by celebrating them, they can better understand the deity’s influence on the world.