Creation in the Whaythradian Tradition
Excerpts from the Ver’Aana
…The universe was infinite, formless and cold
All sages acknowledge this simple fact
The Source of all warmth and light was born into the midst
And the void began to melt
All beings remember this in their hearts
And the void transformed into water
And the water of creation began to flow
This ebb and flow soon gave rise to a thought
Which begat life
Which begat shape and form
The Source, whose glorious name has been lost
Birthed children who lived in the inner reaches
Where her warm embrace was strong
The first child was named Whaythrad
And shone brightest of all the offspring
The second child was named Dys
And he too shone unspeakably bright
There were many other children
Athos, the great, fiery wolf
Ever faithful to Whaythrad
Most loyal of all beings
Enburmos, the volatile trickster
The first to tame the arcane forces
Earth, of two natures
Caught between the raging forces of good and evil
Shouldering the burden of preserving the balance
Imryna, lithe and beautiful
Who birthed the first mortal inhabitants of the universe
Giving to them song, dance and the arts
Hesiphon, stocky and strong
Who created the second race of mortals
Patron of metal-craft and stonework
Petraiya, the lover of Whaythrad
The most beautiful of all creatures
Mortal or immortal
Niwaren, the sad lover of Dys
Sister to Petraiya
Mourner for the dead and shepherd of parting souls…
…After some time, Dys and Enburmos became bored and created the human race to accompany the people of Imryna and Hesiphon on Earth.
But this new race proved to be imperfect, exhibiting the extremes of both good and evil in their actions.
A great war was started on Earth and the Source trembled…
Enburmos recognized his mistake and was poised to destroy his creations in fire.
But Dys, in rebellion, did not backdown, and was cast far from the others, reduced in stature and power, shamed.
As Enburmos was about to consume all creation, a song floated up to him from the Earth.
Imryna was singing quietly to herself and Enburmos, entranced by the beauty and simplicity of her melody, could not bring himself to complete his task.
It was then that Whaythrad stepped forth, with Athos and Petraiya at his side, to guide the people of Earth…