The Gods of Tevana
The pantheon of Gods that created Tevana exist in a strict and complex hierarchical system. Those at the top simply ignore the lesser deities and angels below them. Those at the bottom strive to prove their merit and climb the hierarchy with the ultimate goal of becoming Ilum, the single God that sits above all else. The Gods are immortal and are locked in this endless struggle. Instead of dying, Gods are defeated, disgraced and sometimes even banished from the hierarchy.
Tevanite Gods do not have a gender but can take on any form that they wish. They generally take on whatever form is required at that given instant.
From ascending to descending order, these are the general hierarchy of the gods. When a god is born, it enters the hierarchy at the level just below the level of its least exalted parent. However, there are endless hierarchies within the hierarchies. For example, there are many hierarchies within the angels.
This is the title held by the ruler of the gods. A single being that has ascended beyond all others.
These gods each represent cornerstones of existence, such as war, life, death, love, nature and Magic. They all serve the Ilum and are in constant competition for his favor.
The largest and most stratified group of Gods are the Angels. Most angels are born from other angels, but some are Gods that have fallen from their position of power and others are the offspring of greater beings. Amariti and Ummu are the most prolific producer of other gods.
Some gods are disgraced by those beings above them and cast out of the hierarchy entirely. They are known as The Fallen and can range from outcasts to the most evil of demons.
The Gods live in the plane of Naka, but powerful enough beings can create planes of their own, akin to building their own houses or domains. Most of The Fallen exist in the plane of Nakara as fallen angels, demons, and devils. Nakara is the opposite of Naka, in that there are no strict hierarchies among the damned and power is constantly shifting between those with ambition to consolidate it.
Tevana was created by Ummu, the Justice of Motherhood, as a place for the younger Gods to play, learn, experiment and grow without disrupting the Gods around them. It is the plane where mortal humanoids and creatures exist as creations of Gods, who use them as instruments of their own curiosity and their machinations to prove their strength, wisdom and cunning to those Gods above them.
People of Tevana worship the gods in many different ways, depending on their culture's myths and beliefs. Some worship the same pantheons but use different names, while others worship a single god, or all the gods as one.