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[[File:Beguine 1489.gif|thumb|237px|A drawing of a female Rohidian follower from the book ''Alydian Heresies'', printed in Bicêtre in 1421.]]
 
[[File:Beguine 1489.gif|thumb|237px|A drawing of a female Rohidian follower from the book ''Alydian Heresies'', printed in Bicêtre in 1421.]]
  
'''Rohidianism''' was an [[Alydianism|Alydian]] {{wp|Gnostic}} revival group that was popularized in the 11th and 12th century in regions throughout [[Asura|Western Asura]], particularly in southern [[Wradhia]], northern and western [[Atresca]], and [[Vaellenia]]. The followers of Rohidianism experienced serious and notable backlash from Alydian leadership, who thought that the religion was no more than {{wp|Monotheism|Monotheistic}} {{wp|paganism}}. Historians believe that Rohidianism is actually a form of [[Gentilianism]], and has been rebranded as '''Neo-Gentilianism'''. The practice of Gentilianism has been present in Asura since the time of the [[Fiorentine Empire]], gaining popularity in parts of XXX.  
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'''Rohidianism''' was an [[Alydianism|Alydian]] {{wp|Gnostic}} revival group that was popularized in the 11th and 12th century in regions throughout [[Asura|Western Asura]], particularly in eastern [[Wradhia]], Northwestern [[Cuirpthe]], northern and western [[Atresca]], and [[Vaellenia]]. The followers of Rohidianism experienced serious and notable backlash from Alydian leadership, who thought that the religion was no more than {{wp|Monotheism|Monotheistic}} {{wp|paganism}}. Historians believe that Rohidianism is actually a form of [[Gentilianism]], and has been rebranded as '''Neo-Gentilianism'''. The practice of Gentilianism has been present in Asura since the time of the [[Fiorentine Empire]], gaining popularity in parts of XXX.  
  
 
Besides Gentilianism, Rohidianism has roots from XXX in XXX as well as XXX in XXX. The term ''Rohidian'' has been used for many centuries in order to properly name the group. On top of this, it is believed that even the Rohidians themselves referred to themselves by that term during the [[Rohidian Crusade]], and possibly earlier. In Rohidian texts, terms such as ''Devotive Alydian'', ''God Fearers'', and ''The True People'' are also extremely popular and common terms used in texts written by Rohidian followers and religious leaders.  
 
Besides Gentilianism, Rohidianism has roots from XXX in XXX as well as XXX in XXX. The term ''Rohidian'' has been used for many centuries in order to properly name the group. On top of this, it is believed that even the Rohidians themselves referred to themselves by that term during the [[Rohidian Crusade]], and possibly earlier. In Rohidian texts, terms such as ''Devotive Alydian'', ''God Fearers'', and ''The True People'' are also extremely popular and common terms used in texts written by Rohidian followers and religious leaders.  
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==Suppression==
 
==Suppression==
Beginning in 1156, [[Pontiff Alexander III]] attempted to convert Rohidians as well as arrest any outspoken leaders in [[Wradhia]] with the help of the [[Society of Saint Austol]]. [[Alydianism|Alydian]] {{wp|Apologetics|apologists}} were not at all successful in attempting to convert Rohidians away from there heretical faith. Even the famous [[Saint Emyr]] was unable to convince the Rohidians, many simply forced him out of towns and counties controlled by Rohidians and even burned his writings. Despite events such as the [[Miracle of Cemaes]], Rohidians simply ignored and even violently resisted these {{wp|legates}}.
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Beginning in 1156, [[Pontiff Alexander III]] attempted to convert Rohidians as well as arrest any outspoken leaders in the eastern Foranic kingdom of [[Kingdom of Lletwyr|Lletwyr]] with the help of the [[Society of Saint Austol]]. [[Alydianism|Alydian]] {{wp|Apologetics|apologists}} were not at all successful in attempting to convert Rohidians away from there heretical faith. Even the famous [[Saint Emyr]] was unable to convince the Rohidians, many simply forced him out of towns and counties controlled by Rohidians and even burned his writings. Despite events such as the [[Miracle of Cemaes]], Rohidians simply ignored and even violently resisted these {{wp|legates}}.
  
 
After the [[Council of Arddlech]], the strategy against the Rohidian faith began to become even more violent, to the point that many people who were followers or teachers were publicly executed, arrested, and even lost their lands. In 1192, [[Pontiff Andrius II]] took the suppression movement a step further by helping fund nobility leaders to take lands and banish anyone who was proven to be a member of the Rohidian circle.  
 
After the [[Council of Arddlech]], the strategy against the Rohidian faith began to become even more violent, to the point that many people who were followers or teachers were publicly executed, arrested, and even lost their lands. In 1192, [[Pontiff Andrius II]] took the suppression movement a step further by helping fund nobility leaders to take lands and banish anyone who was proven to be a member of the Rohidian circle.  
  
The issue finally exploded into full conflict after the death of [[Iestyn Craigwen]], [[Bishop of Irfon]]. This led to [[Pontiff Virgo III]] to call the infamous [[Rohidian Crusade]], leading to many Alydian nations to join the conflict to help rid of Rohidianism in specifically southern Wradhia.
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The issue finally exploded into full conflict after the death of [[Iestyn Craigwen]], [[Bishop of Irfon]]. This led to [[Pontiff Virgo III]] to call the infamous [[Rohidian Crusade]], leading to many Alydian nations to join the conflict to help rid of Rohidianism in eastern Wradhia as well as northwestern [[Cuirpthe]].
  
 
==Later history==
 
==Later history==

Latest revision as of 06:31, 15 February 2020

A drawing of a female Rohidian follower from the book Alydian Heresies, printed in Bicêtre in 1421.

Rohidianism was an Alydian Gnostic revival group that was popularized in the 11th and 12th century in regions throughout Western Asura, particularly in eastern Wradhia, Northwestern Cuirpthe, northern and western Atresca, and Vaellenia. The followers of Rohidianism experienced serious and notable backlash from Alydian leadership, who thought that the religion was no more than Monotheistic paganism. Historians believe that Rohidianism is actually a form of Gentilianism, and has been rebranded as Neo-Gentilianism. The practice of Gentilianism has been present in Asura since the time of the Fiorentine Empire, gaining popularity in parts of XXX.

Besides Gentilianism, Rohidianism has roots from XXX in XXX as well as XXX in XXX. The term Rohidian has been used for many centuries in order to properly name the group. On top of this, it is believed that even the Rohidians themselves referred to themselves by that term during the Rohidian Crusade, and possibly earlier. In Rohidian texts, terms such as Devotive Alydian, God Fearers, and The True People are also extremely popular and common terms used in texts written by Rohidian followers and religious leaders.

The ideals spread of Rohidianism were fairly consistent from region to region. Rohidianism taught ideas of ascetism as well as striving to reach literal perfection in the eyes of God. They believe that God is one single form and that the idea of eight consubstantial deities is practicing polytheism. The Caudex was also edited by Rohidians due to disagreement with the legitimacy and teachings of certain texts. Rohidians were famous for their practice self-punishment, such as lashing, which was believed to help brand the fear and hatred towards sin, causing them to become closer to the freeing of sin. They also practice the teaching of Purification, which is the process of being burned on the wrists and bathed in water that is considered blessed. Most people are only given the Purification ritual when they are about to die or are considered perfect in the eyes of the Rohidians. This process literally meas that said person has been purified under God's wishes or reached the perfection that God wants from mankind. Those who do not reach perfection in the eyes of God or receive the Purification ritual will have their spirit suffer eternal damnation.

Origins

General beliefs

Suppression

Beginning in 1156, Pontiff Alexander III attempted to convert Rohidians as well as arrest any outspoken leaders in the eastern Foranic kingdom of Lletwyr with the help of the Society of Saint Austol. Alydian apologists were not at all successful in attempting to convert Rohidians away from there heretical faith. Even the famous Saint Emyr was unable to convince the Rohidians, many simply forced him out of towns and counties controlled by Rohidians and even burned his writings. Despite events such as the Miracle of Cemaes, Rohidians simply ignored and even violently resisted these legates.

After the Council of Arddlech, the strategy against the Rohidian faith began to become even more violent, to the point that many people who were followers or teachers were publicly executed, arrested, and even lost their lands. In 1192, Pontiff Andrius II took the suppression movement a step further by helping fund nobility leaders to take lands and banish anyone who was proven to be a member of the Rohidian circle.

The issue finally exploded into full conflict after the death of Iestyn Craigwen, Bishop of Irfon. This led to Pontiff Virgo III to call the infamous Rohidian Crusade, leading to many Alydian nations to join the conflict to help rid of Rohidianism in eastern Wradhia as well as northwestern Cuirpthe.

Later history

Legacy and later research

In art and literature

See also