Aradian mythology

The Aradian Mythology is a body of myths from ancient and classical Aradia explaining the origin of the world and Aradia, and acting as a foundation for Aradian belief. Centered around deities and legendary heroes, the mythology is prevalent in Aradian writing and culture, especially those of political nature. In modern times, these myths have re-emerged in the culture of successor nations of Aradia, such as Fakolana.

Origins

The practice of patron deities can be traced back to proto-Aradian henotheism.

Mythic History

Legacy

The ancient Aradians left a significant impact on the religious and cultural development of their former territories, including the incorporation and evolution of the mythology as the people converted to Abrahamic religions.

Fakolana

With the spread of Albanism across the newly conquered Fakolan territory, the faith began incorporating aspects of the traditional Aradian mythos. The long-standing patron deities of the various cities-states were Christianized into the new tradition of Patron Sainthood. As these deities were replaced by Saints, the Alban missionaries could begin to turn the people from Aradian belief toward Christianity.

Around the mid-19th century Aradian mythology re-entered the cultural folklore on a large scale. Works of fiction of the time centered around modernization of the ancient myths, including books, plays, and songs. While This mythological renaissance presented modern Kitaamiks with their ancestral beliefs, and sparked a fundamental change in the way the myths were perceived at large. While still deeply Alban, Fakolan society began to revere the legends of old.