Rise of the Harpy
Remia is the all mother of the Remian pantheon. At the beginning of time, Remia was alone. She grew sad, so she created Terus, the earth, in one hand and Zidean, the sea, in her other hand. She considered them her brothers, and it was her responsibility to watch over them.
While her brothers eased her loneliness, after a time, Remia began to feel unfulfilled, as though something was still missing. So she created Polunius, and named him her husband. Polunius rode on a chariot made of fire, and each morning he would enter Remia, and at the end of each day, she would burst with pleasure, as the sun set. Polunius would then circle around her, smaller and paler, to await the next morning.
Slowly, however, Remia’s mood changed. In the Spring, it was exciting and new, growing into the fullness of Summer. However, her favour began to fade, and as Autum faded into winter, Remia found herself growing furious with her husband, with clouds shrouding her skys, and rains and eventually snows showing her displeasure. Polunius began to travel further from her, making wars in the distant heavens. However, he became injured, his moonlight fading. Remia took pity on him, nursed him back to health, and returned to spring.
Followers and Rites
As the sky above, Remia is the most powerful Goddess, and is generally invoked first in any list of gods. When praying for rain, Remia expects a sacrifice of food. When praying for clear skies, Remia expects incense to be burned. She also enjoys large, ornate temples built in her owner. Every Remian city has a temple to her, although it can often be outside the city, and should be placed high, reaching towards the sky.
In statues, she is generally portrayed as a matronly beauty, with a plate in one hand for the earth, and a cup in the other for the seas.
She has both priests and priestesses, although she generally is served by a High Priestess. They are expected to watch over the people, and often assist in law making, dispute resolution, and charity. They are expected to be fair, show a lack of favouritism, and ensure that all people are thriving.
Her holy symbol is the eagle, and many of her servants wear eagle feathers, or eagle themed jewelry.