The Twelve Deities are the pantheon of Eorzea, consisting of twelve benevolent deities who ruled the continent and its surrounding islands until the arrival of the wandering tribes. Impressed by the resilience of the primitive settlers, each of the Twelve mercifully saw fit to ensure their welfare.
Each of the Twelve commands one of the six elements, but shares it with another deity, and is associated with a month of the Eorzean calendar. Several of them are patron deities of Eorzea's cities. During character creation, players must align to one of the twelve deities.
Titles and ElementsEdit
Elemental associations are the basis for many Eorzean systems, and this is especially evident in the pantheon. Each of the six elements is represented by two deities, one aligned with the astral polarity and the other with the umbral. Each element is also represented by one male and one female, with the exception of the middle-astral (lightning) and middle-umbral (ice) poles of the wheel, which are represented by two men and two women, respectively. As in most concepts associated with elements, the cycle starts at ice and rotates clockwise back unto itself. Polarities have been assumed due to the way that cycle is reflected in the measurement of time, specifically the moons of the year.
Nald'thal is the brother of Oschon.
Oschon is the brother of Nald'thal, Menphina's lover, and the teacher of Halone.
Menphina is the sister of Azeyma, Oschon's lover, and the daughter of Althyk.
Azeyma is the sister of Menphina, Thaliak's lover, the daughter of Althyk, and the mother of Llymlaen and Nophica.
Thaliak is the teacher of Byregot, Azeyma's lover, and the father of Llymlaen and Nophica.
Rhalgr is the apprentice of Nymeia and the father of Byregot and Halone.
Althyk is the brother of Nymeia, the father of Menphina and Azeyma, and the grandfather of Llymlaen and Nophica.