“Through battle, I Survive. Through survival, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain domination. Through domination, I appease Hoorangiir. May Kadaii Hoorangiir bless the children of the Mendel for eternity.”
- - Mantra of the Followers of Hoorangiir.
Kadaii Hoorangiir is one of the central gods of Mendel mythology, and one of their highest deities. While seen as a simple war god by outsiders, Hoorangiir is much more then that. Personifying Mendel ideals of change and progress, Hoorangiir believes in the ideals of evolution and advancing oneself at all times. To stop at any time, for any reason, is to weaken yourself. Hoorangiir teaches, as such, to constantly work, quite the opposite of his mortal enemy, the god of stagnation and ideal pleasure, Arootsum.
To honor Hoorangiir, the Mendel go to war when their way of life, their families, their allies, or a weaker race is threatened. In this way, they hope to appease Hoorangiir not only by showing they have gone to war as he taught, and done so honorably, but have laid to rest a weaker enemy who dares threaten family and friends, or a weaker empire, without honor.
Hoorangiir, in the legends, was born shortly after the defeat of the Void god Kirec, and when the Mendel peoples' gods and their pantheons began to form. Hoorangiir was born shortly after from a drop of Zaraturai's blood falling onto the volcanic lands of Ugandalore. With a massive explosion of fire, which restored the land to health, Hoorangiir was born, fully formed, and took the mantle of the god of war among the Ugandalorians. Gaining the respect of Carina, Zaraturai, Terikadax, Artohorka, Trencormaa and Udo Tarrack, they accepted Hoorangiir as one of their own, and, as the youngest god, took it upon himself to teach the Mendel certain ideals.
When he came to them, they immediately knew he was a god, and worshipped him. However, the impatient god demanded first they listen to what he had to say before they worshipped. The elder Ugandals listened, as he taught them the ideals of evolution of society, themselves and their ideas, while also comprising with tradition and ancestry honor, never forgetting what their forefathers and foremothers gave to give them the future. The Ugandalorians, after he was done with his teachings, agreed to follow his guidance, and that of the light goddess, Zaraturai, in order to better themselves and honor the gods.
Hoorangiir, pleased, told them to begin creating weapons, in case Lord Kirec returned, and left his people. However, at the same time, Terikadax, Zaraturai's brother, had grown jealous of his sister and betrayed her kin. Before he did so, he made the Ugandal tribes turn on each other, fighting each other for power and position. Hoorangiir, angered, abandoned his people, leaving them to fight each other as he helped Zarautrai push back Terikadax and his followers.
However, a group of Ugandalorians refused to wage war on each other, and abandoned their kin, while still seeking perfection and evolution in themselves. Hoorangiir, ashamed of how quick he was to turn his back on his people, blessed this tribe with the scared iron of the gods, giving them the armor still used by Ugandalorians today.
War with Arootsum and Creation of Korhosh Edit
Many years after, the Ugandals had entered times of peace, though did not trust each other due to the dark influence of Terikadax. After years of fighting his forces, Hoorangiir and his followers and fellow gods had exiled the dark god and his servants.
However, Hoorangiir was not completely happy with the state of affairs now. Many of his people had forgotten his teachings in order to pursue violent actions and ideals. But Hoorangiir never forgot his people, and worked constantly to reunite them together in peace.
However, not all accepted Hoorangiir's ideas. A group of Ugandalorians had formed a cult of pleasure at the very moutain where Hoorangiir had been born, in spite of him, believing the god no longer cared about their kind, and had left them to die. Their actions, combined with the manipulation of Terikadax's energy, triggered the birth of Arootsuum, the sloth god of ideal pleasure and stagnation.
Angered, Hoorangiir destroyed the cult, and confronted the new god before him. The 2 battled for a week, before Arootsuum retreated, his energies nearly exhausted from the battle. Arootsuum would find place with empires at their pinnacle, then began his work of making them stagnate and lose sight of what was important. However, as the force of nature that he was, Hoorangiir sought out and destroyed these empires to weaken his enemy. Their war would go on for eternity, each fighting the other, sometimes gaining the upper hand, but, for the most part, Arootsuum was never able to convince the Mendel to stagnate and decay as a society, which would've been his greatest source of power. So, to avoid the depraved interests of their enemy, the Mendel embraced the teachings of their gods once more, coming together under the divine king, Ugandalore the Unifier.
Birth of Tahooris Edit
Tctaash and Udo Tarrack's marriage Edit
Possible End times Edit
Kadaii Hoorangiir is said to be a stubborn, steadfast being and very loyal to his comrades, to the point of suicide. Despite his brutish attitude, Hoorangiir takes care of his people and any who follow him. In battle, Hoorangiir will use his power to protect his most loyal servants from harm, or help guide them in peace.
Hoorangiir, however, is also noted for being incredibly impatient at times, and supports evolution and change in society. Due to this, he hates the conservative, the one who "has legs, yet has not learned to walk forward", as one of his scared scripters says. Change, afterall, is the only thing in society that remains constant, and soon, many old ideals have to come down. However, total change is harmful as well. Family, clan, honor, loyalty are things that must be taken care of.
- Mendel Description.
Hoorangiir is said to be gigantic Mendel warrior, dressed in traditional tribal armor, covered in spikes and blade points, representing the path he choses for his followers may be hard, but he will always be there to help guide them in life. On his helmet, is mounted a skull of a mighty beast he slayed, and forged into his helmet, horns and all, to represent his strength. Across his back is slung a mighty cape made from the skin of a bear-like creature native to Ugandalore.
- Persan Description
The Vanara depiction is for the most part the same as the Mendel, though more skeletal and vague in appearance. His armor is also metal, twisted and sprouts multiple blades and thorn like protrusions. He is given massive claws, glowing red eyes, and sometimes an extra set of arms. The hatred for conservatives is notably left out for two reasons. One "conservative" views are very diffrent in Persa then the typical definition and poltical ideologies are adopted, mixed, swapped, and abbondoned as is nessecary to gain the most benifit or to achieve whatever end goal. Two religion and poltics are supposed to distance each other in the UPD.
- Volver Description
- Waptoria Description
In Waptorian religion, Hooglanir looks nearly the same as in Mendel description. His armor is not decorated with spikes and blade points, but is insread made from razor-sharp pieces of rock, over wich an ragged animal fur is draped. Like in the Vanara excription, Hooglanir has a pair of curving horns erupting from the forehead. Rather than this being seen as a sign of divinity, it is instead seen as a mark of a true warrior in Waptorian religion.
Hooglanir, in Waptoria Religion, strangely, is seen as a female, mainly because of how the females in many waptorian races are stronger and higher-ranking than the males. It is said that the most devoted female warriors to Hooglanir are transformed into bat-winged, angelic creatures with curving horns from their fore-heads. These warrior-spirituals hand-pick the most powerful of the god's other warriors to come with them once they die on the battlefield to train in his grand hall in preparation for the end times.
Hoorangiir commonly wears his brown battle armor, said to be able to withstand the strike of a hundred blades, and the heat of a thousand suns. However, he also commonly carries a large halberd as his symbol. To honor this, Mendel commonly tattoo an axe on their arm or chest to honor Hoorangiir.
Other aspects Edit
Hoorangiir is the only member of the gods who strike another. While all gods can fight, it is a lengthy process, apparently, and Zaraturai herself must be made aware of it and sanction the battle of the gods. Hoorangiir, however, being the protector of Zaraturai, is allowed to strike and even "kill" any god that dares oppose her, or crosses him. However, Hoorangiir rarely has to rise to fight anyone. if angered, a simple motion of hefting his mighty Axe will send most of the other gods backing away in fear of his wrath.
Hoorangiir is the most proactive of the gods, with even Mother Zaraturai second to him in terms of his care for mortal-kind. Because of this, he is the most common to act as a messenger between mortals and gods, and is the most protective of them. Due to this, Hoorangiir has fathered many great warriors in their legends and, many priests claim their best warriors are daughters and sons of Hoorangiir. In some myths, instead of going to the Oversoul, mighty warriors will be chosen by Hoorangiir to join his side as warriors who guard the oversoul and march into battle against the demons that would threaten the afterlife of other Mendel.
In some Myth cycles, Hoorangiir is the lover and consort of Zaraturai.
“The Blood boils, the drums of war quicken, the rage rises! Hoorangiir of the Axe, Witness me O great one!”
- - Mendel battle chant
Ugandalorians and their allied races worship Hoorangiir commonly at their shrines and temples built in his honor. Despite, they feel the best way to worship the great god, is through battle. While Hoorangiir is not exactly a war god, he does not disprove of it when needed to protect those who need it, such as under protection or to see that one's family is safe from harm. When in battle, the top warriors of the Pact, from Super-Commandos, to Shock Troopers to Marshals, will sing out Kadaii Hoorangiir's name in battle to focus themselves and to call their god's attention to them in battle. Commonly, before a great charge into enemy territory, or when faced with a great foe, the warriors of the Pact will shout "Witness me!" to the skies, to call their god's attention to them, and his favor.
Hoorangiir himself frowns upon the construction of temples and shrines built to him, feeling that, instead of constructing poultry buildings, a true Mendel should be out in the universe, taking any challenge, big or small, and facing it and conquering these challenges. As such, his places of worship are usually in the section of the large temples of the Pact, or, in the case of Super-Commandos, are built as War-shrines, which act as both a barracks and a place of worship for Hoorangiir, where warriors honor him with blood and sweat, and praise his name with the cries of tough honest work and hard training.
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“With the mighty axe of Hoorangiir, we split the earth in his name. With his mighty fists beating the drums of war in our hearts, we lead the march. With his mighty voice, we extend our way of life to our potential brothers and sisters. Glory to Hoornagiir the Bladed-one!”
- - Mendel Religious chant for Hoorangiir before battle.
“Praise be to he that smites the unchanging and stagnant, that drives us to progress and better ourselves. We must evolve, but do so cautiously, for that which lacks control will eventually turn on itself, while that which has to much control will never progress and simply rot to nothingness. Praise to Kadaii Hoorangiir!”
- - Vanara religious chant to Hoorangiir as one of their adopted gods.