Dazh

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Dazh

Dazh is the god of fire and the sun. [1a]

He is mainly worshipped in Kislev. It is said that Dazh took the secret of fire from the sun and gave it to the tribesmen. Without fire, the long winters would be deadly and tributes and prayers are often held up to him. In the south, he rules over the hearths of homes and is the god of guests and the needy. [1a]

Dazh is portrayed as a handsome youth with long flowing hair and wreathed in fire. He is said to live in a palace to the east (land of the Gospodars) and rests there each night after travelling the world during the day (the sun). He is accompanied by the Arari, warrior consorts who are seen dancing and fighting in the sky for his amusement.[1a]

Symbols

The sun, or flame, are most commonly and gold is a sacred metal. Higher ranking priests will wear increasingly more gold and jewellery.[1a]

Temples

The temples are large, open arenas, so the people can offer to the god in the presence of the sky, where he lives. All contain braziers and firepits which send out scented smoke and can never be allowed to go out. Some even contain giant statues made of gold.[1a]

Friends & Enemies

They are friendly with most other religions although there is distrust with Ulric as he is god of winter.[1a]

Holy Days

Every day is holy to Dazh. A daily welcome must be made at sunrise and he must be wished well when the sun sets. The summer solstice is the most important day as he walks among the people for the longest on this day. In the north, beasts are sacrificed and chants are performed to the gods, while in the south, ox are burned upon a fire of parchments on which the prayers of many people are written.[1a]

Strictures

  • All must always offer hospitality to strangers, and even enemies. [1a]
  • Never let a fire go out over night. Never set a fire on a dirty hearth.[1a]
  • Offer prayers to Dazh on the first morning that the winter snow covers the ground (which is less used in the north where it is always snowy.[1a]

Sources

Kislev
Units Boyar - Druzhina - Elemental Bear - Great Sabre-toothed Snow Leopard - Gryphon Legion - Frost Maiden - Ice Guard - Kossar - Kreml Guard - Patriarch - Streltsi - Trained Bears - Ungol Horse Archer - War Bear Rider - War Sled - Winged Lancer
Characters Boris Ursus - Daryna Borinado Bokha - Evegena Boradin - Feydaj - Gospodar IV - Hethis Chaq - Igor the Terrible - Katarin - Kattarin - Katrina Volkova - Kazahaila Yevschenko - Kostaltyn - Miska the Slaughterer - Nadyezhda Dochtalika Vdovyn - Nyvena - Petr Ilanovich Chesnekov - Raiza - Sergei Bukharin - Shoika - Sofia - Subotan - Ulrika Magdova - Vajena Ursolavnuka - Vladimir Bokha - Vladimira Tchaikofiev‎‎ - Weiran
Towns and Cities Chernozavtra - Erengrad - Gerslev - Kislev - Praag
Images - Miniatures
The gods & goddesses of the Old World
Old Faith - Rhya - Taal - Ulric - Manann - Morr - Verena - Myrmidia - Shallya - Ranald - Handrich - Stromfels - Khaine - Sigmar - Lady of the Lake - Lucan & Luccina - Ursun - Dazh - Tor - Esmeralda