YAZILŐA

[ya-zil-AI-ah]

Rank: Supreme

Yazilža, whose name is derived from a root meaning ďOpenerĒ, is the supreme deity, the creator of the universe, and the particular patron of all craftsmen. His sacred animal is the lion. All the sects recognize him as the demiurge, but only the Yazilite sect believes that he is the reigning deity, the others believe him to be a distant and indifferent deity who has handed authority over creation to the other gods.

 

According to the theogony, Yazilža alone is uncreated, he has always existed, and all of creation exists within his dream. (Note, although Yazilža is always referred to as masculine, he is considered to be both male and female simultaneously).

Domains: Alignment, Creation, Dream, and Domination.

 

ATTRIBUTES

Yazilža has 12 attributes, six abstract (called fundamental attributes) and six physical. Each fundamental attribute is considered to reside or be contained within one of the physical attributes, and each physical attribute is associated with a specific bodily organ. The attributes are listed in the following table in the order in which they appear in the text of the creation story.

FUNDAMENTAL

MEANING

PHYSICAL

MEANING

ORGAN

Nžas

Longing

Unus

Heart

Heart

Sasu

Will

»rzýö

Soul

Stomach

Nursýn

Thought

NursĚťu

Mind

Brain

IlŤasu

Word

Silnu

Breath

Lungs

Uzus

Deed

Sžyaö

Hands

Hands

Rurýsu

Sexuality

äilwu

Loins

Intestines

 

NŐAS

[NAI-as]

Nžas, which means longing or yearning, is one of the fundamental attributes of Yazilža. It is not a desire of Yazilžaís per se, but rather the desire or longing of existence itself to exist which is inherent in the nature of the demiurge, and is the driving principle behind all of creation. Nžas is associated with the physical attribute Unus (heart), and is said to reside in the heart of Yazilž.

 

SASU

[SAH-suh]

Sasu, which means "will", is one of the fundamental attributes of Yazilža. It is the divine will that arises in response to the need of the Nias, without which nothing can occur, and it is also the consciousness or spirit of Yazilža. Sasu is associated with the physical attribute »rzýö (soul), and is said to reside in the stomach of Yazilža.

 

NURSŔN

[nur-SYUN]

Nursýn, which means ďthoughtĒ, is one of the fundamental attributes of Yazilža. Nursýn is the idea of creation. It is associated with the physical attribute Nursťu (mind), and is said to reside in the brain of Yazilža.

 

IL»ASU

[il-ee-AH-suh]

IlŤasu, which means ďwordĒ, is one of the fundamental attributes of Yazilža. It is the power that gives creation form. It is associated with the physical attribute of Silnu (breath), and is said to reside in the lungs of Yazilža.

 

UZUS

[UH-zus]

Uzus, which means ďdeedĒ, is one of the fundamental attributes of Yazilža. It is the actual act of creation. It is associated with the physical attribute Sžyaö (hand), and is said to reside in the hands of Yazilža.

 

RURŔSU

[ruh-RYU-suh]

Rurýsu, which means ďholyĒ or ďsacredĒ, is the final attribute of the nature of Yazilža. It is the expression of the principle of sexuality as a creative process, that causes the male and female principles to combine and so overcome the inherent strife between them to bring about creation. It is also representative of the inherent commonalities that the male and female of a species share.

It is associated with the physical aspect äilwu (loins), and is said to reside in the intestines of Yazilža.