Sun: Vistle (vis-tull male)
- Summer: Norflaut (nor-fl-out male) Day: Doamich (doe-a-meeck female)
Moon: Mordachae (more-dock-ae female)
- Winter: Toldine (toll-dine female) Night: Reindist (rine-dist male)
The Grey: Balodius (bale-oh-dee-us)
- Spring: Fo (foo masculine) Fall: Tu (too feminine) Dawn: Ni (knee masculine) Dusk: Ki (kee feminine)
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Vistle: God of the Sun
Vistle is the god of the sun, warmth, light, fire, masculine, and positive. Vistle is regarded as a fatherly, but vengeful god.
- Norflaut: Lesser God of the Summer Norflaut is the energetic lesser god of summer, son of Vistle the sun god. Regarded as an arrogant child, given his post only because of his father, he represents relentless heat, coveting, and spoiling. Many religious gryphons joke that Vistle left his son’s egg out too long and it went rotten. Doamich: Lesser Goddess of the Day Doamich is the glorified daughter of Vistle the sun god. Quite the opposite of her brother, Doamich represents clarity, new beginnings, and a helpful attitude. She is often the patron lesser goddess of gryphons seeking redemption or recovering drug addicts.
Mordachae: Goddess of the Moon
Mordachae is the goddess of the moon, cold, water, feminine, and negative. Mordachae is regarded as a gentle motherly figure that commands respect.
- Toldine: Lesser Goddess of the Winter Toldine is renound for being cool-headed and a force of calming. She is known to be relentless, like Norflaut the lesser god of summer, but gryphons often see this as a trial of their perseverance. Her cold attitude has not only given her the reputation of being level-headed, but also indifferent about those who succumb to death. This has earned Toldine the additional reputation as the Reaper Goddess. Reindist: Lesser God of the Night Reindist is serine and cunning. Often thought of as sly, he is a master of trickery and a bane of fools. He is often the patron lesser god of the creatures that operate in the night, giving him a reputation of deceit and ill-willed acts. Reindist is also the patron lesser god of many owl-gryphs who see him as a shroud for their unique talents, and not a god to be seen as ill-willed in his own right.
Balodius: of The Grey
Balodius the Grey, is the god of The Grey. The Grey is known to gryphons as the area in between the one and the other. Balodius is without gender and believed to be conceived of The Grey. Balodius has four forms, rather than children like the other two gods. The forms are based on the balance of the time. Many gryphons traditionally believe that Balodius spawned Vistle and Mordachae then faded away in their wake, appearing only at times of true balance (the equinoxes). A view popular with younger gryphons is that Vistle and Mordachae are, in fact, simply aspects of Balodius, with the children of the two gods simply a further division of balance. This view of Balodius insinuates that there may be an infinite level of lesser and lesser gods, further dividing the realm of time. Rather than pursue archetypes for such a great number of gods, the popular view is to remain devout to the traditional gods and treating any form of reverence as a preference for an aspect of Balodius. The following aspects represent Balodius as a dynamic, ever shifting entity. In a way, just like the traditional belief, Balodius is only truly of The Grey two times on each equinox, spending the rest of time as varying degrees of Vistle or Mordachae.
- Fo: Aspect of Balodius, Spring The aspect of Balodius wherein Vistle, Norflaut, and the masculine are slowly coming to power over Mordachae, Toldine, and the feminine. This represents a long, seasonal shifting of power. Tu: Aspect of Balodius, Fall The aspect of Balodius wherein Mordachae, Toldine, and the feminine are slowly coming to power over Vistle, Norflaut, and the masculine. This represents a long, seasonal shifting of power. Ni: Aspect of Balodius, Dawn The aspect of Balodius wherein Vistle, Doamich, and daily feminine is slowly coming to power over Mordachae, Reindist and daily masculine. This represents a daily shift of power. Children born in the morning (Maor) are Children of Ni. Ki: Aspect of Balodius, Dusk The aspect of Balodius wherein Mordachae, Reindist and daily masculine is slowly coming to power over Vistle, Doamich, and daily feminine. This represents a daily shift of power. Children born in the afternoon (Abhainn) and at night (Notach) are all Children of Ki.
*Children born at Dawn or Dusk are not designated by Ni or Ki, but are considered true Children of Balodius (Twitach). While the name designations are unique to the Twistoult, other aeries tend refer to when chicks were born as being Children of Ni/Ki/Balodius. For aeries other than Twistoult, this is a lot like designating oneself by the Chinese zodiac, and is often more for fun than serious religious belief.