Goddesses of Dúrev: Hemera

Believed to embark on yearly journeys around the world in pursuit of her younger sister the winter goddess, Hemera is the goddess of summer in Dúrev. She is also considered the patron of youth and new beginnings. The equator of Dúrev is called Hemera’s Girdle, and it’s tradition to dunk new sailors in the ocean the first time they cross it.

Hemera’s cults associate her with meditation, prosperity (or excess in her negative aspect), and cleansing. She is often used as a byword for community values, and her sacred animal is bees. Children come of age in the summer after their sixteenth birthdays and towns often construct their own local coming-of-age ceremonies to celebrate in Hemera’s name.

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