Quzonian (culture)

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Cultural Overview

Quzonian culture is focused on serving the Goddess, and living according to the teachings of the church. They have a strong sense of national identity, and are stalwart defenders of the faith.

Origins

Originally scattered tribal groups, and a few city-states. When the Goddess revealed herself to the treahni her followers grew in power secular power and formed a united cuture from the combined peoples of the region.

Language

Quzonian

Family

Structure / Size

Quzonian families are generally a married couple, with several birth children. Senior relatives may live with the eldest child and their spouse, with as many as three or four generations sharing a home.

Roles of Family Members

Family Head
Usually the eldest male, is also the religious and moral leader of their family. While important decisions will be made in consultation with the adults of the family, ultimately the family head decides for the family.
Spouses
Female spouses will defer to their male spouse in decision making with regards to family matters, other than child rearing, which is left to the women , as they are ideally suited to childcare and nurturing.
Children
Children are generally seen and not heard in Quzonian families. The respect for one's elders, and specifically the head of the family dictates how much voice children have in a family. Generally until they are adults, children are not permitted to add input into family decision making.

Importance

Influence

One's familial connections are important to one's place in the social circles of their peers.

Orphans

In the Theocracy of Quzonia, if close family does not take in the orphaned child they will find there way into the folds of the church to be raised and trained as one of the clergy.

Religion

Quzonia is attributed as the birthplace of the Goddess Religion.

Primary Beliefs

Quzonains believe in the Twinned Goddess. The church is not divided into two parts as it is elsewhere, but the two aspects of the goddess are seen as equal and worshiped together. Quzonians do not see the possibility of having one without the other.

Religious Figures

Saints
Quzonians believe in a collection of saints who were exceptional persons who exemplified the ideals of the Goddess religion in how they lived and in some cases how they died.

List of Religious Observances

Thanksgiving
Quzonians will give prayers of thanks before every meal.
Evening Prayers
Every day at sunset, Quzonians will engage in prayers to the Goddess in thanks for the blessings and lessons of the day, and for guidance and support for the coming day.

Structure

Family Head
In essence each family is lead by a priest of the Goddess, whom directs the family in worship, as well as daily living.
Village Priest
In communities of several families there will exist some hierarchy amongst the family heads, wherein one is seen as the eldest and most pious amongst otherwise equal members. This cleric is seen as a important leader in the larger community and a mediator between families that have conflicts.
Bishop
In larger settlements, or regions with several villages, the hierarchy continues where several local priests will select one amongst them to lead in greater spiritual matters. This individual also acts as the community judge or lawmaker.
Cardinal
Cities or greater regions will have a singular cleric who is seen as the regional director of both religious and secular matters.
Caliph
The top position in Quzonian politics and society. This individual is elected from amongst the Bishops to lead the nation in matters of state and religious concerns. The position is for life, and will be supported and advised by a cabinet of Bishops and Cardinals, who no longer lead their regional churches, yet remain active as a council to help the Caliph in all things. When the Caliph can not longer reliably lead the nation, or they die a new caliph is elected from this council.

Ceremonial

Birth

Naming

Age

Apprenticeship

Adulthood

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Inheritance

Diet

Food

Cultural Dishes

Spice / Flavours

Drink

Non-Alcoholic

Alcohol

Fashion

Textiles

Dyes

Embellishments

Outfits

Daily by Class

Ceremonial

Costumes

Jewellery

Makeup

Leisure Activities

Sports

Games

Gambling

Social Gatherings

Arts

Storytelling

Writing

Poetry

Fiction

Theatre

Acting

Plays

Dance

Gymnastics

Music

Singing

Percussion

Strings

Wind

Painting

Sculpture

Time

Timekeeping

Daily Routine

Timeline

Persons

List of Quzonian Persons

Stories

See Also

Quzonia
Quzonian (language)
Quzonian (people)