The Many Faces (also known as the Servants Deity or The All) is usually described as the youngest child of Mother Chandria, even though their component spirits existed for at least as long as Mother Chandria walked the land. The Many Faces encompass a broad array of minor spirits with the most well known aspects concerning luck, mischief, children and local natural locations. Due to their varied natures, the Many Faces are often associated with actors and other performers.
The Many Faces also provide precedence for adoption in Chandorian culture. Once publicly acknowledged by a parent, adopted children hold identical social and legal status as biological children.
There is no single text source for The Many Faces due to the breadth of roles they appear as. However, stories involving some of the more widely known manifestations are often collected into volumes for children.
The creation of The Many Faces Edit
Chandria adopted The Many Faces as her child after she noticed the spirits growing jealous of her older children and attacking them. Chandria gathered all the spirits together to make a new child, to be an equal to all the others.
The Many Faces as a tool for colonisation Edit
As a cultural force, The Many Faces has been credited as making it easier for Chandor to culturally dominate the lands it colonises. The Many Faces gives any local religious figure a place to exist within the Chandorian faith structure. This allows smaller cities to maintain a sense of their cultural identity even when occupied by Chandor. Some historians speculate this led to decreased resistance from the citizens of conquered cities.
The Many Faces and slavery Edit
The Many Faces is closely associated with the slave trade as foreign born slaves who worship their own deities are considered to be worshiping The Many Faces. Because of this, The Many Faces is also known as The Servants Deity.