Mother Tekuo: planet, system and goddess

Notes on a living planet

Earlier posts have alluded to a supernatural presence on the planet Tekuo, something that does not conform to the laws of nature as they are generally understood on Earth. It is now time to examine these claims in more detail.

Planet as system

Since ancient times, many Tekuan religions have viewed the planet itself as a living system rather than an inanimate object. They have noted Tekuo’s ability to self-regulate. They have noted that living systems adapt to their environment and in turn adapt the environment to suit themselves.

As Tekuo gave rise to and nurtured all other life forms, the planet became regarded as a mother goddess. As the planet’s continents are close together her worship spread to all peoples.

In the modern era, science has confirmed the traditional view. Life-sustaining attributes, such as temperature, atmospheric oxygen content, and ocean salinity, have all been found to exhibit little variability over time.

The planet seems to regulate the balance of these factors just as an animal regulates its body temperature, water and oxygen levels.

Detecting the goddess

Traditional religions have also held that all living systems give off an energy or life force called phao. Phao is pictured as a kind of light flowing through a creature’s body. Invisible lines of phao have also been thought to criss-cross the surface of Tekuo. Hence, the planet is seen as alive.

Where phao flows freely over the planet, the place and its inhabitants are said to thrive. Where it is blocked or sluggish, it pools and is said to generate bad luck.

Surprisingly, Tekuan science has also confirmed the existence of phao. The Age of Light began when religious reformer Yedin and his original companions built sensors that could detect and measure phao. They discovered phao in humans, animals, plants and the planet itself. The modern alliance of science and religion began at that point.

Tekuo in Zutane

In the Zutane faith, practised on Mohai, Tekuo is seen as the Queen of the gods and goddess. Mohai is a matriarchal society, so its people view Tekuo as leader of a pantheon of six deities, each with their own special skills and areas of responsibility.

She is associated with the colour blue and the number one. The first day of the week is dedicated to her.

These views take us beyond science, however. Other faiths conceptualise Mother Tekuo differently. They also have different ideas of the other Zutane gods and goddess. Some are not worshipped in other countries and other gods are favoured who were traditionally unknown on Mohai. That said, all Tekuan religions have a distinct family resemblance to each other.

The Ota confirm that Tekuo is indeed a living goddess. The Ota are supernatural creatures resident in our world, but with access to the realm of the gods. Most of them report direct personal contact with Tekuo. Who the Ota are, though, is a subject for another post

Author: David Johnson

Conlanger, writer and activist.

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