Sisterwife of Aa, Niah rules a lightless region of the hereafter known as the Abyss. She and Aa initially shared the rule of the sky equally. Commanded to bear her husband only daughters, Niah eventually disobeyed Aa's edict and bore him a son. In punishment, she was banished from the skies by her beloved, allowed to return only for a brief spell every few years.
In The Itreyan Mythos Edit
In all religions, there must be an adversary. An evil for a good. A black for a white. For folk of the Republic, this role is filled by Niah, Goddess of Night, Our Lady of Blessed Murder, sisterwife to Aa, also referred to as the Maw.
In the beginning, Niah and Aa's marriage was a happy one. They made love at dawn and dusk, then retired to their respective domains, sharing rule of the sky equally. Fearing a rival, Aa commanded Niah bear him no sons, and dutifully, the Night bore the Light four daughters~ Tsana, the Lady of Fire, Keph, the Lady of Earth, and finally the twins Trelene and Nalipse, the Ladies of the Oceans and Storms, respectively. However, Niah missed her husband in the long, cold hours of darkness, and to alleviate her loneliness, she chose to bring a boychild into the world. The Night named her son Anais.
Aa, however, was outraged at his wife's disobedience. As punishment, Niah was banished from the sky. Feeling betrayed by her husband, Niah vowed vengeance against Aa, and has not spoke to him since. Aa is still sulking about the whole affair.
As for their son, Anais, his fate remains a mystery.
It is said that it was during the first Great Tithe that Aa gifted his daughters dominion over the elements. To Tsana, his firstborn, he gave the rule of fire. To Keph, the earth. To Trelene, the oceans. Nalipse, the storm. In return, the daughters gave their father their love and obedience.
It's said Niah gave her daughters nothing, for the Maw has naught inside to give. But these are falsehoods spat by the ministers of Church of Light.
To Keph, Niah gave dreams, to keep her company in her eternal slumber. To Trelene, she gave enigma; the deep dark of the waters beyond the sunslight. To Nalipse, she gave calm; the peace of the storm's eye.
And Tsana? Her firstborn who so despised her?
To Tsana, Goddess of Fire, Niah gave hunger.