OHMUN

Ohmun is the god of myths and legends; the father of stories. He is not only the embodiment of stories and tales, but also the telling of them. His presence was felt around countless campfires at night as travelers exchanged fables. And he is beyond even that, for he is said to be the driving force behind the want and need to express ourselves vocally, and to understand our surroundings. With his aid, our earliest stories took root and became myths, and those myths became spiritual belief systems. In this sense he represents tradition - the conscious or unconscious desire to follow in the footsteps of our ancestors; to do what they did. Ohmun is old and as ancient as human thought, and many consider him to be the patriarch of the pantheon - the father figure to the rest, perhaps even the first god. But rather than being a strong figurehead, much of his power has faded. Mythology and fairytales are disappearing from our culture, and as they fade so does Ohmun, growing more and more weary as the decades tick by. Fortunately stories are still told, and authors draw inspiration from him. To give praise to Ohmun, it is not the reading of a story that matters, but the telling. Tell someone a story that is full of imagination and wonder.