The Emaltoni religion follows the gods of sentience; it is believed each deity in the Emaltoni religion embodies an aspect of emotional being that creates sentience and self-awareness. Followers of these deities’ teachings call themselves Emalto.
The deities are lead by Bru, who is often depicted as the father of the Emaltoni. There is no mention of who the mother of his children is; some Emalto believe that there are multiple mortal mothers, while others believe their mother was a goddess who has been forgotten. Some Emalto who share faith and believe in multiple religions say Okara deity Frona is the mother; though this is not a popular opinion.
While each deity represents a state of being, they are not bound by or trapped in that state. Instead, they teach the importance of being allowed to feel what you need to feel in order to have awareness and control of yourself.
Importance of Self-Expression
The Emaltoni religion is based around emotional autonomy and the right to be who you feel you are. Emalto believe in expressing oneself in a safe but honest way, and build their cultures around this ideal.
They understand that many people who act out do so because of unfortunate circumstances, and rather than punishing them, Emalto prefer to aid those who need it. Most Emalto countries will use prison as a last resort and instead try and talk out any issues. Criminals are more often than not put into therapy and/or community service instead of jailed.
Another way they show their emotions is by stating the deities names to describe how they’re feeling. For example, if in love and Emalto may swear by Manya to never leave their partner, or if they are sad they may refer to Quenten as if he were a guest in their home.