The Three-Eyed Goddess started appearing in the mid-10,000s and takes the form of a three-eyed nurlak woman with torn ears and long, black hair.
She has several alternate names, often determined by translation of the follower’s native language. Some of the more common alternatives are “The Goddess of Freedom”, “Hope Bringer”, “The Fortune Teller”, and “Scara’s Fallen Messenger” (an Animon-specific title). Her true name is unknown.
Her followers come from a wide variety of other religions and are often unshakable in their shared beliefs; the Three-Eyed Goddess is said to encourage those she visits to devote themselves to their chosen religion with passion and loyalty. Because of this, her followers tend to believe in her as a secondary religion; a goddess who lives outside the boundaries of the other deities’ constraints and spreads hope and kindness to all.
She is believed to have been a devoted Scara disciple in life. So much so that, in Animon beliefs, she became The Goddess’ messenger in death and spoke on her behalf to mortal beings until the late 11,000s; estimated a thousand years after her first appearance.
Animon believe that the Three-Eyed Goddess’ defect from the Animon Goddess was caused by a moral disagreement in how mortal affairs should be handled. Scara wished to leave mortals to their own devices, only getting involved when it was absolutely necessary to protect the masses; but the Three-Eyed Goddess actively disobeyed her deity and approached many mortals simply to comfort them in hard times.
Not all believers in the Three-Eyed Goddess are Animon, however. Many of her Star Seer followers believe that when the Three-Eyed Goddess died and moved to the afterlife her spirit discovered gods and deities didn’t exist. The people who believe this say she went on to become a beacon of hope; devoting herself into becoming a true and just deity for mortals to follow like The Goddess had been for her in her own life.
The Three-Eyed Goddess’ teachings are based on the strong set of moral codes that she followed in life. She teaches those she approaches her ways of kindness, loyalty, and trust.
She believes in the right to freedom and personal autonomy, that nobody should be controlled by others or lose their own sense of self, and has appeared for many people on the edge of self-destruction to save them. Whether they are imprisoned, at war, or suicidal, the Three-Eyed Goddess will try to give them the comfort and guidance they need to survive and move forward.
The Three-Eyed Goddess also teaches forgiveness; though not in the way that most would expect. She teaches her followers that forgiveness comes from healing and not that healing comes from forgiveness; that it is not necessary to forgive to heal, but that you must heal before you are able to fully forgive.
The third eye of the Three-Eyed Goddess is blind, vacant, and off-centre. It is said that if she allows you to look into her blind eye the reflection will be an image of your own soul.
She has prophetic powers and often shares her visions with the mortals she visits. The visions tend to be splinters of the future— each one showing effects of different decisions that the mortal may make in the immediate future.
She uses her visions to help the mortal decide what the best action to take is; though she never presses them with her own choice, and always allows them to choose what they believe is best.
It is said that Immortal Queen Distro of Canis La’Can knows the Three-Eyed Goddess from her life before death. Nobody is sure if this is true, however, as the queen tends to turn all questions about her into a joke. All attempts to learn the goddess’ name from Distro have been futile as she gives a different name every time.
There have been cases of Mystics such as goblins and taurs describing visits from the Three-Eyed Goddess. Many say this truly shows her love for all beings —wherever they are from— and sets her apart from the Animon Goddess who is said to only show herself to believers.