Sitaan

Sitaan is an old pre-Cirsovan death god, whose worship was actively stamped out by the early Cirsovan emperors.  Tradition holds that Sitaan was not simply a god of death, but of agony and suffering associated with slow death. Worship of Sitaan often involved human sacrifice performed in brutal fashion, including the removal of eyes, tongue and gradual evisceration of the victim.

Most scholars agree that Sitaan came to the southern pre-Cirsovans from the Kingdom of Sabrio, whose religion often involved human sacrifice.  The alarming connections between the rituals performed in the cities of Sabrio observed by imperial armies and the practices of certain Cirsovan states that were quashed by Ga Akana is often cited as the reason for the complete obliteration of the Sabrio culture.

It should be noted that while there are artifacts and signs of Sitaan’s cult in Cirsova’s antiquity, it appears that the proto-Athdaeldan cultures of central Karkuras astutely avoided the influences of their barbaric neighbors.

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