The Cult of St. Yarth
St. Yarth is a personification of Earth, the homeworld's guardian spirit or indwelling vitality. She is a mother-figure, a source of ancient knowledge, and the origin and destination of souls (for Terran species, anyway).
Besides praying to her, her devotees seek contact through:
charms and relics of metal, stone, dust allegedly from Earth
a collection of traditional benedictory hymns & poems, in Earthron & Terranic, and their translations into Universum
traditional offerings of:
- cash (of course)
- scented sand
- relevant hymns, sung, played, written, or recorded
purchase of icon cards showing:
- St. Yarth (depicted as a motherly woman in blue and white robes, with a globe or maps, attendant animals, flowers, fruit, figures of significant people)
- Earth maps
- orbital photos
- Earth symbols (variations on the quartered circle)
The cult of St. Yarth is integrated with:
St. Yarth is sometimes identified with Nature (in Ideolatry) or analogous figures such as Nadra. She is also called (or readily identified with figures called) Artha, Erth, Orth, Orda, Erudh, Airt, Ert, Yart, etc.