Kadunghu Ka—The Writings of Illavallanism

The following are excerpts from the Kadunghu, the writings of the religion of Illavallanism.

From the BOOK OF THE CREATION

uTu-av-kitik Tava-obo aT a-Te eh a-ava u
,uhov kava-obo ak amuduk im
ak agam-av-takat-a laNadok-ob al alli

The opening line of the Kadunghu Ka written in the Elder Tongue script

U ava-a he eth-a tha obo-avath kitik-va-uthu
mi 
kuduma ka obo-avak vohu,
Illa la bo-kodangal a-Takat-va-Maga ka…

1 When the sky was a blank canvas and the world a formless mass, the Mother began to create the Great Art. 2 She stretched out the canvas of sky and brushed onto it the hues of deepest blue. 3 She beheld the canvas of sky and declared it beautiful. 4 When the canvas had dried, she placed it within the frame of heaven and placed a great light before it so that all might behold its beauty.

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Illavallanism

Illavallanism is one of the five great religions of the Sunrise Lands and may be one of the oldest, perhaps even dating back to the civilizations of the Hidden Lands.

Beliefs

Illavallanism maintains belief in one central goddess known as Illa he Kuduma “Mother of the World” or Illa va Alla “Good Mother”, among other names. In many lands, she is known by the name Illavalla, a contraction of Illa va Alla. Illa is the creator of the universe and mother of all living things.

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