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The Gekengan, a fictional human culture from a temperate coniferous forest climate.

The Gekeng Culture

This culture is called the Gekeng. Its people are the Gekengan, and they are a human society.

They speak Gekeng. Gekeng is a nasal and tonal language. It uses an ideographic writing system, with characters composed of circles, arcs, and loops. The sample phrase "Hello! It is good to see you, friend." in Gekeng is said "ching! Gem ketchang gedkon chikang ge, kigchegging. "

They originally came from a temperate coniferous forest region.

Common Names

Male Names

  • Gakgopkomen
  • Gabchenin
  • Kegchadgenen
  • Gitchobgaen
  • Gepgagchungoon
  • Gudkengoon
  • Gedchein
  • Kameen
  • Gingen
  • Chagkangoon

Female Names

  • Kemi
  • Gammia
  • Kegchanmia
  • Chichommi
  • Gokanmia
  • Gotchinmi
  • Getchepchemmia
  • Gangnia
  • Kikchommia
  • Getgennia

Family Names

  • Gipchangon
  • Gagon
  • Ghegibkingkem
  • Chamkem
  • Chabchengon
  • Chenkem
  • Chingkem
  • Kinggem
  • Chetchankem
  • Changken

Buildings

Buildings have walls made of heavy wooden boards that's meticulously cleaned, and roofs are steeply slanted and made of thatch. Doors are made of light wood and braced with metal. Windows are medium and wide. For decoration, statues stand outside doorways.

Music

This style of music has a single rhythm with a very fast beat. It is quiet, with simple harmony. It has a simple melody with a low pitch in a major key. Usually, it has an emotional timbre.

Clothing

As the Gekengan hail originally from a temperate coniferous forest region, their clothing style is appropriate for that kind of place. They often wear the following:

Male Clothing

  • long shirt
  • trews
  • sandals with thick soles
  • sash

Female Clothing

  • robe with no sleeves
  • pointed turnshoes
  • sash

Common colors include white, subdued red, and light purple. Decoration tends towards plain.

For jewelry, some of the following are common:

  • lustrous hide chokers decorated with gems
  • simple hide chokers set with gems

Food and Drink

Common main dishes for the Gekengan include:

  • aromatic and savory slow-roasted bacon
  • sour and spicy broiled pork loin on wide spelt noodles with rosemary, salt, and brahmi
  • spicy and salty basted spaghetti squash
  • savory and aromatic slow-roasted wolf on wide spelt noodles with brahmi, thyme, and salt
  • spicy and pungent slow-roasted venison stew

Common desserts include:

  • quail eggs cake
  • turkey eggs pie
  • honeydew cake
  • honeydew custard
  • turkey eggs cake

The most common alcoholic beverages are:

  • strong spelt liquor made with elderberry that is tan-colored
  • very strong spelt beer made with thyme that's pale
  • very strong spelt liquor made with rosemary, brahmi, and salt that is yellow-hued

As far as eating customs go, they have the following:

  • use moderate spice
  • eat with chopsticks

Religion

The Gekengan have a polytheistic outlook. They gather in churchs.

Deities

The deities of the Gekengan are as follows:

Chatkebchinmi

Chatkebchinmi is the goddess of fire and water. She is wreathed in flames. She is wise and passionate. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a fire.

Chogenoon

Chogenoon is the god of winter. He is covered in frost. He is proud and cold. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is an icicle.

Kamnia

Kamnia is the goddess of nobility and luck. She is tidy. She is pleasant and adventurous. Her holy item is a dice, and her holy symbol is a grinning face.

Chemi

Chemi is the goddess of language and the moon. She is large-mouthed. She is thoughtful and sly. Her holy item is a scroll, and her holy symbol is a book.

Gokanmia

Gokanmia is the goddess of spring. She is clothed in flowers. She is greedy and frisky. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is a flower. Gokanmia is an ally of Kenmia.

Kenmia

Kenmia is the goddess of light and animals. She is dog-headed. She is clever and serious. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a beast. Kenmia is an ally of Gokanmia.

Katgenoon

Katgenoon is the god of air, good, and protection. He is wind-blown. He is mercurial and creative. His holy item is a ring, and his holy symbol is a circle with three squiggly lines in parallel. Katgenoon hates Chachanmia.

Gupgingen

Gupgingen is the god of fertility, the sun, and plants. He is beautiful. He is courageous and proud. His holy item is an amulet, and his holy symbol is a plant. Gupgingen is the father of Gonmia and fears Cheen.

Kagkanmi

Kagkanmi is the goddess of foxes, dawn, and hunting. She is bald. She is fierce. Her holy item is a bow, and her holy symbol is a fox's face. Kagkanmi is the hated foe of Gheini and is the enemy of Gingen.

Kighonia

Kighonia is the goddess of thieves, love, and fear. She is blind. She is cruel and joyful. Her holy item is a coin purse, and her holy symbol is a screaming face. Kighonia is the daughter of Gidchimmia.

Chapkemmi

Chapkemmi is the goddess of demons and law. She is horned. She is wise and belligerent. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a crossed sword and hammer. Chapkemmi is the mother of Chongoon.

Cheen

Cheen is the god of thunder and evil. He is one-armed. He is loud and peaceful. His holy item is a hammer, and his holy symbol is a lightning bolt. Cheen worries about Gupgingen and is the father of Chachanmia.

Chachanmia

Chachanmia is the goddess of life, balance, and trickery. She is surrounded by living things. She is tricky and joyful. Her holy item is a seed, and her holy symbol is a circle. Chachanmia wars against Chimin, envies Katgenoon, and is a child of Cheen.

Getkadgenini

Getkadgenini is the goddess of chaos. She is perpetually blurry. She is unpredictable and wise. Her holy item is a ring, and her holy symbol is an eight-pointed star. Getkadgenini fights with Cheneen and is a lover of Chitkemoon.

Chitkemoon

Chitkemoon is the god of darkness. He is one-armed. He is callous and jittery. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is an eclipse. Chitkemoon desires Getkadgenini.

Cheneen

Cheneen is the god of harvests, autumn, and summer. He is orange-haired. He is festive and callous. His holy item is a staff, and his holy symbol is a fire. Cheneen fights with Getkadgenini, is the enemy of Gonmia, and is parent of Gonmia.

Gonmia

Gonmia is the goddess of earth. She is anguished. She is practical and cynical. Her holy item is a mallet, and her holy symbol is a mountain. Gonmia is the child of Gupgingen, is the enemy of Cheneen, is the daughter of Cheneen, and is the daughter of Gigchongnia.

Gigchongnia

Gigchongnia is the goddess of death and persistence. She is chiselled. She is vicious and persistent. Her holy item is a scythe, and her holy symbol is a fist. Gigchongnia is the daughter of Chimin, fights with Chimin, and is a parent of Gonmia.

Chimin

Chimin is the god of knowledge, art, and destruction. He is plump. He is studious and callous. His holy item is a necklace, and his holy symbol is a spiral. Chimin is the enemy of Chachanmia, is parent of Gigchongnia, fights with Gigchongnia, and is a child of Gheini.

Gidchimmia

Gidchimmia is the goddess of travel. She is short. She is wise and peaceful. Her holy item is a staff, and her holy symbol is a man walking. Gidchimmia is parent of Kighonia and is a friend of Gomeen.

Gomeen

Gomeen is the god of music. He is homely. He is fae and cynical. His holy item is a harp, and his holy symbol is a harp. Gomeen is a confidant of Gidchimmia.

Gingen

Gingen is the god of wisdom and lightning. He is lightning-eyed. He is quiet and peaceful. His holy item is an orb, and his holy symbol is a book. Gingen is the hated foe of Kagkanmi and is chagrined by Chongoon.

Chongoon

Chongoon is the god of war, horses, and oceans. He is horse-headed. He is mercurial and ebullient. His holy item is a horse tooth, and his holy symbol is a sword. Chongoon is a child of Chapkemmi, suspects Gingen, and wars against Gheini.

Gheini

Gheini is the goddess of time, dusk, and justice. She is ancient-looking. She is wise and brooding. Her holy item is an amulet, and her holy symbol is a blind man. Gheini is the hated foe of Kagkanmi, is the mother of Chimin, and is the enemy of Chongoon.