The Many Gods of Gutan
So in gutan there are many gods. But in a belief that reflects the nihilistic tendancies of thier society, a god only exists once you experience it. Therefore there are between 0 and over 1000 gods depending on whom you ask. They also belive that the gods are all evil spiteful creatures, each with it’s preffered form of torture. It follows that all happiness is ethier a god setting up a new torture, or must be grasped by human hands, as free will also plays a large part in Gutanese philosophy.
Despite the mutable nature of thier pathenon, there are seven gods they consider to be cardinal, as they are the most general of torturers, and preside over all the others. Each representing a fundamental pain
God of lingering physical pain.
God of sharp physical pain.
God of the pain of death.
God of the pain of disappointment
God of the pain of Longing.
God of the pain of Loss.
God of the pain of Fear.