Each of the 16 members of The Heavenly Congregation have a symbol that their followers use. The symbols vary greatly in ornateness--a simple one might just be a few lines scratched in a rock, a complex one might have curlicues and filigree. But they share similar basic shapes (presented here). These are the "least-common denominator" symbols, recognizable everywhere.

For the first part of this series, see Religious Rites and Patterns, Part 1.

This article covers the religious rites surrounding the less-worshiped 8 of the Congregation: Pinwheel, The Hollow King, Kela Loran, Lae Loara, Lon-Ka, Selesurala, Yogg-Maggus, and Ytra.

The astral plane is not one big happy family. There are multiple factional divisions among the inhabitants, but the most salient is the Mortal Question--how should the immortals interact with the mortal plane? 

This is the first of two articles about the religious practices and symbols in the Federated Nations region. This one covers the more-commonly worshiped gods--the Seasonal Four, Aerielara, Korokonolkom, Peor-Fala, and Roel Kor. Religious Rites and Patterns, Part 2 will cover the rest.

What do the clergy of the various Congregants do? How are the Congregation depicted in sculpture and art? What are the precepts of the Congregation? How does this differ by nation? All those are answered here.

As mentioned in The Role of Devils, there are 45 families, organized into 5 territories. Most families are named for the arch-devil that occupies the role of Don; exceptions include the Grigori and the Hinn. The territories and their constituent families are described below.