Legends of Ardin
Known as Meyharen ("The Wanderer"), Esste is the earth bound deity of light and former god of the sky. In ancient times Esste, Qarros, and Ahmzanii, (who represent the youngest generation of divinities) governed the world together as rulers of the sky, sea, and earth respectively.
When the Ancient Ones (the elder deities from whom Esste, Ahmzanii, and Qarros were born) created the first mortal, a woman named Renqaaria, Esste fell hopelessly in love with her, arranging the stars and filling the sky with color and light each night to woo her until she returned his affection. As Renqaaria's beloved, Esste sired the first mortals born on earth and became the ancestral father of all humanoid races.
Having never known mortal life before Renqaaria's creation, Esste and his fellow deities of the youngest generation) had no understanding of death. Renqaaria, however, created with an understanding that she was a part of the cycles that govern life, knew that she would one day retire from the earth. Not wanting Esste to be alone, Renqaaria begged the Ancient Ones to allow her to give life to life immortal: to give birth to a child like to its father. In answer to her prayer (which was the first prayer ever uttered), the Ancient Ones blessed Renqaaria with twins—a daughter and a son—radiant with divine light, for whom she traded her mortal life to give them life eternal. Just before her death, Renqaaria named her son, who shone with a golden glow, Ajjenre, and her daughter, haloed with a silver and serene brilliance, Myyariéle.
Devastated by the loss of Renqaaria, Esste could not bear to raise his immortal children on his own and begged Qarros and Ahmzanii to care for them in his stead, giving the golden boy to the day god and the silver girl to the night goddess. In the language of the elven followers of Synsenn the names of Ajjenre and Myyariéle would come to mean "Prince of the Sun" and "Princess of the Moon," respectively. As they grew, the children searched tirelessly for their father, Myyariéle wanting desperately to make amends for their mother's sacrifice and Ajjenre raging to find the father who abandoned them. As the sun and moon, the brilliant children cross the skies each day and night scanning the ground for their earthbound father.
Numb with grief and unable to look at the immortal children who bore such striking resemblance to their mother, Esste abandoned the skies that were his domain and bound himself to the earth in which he buried his love, becoming The Wandering God, bound to the earth and moving in shadows, ever avoiding the searching eyes of his divine children and keeping a watchful eye on his descendants among the humanoid races.
The Ceremony of the Rising Light has been passed down through generations of Synsenn devotees and has its origins in the death of the first mortal. After Renqaaria's passing, Esste's grief filled the world with ethereal light in myriad colors, writhing and dancing like light through a prism before resolving to a singular silver glow just above her eyes. Crawling to her mother's side, Myyariéle reached up with her infant hands and clasped the bead of light to her chest, crying into its brilliant light before replacing it above her mother's eyes. Together with his infant children, Esste buried Renqaaria's physical body, taking the single bead of light from her face and placing it in the night sky as its brightest star.