Byregot

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Byregot is the purveyor of architecture and industry, and god of the arts. He commands the element of lightning and is associated with the seventh moon of the Eorzean calendar. He is most often depicted as an ardent smith with a two-handed hammer. His symbol is the hand.

Mythology

According to Eorzean myth, Byregot was "beckoned forth" from The Whorl, along with his younger sister Halone. Rhalgr is considered the father of Byregot and his sister, because Nymeia quickly made them wards of Rhalgr after their emergence from the Whorl. Byregot is also known as a pupil of Thaliak, who was responsible for teaching him how to create, where his adoptive father Rhalgr could only teach him of destruction. [1][2]


According to the Faith of the Twelve, the Heaven of Lightning contains a massive clockwork spire was forged by Byregot using metal from a comet, and powered by the levinbolts of Rhalgr. This is the resting place of engineers, architects, revolutionaries and the conquerors of evil. Levin charged fragments fall from here into the Pit, forming the Hell of Lightning, a land of damnation for vandals, slumlords and warmongers.[3]

Worship Practices and Organizations

There is no formal 'order of Byregot' that worships him in modern-day Eorzea, but crafting professionals across the land revere him and offer prayers to guide their careful hands.[4]

Holy Sites

The Mark of Byregot

Saints and Important Figures

Saint Basqual

A captain charged with defense of a city under sieged, who charged into battle naked to raise the morale of his troops. Celebrated for his devotion to maintaining morale, recounted in the tale of Saint Basqual and the Rampart.[5]

Myths of the Realm

Following the events of Endwalker, reports begin to surface about adventurers encountering Byregot in present-day Eorzea.

Main article: Myths of the Realm

References

  1. Encyclopaedia Eorzea I, page 017:
    "Byregot is the elder brother of Halone, and pupil of Thaliak."
    "Rhalgr is the father of both Byregot and Halone,
  2. The Creation of Eorzea,
    "...the Whorl awaoke from its slumber and beckoned forth two final deities-Byregot and His younger sister Halone."
    Nymeia quickly made them wards of Rhalgr, the Destroyer."
    "A builder by nature, Byregot resented His new stepfather who could teach Him only of destruction, choosing instead to spend most of His time in the tutelage of Thaliak. The Scholar bestowed upon His eager student the knowledge He would use to forge the tools and techniques of creation."
  3. Encyclopaedia Eorzea I, page 019, "The Hell and Heaven of Lightning"
  4. Encyclopaedia Eorzea I, page 017: "and artisans will pray to Byregot to guide their hands."
  5. Encyclopedia Eorzea II, page 029