Tahamatan

Tahamatan is one of the principal deities of Thalathanism. Tahamatan is the god of death, justice, and of the underworld. He is often referred to as "Great Lord Tahamatan", and regarded as the deity who presides over the the realm of the dead. Tahamatan and his sister, Kamaria, were often considered demons (wrathful deities), meaning that they fought on behalf of the gods. He is the husband of Taharani. All those that die enter his realm and must be judged before him. But He is viewed as a dualistic deity, both destroyer and creator. He maintains the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth, and therefore also associated with fertility.

Tahamatan is depicted as a pale white-skinned humanoid with black dreadlocks and a red loincloth. He wears a necklace of skulls, snakes wrapped around his waist and is usually half-naked. Tahamatan carries a tiger fork and a sacrificial sword used to cut off heads. He also has a third eye. Like other early Thalathanist deities, he is heavily adorned with necklaces, anklets, and earrings.

In Tahamavism, he is indistinguishable from the deities Shahkamana and Zahanvat. This Thalathanist sect is particularly popular in Tahamatra, where he is the city's patron deity and protector.

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