This is part of a series on Arth’s Pantheon. Twice a month we’re taking a look at life on Arth and the gods that shape it. If you’re new to the series, get started with an overview. This post looks at the gods of trade.
The gods of money and wealth predate the existence of an actual economy, which leads to some interesting discussion among Agekeepers. Some priests and philosophers think that these gods once represented greater themes, like want and hunger, and that the invention of money has shaped their divine nature. Other clergy members think that money corrupted the gods in some way, as though commerce denied the world nameless ideals by tainting the gods that championed them. Economists say that the world has enough ideals, and they pray to the gods of trade out pragmatism.