Banjado

Banjado was the first Banja gifted with godhood by the All-Mother. In addition to being the patron god of the Banja, he is the God of Strength.

Before his ascension, Banjado was travelling the northern tundra with his brother’s family when they were attacked by a pack of starving tundra beasts. Banjado grabbed a fallen branch and using his knowledge of fire magic set it’s end ablaze. He charged into the pack, wounding many of them and buying his brother and sister-in-law time to get their children up a tree to relative safety. After doing so, the adults rushed to help Banjado, but were too late. He had killed two of the behemoths and injured three others, but had taken several wounds in the process. His left arm hung limp by his side and he could no longer lift his right leg, but still he fought. His brother and sister fell upon the remaining behemoths and succeeded in driving them off, but they had arrived too late. One of the beasts had torn a chunk from his side and pierced his lung in several places.
As he lay dying, a warm glow enveloped the group and the All-Father appeared in the group. He spoke quietly to Banjado whilst his brother and sister-in-law watched on in awe.
Standing, the All-Father spoke aloud and was heard by all Banja, the world over. The All-Father said that for his heroism and love of family, the All-Mother had decreed that Banjado would be ascended to join her in the heavens as the patron of the Banja and bestowed upon him the title of The Beastslayer. Banjado forsook his name and took the name of his people to show that he stood for all Banja and not just his clan.

Banjado

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