This religion has its foundation in
the Indus Valley around 1500 B.C.E..
It holy scriptures are a collection of works
known as the Vedas.
At the heart of this belief system is the idea of
Sumsara (the wheel of life).
Its adherents seek Moksha (liberation from
clergy of this faith are known as Brahmins.
There are three principle tenets of this faith:
1) Everything in existence is en
expression of God.
For the adherent of this religion
there are four paths to moksha.
Bhakki is the path of devotion.
Here the adherent undergoes prayer and devotion
to a personal diety (a representation of Brahman, the
supreme spirit). The second path is that of Karma.
The adherent tries to attain moksha through good
works and by using his/her talents for the betterment of
is the third path and involves intensive study of the
"path of knowledge" requires the assistance of
a teacher. The
final path is Yoga.
This is a development of mind and body,
overcoming the limitations of the earthly form.
Hindus rarely follow just one of these paths, but
rather follow a combination of them.
Over the years, many outside
observers have believed Hinduism to be a polytheistic
faith, but this is not the case.
Hindus believe in one supreme being (the
Absolute) named Brahman.
Unfortunately, Brahman is unknowable in His true
state and so is divided into aspects that can be
are 33 major aspects and of these three hold the most
importance in Hinduism
Brahma - the Creator
Fitting children of Fire into this belief system is not too difficult. In the mind of a Hindu an angel could simply be seen as an aspect of Brahman. The monotheistic nature of the religious fits in well with what has already been described in the game. The three major aspects (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) can be seen as being equal in power to the four angels in the choir of Seraphim. In the end, the goal for salvation is the living of a good and pure life (the same criteria that has already been set out in the game).