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Dereth is the founder of the Shu-Dereth religion. Though his Fjordell name is more well-known in modern times, his original JinDo name is DeHwo.
Dereth lived in JinDo anciently and studied as a disciple of Keseg along with Korath. Keseg taught Dereth and his other disciples about unity, founding the Shu-Keseg religion. When Dereth and Korath left JinDo to teach in the lands to the north, they interpreted his teachings differently, which led to the foundation of Shu-Dereth and Shu-Korath. Dereth took Keseg's teachings about unity to mean that people should be united through obedience.
He presumably wrote the Do-Dereth, one of the holy books of Shu-Dereth, although over the years its text has been altered at least to include references to Jaddeth.
- ↑ a b Elantris chapter 14Summary: Elantris/Chapter_14#
- ↑ Elantris Glossary
— Brandon's website - 2013-08-30Cite: BrandonSanderson.com/books/elantris/elantris/elantris-glossary#
- ↑ Elantris chapter 3Summary: Elantris/Chapter_3#
- ↑ Elantris chapter 18Summary: Elantris/Chapter_18#
- ↑ Elantris chapter 43Summary: Elantris/Chapter_43#
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