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World Sel
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Elantris

Korath (KoHwo) was the founder of the Shu-Korath religion.[1]

He was a student of Keseg, who began the religion Shu-Keseg. Keseg preached unity, and his two disciples, Korath and Dereth, interpreted this in different ways. Dereth took it to mean unity of governance, while Korath understood it as unity of love. The two split to create two different religions, Shu-Dereth and Shu-Korath.

Korath adopted the Elantrian symbol Aon Omi to represent both his church and its God.[2] This was a surprising choice, as many new followers of Shu-Korath considered Aons and the Elantrian religion to be heathen. However, by adopting the symbol, Korath hoped to prove that his church should love everybody. The center of Shu-Korath was eventually moved to Teod, after Korath's death.

He had a pendant with the symbol forged, which eventually evolved into the current practice of exchanging Omi pendants at Korathi weddings, as well as the habit of many followers of Shu-Korath wearing the pendants. The pendants eveventually became known as Korathi pendants.


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