Sun and the Three Moons
The Greater and Lesser Lights
Helios – the great light giver, the revealer of truth, Phos’ gift. Helios is the mark of day, the greater light on the world of Alysia, and is the symbol for Phos and truth. It is what grants the world of Alysia the light of day. On very rare occasions it is eclipsed by one of the three moons. This is almost always considered an ill omen for rulers though on very rare occasion it is viewed as a forerunner of peace.
Selene – the brightest of the lesser lights. This moon is quite a bit larger than Umbria but smaller than Maris. Selene, with its silvery light is the symbol for illumination in the night watches. It is the moon nearest to the world of Alysia. On rare occasions the light of Selene is eclipsed. On the occasions it is considered an ill omen for the Sidhe but a good omen for the dwarves.
Maris – the red hued lesser light of war, blood, and revenge. It is the largest of the three moons but only illuminates the world of Alysia very dimly. It is the slowest of the three moons to transverse the night sky. On rare occasions the light of Maris is eclipsed. When this happens it is considered a good omen for the peaceful and the Sidhe but an extreme ill omen for those pursuing a war of conquest.
Umbria – the concealer, the taker of light, the binder of truth. Umbria is the smallest and most distant moon of Alysia. However, it is also the moon that transverses the night sky the fastest. Umbria is only visible to the naked eye when it eclipses a star or on the extraordinarily rare occasion when it eclipses Helios. It can normally only be seen with special equipment or in specially prepared places. It is considered to be an exceptionally good omen when Umbria can be seen and is believed to be the forerunner of the fall of a great evil.