The earliest recorded worship of Parathism originates out of 2nd century Dimelivon. At that time, Parathism did not exist as it does now. It started as isolated communities worshiping singular animistic gods, the most popular ones being Tychia, god of good fortune, and Geiana, goddess of birth. Over time, prominence of these gods spread across the continent. New gods were discovered, gained prominence, and fell out of favor. In the year 219, established religious leaders of Dimelivion began coalescing the disparate pantheons into a singular religion known today as Parathism. This kickstarted what believers refer to as The Age of Dialogue.
It is accepted that modern Parathism is based heavily on the dualistic themes found in ancient Tegalii. Deities who previously held dominion over an idea were extrapolated to also control that idea's polar opposite, e.g. Cryonus becomes the god of wealth and poverty. The reasoning for this concept is intuitive. If Rinemos is responsible for all instances of peace, then it follows that nations devolving into territorial warfare must be a consequence of either Cryonus' indifference, disfavor, or malice. As a result, people who pray for peace and people who gain from conquest must necessarily appeal to the same arbitrator.
Parathism was bound to gain widespread adoption. Its pantheon appealed to relatable societal experiences unlike many of its competitors abroad that tend to focus on natural forces or celestial bodies. Trade across the Fairdonnel Ocean exploded in the late 3rd century and with it, acolytes proselytized their gods and built temples in foreign lands. As other races began to adopt the teachings of Parathism, many of the finer details were altered to better convert those of different upbringings.
"It should be noted that the names and appearance of the gods vary between cultures. While most of the information provided is from the perspective of mainstream human ideals, some effort was expended in uncovering the nuances of foreign beliefs."
- —Brom Chilin, Arthonean Deities and Demigods
- Chryonus God of Wealth & Poverty
- Elenora Goddess of Mercy & Vengeance
- Geiana Goddess of Decay & Restoration
- Moporí Goddess of Pain & Pleasure
- Psetheia Goddess of Truth & Treachery
- Rinemos God of Peace & Conquest
- Tychia God of Luck & Misfortune
Parathists call non-believers Bondis, and Bondism. The term was coined by an old Clie Skeshen translation of the word "Peasant".