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Is it known what was the standard order of the seven images of the gods in the circle of seven?

Is it known which of the seven images should be nearest to the sept's worship room's door?

If a community who worshipped the Seven set up abroad, and the only building or room big enough to be used as a sept was a long straight corridor, would it be acceptable in the emergency to arrange the seven images in a straight line along one side of the corridor?

Is it known how the Faith of the Seven arose? Was it invented all at once by a founding prophet? Or did it evolve slowly by gradually changing older religions?

 

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6 hours ago, Anthony Appleyard said:

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Is it known what was the standard order of the seven images of the gods in the circle of seven?

All that has been made clear is that Mother and Father are next to each other, mostly for the benefit of wedding ceremonies.

6 hours ago, Anthony Appleyard said:

Is it known which of the seven images should be nearest to the sept's worship room's door?

I don't recall anything being specified, but I always imagined it to be the Stranger, because he marks 'the way out'.

6 hours ago, Anthony Appleyard said:

If a community who worshipped the Seven set up abroad, and the only building or room big enough to be used as a sept was a long straight corridor, would it be acceptable in the emergency to arrange the seven images in a straight line along one side of the corridor?

Their first priority would be to build a sept, I'm sure. But take analogies from real life, any room could be used for a synagogue so long as there is somewhere to keep the Torah, somewhere to read from it, and two candelabra, and worship can occur anywhere ten believers are gathered together. A mosque as a minimum requires a pointer towards Mekkah; a church needs an altar; and so on. Much of what is traditionally done by way of architecture is just custom rather than requirement, so - by analogy - I'm sure the Seven would rather be worshipped in a strange room than to be ignored for lack of a 'proper' room.

6 hours ago, Anthony Appleyard said:

Is it known how the Faith of the Seven arose? Was it invented all at once by a founding prophet? Or did it evolve slowly by gradually changing older religions?

 

Depends if you believe what it says in The Seven Pointed Star ;)

 

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The Faith of the Seven arose in Essos among the Andals who lived in the hills of Andalos. It is claimed that the Seven walked there in human form. According to The Seven-Pointed Star, the Father brought down seven stars from heaven and placed them on the brow of Hugor of the Hill, the first king of the Andals, to form his crown. The Maid brought forth a girl supple as a willow with eyes like deep blue pools that became Hugor's first wife. The Mother made her fertile, allowing the girl to bear Hugor him forty-four mighty sons as foretold by the Crone. The Warrior gave each son strength of arms, and the Smith wrought each a suit of iron plate.[76] It is said that when she peered through the door of death, the Crone let the first raven into the world.[24]

 

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