Angels

The angels of Mahadeva are something of a mystery to the people of the Whorl. Unlike the gods, they appear to be physical beings, much like humans but slighter of build and with great wings on their backs. Nobody knows if they are immortal, in contradiction of Indra's decree, or if they are yet another race of mortal beings who hold themselves aloof from Civilization. Whatever the case, they never land, always going about their mysterious duties high in the sky, sometimes "roosting" on the Track of the Sun before continuing on their way.

A prevailing theory among scholars who have attempted to study them through spyglasses or other arts is that they maintain the physical structures of the Whorl, most importantly the Track of the Sun, ensuring that the Sun's path across the sky remains smooth and unimpeded. This causes devotees of the god Brahma to insist that they work for their god now that Mahadeva is no more. Nobody has reliably been reported as having spoken to an Angel, and those who may have are staying quiet about it.

Angels

The Whorl ardhanari