Atwon (pronunciation:aht-wan, âtwon) is the god of trees, especially maple, and the husband of Athasia. He is famous for his jealousy whenever his wife finds other men, though he does the same with women (hypocrite). Atwon is perhaps famous for turning the
colour of leaves in the trees for seasons. He was born in a fall, so Atwon's symbol is an autumn maple leaf.
Myths Involving Atwon
The Story of the Teal Rose
- Main article: The Story of the Teal Rose
A hunter, Ajanix, was hunting in the forest, and he was close on the tail of a jack rabbit that could feed his family for a week. Then a shimmering orange figure appeared as he stared at the hunter who gently aimed his crossbow at the jack rabbit. The shimmering orange figure was Atwon, who was the god and protector of animals. He cursed the hunter, and deep in the wood, another hunter saw Ajanix as a large buck and foolishly shot the 'deer' in the chest. Atwon carefully left the scene, but still stared from the heavens at the dying Ajanix. The hunter who shot Ajanix left, thinking he saw a ferocious wolf. The figure was actually the goddess Athasia, who, on sight, immediately fell in love with Ajanix. Then she stared down at the dark shaft of a crossbow bolt that was buried in his now bloodied chest. She cried to herself, and the sound of her cries made all the animals come to the woods and stare on at the goddess and the man. The man stopped breathing, and pity fell on Atwon. He turned Ajanix's body into a teal rose, and Athasia declared that rose sacred to her. Then Atwon turned Ajanix to the immortal god of crossbows and archery.