Example: Erana’het mi’salan ji mi’veran.
(the forest is large and green)

You probably wonder why this word was chosen when I mentioned that I wanted to talk about a place of natural spirits in this posting. Well, the reason is: that word uses the same root as the word for forest. Erana’het is a forest and erana’tan is a place in the forest where natural spirits are said to dwell. These places mostly exist in the xentiran (ie: central) variants of the religion while the coastal variants prefer to worship the spirits in temples. However, even there, the concept of erana’tan prevails. Areas within large cities are not developped because they are owned by the temples and are said to be erana’tan’ny. Even atheists in Rejistania generally respect these areas (even though they don’t believe in their spiritual significance).

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