As the god of Death, Mortis presides over the passage of mortal souls into Death. If they are still trapped in grief or shock when they die, they cannot pass on, but must wander Hades until they are banished.
He also lessens the suffering of the living, making death easier in famine or war.
Sculptures of Mortis show him as a tall cloaked and helmed figure, wielding the blade that separate mortal bonds and standing on the skulls of the dead.
These statues are usually carved from granite or basalt, and offerings of ashes and bones surround the icon.
Other sculptures show Mortis as a black-winged angel. Some even show the deity as a cloaked figure, like a reaper, though this may be the result of confusion between Mortis and his Harbingers.
However, all paintings and sculptures show Mortis wielding a sword.
History of MortisEdit
The True Faith of Emiria paints Mortis as a jealous god, fatherly to his own subjects but always seeking to expand his realm.
According to the book, Neannu exiled him from Mythos after he corrupted her designs, and he was forced to create a new, twisted world outside it. He can still reach into Mythos, but is incapable of action beyond his Neannu-given remit.
The book also states that Mortis has a son known as Exor. Exor is the self-proclaimed lieutenant and a messenger of Mortis. Exor's mission is to bring Mortis out of his realm, so that he can claim his throne. However, when Exor tried to do this, Neannu sealed him away in a spell.
According to another book, Father Mortis, he is a kindly and embracing figure, unjustly punished by Neannu due to her own fear of him alone. It also says that he bides his time, seeking to reconcile with the other gods.