Widening Circles: Crüss – a minor deity for Freeya

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Time of the lower circles, the twenty-eighth day.

Crüss, she who knocks the teeth out, is a minor circle deity of Areja. As far as Areja goes, Crüss is an extraordinarily pugnacious goddess. Common temple dogma has it that Areja elevated the street thug because of her excellent white and healthy teeth and the great care she took with them and without realizing either Crüss’ role or her unhealthy fixation with other people’s teeth as well. Other voices from the temple hierarchy point out that Areja would of course have known these things but apparently simply did not care for them. Crüss, as the goddess of healthy teeth, is most worshipped by dentists and those worried about their dental health, but there are also many and diverse underworld members who pay her hommage, proud to know that one of their own is a minor deity of Areja. Crüss and her baleful appelation are commonly invoked in reminding children to take care of their teeth, lest Crüss do it for them in her way.

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