The Jeyriallene Purification Rite

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A woman performing the Purification Rite of the Goddess of Fertility, Jeyriall, a few days before giving birth. The rite is widely spread in most parts of Santharia, a bath pregnant women take in or near a temple of the Goddess during the last days of pregnancy. It is meant as much more than just a physical cleaning, being combined with an extensive praying session and thus a spiritual preparation for giving new life, which was received months ago from the hands of the Goddess of Fertility. Picture drawn by Bard Judith.