Ekaea is a mythical history, religious practice, and storytelling form native to the Kainean Islands. Syncretized heavily with Haleqism, Ekaea revolves around a collection of roles which every person is said to fill in some way. History and the future are understood as an endless story, with the same few roles playing out countless permutations of interactions over time.
There are approximately 20 defined major roles within Ekaea, with several dozen smaller ones. Each has its own associated personality, skills, and life path.
Aeani is one of the most important and rarest major roles within Ekaea, that of the (typically) female prophet who brings significant change, typically, though not necessarily, religious.
Within Kainea, Ekaea is considered to fill the role of mythical history. Typically performed in theatrical productions, tales of Kainean history are performed with characters dressed in costumes tied to their Archetype, with the understanding that they play specific individuals of the given Archetype.
As Religious Practice
If asked, most Kaineans would deny that Ekaea is religious practice, rather considering it cultural history, with ties to the religion. As Haleqists, the Kaineans claim that the Eternal Storyteller is simply another way to understand Haleqa (Aleka in Kainean), the same way that they consider their animistic practices to not practically be religion, even if they might be considered religion elsewhere.