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Various religions are described as having existed before and after the Great War.

Background

Some pre-War religions and belief systems persist, such as various denominations of Christianity. These variants have scattered into splinter groups, such as Saint Monica's Church in Rivet City and the Abbey of the Road, a monastery west of the Commonwealth.[1] Religious movements such as the Hubologists are located in both Boston and California. Mormons practice in the southwest United States, where others mention an entity known as Dharma.

After the war, many new religions were established with a variety of belief systems, some worshipping nature, plants, or animals.[2][3][4] The residents of Oasis in the Capital Wasteland developed a religious system around the love of nature. The Sorrows revere a spirit known as "the Father in the Cave." Mormon missionaries like Daniel work to convert others to their religion, resulting in the blending of several belief systems. The Appalachian Cult of the Mothman worship the cryptid of the same name. Similarly, the Children of the Atom worship atomic bombs, known as "Atom," and are located in Megaton, the Nucleus, and the Crater of Atom.[5]

Introduced

Name Game
Fallout
Fallout 2
Fallout Tactics
Fallout BoS
Fallout 3
New Vegas
Fallout 4
Fallout 76

References

  1. Marcella's journal; Marcella's terminal, Sojourn in Capital Wasteland
  2. The Vault Dweller: "Vipers"
    Killian Darkwater: "The Vipers are a crazy bunch from up north. They worship snakes, or something."
    (Killian Darkwater's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Tell me about yourself."
    Antony: "I've been around dogs all my life. They're my life, always were all the way back when I was a tribal, one of the Hangdogs, outside Denver. Dogs roamed that city. Our tribe made peace with them. Thought they were our spirit animals - helped us hunt, provided for us in some lean times. Then the Legion came. Good thing, too. Stronger now, don't need those beliefs anymore."
    (Antony's dialogue)
  4. Jimson: "Venture west to the great bog, and within you shall find the mother of all Punga Fruit. She stands taller than a man, and her vines guide our future. Collect her seeds, and kneel before her wisdom. Only then will you be ready to enter these sacred halls."
    (Jimson's dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "Why do you worship the bomb?"
    Confessor Cromwell: "Those who were called to Atom during the Great Division were very fortunate. They were permitted to aid in the process of Atom's creation. We seek the same, both in symbol and in fact and the "bomb", as you call it, represents Atom's capacity for creation. We kneel before it and ask that Atom call us to aid him. We pray that out of our meager bodies, he will create new life."
    (Confessor Cromwell's dialogue)
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