I have this basic thesis in my head of one of my cultures being built around the concept of there being an accepted deity, but one who did two things only:
- Built the world.
- Gave life to people's sleep in the form of dreams.
... and resigned to simply watching.
However, in the world, it has been an uncountable amount of time since this occurred. In that time, systems of faith developed anyway based on dreams and that one deity, including the intentions of the deity overall in giving dreams, the purpose of dreams, and of course, death. The only influence on even the basest principles of civilization of Earth, such as general morals, come from other neighboring cultures. What I hoped to explore by using this system of religion/pseudo-religion is the concept of a civilization built entirely on human wills and wants and needs (going on a very vague guideline of dreams being important enough for the deity to have included).
Any advice on how this culture would develop based on that? Brainstorm all you like on what you think