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Iconoclasm is the deliberate destruction within a culture of the culture's own religious icons and other symbols or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. It is a frequent component of major political or religious changes. In Christianity, Iconoclasm has generally been motivated by people who adopt a literal interpretation of the Ten Commandments, which forbid the making and worshipping of "graven images or any likeness of anything".

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The Iconoclast heresy plagued the Byzantine Empire in multiple waves. Iconoclasts believe that religious images - icons and depictions of holy figures in particular - are a form of idolatry and must not be allowed. In their heyday, iconoclasts destroyed innumerable such decorations and icons, sometimes even urged on by Iconoclast Emperors. Defining features in-game:

Head - The Iconoclast Patriarch (if created; else none)

Holy sites - Lebedos, Constantinople, Piraeaus, Jerusalem, Antioch

  • Can create the Iconoclast Patriarch if Constaninople is controlled.
  • Multiple Patriarchs - the five Pentarchs and Autocephalous Patriarchs under Kings.
  • Patriarchs can grant divorces.
  • The Iconoclast Patriarch can grant the Invasion Casus Belli.
  • Patriarchs can Excommunicate Iconoclast characters.

Iconoclasm is a heresy of Orthodoxy.

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