Evlantian Rite of Passage: Sector Choice

One of the most important rites of passage in Evlantian culture is choosing one’s life path and therefore which Sector one will dwell in.

Every Evlantian daughter is expected to make this decision by the age of fifteen. It is a momentous decision because she will live in this Sector the rest of her life.

The process starts in the Education system. Each treasured daughter completes internships in the main life disciplines in each Sector.

  • Governing (Government Sector)
  • Agriculture (Agriculture Sector)
  • Medicine (Agriculture Sector)
  • Art, Theater, Music (Arts Sector)
  • Devotion to the Goddesses (Religious Sector)
  • Teaching (Religion Sector)
  • Animal Care (Livestock Sector)
  • Fashion (Livestock Sector)
  • Military Training (Soldier Sector)

At key points in a daughter’s education, homework assignments and assessments are given to assist her in this process of self-discovery, often involving the participation of her mother. This helps the young woman learn her strengths and determination in which Sector she may find the most happiness and fulfillment, and give the best contribution to Evlantis.

An application may be completed any time between the ages of twelve and fifteen for the Sector a girl desires to live in upon the onset of menses.

The final determination of the Sector that each girl will live and work in for the rest of her days is made by a Government committee and is based mainly upon the needs of the State, how many openings in each Sector there are, what talents each Sector is in need of and, finally, the status of the girl’s mother.

Stage Two of a Woman’s Life

Stage Two: Age of Self-Discovery – Seventh Birthday through Motherhood

Marked by learning in all its forms, these days are more difficult than those of First Childhood, but exciting at the same time. Each girl sheds the vestiges of childhood as she takes on the responsibilities of citizenship. The delights of learning are balanced with the difficulties of choosing a life path to walk and thus which Sector to live in. During this stage is the fiery trial of separating from one’s own mother.