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The Four Emanations are an important concept in Radch religion, the components from which Amaat created the universe. Each Emanation is a duality between two opposing concepts.

The Emanations are:

  • EtrepaBo - Light/Darkness
  • EskVar - Beginning/Ending
  • IssaInu - Movement/Stillness
  • VahnItr - Existence/Nonexistence

Representations of the Emanations are often depicted in Temples to Amaat, or being held by a four-armed Amaat idol. They can also be depicted separately, and Breq keeps an EskVar with her other religious idols.