Altana is the Dawn Goddess and creator of Vana'diel. It is said that she created the Zilart, but once they were destroyed, she cried five tears down on the world that resulted in the creation of the five races: Hume, Elvaan, Mithra, Tarutaru and Galka. The Twilight god Promathia resented this, and created evil monsters that would seek to destroy Altana's creations. Promathia also cursed each of the five races with one negative trait each, for example, the Elvaan became arrogant. Altana is often mentioned and is the central character for the religion in Vana'diel, represented by the San d'Orian Cathedral. During the Crystal War, all four nations joined forces under the name of The Allied Forces of Altana.