An Ashani depiction of Alqawen.

Alqawen is the most beloved of the Aze-Ashani, the deities worshipped by that people. Her veneration and sacred sites are found wherever the Ashani have lived for any significant period of time but is centered in the sacred Ashani town of Yarathera, where the faithful are led and shepherded by the Selviliya, greatest of the priestesses of the faith.

The veneration of the Swanmother began long ago, so long ago that even the Ashani themselves rely on myth and legend when discussing the subject. Today the other three Aze-Ashani are considered subservient in a way to Alqawen and she is portrayed as their mother, as well as mother to all the Ashani.