EclipticaEcliptica is the Land of the Gods, it's a continent that is part of the real world but it's governed by deities. The main deity of the pantheon is Saros, the God of Maturity, whose age is exactly 18 years, 11 days and 8 hours XD
In the beginning of times, Saros was ruling his empire alone but then got a burnout and decided to get help, so he went to every province of the empire to find the most attractive and flexible girls, for he enjoyed the art of contortion more than anything else ;3
The Black Sorceress, the Minotauress, the Cursed Girl, the Voodoo Priestess, the Nekomimi, the Unicorn Girl, the Female Angel, the Cave Girl, the Gypsy Elf, the Swamp Witch, the Bedouin Girl, the Mermaid and the Snake-Charmer, they all joined his harem and soon each of them gave him a son, so ideal and so flexible (just like their moms). Saros loved his children to no end and spent a lot of time with his many wives and kids, unable to decide which boy he loved more! But the children soon grew up into beautiful youths, and just like Saros himself, got stuck in their growth exactly at their first year of adulthood... must be the divine genes ;P
Now, it was time for them to sit upon their heads thrones, each in his own province. This freed a lot of time, and now Saros could wholeheartedly dedicate himself to organizing contortion festivals, while his sons helped by promoting contortion and building schools in their lands. But since each of the sons had his own unique interests and fetishes, each province had developed a special and unique style of contortion...
☼ Saros - God of Maturity, the father of the Gods, governs the center of Ecliptica and its citizens. They are usually always busy holding various contortion festivals and welcoming the creatures from all over the world to participate.
♈ Aries - God of Depravity, governs the magical creatures who live in the volcanic lands: demons, elementals, and the mages who study them. They have a lot of dungeons for their main fetish, BDSM, which includes tight ropes, stretching, spanking, belly-punching, pins and other methods of inflicting light pain and discomfort, which excites them. Their contortion style usually has a playfully sadistic nature.
♉ Taurus - God of Security, governs the brutes and barbarians of the hills. They love muscles but find it healthy to make them flexible first. The bodybuilding trainers will only accept teens who have the backbend, the frontbend and the oversplit. Some then quit contortion in favor of bigger muscles, others push themselves to remain bendy.
♊ Gemini - God of Versatility, governs the strange creatures of the cursed mountains, who have all kinds of weird bodies and mutations, as well as artificial body modifications thanks to their interest in surgery. They are typically too lazy to spend years on contortion training and consider it easier to just modify themselves surgically to any level of flexibility.
♋ Cancer - God of Intimacy, governs the native tribes of the rainforest, known for their healthy lifestyle and practices such as yoga and all kinds of massages. They typically never perform contortion without a thorough massage and rubbing shiny oils into the body, always in search for the techniques and ingredients that increase flexibility.
♌ Leo - God of Dignity, governs the desert village of all kinds of Sun-loving people who live around a large oasis. They're mostly obsessed with bellies and belly-dancing, but also quite love contortion and don't mind the extreme stretches, as long as they're kept within the boundaries of elegance and pleasant movements and curves.
♍ Virgo - God of Sexuality, governs the lovely creatures of the magical forest. There must be something in the air of this forest that gives them insatiable lust for lovemaking, so that even the contortion positions they classify mainly by the convenience of their application during an intercourse.
♎ Libra - God of Equality, governs the creatures living high upon the misty mountains. Their main hobbies are hand-balancing, pole-dancing and tightrope-walking, everything that requires the sense of balance makes them really excited. Their contortion style just adds extreme flexibility into the same feats.
♏ Scorpio - God of Durability, governs the dwellers of the deep caves and all the abyssic creatures. They all have an obscure fetish for compressing into small spaces, squeezing through tight tunnels and other claustromaniac tendencies. They very much love contortion as it allows to pack even tighter or twist through even more sophisticated passages.
♐ Sagittarius - God of Liberty, governs the freedom-loving nomads of the steppes. Because of all the open space, their favorite sport is archery and as an extra challenge they love shooting arrows with their feet and/or from a flexible pose. They never aim at living beings, but the steppes are still a dangerous place because of the many stray arrows flying around.
♑ Capricorn - God of Superiority, governs the witches and other magical creatures who live in the swamps. Witches love making all kinds of potions to defy nature and make their bodies better in all sorts of ways, including the potions that are extremely helpful in contortion training. But thanks to the consumption of many weird substances, their children and themselves often have very strangely shaped bodies.
♒ Aquarius - God of Curiosity, governs the typically dark-skinned bedouins and alchemists who live in the caves carved into desert mountains and buttes. Their main hobby is juggling, specially balancing heavy props on top of their heads, such as water-filled jugs. Their style of contortion simply incorporates extreme flexibility into these stunts.
♓ Pisces - God of Creativity, governs the mermaids and other aquatic creatures who live in the shallow waters of the inland sea. Many of them have soft joints and bones, so contortion isn't something they need to train for years. They are more focused on the environment and love working on artistic designs and choreography for contortion shows.
⛎ Ophiuchus - God of Unity, governs the dark-skinned, animal-loving beauties who live on the tropical island. They have a special fondness for snakes and love to make themselves flexible like them. They also have the rare talent of talking to any animal and can even convince pets to take contortion training, and with much love and patience they're able to train animal contortionists.