They are cared for by the Sikari. It is believed that centuries ago that the herd was vast and populated the whole mountain.
The Sikari prospered as a thriving civilisation, however they became careless and allowed the herd to almost be wiped out. The Sikari were then punished and the forest consumed the cities. Later the Devoid threatened to eradicate them but offered them redemption if they could rebuild the herd then they may rebuild their society.
They are worshiped because wherever they graze will flourish with natural life.
They decorate the cattle with the same red thread in their hair as a symbol of protection and kinship connecting them to the forest.