This article is about a non-fiction entity related to the Astronist belief system or the Astronic tradition.
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A pretendant, also interchangeably referred to as a pretender, an appellant or a claimant to Astronism, is a person who makes the proclamation that a person other than Cometan, whether this be themselves or someone else, is the founder of Astronism. Pretendants have existed since the inception of Astronism and grew considerably during the Founding era.
The history and collection of instances in which this phenomena has occurred is called pretendancy (also spelt as pretendency).