Tuatha De (tribe of gods)

Tribe of Gods

The Tuatha De are known and revered throughout all of Zargos by the sentient races. Some sentient beings worship demonic abominations or abyssal creatures not listed here, but those are few and far between.

The pantheon is headed by the paternal and maternal forces known as Midir and Danu respectively. They are the parents of all the other gods and goddesses. However, unlike mortals, the gods and goddesses are not considered siblings since their creation was divine and unlike mortal births. They regard no rank or hierarchy beyond Midir and Danu. While many see each others as peers, some relations are strained and some of the deities are openly hostile towards others but there has never been an official declaration of war between any of the deities. It is believed that Danu and Midir forbid it, but that is debated among some religious scholars. Ultimately, each deity has been granted governorship over certain aspects of mortal life, which also owes its existence to Midir and Danu.

Tuatha Ars Notor (tenets of the tribe)

Here are the general tenets of all who worship members of the Tuatha De.

1. The gods and goddesses are real eternal incorporeal beings who cannot die.
2. The gods and goddesses live in Celestia.
3. The gods and goddesses are beyond mortal suffering.
4. It is the lot of mortals to suffer and toil.
5. Souls of those who earn divine favor are destined to live in Celestia after their bodies death in the mortal realm.
6. Mortals who fail to find divine favor from a god or goddess are cursed with reincarnation.
7. Mortals who earn the ire or wrath of the gods or goddesses can have their souls damned to the Nether, where suffering is tenfold, eternal and beyond redemption or salvation.
8. The gods or goddesses may choose to gift chosen followers with powers to aid other followers and enforce the deities will.
9. Each god or goddess has decreed an Ars Notor (book of tenets) to aid their individual followers. Those who follow the tenets shall find divine favor.

Tuatha De

Danu, the All Mother, Goddess of Life

Domains: Life, Light, and Water
Holy Symbol: Apple (or in some regions a Date Palm)
Appearance: human build with “elvish ears”
Worshipers: Any, particularly midwives
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Midir, the All Father, God of Change

Domains: Fire, Nature, and Tempest
Holy Symbol: Bolt of Lightning
Appearance: Human build with “dwarvish beard” and “elvish ears”
Worshipers Any, typically kings or similar patriarchs
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Govannon, god of mining, smithing and crafting, patron of the dwarves

Domains: Earth and Knowledge
Holy Symbol: Hammer and Anvil
Appearance: as a dwarf with grey hair wearing a smithy apron and wielding a hammer
Worshipers: dwarves, miners, Seelie and Unseelie, smiths, builders, etc.
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Arianna, goddess of earth and stone, matron of the dwarves

Domains: Earth and Life
Holy Symbol: A pick axe entwined with an ivy vine
Appearance: as a female dwarf wearing robes in earth tones and ivy growing up her arms
Worshipers: dwarves, genasi, Seelie
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Lilith, elf goddess of deceit and mysteries

Domains: Knowledge and Trickery
Holy Symbol: spider in center of web
Appearance: elf maiden with pitch black skin in white robes
Worshipers: Unseelie
Tenets:

Llyr, goddess of magic, matron of the elves

Domains: Knowledge and Magic
Holy Symbol: a five pointed star (pentagram)
Appearance: slender elf maiden with pale skin in dark violet robes
Worshipers: Seelie, arcane casters
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Rostaem, elf god of war and slayer of demons

Domains: Light and War
Holy Symbol: scimitar over a shield
Appearance: elf with gold or bronze tinted skin in mithril breastplate armor
Worshipers: Seelie, warriors
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Sylvanus, god of the wilderness, patron of the elves

Domains: Light and Nature
Holy Symbol: an oak leaf
Appearance: elf with green tinted skin and scale mail armor made of leaves
Worshipers: druids, rangers, Seelie
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Aveta, goddess of births and new beginnings

Domains: Air and Life
Holy Symbol: a single achorn
Appearance: a beautiful maiden with long flowing black hair and pale skin
Worshipers: Any
Tenets:

Az, goddess of lust and greed

Domains: Knowledge and Trickery
Holy Symbol: eight pointed star (octagram)
Appearance: a beautiful maiden in a transparent gown
Worshipers: Any
Tenets:

Belenus, god of healing and light

Domains: Life and Light
Holy Symbol: spoked wheel
Appearance: a handsome warrior in gold plated plate mail
Worshipers: Any
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Brigid, goddess of war and subterfuge, matron of kender

Domains: Trickery and War
Holy Symbol: two upward pointing crossed daggers
Appearance: a beautiful halfling maiden in dark brown leather armor
Worshipers: Any, thieves, kender (halflings)
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Crom, god of warriors and storms

Domains: Tempest and War
Holy Symbol: Lightning bolt crossing over waraxe
Appearance: a broad and dark skin human in scale mail and a wolf pelt.
Worshipers: Any, warriors, soldier, barbarians
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Mithras, god of horticulture and agriculture

Domains: Knowledge and Nature
Holy Symbol: bulls head
Appearance: a broad tanned skinned human in peasant clothes
Worshipers: Any, farmers, ranchers, herders
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Morrigan, goddess of demons and death

Domains: Darkness and Death
Holy Symbol: dagger through a heart
Appearance: beautiful human maiden with red-brown skin and black robes
Worshipers: Any, demons, necromancers
Tenets:

Rhiannon, goddess of the dead and protector of souls

Domains: Death and Knowledge
Holy Symbol: a leafless tree
Appearance: beautiful human maiden with dark skin and a robe of raven feathers.
Worshipers: Any, undertakers
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Set, god of serpents

Domains: Knowledge and Magic
Holy Symbol: serpent’s eye
Appearance: a giant asp or sometimes a hydra
Worshipers: Any
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Taliesin, god of music and poetry

Domains: Knowledge and Trickery
Holy Symbol: a harp
Appearance: a handsome light skinned half-elf in bardic clothing
Worshipers: Any, bards, troubadours, Seelie, Unseelie, writers
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Tuatha De (tribe of gods)

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