Religions

DEITIES & DEMI-GODS

The people of Oerth worship many gods, but patterns of allegiance change with the people and locations. This is a rather comprehensive listing, so don’t be discouraged by the sheer number of names. See the DM for help choosing if not familiar with a pantheon or particular deity.

How Do Gods Look Upon Mortals?

The gods of Oerth rarely intercede directly in the affairs of Oerth. They expect their servants to be their right (and left) hands in the world. Clerics, priests, paladins, and less exalted but still valued souls are the agents of Gods, however minor their deeds may be. The gods have an implicit understanding that if one of them should act too directly, others will act in concert to oppose the meddler, for if all acted in such a manner, Oerth would be destroyed by them.

This helps us understand why the demigod Iuz has been able to effect so much evil in the Flanaess. The Prime Material is his home plane, and therefore, he has a direct involvement in its affairs that other gods do not. The servants must oppose Iuz, not the gods themselves. One partial exception to this is St. Cuthbert of the Cudgel. Other gods allow St. Cuthbert to act in limited ways to oppose Iuz. Why they do this, and how far St. Cuthbert is allowed to act, is a matter known only to the gods.

In other respects, the gods regard mortals as they do in almost all worlds. Mortals give reverence and their clerics and priests receive spells. The Gods watch with varying degrees of involvement. Greater gods tend to have less involvement than lesser gods, because greater gods are more absorbed in the affairs of many worlds and transcendent events that are far beyond the affairs of mortals.

How Do Mortals Regard the Gods?

The gods and powers of the Flanaess are an often-confusing mix of deities from a handful of cultures, representing natural powers and human attributes, virtues (and vices), and mental and emotional states. In such an environment, the powers and attributes of some gods overlap. Certain others, generally demi-gods or quasi-deities, are once-mortal heroes (or villains) who have attained godlike powers. Most humans and demihumans worship one or two primary gods, but their worship is by no means exclusionist. The people of the Flanaess are pragmatists, and they willingly embrace as many gods as necessary to make their lives run more smoothly. While a farmer may worship the old Flan goddess Beory as the Oerth Mother, he may also offer money or tribute to the Suel god Phyton to bring fertility to his fields. More than this, whenever the farmer strays into non-agricultural endeavours, he may very well offer tribute to the god or gods appropriate to whatever he is doing. For instance, if he travels to the City of Greyhawk to sell his products in the market there, he may at different times during his trip offer tribute to Fharlanghn (god of roads), St. Cuthbert (god of honesty), Velnius (god of weather) and Zilchus (god of money). A lot of this “worship” will look perfunctory, like tossing coins into a fountain for luck, but it will be no less genuine for that. The people of the Flanaess feel their gods are real and can take concrete action on the material plane. This feeling isn’t changed by the fact that the most powerful gods rarely involve themselves directly with happenings on Oerth, St. Cuthbert being an occasional exception to this.

Gods of Humankind

Deities are divided into four groups: greater, intermediate, lesser, and demipowers. The basis of this broad distinction is as follows:

Greater Gods: These are distant gods, far removed from most mortal affairs. Some may be held to be among the Creator Gods of the multiverse or of Oerth. They typically have many spheres of concern, or are absolute masters of just one sphere.

Intermediate Gods: While lacking the great creative force of greater gods, they are still very powerful and hold major sway over one or two spheres of concern. In some nations, they may be held as patron gods, even above a greater god.

Lesser Gods: A lesser power may serve greater ones as a messenger or aide, may be a cast-out or solitary power, or may hold sway over a very narrow sphere of concern. Some lesser gods may be declining from exalted status or may be ascending to greater force.

Demi-Gods: These are the least powerful and in many ways are similar to the Lesser Gods. Some may be mortals who have undergone divine ascension (Zagig and Mayaheine an being prime examples). Some may even be referred to as Hero Gods.

Greyhawk Deities – Summary Matrix

Deity Align Portfolio Domains Weapon Origin Rank Race Holy Symbol
Al’Akbar LG Guardianship, Faithfulness,
Dignity, Duty
Good, Healing, Law,
Protection
Falchion B demi H The Cup and Talisman
Allitur LN Ethics, Propriety Good, Knowledge, Law,
Nobility
Shortspear Fc lesser H Pair of Clasped Hands
Atroa NG Spring, East Wind,
Renewal
Air, Good, Plant, Sun,
Renewal
Sling Oc lesser H Heart with and Air-glyph
Within
Azor’alq NG Light, Purity, Courage and Strength Good, Sun, War Scimitar B hero-god H Armed man atop a summit
Beltar CE (CN) Malice, Caves, Pits Chaos, Earth, Evil,
War, Cavern
Spiked Gauntlet S lesser H Monstrous Fangs closing
to bite
Beory N (NG) Oerth Mother, Nature,
Rain
Animal, Earth, Plant,
Water, Storms
Club/Druid Weapons FC greater H Green Disk marked with
Circle
Berei NG Home, Family, Agriculture Good, Plant, Protection,
Family, Harvest
Sickle Fc lesser H Sheaf of Wheat Stalks
Bleredd N Metal, Mines, Smiths Earth, Fire, Strength,
Metal, Craft
Warhammer C lesser H Iron Mule
Boccob N Magic, Arcane Knowledge,
Foresight, Balance
Knowledge, Magic, Trickery,
Spells, Rune
Quarterstaff C greater H Eye within a Pentagram
Bralm N (LN) Insects, Industriousness Animal, Law, Strength,
Planning
Quarterstaff Sc lesser H Giant Wasp in front
of a Swarm
Deity Align Portfolio Domains Weapon Origin Rank Race Holy Symbol
Celestian N (NG) Stars, Space, Wanderers Knowledge, Travel,
Protection, Portals
Shortspear OC intermediate H Seven Stars (Gems)
Charmalaine N Keen Senses and Narrow Escapes Luck, Protection Light Mace HC hero-god Hh burning boot print
Cyndor LN Time, Infinity, Continuity Law, Protection, Travel,
Time
Sling C lesser H Hourglass of black &
white on it’s side
Daern LN Defense and fortification Earth, Law, Protection halfspear OC hero-god H Shield hanging from a parapet
Dalt CG Portals, Doors, Enclosures,
Locks, Keys
Chaos, Good, Protection,
Travel, Trickery, Craft
Dagger S lesser H Locked Door with Skeleton
Key beneath
Delleb LG Reason, Intellect,
Study
Good, Knowledge, Law,
Magic, Planning
Dart O lesser H Large White Book
Daoud N hero-god of humility, Clarity and Immediacy Magic, Travel Quarterstaff B hero-god H Multi-colored patch of cloth
Ehlonna NG Forests, Woodlands,
Flora, Fauna, Fertility
Animal, Good, Plant,
Sun, Elf, Family
Longbow/ Longsword C intermediate H, E, G, f Unicorn
Erythnul CE (CN) Hate, Envy, Malice,
Panic, Ugliness, Slaughter
Chaos, Evil, Trickery,
War, Fear, Battle, Hatred
Heavy Mace OC intermediate H Blood Red Drop or Hideous
Mask
Fharlanghn N (NG) Horizons, Distance,
Travel, Roads
Luck, Protection, Travel,
Cavern
Quarterstaff OC intermediate H Wooden disk carved with
curved Horizon
Deity Align Portfolio Domains Weapon Origin Rank Race Holy Symbol
Fortubo LG (LN) Stone, Metals, Mountains,
Guardianship
Earth, Good, Law, Protection,
Metal
Warhammer S lesser D, H Glowing-headed Hammer
Gadhelyn CN hero-god of independence, Outlawry, Feasting
and Hunting
Chaos, Plant, Animal Longbow E hero-god E Leaf-shaped arrow head
Gendwar Argrim LN The Doomed Dwarf, hero-god of Fatalism
and Obsession
Law, War Dwarven Waraxe D hero-god D War-axe bearing ruin of Destruction
Geshtai N Lakes, Rivers, Wells,
Streams
Plant, Travel, Water,
Ocean
Shortspear Bc lesser H Waterspout
Heironeous LG Chivalry, Justice,
Honor, War, Daring, Valor
Good, Law, War,
Battle, Justice, Courage
Longsword/ Battleaxe OC intermediate H Silver Lightning Bolt
Hextor LE War, Discord, Massacres,
Conflict, Fitness, Tyranny
Destruction, Evil,
Law, War, Battle, Tyranny
Flail OC intermediate H 6 Red Arrows facing
down in a fan
Incabulos NE Plagues, Sickness,
Famine, Nightmares, Disasters
Death, Evil, Destruction,
Suffering, Disease
Quarterstaff C greater H Magic Icon for the Eye
of Possession
Istus N Fate, Destiny, Divination,
Future, Honesty
Chaos, Knowledge, Law,
Luck, Fate
Web of Istus (net) BC greater H Gold Spindle
Iuz CE Deceit, Pain, Oppression,
Evil
Chaos, Evil, Trickery,
Torment, Deceit
Greatsword UC demi H Grinning Skull
Jascar LG Hills, Mountains Earth, Good, Law, Protection,
Metal
Warhammer S lesser H Snow-capped Mountain
Peak
Deity Align Portfolio Domains Weapon Origin Rank Race Holy Symbol
Johydee NG Hero-goddess of Deception, Espionage and
Protection
Good, Protection, Trickery Short sword OC hero-god H small, stylized mask of onyx
Joramy N (NG) Fire, Volcanoes, Wrath,
Anger, Quarrels
Destruction, Fire,
War, Battle
Quarterstaff C lesser H Volcano
Kelanen N hero-god of Swords, Sword skills and balance Travel, War, Battle Any martial sword UC hero-god H Nine swords in a star shape, points out
Keoghtum NG hero-god of secret pursuits, Natural Alchemy,
and Extraplanar exploration
Good, Knowledge, Travel shortsword and shortbow UC hero-god H Round disk bisected by an up-pointing arrow
Kord CG Athletics, Sport, Brawling,
Strength, Courage
Chaos, Good, Luck,
Strength, Courage
Greatsword/
Bastardsword
S intermediate H Star composed of spears
and maces
Kurell CN Jealousy, Revenge,
Theft
Chaos, Luck, Trickery,
Darkness, Retribution
Shortsword O lesser H Grasping Hand holding
a Broken Coin
Kuroth CN hero-god of Theft and Treasure-finding Chaos, Luck, Trickery Dagger, rapier OC hero-god H Gold coin with symbol of a key set into
it
Kyuss NE The BoneMaster, hero-god of Creation and
Mastery of Undead
Undeath, Evil club U hero-god H Skull with worms in its eyes and jaw
Lendor LN Time, Tedium, Patience,
Study
Knowledge, Law, Protection,
Time
Greatsword S intermediate H Crescent Moon in front
of New Moon with Stars
Lirr CG Poetry, Prose, Literature,
Art
Chaos, Good, Knowledge,
Magic, Travel, Song

Shortspear/

Rapier

C lesser H Illustrated Book
Deity Align Portfolio Domains Weapon Origin Rank Race Holy Symbol
Llerg CN Beasts, Strength Animal, Chaos, Strength,
Courage
Battleaxe/ Longsword S lesser H Great Bear, Snake, Alligator
Lydia NG Music, Knowledge, Daylight Good, Knowledge, Sun,
Travel, Song
Shortspear
(shaft of light)
S lesser H Spray of Colors from
an Open Hand
Mayaheine LG Protection, Justice,
Valor
Good, Law, Protection,
War, Justice
Bastardsword
/Mace/Longbow
UC demi H Shield, Bastard Sword,
Sunburst
Merikka LG Farming, Agriculture,
Home
Good, Law, Plant, Protection,
Family, Harvest
Sickle O demi H Basket of Grain, long
Scroll
Mouqol N Trade, Negotiation,
Ventures, Appraisal, Reciprocity
Knowledge, Travel,
Trickery, Trade
Dagger/ Light Crossbow B lesser H  
Murlynd LG The White Paladin, hero-god of Magical
‘technology’
Good, Knowledge, War Longsword, light crossbow OC hero-god H 6-point star with round points.
Myhriss NG Love, Romance, Beauty Good, Healing, Protection,
Charm, Beauty
Shortbow/ Whip C lesser H  
Nazarn N hero-god of Formal and Public Combat Luck, War, Battle shortsword Half orc hero-god half-orc H Chain wrapped shortsword
Nerull NE Death, Darkness, Murder,
Underworld
Death, Evil, Trickery,
Undead, Darkness
Scythe/

Dagger/Sickle
FC greater H Skull, Scythe
Norebo CN Luck, Gambling, Risks Chaos, Trickery, Luck Dagger S lesser H Pair of Eight-sided
Dice
Deity Align Portfolio Domains Weapon Origin Rank Race Holy Symbol
Obad-Hai N Nature, Woodlands,
Freedom, Hunting, Beasts
Air, Animal, Earth,
Fire, Plant, Water
Quarterstaff/
Druid Weapons
FC intermediate H,G,h,f Oak Leaf and Acorn
Olidammara CN Music, Revels, Wine,
Rogues, Humor, Tricks
Chaos, Luck, Trickery,
Song
Rapier/
Rogue Weapons
C intermediate H Laughing Mask
Osprem LN Sea Voyages, Ships,
Sailors
Law, Protection, Travel,
Water, Ocean
Trident/
Sailor Weapons
S lesser H Dolphin, Sperm Whale,
or Barracuda
Phaulkon CG Air, Wind, Clouds,
Birds, Archery
Air Animal, Chaos,
Good, War, Weather
Longbow/ Dagger S lesser H, E Winged Human Silhouette
Pelor NG Sun, Light, Strength,
Healing
Good, Healing, Protection,
Sun, Strength
Heavy Mace FC greater H Stylized Sun-Face
Pholtus LG (LN) Light, Resolution,
Law, Order, Inflexibility, Sun, Moon
Good, Knowledge, Law,
Sun, Nobility, Moon
Quarterstaff OC intermediate H Full Moon (Luna) eclipsed
by Crescent (Celene)
Phyton CG Nature, Beauty, Farming Chaos, Good, Plant,
Harvest, Sun, Beauty
Scimitar S lesser H Scimitar in front of
an Oak Tree
Procan CN Seas, Sea Life, Salt,
Weather, Navigation
Animal, Chaos, Travel,
Water, Oceans, Weather
Trident OC intermediate H Trident over Cresting
Wave
Pyremius NE Fire, Poison, Murder,
Assassins, Scarlet Brotherhood
Destruction, Evil,
Fire, Death, Deceit
Longsword/
Whip
S lesser H, OG Demonic Face with ears
like Bat Wings
Ralishaz CN Chance, Ill Luck, Misfortune,
Insanity
Chaos, Destruction,
Luck, Insanity
Quarterstaff/
Wooden Weapons
C intermediate H Three Sticks of Bone
Deity Align Portfolio Domains Weapon Origin Rank Race Holy Symbol
Rao LG Peace, Reason, Serenity Law, Good, Knowledge,
Nobility, Compassion
Light Mace FC greater H White Heart of Wood
or Metal
Raxivort CE Xvarts, Rats, Wererats,
Bats
Animal, Chaos, Evil,
Trickery, Moon
Falchion/Dagger X lesser OG Blue Flaming Hand
Roykyn NE hero-goddess of Cruelty Evil, Trickery, suffering spiked gauntlet G hero-god G furled scroll dripping dark fluid
Rudd CN (CG) Chance, Good Luck,
Skill
Chaos, Good, Luck Rapier/Shortbow OC demi H Bull’s Eye Target
Sehanine Moonbow CG (NG) Mysticism, Dreams,
Journeys, Death, Moon, Transcendence
Chaos, Good, Knowledge,
Travel, Moon, Illusion, Afterlife
Quarterstaff E intermediate E Full Moon topped by
Crescent of Haze
Sotillion CG (CN) Summer, South Wind,
Ease, Comfort
Air, Chaos, Good, Healing,
Plant
Net Oc lesser H Pure Orange Tiger
St. Cuthbert LN (LG) Common Sense, Wisdom,
Zeal, Honesty, Truth, Discipline
Destruction, Good,
Law, Protection, Strength, Justice
Club/

Bludgeoning Weapons
C intermediate H Starburst of Rubies,
Wooden Billet, Crumpled Hat
Stern Alia LN Oerdiean Culture, Law and motherhood Knowledge, Law, Protection, Family O demi H
Syrul NE Lies, Deceit, Treachery,
False Promises
Evil, Knowledge, Trickery,
Deceit
Dagger S lesser H

A forked tongue

Telchur CN Winter, Cold, North
Wind
Air, Chaos, Strength,
Cold, Winter
Shortspear/

Shortbow
Oc lesser H Leafless Tree in a Field
of Snow
Deity Align Portfolio Domains Weapon Origin Rank Race Holy Symbol
Tharizdun NE Eternal Darkness, Decay,
Entropy, Malign Know, Insanity
Destruction, Evil,
Knowledge, Insanity, Darkness, Madness, Force
Spiral of Decay

(N/A)
U intermediate H Dark Spiral, Inverted
Pyramid
Trithereon CG Individuality, Liberty,
Retribution, Self-Defense
Chaos, Good, Protection,
Strength, Retribution
Shortspear/
Longsword/GrClub
C intermediate H Rune of Pursuit
Tsolorandril LN hero-deity of Wave motions Knowledge, Law spiked chain U hero-god H sphere with wave-shape pattern
Ulaa LG Hills, Mountains, Gemstones Earth, Good, Law Warhammer UC intermediate G,D,H Mountain with a Ruby
Heart
Vathris LN hero-god of anguish, Lost Causes and Revenge Law, Retribution Longspear F hero-god H a black spear
Vatun CN Northern Barbarians,
Cold, Winter, Arctic Beasts
Air, Animal, Chaos,
Strength, Cold
Battleaxe S lesser H Sun Setting on a Snowy
Landscape
Vecna NE Destructive and Evil
Secrets
Evil, Knowledge, Magic,
Illusion, Destruction
Dagger/
Quarterstaff
UF lesser H Left Hand clutching
a Human Eye
Velnius N (NG) Sky, Weather Air, Travel, Water,
Storms, Weather
Shortspear O lesser H Bird perched on a Cloud
Wastri LN (LE) Amphibians, Bigotry,
Self-Deception
Animal, Law, War, Scalykind,
Deceit
Glaive-guisarme U demi H Gray Toad
Wee Jas LN (LE) Magic, Death, Vanity,
Law
Death, Law, Magic,
Spell, Afterlife
Dagger

/Wizard Weapons
S intermediate H Red Skull in front of
a Fireball
Wenta CG Autumn, West Wind,
Harvest, Brewing
Air, Chaos, Good, Plant,
Harvest
Club Oc lesser H Large Mug of Beer
Xan Yae N Twilight, Shadows,
Stealth, Mental Power
Knowledge, Trickery,
War, Night, Darkness
Falchion/
Monk Weapons
BC lesser H  
Xerbo N Sea, Sailors, Money,
Business
Animal, Knowledge,
Water, Ocean, Trade
Trident/
Sailor Weapons
Sc lesser H Dragon Turtle
Ye’Cind CG Music, Magical Songs Chaos, Good, Knowledge,
Magic, Song
Longsword E demi E,H Recorder
Zagyg CN (CG) Humor, Eccentricity,
Occult Lore, Unpredictability
Chaos, Knowledge, Magic,
Rune, Insanity
Club UC demi H Rune of Insanity
Zilchus LN Power, Prestige, Money,
Business, Influence
Knowledge, Law Trickery,
Trade
Dagger OC intermediate H Hands Clutching a Bag
of Gold
Zodal NG Mercy, Hope, Benevolence Good, Healing, Protection,
Compassion
Hand of Zodal
(unarmed)
FC lesser H Hand partially wrapped
in Grey Cloth
Zouken N Physical and Mental
Mastery
Knowledge, Strength,
War, Courage
Unarmed/
Monk Weapons
B demi H Striking Fist

Align is the principal alignment of the deity and priests

Origin is the pantheon from which the deity arose.

B = Baklunish
F = Flan
O = Oeridian
S = Suel
E = Elf
C = Commonly accepted across the Flanaess
U = Unknown, mysterious origin

Domains are the domains available to priests of the deity.

Races are the races that commonly worship the deity.

H = Human
D = Dwarf
E = Elf
G = Gnome
h = Halfling
f = Fey
OG = Orcs & Goblinoids

Note this has been cribbed from a 3ed listing so some info may be mistaken. I’ll edit as time allows.



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