Friday, April 10, 2009

The Massalian Elven Pantheon

Known as the Seldarine, which translates roughly as the fellowship of brothers and sisters of the wood, the Massalian Pantheon is led by Corellon Larethian. The pantheon itself is tight in the Massalian Cosmology.

Corellon Larethian
Creator of the Elves, First of the Seldarine
Greater Elven Deity
Symbol: The Eagle
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Domains: Law, Elf, Magic, Nobility, Protection, War
Favored weapon: Broadsword

Corellon Larethian is the leader of the elvish Pantheon of the Massalian Elves. He is a war deity, as the Massalian Elves currently view him. He is also a diety of magic, being the prime diety that all the Council of Magisters defer to. Corellon Larethian is invoked when the Massalian Elves go into the battle, when great magics are wrought, and when buildings are built. He is the lord of all the elves.

Hanali Celanil
Protectress, Bride, Flowery Hera
Symbol: Gold Heart
Alignment: Neutral
Domains: Community, Elf, Nobility, Protection, Trickery

Hanali Celanil is the Goddess of Marriage and Beauty. She is also Corellon's unconquerable wife. She represents unions and sealings of those unions. She is the patron of marriage, but also of jealous wives. Jealous wives often invoke her power when their husbands go astray. In Massalian Myth, she is a sneak, a spy, and a plotter; and many of her followers are often proud to be the same. Although she leans a bit on the evil side, the wife of Corellon Larethian has many good followers who extol her good attributes. She also patronizes nobility and good government.

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