This is just some info on the GODS AND DEITIES
OF THE WILDERLANDS that Treebore asked me to post.
From the just rule of Mitra to the coiling evil of Set; from
the River Goddess Modron who walks the streets of her
town to the evil sea god of Viridistan, Armadad Bog; from
the strange and monotheistic Mycretians to the barbarian
god Odin, deities and their followers play a key role in the
Wilderlands. This chapter details many of the deities of the
setting as well as several new domains and powers affiliated
with several of those deities.
There are many deities in the Wilderlandsso many, in
fact, that they cannot all be detailed here. The following
listing of gods is not comprehensive or exhaustive but
reflects many of the important faiths within the Wilderlands.
The Wilderlands is an open setting. Feel free to add gods
from any source or product.
Though many are not detailed here, gods from most
traditional pantheons are present in the Wilderlands.
Refer to the Third Edition version of Deities and Demigods
by Wizards of the Coast and to earlier versions of the same
book for details. A free download is available at
detailing the other gods not described
below. Sages believe the multiplicity of deities is due to the
Wilderlands intersecting with so many other planes of
existence and alternate Primes. Some gods, prominent on
other worlds, are of lesser power in the Wilderlands and
conversely some lesser deities of a pantheon, such as
Manannan, are of great importance in the Wilderlands.
The Babylonian gods Anu, Anshar, Dahak, Drauga,
Ishtar, Marduk, Nergal and Ramman are commonly wor-
shiped, mostly in Tarantis or in the Ghinnor Successor
States of Lenap and Tlan.
The Celtic deities Dagda, Arawn, Brigit, Diancecht, Dunatis,
Goibhnie, Lugh, Math, Morrigan, Nuada, Oghma and Silvanus
are commonly worshiped by Tharbrians. The Celtic god
Manannan is worshiped in the City State and is detailed below.
Even the Central American deities Quetzalcoatl,
Camazotz, Huhueteotl, Tlaloc and others are worshiped,
The Chinese deities Shang-Ti (worshiped as Shang Ta
in Viridistan), Chao Kung Ming, Chih Sung-Tzu, Huan
Ti, Kuan Yin, No Cha and others are worshipped in the
Wilderlands, mostly in or around Viridistan.
The Egyptian deities of the Pharaonic Pantheon, includ-
ing the gods Ra, Anhur, Anubis, Bast, Horus, Isis, Nephthys,
Osiris, Ptah, Seker and Shu as detailed in Deities and
Demigods and other volumes, are worshiped in the Desert
Lands and other regions of the Wilderlands. Several Egyp-
tian deities are widely worshipedThoth and Set, both of
which are detailed below.
The Finnish mythos, including the gods Ahto, Ilmatar,
Louhi, Mielikki, Surma, Tuoni and Ukko are worshiped,
but they have few temples and are generally only worshiped
The Greek mythos are widespread in the Wilderlands,
including the gods Zeus, Aphrodite, Appolo, Ares, Artemis,
Athena (who is very prominent in the Wilderlands and is
worshiped in several incarnations), Demeter, Hades, Hecate
(also prominent in the Wilderlands), Haphaestus, Hera
and Poseidon. These gods, while prominent throughout
the Wilderlands, are more common in parts of Altanis and
the many islands throughout the Wilderlands than in the
largest city states.
The Indian mythos, including the gods Indra (known as
Kara), Agni, Kali, Karttikeya, Lakshmi, Ratri, Rudra, Surya,
Tvashtri, Ushas, Varana, Vishnu and Yama, are uncom-
mon and are normally worshipped only by members of the
far-off Kingdom of Karak, where these gods are dominant.
The Japanese deities are strangely absent from the
Wilderlands, though they are more common in several
adjoining Alternate Primes.
The Norse gods, including all those detailed in Deities and
Demigods such as Odin, Aegir, Balder, Bragi, Fenris Wolf,
Frey, Freya, Frigga, Heimdall, Hel (who, like Hecate, is of
greater importance in the Wilderlands than is normal in her
pantheon), Loki, Magni, Sif, Surtur, Thor (very popular in
the Wilderlands), Thrym, Tyr, Uller and Vidar, are very
prevalent in the Wilderlands and are heavily worshiped by
all races, but in particular by Skandiks and Tharbrians.
The gods of the Sumerian mythos, such as Enlil, Enki,
Inanna, Ki, Nanna-Sin, Nin-Hursag and Utu, are wor-
shiped primarily in the southern lands such as the Ament
Tundra and Ghinor.
Most of the denizens of the Wilderlands are polytheistic,
believing in many gods and spirits, with a few notable
exceptions such as the Mycretians who follow the god Mycr
(monotheistic) and the worshipers of the foreign gods of
Pegana (a pantheon of multiple gods that allows for no
other gods). Because of the sparse population of the
Wilderlands there are few truly large and organized reli-
gions, except perhaps for Armadad Bog whose worship has
spread due to the influence of Viridistan. Even Mitra, a
lawful good god who is widely worshiped, does not have an
overarching organization of his clergy over more than one
region of the Wilderlands. Thus, worshipers of the various
godsonce away from their temple hierarchieshave great
leeway in enforcing the will of the deities.
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