The Rise of the Maleficarum
Pantheon of Good
AZUTH (pronounced ah-ZOOTH), the Lord of Spells, was a lesser deity who concerned himself with the advancement and preservation of the magical arts. Worshiped by all manner of spellcasters (and wizards in particular), the crafty deity acted as an adviser to the sitting deity of raw magic; he and Mystra shared an amicable relationship akin to that of tutor and favorite student. Other deities found him crotchety, not understanding his dry wit or ceaseless dedication to collecting magical knowledge. Azuth most often appeared as a white-bearded man wearing elaborate, antique clothing and wielding the powerful, gem-topped Old Staff.
CHAUNTEA, the Grain Goddess or the Great Mother is the goddess of life and a parallel deity to Silvanus, who is considered the god of wild nature, whilst Chauntea herself is seen as being the embodiment of all things agrarian or agriculture. She is a goddess of agriculture, plants cultivated by humans, farmers, gardeners, and summer. Some of her worshipers claim that her divine glimmer gave life to the natural world, and some contend that she is the creator and source of all mortal races. In some sense Chauntea is the manifestation of the earth itself—the Avatar of Abeir-Toril.
EILISTRAEE (pronounced eel-iss-TRAY-yee), also referred to as “The Dark Maiden”, was the chaotic good drow goddess of song, swordwork, hunting, the moon and beauty. She was greatly angered by the evil of most drow but glad that some worked their way free of the Spider Queen’s web. Eilistraee appeared as an unclad, glossy-skinned drow woman of great height with ankle-length, sweeping hair of glowing silver.She was worshiped by song and dance, if at all possible, in the surface world under the moonlit night among the woods. She took great pleasure in bards learning new songs, craftsmen at work, and the doing of kindhearted deeds.
ILMATER (pronounced ill-MAY-ter), also known also as the Crying God, the Broken God, the Lord on the Rack and The One Who Endures, and, in the Great Glacier, Ayuruk, is an intermediate deity whose portfolio includes endurance, martyrdom, perseverance and suffering. He seeks to offer words of comfort and calming to those in pain, oppressed, or in great need; he does so by seeking to endure any pain if it will lessen the pain of another.
LATHANDER (pronounced lah-THAN-der), whose title is The Morninglord, is the neutral good aspect of Amaunator, worshiped in earlier days as a deity of creativity, dawn, renewal, birth, athletics, spring, self-perfection, vitality and youth. He favors those who dispel the undead and blesses those who plant new life. Lathander is also the god called upon to bless birth and fertility related ceremonies.
MIELIKKI(pronounced my-LEE-kee), also referred to as the Forest Queen, is the neutral good goddess of autumn, druids, dryads, forests, forest creatures and rangers. Her symbol is a gold-horned, blue-eyed, unicorn’s head facing left and she resides in the Grove of the Unicorns, located within the House of Nature.
MYSTRA (pronounced MISS-trah), the Mother of all Magic, was the greater deity who guided the magic that enveloped Toril. Mystra tended to the Weave constantly, making possible all the miracles and mysteries wrought by magic and users of magic. She was believed, as was her predecessor Mystryl and successor Midnight, to be the embodiment of the Weave and of magic itself. Mystra’s symbol was a ring of seven stars surrounding a rising red mist, spiraling to the heavens, though her older and more often seen symbol was a simple seven-pointed star.
SELUNE(pronounced seh-LOON-ay), also known as Our Lady of Silver and the Moonmaiden, is the goddess of the moon. She is also venerated in Faerûn as a goddess of light, stars, navigation, navigators, wanderers, questers, and goodly lycanthropes.
SUNE (pronounced SOO-nee), also known as Lady Firehair, is the deity of beauty, with governance also over love. Her dogma primarily concerns love based on outward beauty, with primary importance placed upon loving people who respond to the Sunite’s appearance. Her symbol is that of a beautiful woman with red hair.
TORM (pronounced TORM), or The Loyal Fury, is the god of law and a lawful good greater deity whose portfolio consists of duty, loyalty, and righteousness. His symbol is a gauntlet, much like the symbol of the slain Helm, though specifically Torm’s symbol is a left-hand gauntlet held upright with palm forward.
TYMORA (pronounced tie-MORE-ah), or more commonly Lady Luck, is the goddess of good fortune. She shines upon those who take risks and blesses those who deal harshly with the followers of Beshaba. Should someone flee from her sisters’ mischievous followers or defile the dead, their fate would be decided with a roll of Tymora’s dice.
TYR (pronounced TEER), also known as The Maimed God, was a lawful good greater deity of law and justice and part of The Triad. His dogma was primarily concerned with the punishment of wrong-doers, and the general furthering of law and good in the world. Not coincidentally, these values are among those held by most paladins, many of whom were more than likely to follow The Triad, as the patron of paladins Torm is one-third of the coalition.