Deity

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Deities are widely recognized and worshiped in the world of Pillars of Eternity.

Priests choose a deity during Character Creation.

Religion[edit | edit source]

People worship many gods, but usually the ones who are most associated with their way of life; farmers may worship gods of light, growth or storms, while warriors might worship gods of battle or fortune. For some, this worship a matter of respect and tradition; they consider their deities to be their creators and they follow these gods because they believe that disrespecting these gods could bring dire consequences. For others, religious worship is a matter of karmic self-interest. Such individuals hope that their deity will favor them and place their soul in th body of someone who will live a good life. For such people, choosing not to worship is to risk spiritual confusion, aimlessness in the afterlife or ending up in the "lottery of souls" which will probably leave the individual's soul in a much worse state that it was before death. Beyond their primary deities, most people will say a prayer to the appropriate god when the circumstances are right; farmers will pray to a god of battle when their lands are invaded and warriors will pray to a god of growth when they're starving in the wilderness.

Sometimes the same god – or gods – may have a different identity in a different part of the world. The most notable example of this is the god of life and death, called Berath in Aedyran and Cirono in Vailian.[1]

Pantheon[edit | edit source]

Abydon.png Abydon – god of crafting and the forge, and patron of the Knights of the Crucible.
Berath.png Berath – god of cycles, doors and death.
Eothas.png Eothas – god of light and redemption.
Galawain.png Galawain – god of the hunt in all its forms.
Hylea.png Hylea – goddess of birds and the sky.[2]
Magran.png Magran – goddess of fire and war.
Ondra.png Ondra – goddess of water and the moon.[3][4]
Rymrgand.png Rymrgand – god of death, famine, plague, or simple bad luck.
Skaen.png Skaen – god of secret hatred, resentment, and violent rebellion.
Wael.png Wael – god of dreams, secrets, mysteries, and revelations.
Woedica.png Woedica – goddess of law, memory, rightful rulership and vengeance.[5]

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