A greater deity was the most powerful rank of deity worshiped by mortals. They generally had millions of followers and commanded much respect from their. Deities of Faerûn. It is well known in Faerûn that those who die without a patron deity to send a servant to collect their souls from the Fugue Plane at their death. The following chart lists the more well-known deities of the Forgotten Realms, Gods who, during the period of the Baldur’s Gate games, are either dead or.
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The Forgotten Realms setting has over a hundred deities at least until 4E retconned over half, mostly nonhuman deities, into being aspects of others that may fill multiple gds among the Stock Gods.
There are so many gods we gave the setting its own page. Ruling them all is Ao the Overgod, and his mysterious boss who’s only ever been seen once. Ao’s role is manager to the other gods, ensuring that they uphold their portfolios and approving any new ascensions.
Unlike them he does not require worship to exist, and in fact actively discourages it. You need to login to do this.
Get Known if you don’t have an account. Eldath, Goddess of the Singing Waters. Multiple, with Bane the Black Lord, god of tyranny, being the most powerful. Other major ones include Shar the Mistress of the Night, goddess of darkness and nihilism, and Cyric the Prince of Lies, god of murder and deception. The three gods of the Triad: The Champions of Valor 3. Silvanus the Oak Father, god of wild nature.
Other major ones include Chauntea the Earth-Mother, goddess of agriculture, Mielikki, goddess of the forests, and Malar the Beastlord, god of savagery and their Token Evil Teammate.
Tempus the Lord of Battles, god of warfare in all its forms. As practically every soldier or warrior in the Realms offers a prayer to him or one of his aliases before battle, he is one of the most powerful gods in the whole pantheon. Sune the Firehair, goddess of beauty and romantic love.
Her subordinates include Sharess the Dancing Lady, goddess of hedonism, sexuality, and cats. Oghma the Lord of Knowledge is the leader.
Other majors are Gond the Wonderbringer, god of craftsmen, and Mystra, goddess of magic. Currently Kelemvor the Lord of the Dead, an ascended mortal. Also a poster boy for Don’t Fear the Reaperas he hates necromancy with a passion and works to comfort the living and ensure that the dead rest in peace. The two preceding gods of death, Myrkul and Cyric, were not nearly so well-intentioned.
The original God of Death, Jergal, is still around, and serves as Kelemvor’s Seneschal and all-around wallflower. Cyric, a thoroughly insane god hated by literally everyone else in the pantheon. He, with a little help from Shar, murdered Mystra incausing the Spellplague and allowing for the massive changes to the rules of magic in 4E.
Currently imprisoned in his home plane. Cyric to some extent.
Also Tymora and Beshaba, the goddesses of good and bad luck respectively. Prior to this, all of them except Eilistraee doubled as Gods of Evil. Since the Sundering, all of them gocs alive, but Ghaunadaur quit in disgust and Lolth’s children are on better terms with each other. Lolth the Spider-Queen, who forbids the drow to worship anyone else.
Deities of Faerûn
They don’t all listen, though. Eilistraee the Lady of the Dance, who voluntarily went into exile with the Dark Seldarine in the hopes of bringing their subjects back to goodness. Selvetarm the Champion of Lolth, god of drow warriors. Kiaransalee godds Lady of the Dead, goddess of vengeance and the undead. Most of the dwarven pantheon, or Morndinsamman, doubles as Gods of Good. They’re also almost all gods of knowledge given the emphasis of dwarven culture on craftsmanship.
Moradin the All-Father God of Evil: Also, Abbathor the Great Master of Greed. Thard Harr, god of the wild faerum. Moradin; as well as Clangeddin Silverbeard, god of bravery and honor; Gorm Gulthyn, god of defenders; and Haela Brightaxe, goddess of joy in battle. Sharindlar, goddess of romance and courtship, and Berronar Truesilver, goddess of family and motherhood.
Most of the elven pantheon, or the Seldarine, doubles as Gods of Good.
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The elves’ close ties to nature means most are also nature gods. Corellon is the reason the orc god Gruumsh only has one eye though orcish mythology disagrees.
There’s also Shevarash the Black Archer, god of vengeance and hatred of the drowand Solonor Thelandira, god of archery. Hanali Celanil, goddess of love and beauty. Labelas Enoreth, god of time and history. Erevan Ilesere, god of mischief and change. Most of the gnome pantheon doubles as Gods of Good. Garl Glittergold, god of protection and humor. Urdlen, god of greed and hatred. Baervan Wildwanderer and Segojan Earthcaller.
Gaerdal Ironhand, god of vigilance and martial defense. Callarduran Smoothhands, patron of the deep gnomes and god of gemcutters and jewelers, and Flandal Steelskin, god of mining and metalwork. Segojan doubles as this, and is of the Don’t Fear the Reaper variety. Most of the halfling pantheon doubles as Gods of Good. Yondalla the Nurturing Matriarch, goddess of leadership, family, and tradition. Sheela Peryroyl the Green Sister, goddess of nature and agriculture.
Arvoreen the Defender, god of vigilance and duty. Yondalla and Sheela Peryroyl the one is a farun of family, the other handles romantic loveas well as Cyrollalee the Hearthkeeper, goddess of friendship.
Cyrollalee also does artisans and cooking. Brandobaris the Irrepressible Scamp, god of thievery, adventuring, and halfling rogues.
Most of the Mulhorandi pantheon doubles as Gods of Good. They all double as nature gods since they have animal aspects. They’re also the exact same deities as the Egyptian pantheon, imported to the Realms by Ao after the Imaskari Empire magically kidnapped thousands of Egyptians from Earth for use as slaves. As of 4E Mulhorand was destroyed by the Spellplague and this pantheon died out from the resulting lack of worship. Horus-Re the Lord of the Sun, god of rulership and vengeance.
Set the Defiler of the Dead, god of the desert and destruction, and his underling Sebek the Lord of Crocodiles. In particular Isis the Bountiful Lady, goddess of weather, rivers, and agriculture. Horus-Re, as well as Anhur the General of the Gods, god of war and physical prowess.
Unusually for war gods Anhur is canonically Chaotic Good. Thoth the Keeper of Knowledge, god of scribes, magic, and invention. Osiris the Judge of the Dead, god of death and justice. The orcs have nothing but Gods of Eviland most double as gods of warfare as well since FR orcs are halfway between the Blizzard and Tolkien models. Gruumsh the One-Eyed God, god of conquest, strength, and survival.
Closest thing is Luthic the Cave Mother, patron of orc females, the home, and fertility. Closest they come is Ilneval the Horde Leader, who has military strategy in his portfolio. Yurtrus the Rotting One, god of death and disease.