Akadi

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Akadi
A cloud
Alignment True Neutral
Divine Rank Greater Goddess / Primordial
Pantheon Faerûn, Hordelands, Zakharan
Portfolio Air, Flight, Movement
Domains 3E: Air, Illusion, Travel, Trickery
5E: Tempest
Home Plane Great Wheel/World Tree: The Great Funnel (Elemental Plane of Air)
World Axis: Sky Home
Worshippers Genasi, Rangers, Druids, Sailors
Favoured Weapon A Whirlwind (Heavy Flail)

Akadi is the goddess of Air in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. One of four primordial elemental Lords who elected to remain in Toril after the planet was divided by Ao.

She is the goddess of freedom, flight and movement. However without any consistent teachings or recognized church, she is not particularly popular and her followers are classed as cultists or cliques rather than an actual religion, mostly because the elemental gods aren't really interested in what people do, just so long as they promote their preferred element somehow. This also means her "doctrine" can vary from congregation to congregation as Akadian priests fabricate their own sermons, resulting in frequently changing demographics as members disagree, leave, and start their own cults elsewhere, giving them a reputation as being untrustworthy. Regardless of doctrine or interpretation, Akadi can be motivated to action by her followers but typically only bothers when they make large offerings to her, providing the argument that she only cares when she is bribed.

During the Time of Troubles, she was not spotted anywhere. She is depicted as a blue-skinned humanoid with wings, but has never been seen in this form and in fact has only ever been witnessed twice in avatar form at all, which actually manifests as a huge column of swirling wind similar to a tornado with a voice that can be heard for miles in every direction. If she does have to exert her will on the world, she usually does it through a servant like an elemental or an aerial creature.

So out of the four elemental lords, only Kossuth has what could be measured as an organised religion, because it's quite easy to make and spread fire. Non-magical followers of Akadi can only really store up farts and pass gas in their efforts to "make wind".

Even as a patron of the Air, there are plenty of other deities who include air in their portfolios but couple them with actual teachings and lessons.

The deities of 5th edition Forgotten Realms
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Ilmater - Nobanion
Torm - Tyr
Chauntea - Deneir - Eldath - Enlil
Gwaeron Windstrom - Lathander
Mielikki - Milil - Mystra - Shiallia
Lliira - Lurue - Selûne - Sharess
Sune - Tymora - Valkur
Neutral Azuth - Helm - Hoar
Jergal - Kelemvor
Red Knight - Savras
Siamorphe - Ulutiu
Akadi - Ao - Auppenser - Gond
Grumbar - Istishia - Karsus
Kossuth - Oghma - Silvanus
Tempus - Ubtao - Waukeen
Finder Wyvernspur - Ibrandul - Leira
Mask - Shaundakul - Uthgar
Evil Asmodeus - Bane
Gargauth - Gilgeam
Loviatar
Auril - Bhaal - Myrkul
Shar - Velsharoon
Beshaba - Cyric - Garagos
Malar - Moander - Talona
Talos - Umberlee

Aspects[edit]

Aerdrie Faenya[edit]

Aerdrie Faenya
A bird silhouetted against a cloud
Alignment Chaotic Good
Divine Rank Intermediate Goddess
Pantheon Seldarine
Portfolio Avariel, Flying Creatures, Rain
Domains 3E: Air, Animal, Chaos, Elf, Good, Storm
5E: Tempest, Trickery
Home Plane Great Wheel: Arvandor (Arborea), Alfheim (Ysgard)
World Tree/World Axis: Arvandor
Worshippers Avariel Elves, Bards, Druids, anyone with wings
Favoured Weapon Thunderbolt (Quarterstaff)

In the 4e transition, it transpired that the elven goddess Aerdrie Faenya had been a fey aspect all along, despite being a member of the Seldarine since practically forever.

Aerdrie is immensely more popular than Akadi because she is the patron of flying creatures and the sky, rather than just "Air" so she finds worship and reverence amongst many of the winged races, as well as land bound people who pray for good weather or protection from storms. She also is said to represent the Elven race's expression of freedom and impulse.

Although "Good", she is also considered to be far more chaotic and flighty than the other members of the Seldarine, therefore her realm, which ostensibly remains part of Arvandor, swings philosophically between the realms of Arborea and Ysgard (at least in the Great Wheel cosmology).

The non-human deities of Dungeons and Dragons
Leader Others
Dragons: Io Aasterinian - Astilabor - Bahamut - Chronepsis - Falazure - Garyx - Hlal - Lendys - Sardior - Tamara - Tiamat
Drow: Lolth Eilistraee - Ghaunadaur - Keptolo - Kiaransalee - Malyk - Selvetarm - Vhaeraun - Zinzerena
Dwarves: Moradin Abbathor - Berronar Truesilver - Clangeddin Silverbeard - Deep Duerra - Dugmaren Brightmantle - Dumathoin - Fortubo
Gendwar Argrim - Gorm Gulthyn - Haela Brightaxe - Hanseath - Laduguer - Marthammor Duin - Muamman Duathal
Mya - Roknar - Sharindlar - Thard Harr - Tharmekhûl - Thautam - Ulaa - Valkauna - Vergadain
Elves: Corellon Larethian Aerdrie Faenya - Alathrien Druanna - Alobal Lorfiril - Angharradh - Araleth Letheranil - Darahl Firecloak - Deep Sashelas
Elebrin Liothiel - Erevan Ilesere - Fenmarel Mestarine - Gadhelyn - Hanali Celanil - Kirith Sotheril - Labelas Enoreth
Melira Taralen - Mythrien Sarath - Naralis Analor - Rellavar Danuvien - Rillifane Rallathil - Sarula Iliene - Sehanine Moonbow
Shevarash - Solonor Thelandira - Tethrin Veraldé - Tarsellis Meunniduin - Trishina - Vandria Gilmadrith - Ye'Cind
Giants: Annam Diancastra - Grolantor - Hiatea - Iallanis - Karontor - Memnor - Skoraeus Stonebones - Stronmaus - Surtr - Thrym
Goliaths: Kavaki Kuliak - Manethak - Naki-Uthai - Theleya - Vanua
Gnomes: Garl Glittergold Baervan Wildwanderer - Baravar Cloakshadow - Bleredd - Callarduran Smoothhands - Flandal Steelskin - Gaerdal Ironhand
Gelf Darkhearth - Nebelun - Rill Cleverthrush - Roykyn - Segojan Earthcaller - Sheyanna Flaxenstrand - The Glutton - Urdlen
Goblinoids: Maglubiyet Bargrivyek - Grankhul - Hruggek - Khurgorbaeyag - Kikanuti - Nomog-Geaya - Skiggaret
Halflings: Yondalla Arvoreen - Brandobaris - Charmalaine - Cyrrollalee - Dallah Thaun - Sheela Peryroyl - Urogalan
Illumian: Tarmuid Aulasha - Glautru - Soorinek - Syeret - Wathaku
Orcs: Gruumsh Bahgtru - Ilneval - Luthic - Shargaas - Yurtrus
Raptorans: Tuilviel Glithien Duthila - Kithin - Lliendil - Nilthina - Ventila
Others: Aventernus - Blibdoolpoolp - Diinkarazan - Diirinka - Eadro - Gaknulak - Great Mother - Gorellik - Gzemnid
Hleid - Iborighu - Ilsensine - Jazirian - Kuraulyek - Kurtulmak - Laogzed - Maanzecorian - Mak Thuum Ngatha
Merrshaulk - Parrafaire - Psilofyr - The Patient One - Quorlinn - Ramenos - Raxivort - Sekolah - Semuanya
Sess'innek - Shekinester - Skerrit - Solanil - Ssharstrune - Syranita - Vaprak - Wastri - The Whale Mother - Zehir