Angharradh

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Angharradh
Three intelocking circles, or three interlocking circles in an inverted triangle
Alignment Chaotic Good
Divine Rank Greater Goddess
Pantheon Faerûn, Seldarine (Elf)
Portfolio 3E: Birth, defense, fertility, planting, spring, wisdom
4E: Wisdom
5E: Growth, protection, wisdom
Domains 3E: Chaos, Elf, Good, Hope, Knowledge, Plant, Protection, Renewal
4E: Hope, Protection
5E: Knowledge, Life, War
Home Plane Great Wheel: Arvandor (Arborea)
World Tree/World Axis: Arvandor
Worshippers Elven worshippers of Aerdrie Faenya, Hanali Celanil, and Sehanine Moonbow
Favoured Weapon Duskshaft (Spear)

Angharradh the Triune Goddess is the combination of the three goddess' of the Seldarine, with portfolio over growth, protection, and wisdom.

History[edit]

In the Forgotten Realms setting, Angharradh first appeared when the three goddess' combined to heal Corellon of the arrow wound accidentally given to him by Eilistraee during Aurushnee's uprising. She would then take her place at Corellon's side and has ruled alongside him ever since.

In other settings, Angharradh (along with Eilistraee) never existed, leaving Sehanine to heal him when he was wounded under different circumstances (usually during his battles with Gruumsh) and she became his queen instead. Even within the FR universe, some Elves don't entirely agree on their gods origins and prefer the core D&D story; so some Elves accept Angharradh as their mother goddess and Queen of Arvandor, while others don't; Elven mythology is complicated like that.

Worshippers[edit]

Amongst Elves, opinion is mostly divided as to what to make of her: Moon Elves worship the three individual goddesses as separate aspects of Angharradh and place her on equal footing to Corellon Larethian, sometimes even labeling Corellon as her consort. On the other hand Sun Elves consider Angharradh to be either a separate (but minor) deity in her own right and that her status is exaggerated; or they believe that she is a Moon Elf misinterpretation of Sehanine and generally do not venerate her the same way. This diversion goes as far as failing to depict Angharradh in the religious illustrations in the temples of Evermeet, which caused some controversy, but considering the Sun Elves maintain the temples there, the Moon Elves just had to accept it. Wood and Wild Elves don't have any special affection for her at all.

In any case, Angharradh had few exclusive worshippers, as most of them choose worship one the gods that she is comprised of and then make the personal decision of whether to acknowledge Angharradh or not. Clerics most often serve as devotees of one of her aspects.

Of course, when the Spellplague rolled around, Angharradh gained a surge in popularity, as the goddess' making her up were aspects of other gods, so presumably the separate priesthoods finally just picked a god and stuck with it, rather than attempting to justify praying to overlapping sources.

Dogma[edit]

Unity and diversity bring strength. Be ever vigilant against She Who Was Banished and work together in defending the lands of the Fair Folk from those who would work evil. Celebrate the One and the Three for their collective purpose and individual expressions of life. Through the melding of widely different skills and interests, creativity, life, and artistry are nurtured and new ideas are discovered.

The non-human deities of Dungeons and Dragons
Leader Others
Dragons: Io Aasterinian - Astilabor - Bahamut - Chronepsis - Falazure - Garyx - Hlal - Lendys - Null - 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 - Othea - 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 - Cegilune - Diinkarazan - Diirinka - Eadro - Gaknulak - Great Mother - Gorellik - Gzemnid
Hleid - Iborighu - Ilsensine - Jazirian - Kecuala - Kuraulyek - Kurtulmak - Laogzed - Maanzecorian - Mak Thuum Ngatha
Merrshaulk - Parrafaire - Psilofyr - The Patient One - Quorlinn - Ramenos - Raxivort - Refnara - Sekolah - Semuanya
Sess'innek - Shekinester - Skerrit - Solanil - Ssharstrune - Syranita - Vaprak - Wastri - The Whale Mother - Zehir