Ing

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Ing
The Futhark Rune "Ing"
Alignment Lawful Good
Divine Rank Demigod
Pantheon Anglo-Saxon
Portfolio Son and Servant of Nerthus and Mannus
Domains As per Nerthus priest, Mannus priest, or Anglo-Saxon priest
Home Plane Prime Material
Worshippers Anglo-Saxons
Favoured Weapon Dagger

Ing, also known as The Divine Man, is the Anglo-Saxon God of the Divine Order in Dungeons & Dragons. Like the rest of his pantheon, he was introduced to the D&D multiverse in the article "Hearth & Sword" in Dragon Magazine #263 for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition.

The son of the divine matriarch and patriarch of the Anglo-Saxon pantheon, Ing has a... confusing place in the pantheon himself. He is basically a glorified servitor for is parents, and as such has no specific clergy devoted to him - his role is to walk amongst humanity and carry the wisdom of Nerthus and Mannus to people they can't (or won't) go to themselves, and so he is worshipped as the worker of the wild of the gods within the mortal world by the the Anglo-Saxons as a whole, and honored alongside his parents by the priests specifically devoted to those gods. In fact, during the Modranect festival, vows are often taken in the name of Ing rather than of Mannus.

Of course, trying to serve two gods at once isn't easy; Nerthus and Mannus don't always agree, forcing Ing to try and juggle his activities to avoid offending them. He typically appears as a warrior-scholar, clean-shaven but with long chestnut tresses, bearing a spear, a seax (shortsword) and a shield with his namesake rune engraved on it.

The Historical Deities of Dungeons and Dragons
Leader(s) Others
Anglo-Saxon: Nerthus Eostre - Hred - Ing - Mannus - Thunor - Tir - Woden
Aztec: Tonatiuh Chalchihuitlicue - Cihuacoatl - Huitzilopochtli
Quetzalcoatl - Tezcatlipoca - Tlaloc - Xipetotec
Babylonian: Anu Anshar - Druaga - Girru - Ishtar - Marduk - Nergal - Ramman
Celtic: The Daghda Arawn - Belenus - Brigantia - Cernunnos - Diancecht - Dunatis - Goibhniu - Lugh
Manannan mac Lir - Math Mathonwy - Morrigan - Nuada - Oghma - Silvanus
Chinese: Shang-ti Chih-Nii - Chung Kuel - Fu Hsing - K'ung Fu-tzu - Kuan Yin - Kuan-ti - Lao Tzu
Lei Kung - Liu - Lu Hsing - Shou Hsing - Sung Chiang - Yen-Wang-Yeh
Egyptian: Re-Horakhty Anubis - Anhur - Apshai - Apep - Bast - Bes - Geb - Hathor - Imhotep - Isis
Nephthys - Nut - Osiris - Ptah - Seker - Set - Shu - Sobek - Tefnut - Thoth
Finnish: Ukko Ahto - Hiisi - Ilmatar - Loviatar - Mielikki - Surma - Tuonetar - Tuoni - Untamo
Greek: Zeus Aphrodite - Apollo - Ares - Artemis - Athena - Cronus - Demeter - Dionysus
The Furies - Gaea - Hades - Hecate - Hepahestus - Hera - Hercules
Hermes - Hestia - Nike - Pan - Poseidon - Rhea - Tyche - Uranus
Indian: Brahman Agni - Brihaspati - Kali - Indra - Karttikeya - Lakshmi - Mitra - Puchan - Ratri
Rudra - Savitri - Siva - Soma - Tvashtri - Ushas - Varuna - Vayu - Vishnu - Yama
Japanese: Izanagi & Izanami Amaterasu - Ama-Tsu-Mara - Amatsu-Mikaboshi - Hachiman - Ho Masubi
Inari - Kishijoten - Kura Okami - Nai No Kami - O-Kuni-Nushi - O-Wata-Tsu-Mi
Raiden - Shichifukujin - Shina-Tsu-Hiko - Susanoo - Tsuki-Yomi
Norse: Odin Aegir - Balder - Bragi - Forseti - Frey - Freya - Frigga - Heimdall
Hel - Hermod - Idun - Loki - Magni - Modi - Njord - Odur - Sif - Skadi
Surtr - Thor - Thrym - Tyr - Uller - Vidar
Sumerian: Enlil Inanna - Ki - Nanna-Sin - Nin-Hursag - Utu