The Daghdha

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The Daghdha
2E: Celtic shield
5E: Bubbling cauldron or shield
Aliases The Dozen King, Eochaid Ollathair
Alignment Chaotic Good
Divine Rank Greater God
Pantheon Celtic
Portfolio Crops, weather
Domains Nature, Trickery
Home Plane Mag Mell (Outlands, Tir na Nog)
Worshippers Druids, farmers
Favoured Weapon Club
Deities and Demigods

The Daghdha, or Dagda as he's called in Deities and Demigods, is the leader of the Celtic pantheon and the oldest child of the goddess Danu.

Personality[edit]

The Dozen King is a trickster and generally happy-go-lucky. He enjoys being comical, but can become stern when needed. He keeps watch over both the Celtic people as well the gods and their followers, regardless of their alignment, and will act to protect their well-being.

Priesthood[edit]

The Daghdha's priests are all druids, who dress in an unusual manner to draw attention to themselves but generally kept to themselves, gathering in large numbers only when important ceremonies are held. Their main duty is the creation of new standing stones with which to track the seasons and exercise their magical powers.

Mechanics-wise, The Daghdha's speciality priests are the same as druids in 2nd edition, having the same prerequisites and restrictions, but gain the ability to accurately predict the weather one week in advance at 1st level, and at 8th level the ability to cast Heroes Feast once per day.

The Historical Deities of Dungeons and Dragons
Leader(s) Others
Anglo-Saxon: Nerthus Eostre - Hred - Ing - Mannus - Thunor - Tir - Woden
Aztec: Ometeotl Camazotz - Chalchihuitlicue - Chitza-Atlan - Cihuacoatl - Coatlicue
Huhueteotl - Huitzilopochtli - Hurakon - Mictlantecuhtli - Quetzalcoatl
Tezcatlipoca - Tlaloc - Tlazoteotl - Tonatiuh - Xipetotec
Babylonian: Anu Anshar - Druaga - Girru - Ishtar - Marduk - Nergal - Ramman
Celtic: The Daghdha 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 - Lu Yueh - Shou Hsing
Sung Chiang - Tou Mu - Yen-Wang-Yeh
Egyptian: Ra 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 - Ariadne - Artemis - Athena - Cronus - Demeter
Dionysus - The Furies - Gaea - Hades - Hecate - Hephaestus - Hera
Hercules - Hermes - Hestia - Nike - Pan - Poseidon - Rhea - Tyche - Uranus
Hindu: Brahama Agni - Brihaspati - Kali - Indra - Karttikeya - Lakshmi - Mitra
Puchan - Ratri - Rudra - Sarasuati - 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

Ravenloft[edit]

Daghda
Cauldron
Alignment Chaotic Good
Divine Rank Unknown
Pantheon Ravenloft
Portfolio Fertility
Domains Good, Plant, Trickery
Home Plane Unknown
Worshippers Forfarians, Tepestani
Favoured Weapon Club

Daghda is worshipped differently depending on where exactly you are.

In the realm of Forlorn, Daghda is the god of fertility and the chieftain of the gods, and is one of the two gods the druids worship. He's often associated with the oak faction, who believe that balnce can be restored to the land by bringing in more good-aligned creatures.

In the realm of Tepest, Daghda is the goddess of fertility, the mistress of untamed wilderness, consort to the god Lugh, and one of three creators of the fey. Daghda is seen as being a dark and simple-minded reflection of Brigantia, though not an evil one, merely a misguided one.

The Deities & Religions of Ravenloft
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Brigantia - Ezra (Pure Hearts)
The Overseer - Ra
Andral - Belenus
Diancecht - Osiris
Daghda
The Morninglord
Tvashtri
Neutral Divinity of Mankind
Manannan mac Lir
Ezra (Home Faith) - Yutow
Ancestral Fey
Ezra (Erudites) - Hala
The Ancestral Choir
Lugh - Mytteri
Evil Anubis - Ezra (Zealots)
Math Mathonwy - The Lawgiver
Set - Zhakata
Arawn
The Eternal Order
Cat Lord - Erlin
Kali - Morrigan
The Spider Queen
The Wolf God
Unknown Dark Powers

Other[edit]