Torag

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Torag, the Father of Creation; Father of Dwarvenkind
Torag holy symbol.jpeg
Alignment Lawful Good
Divine Rank God
Pantheon Golarion
Portfolio Creation (The Forge), Protection & Strategy
Domains Artifice, Earth, Good, Law and Protection; Subdomains of Archon, Caves, Constructs, Defense, Fortifications, Industry, (Judgement), Metal, Toil
Home Plane Heaven (the Forgeheart)
Worshippers primarily Dwarves
Favoured Weapon Warhammer


Torag is the dwarven Lawful Good God of the Forge from the Golarion setting of Pathfinder. Essentially Golarion's version of D&D's Moradin, he's a bearded Dwarven smith god, Big Pappy to all dwarves. Like every good father, he is completely emotionally distant, totally expects his faithful followers to just fuckin' do it themselves, and blaze their own way through life expecting any wisdom to be imparted thanks to said struggle. During Golarion's Age of Creation, Torag was one of the few OGs who battled Rovagug the Devourer - he and the setting's war god Gorum forged the shell of the Dead Vault, where the Rough Beast Rovagug would be imprisoned for all of eternity.

As the god of a largely subterranean race, he really doesn't get the whole "worship the sun" thing, and with the one of the setting's other big-time Good deities (Sarenrae) being a Sun Goddess, followers of the two gods brush up against one another at times. In the 2nd Edition of Pathfinder, more hardcore followers of Torag must abide by their deity's stubbornness when it comes to redemption - one of the religion's anathemas is to "show mercy to the enemies of your people". By contrast, Sarenrae's primary domain is redemption with one of her followers' anathemas being "... to deny a repentant creature an opportunity for redemption".

Unlike most racial deities, Torag has a substantial following outside of his race. He is still the primary god of the forge, which has attracted many to his worship. In-fact the majority of Torag's worshipers are human, simply due to population size.

There are other Dwarven gods in the setting of Golarion, most of which are actually blood relatives of Papa Torag himself. Chiefly his younger brother Angradd, his wife Folgrit; Bolka, their daughter; Grundinnar, their eldest son; Kols, the middle son; Trudd, Grundinnar's youngest brother; Dranngvit, Torag's half-sister; and Magrim, his older brother. All of them are Lawful Good, Lawful Neutral or Neutral Good. The only dwarven god outside the family tree is Droskar, patron saint to the duergar of Golarion, and opposite of Torag in almost every way.

Despite the fact their names are literally only one letter in difference, he should most definitely not be confused with Torog.

The deities of Golarion
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Apsu - Erastil - Gruhastha - Ihys
Iomedae - Myr - Osiris - Shizuru
Torag - Tsukiyo - Wadjet
Aesocar - Arundhat - Bes - Cihua Couatl
Isis - Jaidi - Kazutal - Khepri
Kurgess - Lady Jingxi - Neith - Qi Zhong
Sarenrae - Shelyn - Yuelral
Cayden Cailean - Desna - Elion - Findeladlara
Hathor - Ketephys - Kofusachi - Milani - Selket
Neutral Abadar - Amaznen† - Anubis - Aroden
Horus - Irori - Ma'at - Ra - Thoth
Chamidu - Daikitsu - Fandarra - Gozreh
Grandmother Spider - Likha - Nalinivati
Nethys - Onos - Pharasma - Ptah
Ragdya - Sivanah - Yamatsumi
Abhoth - Acavna† - Azathoth - Bastet - Besmara
Calistria - Gorum - Groetus - Hei Feng
Nephthys - Nocticula - Sekhmet - Sobek
Speakers of the Depths - Sun Wukong - Yog-Sothoth
Evil Achaekek - Asmodeus - Dhalavei
Diomazul - General Susumu - Lissala
Minderhal - Sicva - Yaezhing
Zon-Kuthon - Zursvaater
Ah Pook - Bound Prince - Droskar
Fumeiyoshi - Lao Shu Po - Norgorber
Raumya - Scal - Set - Ulon
Urgathoa - Zyphus
Apep - Camazotz - Dahak - Ghlaunder
Lahkgya - Lady Nanbyo - Lamashtu
Nhimbaloth - Nyarlathotep - Rovagug
Shub-Niggurath - Urazra - Ydersius