Urgathoa

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Urgathoa
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Aliases The Pallid Princess, Lady Despair
Alignment Neutral Evil
Divine Rank God
Pantheon Golarion
Portfolio Gluttony, Disease, Undeath, Hedonism
Domains Death, Evil, Magic, Strength, War; Subdomains of Blood, Daemon, Divine, Ferocity, Murder, Plague, Undead
Home Plane Abaddon
Worshippers Undead (esp. vampires & ghouls), Necromancers, Hedonists, Cannibals, the Diseased, Necrophiliacs
Favoured Weapon Scythe
Slaanesh & Nurgle don't like to talk about their illegitimate daughter.

Urgathoa is the Neutral Evil Goddess of Excess/Gluttony, Disease and Undeath from the Golarion setting of Pathfinder. Sort of a more hardcore take on Evening Glory, the demigoddess of Undying Love from 3.5's Libris Mortis, or the spawn of a really freaking weird threesome between Slaanesh, Nurgle and Nagash. Urgathoa earned her divinity by being the first mortal ever to reject the rulings of Pharasma and forcibly shackle her soul to her rotting carcass out of a sheer mad determination to keep enjoying life's pleasures. This made her the first undead, and thusly a full-fledged god, but also caused her to bring plague to the world. The Excess/Gluttony thing came about because she is, as you probably guessed, a huge hedonist. The hedonism and protection from disease aspects make her unusual in that she's an Evil deity that has worshipers other than kill on sight death cultists. She shares this distinction with Asmodeus who is the patron of some lawyers, which are not kill on sight but should be.

Needless to say, Urgathoa's worshippers are an eclectic bunch of master necromancers, plague victims, people praying to be spared the ravages of disease, hedonists, cannibals, necrophiliacs and sapient undead. Weirdly, though, her worship does have some positive aspects. For one, thanks to her own very long happy marriage to her equally-depraved husband, Urgathoa is very much a family woman, and expects all of her followers who get hitched to try to prove that a pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled. No divorce! Murdering your spouse and reanimating them as an undead slave is a-okay though. Maybe even just the dash of spice your relationship needs.

Also, while she's a bit of a monstergirl, usually manifesting as a sexy naked chick from the waist up and a gore-covered skeleton from the waist-down, well... she's a gore-covered skeleton from the waist down. In fact, by her offcial artwork, it'd be more accurate to describe her as a gore-covered skeleton who happens to still have enough flesh on her head and upper chest to let her keep her face and her tits. Indeed, at least one official source contends that it's the loss of her lady-organs that made her get even worse after she died. Without the ability to engage in that particular pleasure any more, she started turning to other, weirder delights, like cannibalism and shit.

She's not popular with most of the deities in Golarion, but she doesn't have any real enemies besides Pharasma. This, incidentally, makes her one of the few deities who can be seen as allied with Zyphus, who shares a similar motivation to topple Pharasma and replace her carefully woven tapestry of fate.

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The deities of Golarion
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Adanye - Apsu - Chohar - 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 - Tlehar - Yuelral
Cayden Cailean - Desna - Elion
Findeladlara - Hathor - Ketephys - Kofusachi
Milani - Selket - Uvuko
Neutral Abadar - Amaznen - Anubis - Aroden
Horus - Irori - Luhar - Ma'at - Ra
Ravithra - Thoth
Balumbdar - 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
Kalekot - Lubaiko - 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
The deities of Starfinder
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Angradd - Duellona
Hylax - Iomedae
Arshea - Cavrabon - Chaldira - Jalvari
Ranginori - Sarenrae - Shelyn - Yaraesa
Black Butterfly - Cayden Cailean
Desna - Weydan
Neutral Abadar - Isvith - Kadrical
Otolmens - Talavet
Accelsys - Apholine - Dagosarn - Eloritu
Facilian - Ibra - The Lost Prince
Nivi Rhombodazzle - Ng - Pharasma
Saloc - Shyka - Triune - Uvonn
Azathoth - Besmara - Calistria
Flux - Groetus - Lambatuin
Oras - Ydajisk - Yog-Sothoth
Evil Asmodeus - Damoritosh
Lissala - Occhiorasoi - Zon-Kuthon
Cixyron - Ghatanothoa - Lao Shu Po
Romgul - Urgathoa - Zyphus
Cthulhu - The Devourer - Hastur - Lamashtu
Meyel - Nhimbaloth - Nyarlathotep
Pazuzu - Ragadahn - Shub-Niggurath