The Initiative – Deities

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For my first installment of material for The Initiative, I am posting the list of deities that are prominent to the game world. Many of you will notice that they are based on pre-Olympus gods and titans from Greek mythology. I choose these gods as the basis due to the fact that the Olympus gods are used all the time and I wanted to use something different. But rather than creating a whole new mythology and then having to spend time introducing then to the players and audience I choose to make a pantheon that most people would be somewhat familiar with even if they don’t know all the titans or their significance.

For rules on deities and domains, refer to Pathfinder Core Rulebook pg 39 and Advanced Players Guide pg 86. Note that there are some new domains/subdomains listed that I will be releasing details to in a later post. Since Greek mythology worshiped all deities any cleric can choose to worship “The Titans” as a whole and can choose domains from different titans as long as there are no alignment conflicts with those two titans. (Example: you could choose domains from Cronus and Atlas, but not from Cronus and Aura)

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Primordial deities

Name Align Description Home Domains (Subdomains)
Bahamut LG Dragon deity of good and patron to all metallic dragons. Celestia Air, Good, Healing, Luck, Protection
Tiamat LE Dragon deity of evil and patron to all chromatic dragons. Baator Death, Destruction, Evil, Fire, Trickery
Chronos LN The god of time and order. Mechanicus Knowledge, Law, Magic (Arcane), Rune (Language), Time
Gaia N Personification of the Earth (Mother Earth); mother of the Titans. Earth Animal, Earth, Plant, Protection, Community (Family)
Uranus N The god of the heavens (Father Sky); father of the Titans. Air Air, Magic, Nobility, Travel, Weather (Seasons)
Chaos CN The nothingness from which all else sprang. The Maelstrom Destruction (Void), Chaos (Protean), Madness (Insanity)
Aether LG The god of the upper air and light. Celestia Good (Archon), Law (Archon), Air (Wind), Sun (Light), Strength (Resolve)
Erebos LE The god of darkness and shadow. Baator Evil (Devil), Law (Devil), Darkness (Loss), Luck (Curse), Trickery (Deception)
Cytherea NG Goddess of love, beauty, desire, and pleasure. Elysium Charm (Love), Good (Angel), Healing (Resurrection), Protection (Purity), Water
Eros NG God of love, lust, and attraction. Elysium Charm (Lust), Fire, Glory (Heroism), Good (Angel), Strength (Ferocity)
Ananke LN The goddess of inevitability, compulsion, and necessity. Consort to Chronos. Mechanicus Law (Inevitable), Artifice (Construct), Knowledge (Thought), Luck (Fate), War (Tactics)
Hemera CG Goddess of daylight. Arborea Sun (Day), Chaos (Azata), Good (Azata), Liberation (Freedom), Magic (Divine)
Nyx CE The goddess of night. Abyss Darkness (Night), Chaos (Demon), Evil (Demon), Trickery (Thievery), War (Blood)
Tartarus NE The god of the deepest, darkest part of the underworld, the Tartarean pit. Tartarus Earth (Caves), Evil (Daemon), Darkness, Death (Undead), Repose (Souls)

Lesser deities

Name Align Description Home Domains (Subdomains)
Pontus N The god of the sea, father of the fish and other sea creatures. Water Animal (Aquatic Only), Plant, Water (Oceans)
Thalassa N Spirit of the sea and consort of Pontus. Water Air (Cloud), Water (Oceans), Weather (Storms)
Hypnos N God of Sleep. Ethereal Dream, Madness (Nightmare), Trickery
Moros CE God of Doom. Abyss Evil (Demon), Fire (Ash), Luck (Curse)
Thanatos LE God of Death. Baator Evil (Devil), Death, Destruction

The Twelve Titans

Name Align Description Home Domains (Subdomains)
Cronus NE The leader of the Titans, who overthrew his father Uranus. Tartarus Glory, Nobility (Leadership)
Rhea NG Titan of female fertility, motherhood, and generation. She is the consort of Cronus. Elysium Charm, Community
Hyperion NG Titan of light. With Theia, he is the father of Helios (the sun), Selene (the moon), and Eos (the dawn). Elysium Sun (Light), Healing
Theia NG Titan of sight and the shining light of the clear blue sky. Elysium Air, Sun
Iapetus NE Titan of mortality and father of Prometheus, Epimetheus, Menoetius, and Atlas. Tartarus Death, Repose
Koios LN Titan of intellect and the axis of heaven around which the constellations revolved. Celestia Knowledge, Magic
Phoebe NE Titan of the “bright” intellect and prophecy, and consort of Koios. Tartarus Knowledge, Rune
Crius LN Titan of artifice and technology. Father of Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses. Mechanicus Artifice, Earth (Metal)
Mnemosyne CN Titan of memory and remembrance. Pandemonium Knowledge (Memory), Repose
Oceanus CN Titan of the all-encircling river Oceans around the earth, the font of all the Earth’s fresh-water. Arborea Water, Plant
Tethys CN Wife of Oceanus, and the mother of the rivers, springs, streams, fountains, and clouds. Arborea Water, Weather
Themis LN Titan of divine law and order. Mechanicus Law, Protection

Other Titans

Name Align Description Domains (Subdomains)
Asteria CN Titan of nocturnal oracles and falling stars. Knowledge
Astraeus LN Titan of dusk and the art of astrology. Rune
Atlas LN Titan of strength and son of Iapetus. Strength
Aura NG Titan of the breeze and the fresh, cool air of early morning. Air
Eos NG Titan of the dawn. Healing
Epimetheus NE Titan of afterthought and the father of excuses. Trickery (Deception)
Eurybia CN Titan of the mastery of the seas and consort of Crius. Mother of Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses. Water (Oceans)
Eurynome NG Titan of water-meadows and pasturelands. Animal, Plant
Helios LN Titan of the sun and guardian of oaths. Sun, Law
Clymene CN Titan of renown, fame, and infamy, and wife of Iapetos. Glory
Lelantos CN Titan of air and the hunter’s skill of stalking prey. Air, Animal (Feather)
Leto NG Titan of motherhood. Community
Menoetius NE Titan of violent anger, rash action, and human mortality. Destruction (Rage)
Metis NG Titan of good counsel, advice, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdom. Knowledge (Thought)
Pallas NE Titan of warcraft. War
Perses CN Titan of destruction and peace. Destruction (Catastrophe)
Prometheus NG Titan of forethought and crafty counsel, and creator of mankind. Artifice
Selene CN Titan of the moon. Madness
Styx NE Titan of the Underworld river Styx and personification of hatred. Darkness


Until next time,

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