Abridged History of the 10th Age
Gods of the Dwarves
|Greater God||Alignment: NG||Portfolio: Mining, Gems, Crafting, Adventuring||Dogma:* Dig deep, travel far, test the bounds.||Epithets: Earthfhater, Dwarf-father|
Eiri Earthfather is the chief amongst the dwarven gods, having crafted the dwarves himself. He is also responsible for the threading of the earth with gems and veins of rare ore (or so the dwarves say) and thus the very act of mining is a prayer to him. Craftsmanship is also thought of as devotion to Eiri.
Eiri was one of the first Gods, depicted as living in Valingas in the earliest of dwarven legends. It is said that he made the dwarves as an act of devotion to prove to his wife Helden Stonemother his love for her (probably AFTER his affair with Leesha Roseheart as reported by gnomish and halfling legends). Many dwarven adventurers worship Eiri–his ethos encourages dwarves to strike out and make new colonies.
|Intermediate Goddess||Alignment: LG||Portfolio: Hearth, Home, Healing, Fertility, War, Protection, Law||Dogma:||Epithets:|
Helden Stonemother is the patroness of the household and hearth in Dwarven theology. Most guardians and defenders of the Dwarf-nations are beholden to Helden Stonemother, and her temples are often run by the dwarven state. As such, the defenses of the dwarven lands are weighted towards dwarf-women.
Many dwarven households contain idols dedicated to Helden in the same way that the inns and houses of men have idols of Vaela and Heimir. Helden may have had an affair with the human god Heimir, as she is also the dwarvish goddess of brewing, and all breweries are inaugurated with her name.
|Lesser God||Alignment: NE||Portfolio: Horded wealth, coin, thieves, secrets||Dogma:||Epithets:|
Geilden is the lesser scion of Eiri and Helden, a dark and unfortunate god whom the dwarves shun. His shrines and altars are secretive, mostly hidden within dwarven Folk-holds in places where the authorities do not look. While worship of Geilden is rarely outlawed, it is deeply frowned upon.
|Demigod||Alignment: CN||Portfolio: Redemption, Strength, War||*Dogma:||Epithets: the Deathbreaker|
Kanar Konung was a dwarf-king of the Arinnfell in the Fourth Age who defied the spirit of Kemr, the God of Death, and returned to life to seek vengeance on his betrayers. For this, Kemr made him a demigod and took him under his wing. All acts of violence or war are considered blessed to Kanar Konung. War-hymns sing of the Deathbreaker and the Stonemother, but rarely of the Earthfather, for he frowns on the wanton slaughter of his peoples.
|Greater God||Alignment: CE||Portfolio: The sea, merchants, storms, waves||Dogma:||Epithets: Deeplord|
|Greater God||Alignment: CG||Portfolio: Weather, winds, poetry, furor||Dogma:||Epithets: Songfather|
|Greater God||Alignment: TN||Portfolio: Death||Dogma:||Epithets: the Gatekeeper|
|Intermediate God||Alignment: LN||Portfolio: Weaving, Time||Dogma:||Epithets: the Wounded|