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Religion is an important part of life in the worlds of the D&D multiverse. When gods walk the world, clerics channel divine power, evil cults perform dark sacrifices in subterranean lairs, and shining paladins stand like beacons against the darkness, it’s hard to be ambivalent about the deities and deny their existence.

Many people in the worlds of D&D worship different gods at different times and circumstances. In the World of Mawveth, the people observe a pantheon of gods assigned to different aspects of mortal life and civilization. They might pray to Istus for luck in love, make an offering to Hextor before heading out to a skirmish, or pray to The Waymaker for a sick friend to recover quickly — all in the same day. Many people have a favorite among the gods, one whose ideals and teachings they make their own. And a few people dedicate themselves entirely to a single god, usually serving as a priest or champion of that god’s ideals.

In Mawveth, the “gods” are patrons. The patrons are tutelary deities, a spirit who is a guardian, saint, or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture, or occupation. The unlearned might call them “gods.”

These “gods” fall into the following D&D 5th edition Divine Domains: Arcana, City, Death, Forge, Grave, Knowledge, Life, Light, Nature, Order, Protection, Tempest, Travel, Trickery, and War.

Although there are many gods, goddesses, and other beings who claim to be gods this list is exhaustive in those primary gods worshiped by the folk of Mawveth.

DeityAlignmentSuggested DomainsSymbol
Saint Cuthbert
(Zeal)
GoodWarWooden Cudgel
Heironeous
(Honor)
GoodWarLightning Bolt
Ehlonna
(Woodlands)
GoodNatureUnicorn’s Horn
The Waymaker
(Grace)
GoodLifeA Shepherd’s Crook
Zagyg
(Lore)
GoodArcanaThe Number “13”
Bahamut
(Justice)
GoodLifeSilver Dragon’s Head
Ringlerun
(Magic)
GoodKnowledgeFiery Outstretched Hand
Strongheart
(Bravery)
GoodLightA Silver Sword
Elkhorn
(Loyalty)
GoodForgeA red gem
Figgen
(Luck)
GoodTrickeryStack of Coins
Mercion
(The Sea)
GoodTempestCurling Wave
Celestian
(Wanderers)
NeutralKnowledgeCircle of 7 Stars
The Raven Queen
(Fate)
NeutralLife, Death, GraveA Raven
Fharlanghn
(Inspiration)
NeutralNature, KnowledgeRoad Traveling into a Sunrise
Zaphiel
(Lost Children)
NeutralLife, LightChildren Holding Hands
Mammon
(Greed)
NeutralForge, ArcanaA Single Coin
Meerclar
(Mischievousness)
NeutralTrickeryA Cat
Gord
(Rebellion)
NeutralTrickery, ForgeA Curved Dagger
Asgorath
(Crafting)
NeutralForge, LifeMulticolored Disk
Hextor
(Strife)
EvilWar, TempestBattleaxe
Arioch
(Chaos)
EvilWar, ArcanaRed Circle with Arrows Extending in All Directions
Kyuss
(Mutation)
EvilDeath, GraveA Green Worm
Nerull
(Death)
EvilDeath, GraveA Black Skull
Tharizdun
(Entropy)
EvilKnowledge, Arcana, TrickeryA Black Sun
Vecna
(Hidden Knowledge)
EvilArcana, Knowledge, TrickeryAn Eye in the Palm of a Left Hand.
Tiamat
(Tyranny)
EvilWar, LightPair of eyes surrounded by seven stars
Immick
(Destruction)
EvilDeathA Mass of Tentacles
Moloch
(Wealth)
EvilArcana, KnowledgeFiery Furnace
Asmodeus
(Prince of the Nine Hells)
EvilTrickery, ArcanaA Red Pentagram
Erythnul
(Slaughter)
EvilDeath, WarBestial Mask
Zargash
(Storms)
EvilTempestSkullcap Helmet
Warduke
(Might)
EvilWarBat Winged Helmet
Zarnak
(Assassins)
EvilWarDark Hood with Blue Eyes
Kelek
(Power-Hungry)
EvilArcanaStaff with Dragon Wings
Incabulos
(Plague)
EvilGrave, DeathGreen Eye in Red Diamond
Orcus
(Undeath)
EvilDeath, GraveA Rod Topped with a Skull
Demogorgon
(Insanity)
EvilTrickery, War, ArcanaFour Red Eyes