|Title(s)|| Queen of Arvandor |
The Triune Goddess
|Power level||Greater deity|
|Favored weapon||Duskshaft (longspear or shortspear)|
|Portfolio|| Birth |
|Domains|| Hope, Protection |
Formerly: Chaos, Elf, Good, Knowledge, Plant, Renewal
|Worshipers||Community elders, druids, elves, farmers, fighters, midwives, mothers|
|Worshiper alignment(s)|| |
|Channel divinity prayer||Angharradh's favor|
Angharradh, also referred to as the Queen of Arvandor, who was sometimes considered the personification of three separate elven goddesses, Aerdrie Faenya, Hanali Celanil, and Sehanine Moonbow, as well as a single goddess who extends beyond these three separate aspects before the Spellplague, is the chief goddess of the Seldarine. As such, her nature reflects traits of each of these deities. Due to the nature of her creation, Angharradh exhibits a fierce protectiveness and strong resolve. Despite her vigilance, the reversal of the Elven Retreat and the return of drow to Cormanthor have weakened Angharradh's spirit while causing the three goddesses to spend more time apart.
The church of Angharradh is essentially the unified face of the three separate, but closely allied, churches of Aerdrie, Hanali and Sehanine. Most clerics of Angharradh are affiliated with at least one aspect of the Three, being considered wise women and sages, often being consulted when important issues arise. Clerics and druids of Angharradh pray for their spells at a time of their choosing, but it must be the time when they pray to one of the three goddesses. The clergy celebrate the holy days and important ceremonies of one of the Three, depending upon which aspect they venerate.
The only holy day celebrated exclusively by the clergy is the Melding of the Three, held quadrennially on Cinnaeloscor (more commonly known as Shieldmeet). While this holy day is more generally observed by elves in honor of Corellon, moon elves celebrate the aspects of Angharradh and their unification that have led to peace in Arvandor and elven realms.
Angharradh is second only to Corellon among the Seldarine and she often works closely with the other elven deities. Deities outside of the elven pantheon whom Angharradh calles her allies are Berronar Truesilver, Chauntea, Cyrrollalee, Eilistraee, Lurue, Mielikki, Milil, Mystra, Selune, Sharindlar, Sheela Peryroyl, Silvanus, Sune and Yondalla. Her foes include the traditional opponents of the Seldarine, such as the drow pantheon (with the exception of Eilistraee), the Deities of Fury and the goblinoid deities.
Before the elves walked the forests of Faerûn, Angharradh arose from the great battle between the Seldarine and the followers of Araushnee. Aerdrie, Hanali and Sehanine came together to heal Corellon Larethian after he was felled by Eilistraee who was fooled by Araushnee. As they did so, they formed Angharradh, serving alongside Corellon as the Queen of Arvandor.
|“||Unity and diversity bring strength. Be ever vigilant against She Who Was Banished and work together in defending the lands of the Fair Folk from those who would work evil. Celebrate the One and the Three for their collective purpose and individual expressions of life. Through the melding of widely different skills and interests, creativity, life, and artistry are nurtured and new ideas are discovered.||”|
Behind the scenesEdit
Angharradh, as a triune elven goddess, has caused some confusion amongst some fans with the advent of 4th edition. Sehanine Moonbow was actually Selûne, Hanali Cenalil was actually Sune, and Aerdrie Faenya was actually Akadi, and all of these godesses were absorbed back into their human counterparts during the events of the Spellplague. The confusion stems from Angharradh's continued existence despite the revelation of these facts. One possible explanation would be that Angharradh always existed as a deity in her own right, and that her similarities with the other three was what made sages erroneously believe that she was a "fusion" of Aerdrie, Hanali and Sehanine. It's also possible that she continues to be "supported" by Akadi, Selûne, and Sune, who merge together to take her form. This is all speculation, however.
- Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 125. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
|Deities of the Era of Upheaval|
|Ao the Overgod|
|Greater Deities of Faerûn|
|Angharradh | Bane | Chauntea | Corellon Larethian | Cyric | Garl Glittergold | Gruumsh | Horus-Re | Kelemvor | Lathander | Moradin | Mystra | Oghma | Shar | Silvanus | Sune | Talos | Tempus | Tyr | Yondalla|
|Intermediate Deities of Faerûn|
|Abbathor | Arvoreen | Baervan Wildwanderer | Berronar Truesilver | Beshaba | Callarduran Smoothhands | Clangeddin Silverbeard | Cyrrollalee | Deep Duerra | Deep Sashelas | Dumathoin | Erevan Ilesere | Flandal Steelskin | Gond | Hanali Celanil | Helm | Ilmater | Isis | Labelas Enoreth | Laduguer | Lolth | Mask | Mielikki | Nephthys | Osiris | Rillifane Rallathil | Sehanine Moonbow | Segojan Earthcaller | Selûne | Set | Sharindlar | Sheela Peryroyl | Solonor Thelandira | Thoth | |Tymora | Umberlee | Urdlen | Vergadain|
|Deities of the Age of Humanity|
|Ao the Overgod|
|Major Deities of Faerûn|
|Angharradh | Bane | Bhaal | Chauntea | Corellon Larethian | Garl Glittergold | Gruumsh | Horus-Re | Lathander | Moradin | Myrkul | Mystra | Oghma | Shar | Silvanus | Sune | Talos | Tempus | Tyr | Yondalla|
|Other Deities of Faerûn|
|Abbathor | Arvoreen | Auril | Baervan Wildwanderer | Berronar Truesilver | Beshaba | Callarduran Smoothhands | Clangeddin Silverbeard | Cyrrollalee | Deep Duerra | Deep Sashelas | Dumathoin | Erevan Ilesere | Flandal Steelskin | Gond | Hanali Celanil | Helm | Ilmater | Isis | Labelas Enoreth | Laduguer | Lolth | Mask | Mielikki | Nephthys | Osiris | Rillifane Rallathil | Sehanine Moonbow | Segojan Earthcaller | Selûne | Set | Sharindlar | Sheela Peryroyl | Solonor Thelandira | Thoth | Tymora | Umberlee | Urdlen | Vergadain|