The Morndinsamman (dwarven: "shield brothers on high" or "high dwarves") was the collective name of the fourteen deities that formed the dwarven pantheon.[2]

Base of OperationsEdit

The majority of the Morndinsamman resided in Dwarfhome (when it was still located on Mount Celestia) under the leadership of Moradin, creator of the dwarves. Duerra and Laduguer lived in Hammergrim, having been exiled by Moradin.[3][4]


In 1383 DR, Moradin led the Morndinsamman on a crusade against the dark powers of Hammergrim, slaying Duerra and Laduguer, but at the cost of Gorm and Haela.[5]

As of 1479 DR, only Moradin, Berronar, Clangeddin, Dugmaren, Marthammor, Thard and Vergadain remained in Dwarfhome.[6] Abbathor was serving Bane as an exarch and the status of Dumathoin and Sharindlar was unknown.

Following the Second Sundering, by the end of the 15th century DR, 13 of the Morndinsamman deities appeared to have been restored to their portfolios as they were before the Time of Troubles and the Spellplague; the exception was Thard Harr, whose status at the time was unknown. The exact circumstances of their return were unclear.[7][1]


The members were:[1]

  • Moradin, greater god and chief among the Morndinsamman; he was the god of creation and crafts, and the dwarven race as a whole.
  • Berronar Truesilver, intermediate goddess of hearth and home; consort of Moradin and matriarch of the dwarven pantheon.
  • Dumathoin, intermediate god of mining, gems, and underground exploration.
  • Sharindlar, intermediate goddess of fertility, romantic love, and healing.
  • Clangeddin Silverbeard, god of battle, valor, and honor in combat.
  • Vergadain, god of trade, wealth, negotiation, luck, trickery, and chance.
  • Dugmaren Brightmantle, god of scholarship, discovery, and invention.
  • Gorm Gulthyn, god of vigilance, defense, and protection.
  • Haela Brightaxe, goddess and luck and battle.
  • Marthammor Duin, god of wanderers.
  • Thard Harr, god of survival, hunting, and nature.
  • Abbathor, god of greed; the only evil member of the Morndinsamman.

Although typically counted as part of the Morndinsamman, the two duergar deities were actually exiled from it by Moradin.

  • Laduguer, god of weapons-crafting, magic, and the duergar.
  • Deep Duerra, the daughter of Laduguer and goddess of conquest, expansion, and psionics.

Occasionally associated to the Morndinsamman, but not part of it, was the derro god Diirinka, an intermediate god of magic, knowledge, and cruelty. He was considered to be the son of Moradin and Berronar; however, details are scarce.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 22,104–105. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  2. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 115. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  3. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 150–151. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  4. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 117–122. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  5. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 159. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  6. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  7. Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 20. ISBN 978-0786965809.


The Morndinsamman
The dwarven pantheon