The Great Mother was the monstrous goddess of beholders and a chaotic evil greater deity. Her symbol was an egg with an eye. Her areas of influence included magic, fertility, and tyranny. Her main interests were her beholder children and their safety, particularly against the drow.[3][2]

The Great Mother made her home in the Realm of a Million Eyes, the sixth layer of the Abyss.[1]

She is the mother of the lesser god Gzemnid.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 221. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  3. Rich Redman, James Wyatt (May 2001). Defenders of the Faith. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 0-7869-1840-3.
  4. Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 71. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.


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