Shu was the deity of wind in the group of gods that eventually became the Mulhorandi pantheon. A fair and benevolent deity, he took his responsibilities seriously and ruled in Heliopolis whenever Ra was away.[1][3][7]


The Upholder appeared as a strong and handsome male human with slightly blueish skin, with winds blowing about him all the time. He was in complete control of air and everything related to that element.[1]

Divine RealmEdit

Shu's divine realm named Desert Wind was located in the Elemental Plane of Air not far from the border towards the Paraelemental Plane of Smoke. It was a region of warm winds smelling of cinnamon and sand, crossed by beams of sunlight and glittering motes, all of which were Shu's petitioners manifest. Intruders trying to enter the realm against the will of its master were kept out by scalding heat.[2][8]

History and RelationshipsEdit

Shu was the loyal son of Ra, and fathered Geb (the earth) and Nut (the sky) with his sister-wife Tefnut. As the embodiment of the atmosphere, he held his two children apart by the command of Ra to prevent them from having more offspring after the birth of Isis, Set, Osiris, and Nephthys.[1][3] When the deities were asked by Ao through the intervention of Ptah to assist their worshipers who had been abducted by the Imaskari to Toril, Shu stayed behind together with Tefnut and Nut at the command of Ra.[3][7]


While Shu was never worshiped by the Mulan of Toril,[3] some of the djinn of Zakhara payed homage to him, and he had a mosque at their Citadel of Ice and Steel.[9]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 James M. Ward and Troy Denning (August 1990). Legends & Lore. (TSR, Inc), p. 94. ISBN 978-0880388443.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. (TSR, Inc), p. 91. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons. (TSR, Inc), p. 99. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
  4. James A. Yates (November 1986). “Hammer of Thor, Spear of Zeus”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #115 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 38–40.
  5. Skip Williams (January 1994). “Sage Advice”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #201 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 44–45.
  6. James Ward and Robert Kuntz (November 1984). Legends & Lore. (TSR, Inc), p. 49. ISBN 978-0880380508.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons. (TSR, Inc), p. 94. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
  8. Monte Cook and William W. Connors (December 7, 1998). The Inner Planes. (TSR, Inc.), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-0736-3.
  9. Wolfgang Baur (November 1993). Secrets of the Lamp. Genie Lore. (TSR, Inc.), p. 19. ISBN 978-1560766476.


The Mulhorandi Pantheon