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Sune symbol
Holy symbol of Sune
Sune
(Greater deity)
Basic Information
Title(s) Firehair[12][8][9][13][10][5][14]
Lady Firehair[13][5][14][15]
The Lady of Love[13]
The Princess of Passion[13]
Aspect(s) Hanali Celanil
Pantheon Faerûnian pantheon
As a Mortal
Race Human
Gender Female

4th Edition Statistics[1][2][3]
Power Level Greater deity
Alignment Good
Symbol The face of a beautiful woman surrounded by a nimbus of red hair
Dominion Gates of the Moon
Realm Brightwater
Served By Lliira, Sharess
Sphere of Influence Beauty
Domains Love, Skill, Trickery
Worshipers Aristocracy and inhabitants of larger cities, lovers
Channel divinity prayer Sune's touch

3rd Edition Statistics[5][6][7]
Power Level Greater deity
Alignment Chaotic good
Symbol The face of a red-haired, ivory-skinned beautiful woman
Home Plane Brightwater
Realm The Heartfire Quarter
Served By Lliira, formerly: Selûne
Portfolio Beauty, love, passion
Domains Chaos, Charm, Good, Pleasure, Protection
Worshipers Aesthetes, hedonists, romantics, some Sun Soul monks[4]
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Favored weapon A silken sash (whip)
Holy day(s) Greengrass, Midsummer night
Avatar
Bard 10
Cleric 10
Sorcerer 20

2nd Edition Statistics[8][9][10][11]
Power Level Greater deity
Alignment Chaotic good
Symbol The face of a fire-haired maiden
Home Plane Arborea/Olympus
Realm Brightwater
Served By Lliira
Portfolio Beauty, love, passion
Spheres All, Astral, Charm, Creation, Divination, Guardian, Healing, Protection, Sun, Time, Thought minor: Combat, Elemental, Necromantic, Summoning
Worshipers Nobility, those who appreciate art and literature, those looking for love
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Holy day(s) Greengrass, Midsummer night
Avatar
Cleric 30
Mage 35

1st Edition Statistics[12]
Alignment Chaotic good
Symbol A beautiful fire-haired maiden
Home Plane Arvandor
Portfolio Love, beauty, charisma, passion
Worshipers admirers of physical beauty
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE

Sune (pronounced SOO-nee[5]), also known as Lady Firehair, was the deity of beauty, with governance also over love. Her dogma primarily concerned love based on outward beauty, with primary importance placed upon loving people who responded to the Sunite's appearance. Her symbol was that of a beautiful woman with red hair.[14]

DescriptionEdit

Sune

Sune, Faerûnian greater goddess of beauty and love.

When Sune appeared to the mortals of Faerûn she wore only a near-transparent gown. She was known for her lustrous red hair that draped down to the ground, her eyes of shining emeralds and ruby red plump lips.[16]

Worshipers Edit

Main article: Worshipers of Sune

Sune's highest priest was known as the Heartwarder, usually being the most handsome/beautiful clergy member both inside and out. They were expected to keep their appearance as flattering as possible and shower others with sweet words at least five times a month.[citation needed]

Orders Edit

Order of the Ruby Rose 
A knightly order affiliated with the Church of Sune, made up of bards, fighters, and paladins. Their primary mission was to guard Sunite temples and holy sites, and occasionally accompany clerics doing good works or questing for something important to the Lady of Love. Initiation into the order was done by standing vigil in a temple of Sune for an entire night. If the goddess showed her favor by granting a vision or some other boon, the candidate was accepted into the order.[17]

Notable Sunites Edit

History Edit

Relationships Edit

Sune was served by Lliira and Sharess, whom she rescued from the influence of Shar during the Godswar. For this, Shar considered Sune her enemy; because of this Sune aided Mystra in her struggle against Shar and the Shadow Weave. She was also allied to Selûne, who once served her much as Sharess does now, but has since gone her own way, Milil, and Lathander. Sune was also known to enjoy long-term relationships, and many casual flirtations.[citation needed]

The Lady Firehair disliked the Gods of Fury, including Talos and his follower deities, as well as Tempus for the destruction they caused to beautiful things. Despite this, she had no true enemies among the gods, as the Gods of Fury dislike all others and Tempus considered her too flighty and therefore irrelevant to be worth the conflict.[citation needed]

Dogma Edit

Beauty is more than skin deep. It issues from the core of one's being and reveals one's true face to the world, fair or foul. Believe in romance, as true love will win over all. Follow your heart to your true destination. Love none more than yourself except Sune, and lose yourself in love of the Lady Firehair. Perform a loving act each day, and seek to awaken love in others. Respond to love at least once in a day. Encourage beauty wherever you find it. Acquire beautiful items of all sorts, and encourage, sponsor, and protect those who create them. Keep your own body as comely as possible and as attractively displayed as situations warrant. Let hairstyle and clothing best suit your personal appearance, striving to stir and delight others who look upon you. Moreover, hide not away, but always seek to present yourself to those around you in a pleasing variety of garbs and activities so as to move them with love and desire. Love those who respond to your appearance, and let warm friendship and admiration flower where love cannot or dares not.[18]


ReferencesEdit

  1. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 63, 77, 80. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  2. Logan Bonner (August, 2009). “Domains in Eberron and the Forgotten Realms”. Dragon #378 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32.
  3. Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 137. ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.
  4. Sean K. Reynolds (2002). Deity Do's and Don'ts. A Faiths and Pantheons Web Enhancement p. 7. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2014-09-22.
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  6. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 65–67. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  7. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 189. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), Running the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 48–49. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. (TSR, Inc), p. 171. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
  11. Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 149–151. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 149. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 65. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  15. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  16. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  17. Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 151. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  18. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 66. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
The Faerûnian Pantheon
Major Deities
AzuthBaneBhaalChaunteaCyricGondHelmIlmaterKelemvorKossuthLathanderLoviatarMaskMielikkiMyrkulMystra (Midnight) • OghmaSelûneSharShaundakulSilvanusSuneTalosTempusTormTymoraTyrUmberleeWaukeen
Other Members
AkadiAurilBeshabaDeneirEldathFinder WyvernspurGaragosGargauthGrumbarGwaeron WindstromHoarIstishiaIyachtu XvimJergalLliiraLurueMalarMililNobanionThe Red KnightSavrasSharessShialliaSiamorpheTalonaTiamatUbtaoUlutiuValkurVelsharoon
The Netherese Pantheon
AmaunatorJannathJergalKozahMoanderMystrylSelûneSharSuneTargusTyche


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