AH8577 Gods of Glorantha (Box 05 – 1985)

Cover by Tom Sullivan, The temple of Yara Aranis, Goddess of the Reaching Moon.

60 Religions for RuneQuest
Gods of Glorantha describes 60 major Gloranthan religions for humans and non-humans, for good guys and bad, for men and women, all from an array of different cultures. A new short-description format was developed specifically for this supplement. It provides the necessary game information for both the gamemaster and the players to accurately portray worshipers of these religions. The deities included are:

Aldrya
Ancestor gods
Argan Argar
Asrelia
Babeester Gor
Bagog
Chalana Arroy
City gods
Dendara
Donandar
Dormal
East Isles gods
Eiritha
Ernalda
Etyries
Flamal
Godunya
Gorgorma
Grain goddesses
Horned Man

Humakt
Hunter
Hykim
Path of Immanent Mastery
Invisible God
Issaries
Krarsht
Kyger Litor
Lhankor Mhy
Lodril
Lokarnos
Magasta
Malia
Maran Gor
Mastakos
Mostal
Orlanth
Pamalt
Pocharngo
Primal Chaos

Red Goddess
River gods
Seven Mothers
Storm Bull
Subere
Thed
Thief gods
Trickster
Triolina
Tsankth
Ty Kora Tek
Uleria
Valind
Voria
Wachaza
Waha
Xiola Umbar
Yelm
Yelmalio
Zorak Zoran

What’s in this box

  • Prosopaedia: in this book hundreds of deities, heroes and heroines are listed without cult details to flesh out the pantheons. These notes provide their accomplishments and comment on their inter-relationships.
  • What the Priests Say: This booklet is intended for players. Priests of nine pantheons answer the seven fundamental questions every which initiate asks. Given are the views of Dwarf, Eastern, Elf, Lunar, Malkioni, Orlanthi, Pamaltelan, Praxian and Troll pantheons.
  • Cults Book: this book contains 60 descriptions, including an explanation of the deity, initiate requirements, priest requirements, other offices (if present) and spells. It further provides 13 new skills, 11 new spirit spells, 17 new sorcery spells, 163 new divine spells, 13 maior pantheons from which the 60 cults are drawn, including worship-distributon maps, Rune Lord information, iron and rune metal notes, acolytes, associate cult status. Mythical history of the world from Pre-Creation to the Hero Wars.
  • Gloranthan Calendar: a 12 page calendar showing the five Gloranthan seasons and an accompanying illustration. High Holy Days for the 60 religions are noted on the proper days.

Details

  • Authors: Sandy Petersen, Greg Stafford, Steve Perrin, Charlie Krank
  • Editors, Format, Graphics, Production: Charlie Krank, Sandy Petersen
  • Artist: Tom Sullivan
  • Important Advisors, Kibitzers, & Rules Watchers: David Dunham, John Holmes, Mac McMahon, Tom Mahon, Jeff Okamoto, Ian Starcher, Anders Swenson


Editions

SKUNameYearPublisherNotes
AH8577Gods of Glorantha1985Avalon HillBox 05
Les Dieux de Glorantha1987Oriflam

Contents

Cults Book

  • Introduction
  • Mythos & Religion
    • The Jrusteli Monomyth
    • The Major Pantheons and Arrays of Gods
    • Relationships Between Pantheons
  • Universal Cult Format
  • 60 cults listed above

Prosopaedia

Who’s Who Among Gloranthan Gods and Goddesses

  • Introduction
  • Pronunciations of Gloranthan Deities
  • Acos
  • Aldrya
  • Aleshmara
  • Allgiver
  • Annilla
  • Aptanace the Sage
  • Arachne Solara
  • Araganthosas
  • Aranea
  • Argan Argar
  • Arkat
  • Artmal
  • Asrelia
  • Atyar
  • Aurelion
  • Babeester Gor
  • Bad Man
  • Bagog
  • Black Fang Brotherhood
  • Bolongo
  • Brastalos
  • Cacodemon
  • Caladra & Aurelion
  • Celestial Court
  • Chalana Arroy
  • City Gods
  • Comb and Braid
  • Creator
  • Cronisper the Wise
  • Daga
  • Daka Fal
  • Daliath
  • Dame Darkness
  • Danfive Xaron
  • Daruda
  • Dayzatar
  • Deezola
  • Dehore
  • Dendara
  • Donandar
  • Dormal
  • Drospoly
  • Earthmaker
  • Earth Witch
  • East Isles Gods
  • Ehilm (EE-hilm)
  • Eiritha
  • Elder Gods
  • Empress Earth
  • Ernalda
  • Etyries
  • Eurmal
  • The Exarchs
  • False Gods
  • Faranar
  • The First Four Companions
  • Flamal
  • Foundchild
  • Framanthe
  • Gagarth
  • Gark the Calm
  • Gata
  • Gbaji
  • Genert
  • Gerlant Flamesword
  • Gloomshark
  • Glorantha
  • Godunya
  • Golden Bow
  • Golod
  • Gorakiki
  • Gorgorma
  • Grain Goddess
  • Grandfather Mortal
  • Grandmother Earth
  • Grower
  • Gustbran

  • Harana Ilor
  • Heler
  • Helpwoman
  • High King Elf
  • Himile
  • Hobimarong
  • Hon-eel the Dancer
  • Horned Man
  • Hrestol
  • Humakt
  • Humct
  • Hunter
  • Hwarin Dalthippa
  • Hyalor Horsebreaker
  • Hykim & Mikyh
  • Ikadz
  • Immanent Mastery, Path of
  • Inora
  • Invisible God
  • Iphara
  • Irrippi Ontor
  • Issaries
  • Individualism
  • Jakaleel the Witch
  • Jeset the Ferryman
  • Jmijie
  • Kajabor
  • Kargan Tor
  • Keraun
  • King of Above
  • King of Below
  • King Undine
  • Kolat
  • Krarsht
  • Krjalk
  • Kyger Litor
  • Lamsabi
  • Lanbril
  • Larnste
  • Lhankor Mhy
  • Lightbringers
  • Lodril
  • Lokarnos
  • Lord Light
  • LoonLorian
  • Lowfires
  • Lumavoxoran
  • Lunar Goddess
  • Lux
  • Magasta
  • Mahome
  • Maker
  • Malia
  • Malkion
  • Manthi
  • Maran Gor
  • Mastakos
  • Mee Vorala
  • Metsyla
  • Mikaday
  • Mikyh
  • Mirintha
  • Molanni
  • Mostal
  • Murthdrya
  • Natea
  • Nelat
  • Noruma
  • Nyanka
  • Nysalor
  • Oakfed
  • Octamonism
  • Odayla
  • Old Gods
  • Old Man
  • Ompalam
  • Openhandism
  • Orenoar
  • Orlanth
  • Otter
  • Ourania
  • Pamalt
  • Paslac
  • Plant Brothers
  • Phargon
  • Pocharngo the Mutator
  • Polaris
  • Primal Chaos
  • Ragnaglar
  • Rasout
  • Ratslaff
  • Red Goddess
  • Rice Mother
  • River Deities
  • Saliligor
  • Sea Eagle
  • Seseine
  • Selarn
  • Seven Mothers
  • Shavaya
  • Sikkanos
  • Sir Sea
  • Slor
  • Storm Bull
  • Styx
  • Subere
  • Talor
  • Teelo Norri
  • Telask
  • Thalurzni
  • Thanatar
  • Thed
  • Thief Gods
  • Tholaina
  • Tien
  • Time
  • Trickster
  • Triolina
  • Turtle
  • Tsankth
  • Two-Headed Dragon and Kindly Swan
  • Ty Kora Tek
  • Tylenea
  • Uleria
  • Umath
  • Umbrol
  • Unholy Trio
  • Vadrus
  • Valind
  • Valkaro
  • Valzain
  • Vangono
  • Varchulanga
  • Vegetarianism
  • Vivamort
  • Voria
  • Vovisibor
  • Vrimak
  • Wachaza
  • Waertag
  • Waha the Butcher
  • Wakboth
  • Wild Man
  • Worlath
  • Xemela
  • Xentha
  • Yamsur
  • Yanafal Tarnils
  • Yanmorla
  • Yara Aranis
  • Yelm
  • Yelmalio
  • Yelorna
  • Yinkin
  • Young Elementals
  • Young Gods
  • Zaktirra
  • Zaramaka
  • Zong
  • Zorak Zoran
  • Zzabur

Gloranthan Calendar

(14 pages). A preview appeared in Heroes Magazine Volume 1 number 6 (1984).

Read Me First / What the Priests say

  • Read Me First
  • Wisdom of the Woodwife (Aldryami)
  • Tales of the Night Hag (Troll)
  • The Chieftain Speaks (Doraddi)
  • What the Dragon Lord Whispers (Kralori)
  • Tales of the Wastes (Praxian)
  • What the Wizard Says (Malkioni)
  • Talking to the Moon Woman (Lunar)
  • Staves from the Storm Priest (Orlanthi)
  • The Foreman’s Words (Mostali)

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