Mallia

[MAL-ee-uh]

Mother of disease, one of the Unholy Trio

Mallia was a fertile goddess who was either captured and enslaved by Ragnaglar, or freely joined his plot (depending on the storyteller). She was part of the spell made by Ragnaglar and Thed which allowed chaos into the world. Though she eventually broke from the alliance, she was transformed into a death goddess and has never freed herself of the taint. Her type of death seems unclean and vile. She is worshiped by the filthy broos and also receives propitiatory worship from the rest of the world.

Mallia is pervasive and leads mortals to the halls of Hell even if they avoid every other fate. Not even her greatest worshiper is safe from her embrace if he outlasts the span of years allotted to his species.

She is usually shown as a woman pocked and dripping with diseases, or as a headless body with a single huge maw in its belly, two stout legs, and many arms sprouting from about her torso, with which to snatch victims.

Write upPageYearRunesPersonal Glyph Notes
Cults of Glorantha Preview4572019
Associate
Rune
RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary932018
Guide to Glorantha1532014Notes only
Book of Heortling Mythology1862009Appendix D.
Common and uncommon runes2004Personal Rune only
Cult Compendium2552002
Lords of Terror271994
Gods of Glorantha, The Cults1985As Malia
Short form write up
Cults of Terror261981
Associate
Rune
Nomad Gods481977Counter
Darkness spirit

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