[zh’MEE-zheh] Doraddi pantheon — the homeless god, the wanderer Jmijie is the spirit of travel who inspires Pamalt’s people to wander across their vast, peaceful plains. Occasionally a worshiper of Jmijie is stricken and overcome by the wanderlust curse to travel from home to seek new places and experiences. Jmijie is illustrated by a figure ..
[HIGH-kim, MIHK-yuh] Eastern, Orlanthi, Hsunchen, and Doraddi pantheons beast parents As the Father and Mother of beasts, Hykim and Mikyh are sometimes reputed to be the children of the earth and a dragon. With different paramours this couple produced a large variety of children to populate the elements. They also had children together. The Blue ..
Aldryami pantheon Hsunchen pantheon Orlanthi pantheon Doraddi pantheon Praxian pantheon Uz pantheon the great shaman The Horned Man is the Father of Shamans. During the Great Darkness he sang great runes using his wit, skill, and deadliness, to trick Chaos into letting him go. He sometimes visits young children in their sleep, and if they ..
[GUST-bran] Orlanthi, Solar, and Doraddi pantheons the bonfire, one of the Lowfires, The Redsmith Also know as Gustbran Redsmith. Gustbran was born during the crisis of the world when all hope seemed dimmest. Until then he had lived within the folds of Mahome‘s cloak, and he can still be summoned from her in need. He ..
Queens of the land Eastern Aldryami Orlanthi Doraddi Solar pantheons Each region of the world has its own special grain or land goddess. All are similar and each has given birth to their own special grain. They are illustrated as young women clutching bundles of their sacred grasses. Alternatively, they are pictured as the ripe ..
[GAH-tah] Aldryami and Doraddi pantheons — the primal earth Behind the grandiose mythologies and powers of many deities looms a forbidding and formless entity: the primal earth. Myths reveal that the goddesses of old called upon her in their prayers. No human today is capable of reaching this being. She is variously called the Three, ..
[FAHRR-an-ahrr] Doraddi pantheon — wife of Pamalt Faranar is the daughter of Aleshmara and the wife of Pamalt. Several important chieftain dynasties trace ancestry to her. Faranar’s power lies in her family. In myth she is almost always with her husband, mother, and other members of the family of gods. Depictions of Faranar always show ..
Grandmother Earth Aldryami Doraddi pantheon – One of the Old Gods Hsunchen This elderly goddess does for the gods what the old woman who lives just outside town does for a village. She makes potions, blesses things, sends spirits, and preserves the old lore for those who need it. She sometimes has other names. She ..
[KRRON-is-per] Grandfather Sky Doraddi pantheon – One of the Old Gods Cronisper the wise is a companion to Yanmorla and the Earth Witch, and advisor to Pamalt. His beard encircles Pamalt’s holy mountain and his staff supports the sky dome. He knows the name and secret power of every being on Glorantha, but only shares ..
[boe-LONG-goe] the false god, the trickster Doraddi pantheon – One of the Old Gods This empty being haunts Pamaltela, pretending to teach and pretending to mask secret wisdom behind his fooleries and mad actions. But there is nothing behind his mask. Those who are enthralled by him expend their lives in meaningless waste. Whenever anything ..
[BAH-bees-ter GOR] Aldryami, Orlanthi and Doraddi pantheons — the avenging daughter and sacred guardian When the Gods War perverted the world, the earth brought forth its own grim defender. Babeester Gor was born from her mother’s corpse, axes in hand, body ritually scarred to carry deadly magic. She destroyed all kin-slayers, all oath-breakers who swore ..
[ART-mahl] moonson, father of the Veldang Doraddi pantheon – One of the Old Gods Artmal is a son of the Blue Moon, Annilla. He came to Pamaltela during a time long-forgotten, and founded the fabulous Artmali Empire. Evil days befell his descendants when Artmal was maimed by wicked storm gods. The Empire became a wasteland ..
[AR-uh-NAE-uh] Doraddi Uz pantheons Spider goddess Aranea is the goddess of spiders, who emotionlessly preys upon the helpless and weak. All spiders are her descendants. Among the southern humans she is depicted as a stylized version of the most deadly local species of spider, or often as the common steppe pack spider. Trolls carve images ..
[ahl-ESH-mah-rrah] The Woman Doraddi pantheon Aleshmara is the leader of women and the keeper of the sacred Basket of Life. She rules the divine family of gods. Usually she is symbolized simply as an (actual) basket marked with her distinctive signs. Sand paintings show a sturdy old woman holding a large basket. More often she ..