Rashul

Description

God of change, good or bad. Rules the weather and the sea, and thus is most fervently and uniformly worshipped by sailors. Considered one of the most dangerous deities to invoke, as he is unpredictable and might curse you as easily as bless you. Many take this to the extreme of refusing to speak his name, meaning he is widely referred to as “Stormfather.” Also associated with the moon, which waxes and wanes and controls the tides. Coastal communities will often worship him almost to the exclusion of other gods, and even place him at the center of the pantheon, where Nature sits. Technically, this is heretical, but this religion isn’t dogmatic enough for the priesthood to crack down on the practice.

Iconography

Usually he is shown half-formed, his lower body still made up of the water from which he was born. One arm reaches up, the other down, as he connects earth and sky with a bolt of lightning (this same bolt, branching, is the simpler symbol of his power, often carved into holy objects or ships’ masts). Sometimes depicted as robed and hooded, with his face cast in shadow—inscrutable, unknowable. In these depictions, he is generally more human, in his aspect as the Traveler, and often wears the moon as a pendant around his neck.

Rashul

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