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keftiu
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Posted - 10 Feb 2020 :  11:02:16  Show Profile Send keftiu a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Is there one? Looking for something less harsh than full-blown Storm, more positive.

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I don't think weather is covered, in general... Storms are, obviously, but not weather in general.

For rain, I'm leaning towards either Chauntea or Eldath. Eldath covers waters, such as streams and such, so there's a bit of a connection there... Chauntea is the better fit, though; people concerned about rain are most often those who have to grow things, and that's firmly in Chauntea's sphere of influence.

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Baltas
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Posted - 10 Feb 2020 :  13:59:06  Show Profile Send Baltas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aside from Eldath and Chauntea, one example, is from the Seldarine - it's stated Aerdie Fenya is specifically the goddess of rain among things, and is benevolent, and visible more positive (she is also a storm goddess though.)


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Storyteller Hero
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Posted - 10 Feb 2020 :  14:08:55  Show Profile  Visit Storyteller Hero's Homepage Send Storyteller Hero a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Isis of the Mulhorandi pantheon - Weather, rivers, agriculture, love, marriage, good magic

Chauntea of the Faerūnian pantheon - Agriculture, plants cultivated by humans, farmers, gardeners, Summer

Eldath of the Faerūnian pantheon - Quiet places, springs, pools, peace, waterfalls

Istishia of the Faerūnian pantheon and Zakharan pantheon - Elemental water, purification through water

Lathander of the Faerūnian pantheon - Athletics, birth, creativity, dawn, renewal, self-perfection, Spring, vitality, youth

Silvanus of the Faerūnian pantheon - Wild nature, druids

Pag of the Zakharan pantheon - Nature, trees, flowers

Ao Ch’in, Ao Jun, Ao Kuang, and Ao Shun of the Celestial Bureaucracy - seasons, weather

Lao Tzu of the Celestial Bureaucracy - Mystic insight, enlightenment, philosophy, nature

Nung Chiang of the Celestial Bureaucracy - Agriculture, fertility

Inari of the Eight Million Gods pantheon - Harvest, rice agriculture, water flows, plants, insects

Azul of the Maztican pantheon - Rain, water, bodies of water

Maztica of the Maztican pantheon - Life, fertility, nature

Watil of the Maztican pantheon - Plants, nature, agriculture

Indra of the Vedic pantheon - Weather, battle, storms, atmosphere

Aerdrie Fenya of the Seldarine pantheon - Air, weather, avians, rain, fertility, avariels

Angharradh of the Seldarine pantheon - Spring, fertility, planting, birth, defense, wisdom

Elebrin Liothiel of the Seldarine pantheon - Nature, gardens, orchards, harvest

Rillifane Rallathil of the Seldarine pantheon - Woodlands, nature, wild elves, druids

Sarula Ilien of the Seldarine pantheon - Lakes, streams, nixies, water magic

Lliendil of the Raptoran pantheon - Weather, rain, storms, the Sun, wind, change, trickery

Ventila of the Raptoran pantheon - Spring, fertility, growth, love

Hiatea of the Giant pantheon - Nature, agriculture, hunting, childbirth

Stronmaus of the Giant pantheon - The Sun, the Sky, weather, joy, cloud giants

Sheela Peryroyl of the Halfling pantheon - Nature, agriculture, weather, song, dance, beauty, romantic love

Oberon of the Seelie Court pantheon - Nature, wild places, animals


Poseidon (scattered cults on Toril) - Water, earthquakes, creation

Water Lion (possibly unknown on Toril but planar presence known) - a water-based primordial with a divine spark, allowing them to produce avatars





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Starshade
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Posted - 10 Feb 2020 :  14:28:35  Show Profile Send Starshade a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Set from the egyptian pantheon were an raingod in his original rl Egypt's pantheon. An hint on his function is looking at how often it do rain there, and rain's function in Egypt.
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BadCatMan
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Posted - 11 Feb 2020 :  01:30:45  Show Profile Send BadCatMan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Khass, a little-known Shaaran god of clouds and rain.
https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Khass

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Seethyr
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Posted - 11 Feb 2020 :  16:46:07  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Azul has yet to be mentioned who is literally a rain god, with servitors charged with bringing the rains known as tlalocoatl (rain dragons) and chac (Fey jaguar spirits of rain)

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Baltas
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Posted - 11 Feb 2020 :  19:32:03  Show Profile Send Baltas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I thought about mentioning Azul, but in canon, the detail of him getting sacrifice of children and Lawful Evil alignment, I thought didn't fir exactly keftiu's request about a "less harsh and more positive" god.

Still, despite the above, he does seems less harsh and distant than some other rain and storm gods, like the above mentioned Khass for example. (Who I'm not sure, if at least by current times, isn't an aspect of Talos).

Edited by - Baltas on 11 Feb 2020 19:37:03
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Seethyr
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Posted - 11 Feb 2020 :  20:00:18  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Baltas

I thought about mentioning Azul, but in canon, the detail of him getting sacrifice of children and Lawful Evil alignment, I thought didn't fir exactly keftiu's request about a "less harsh and more positive" god.

Still, despite the above, he does seems less harsh and distant than some other rain and storm gods, like the above mentioned Khass for example. (Who I'm not sure, if at least by current times, isn't an aspect of Talos).



Yeah he’s done some dark stuff. I’ve got to be honest though, in my home game, each of the Maztican gods are far more “unaligned” than good or evil or even neutral - very much like the actual Aztec deities were (Azul being Tlaloc of course). Sure they were given clear cut behaviors and alignments in the boxed set, but I feel like with the exception of Zaltec, they were depicted as far more “necessary” in the actual novels than evil.

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sleyvas
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Posted - 12 Feb 2020 :  00:01:02  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Granted Isis supposedly subsumed Ishtar, but Ishtar was also a weather goddess. Ramman was also a rain god, though he was supposedly killed by Assuran of the Three Thunders and his portfolios given to Anhur. With the return of Enlil, he might also be considered somewhat of a storm deity concerned with rain, but it would be more of a storm deity and less of a rain one.

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TomCosta
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Posted - 14 Feb 2020 :  01:39:58  Show Profile Send TomCosta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it's simply a more benign aspect of the Gods of Fury. Not everything the evil gods do is unnecessary and "evil," even if it is what they are most feared for.
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