|Dungeons & Dragons Deity|
|Title(s)||Daughter of the Night Skies, Goddess of Moonlight, the Lunar Lady, Moonlit Mystery, the Mystic Seer, the Luminous Cloud, Lady of Dreams|
|Home Plane||Olympian Glades of Arborea|
|Alignment||Chaotic Good (NG tendencies)|
|Portfolio||Mysticism, dreams, far journeys, death, transcendence|
|Domains||Chaos, Elf, Good, Illusion, Knowledge, Moon, Travel|
|Alias(es)||Angharradh (Forgotten Realms only)|
In many Dungeons and Dragons campaign settings, Sehanine Moonbow is the elven goddess of the moon. She is one of the more powerful members of the Seldarine. The Lady of Dreams actively opposes the nefarious schemes of the Spider Queen and the other drow powers. She is said to be the wife of Corellon Larethian.Her preferred weapon is the Moonstaff (quarterstaff)
As befits the elven goddess of mysteries, Sehanine is cloaked in secrets and illusions and rarely speaks her mind directly, preferring to communicate through a process of dreams, visions, and other mystic experiences. The Goddess of Moonlight is truly spiritual and ephemeral being who evades any attempt to define her and whose serenity surrounds her like a mantle of moondust.
Sehanine lives in the realm of Arvandor on the plane of Arborea.
Clergy and templesEdit
Worshipers of Sehanine Moonbow seek out and destroy undead creatures, for Sehanine holds such creatures -- with the notable exceptions of baelnorn and other good-aligned undead beings who voluntarily prolong their existence in order to serve their kin -- to be blasphemous. Sehanine's temples are situated so that they are bathed in moon light when it is full, with open ceilings that reveal the night sky. They often adorned with moonstones, silver and surrounded by a garden of night blooming flowers.
In many campaign settings, the elven pantheon of gods (also known as the Seldarine) consists of the leader Corellon Larethian, as well as Aerdrie Faenya, Deep Sashelas, Erevan Ilesere, Fenmarel Mestarine, Hanali Celanil, Labelas Enoreth, Rillifane Rallathil, Sehanine Moonbow, and Solonor Thelandira. Other elven gods may be present in different campaign settings.
Sehanine in the Forgotten RealmsEdit
In the Forgotten Realms, with the rise of humanity and its rapacious expansion into traditional elven homelands, Sehanine has found her energies increasingly occupied by thwarting the destructive ravages of gods such as Auril, Cyric, Malar, Talos, and Umberlee.
Sehanine in GreyhawkEdit
- ↑ Williams, Skip "Races of the Wild", page 23. Wizards of the Coast, 2005
- Boyd, Eric L. Demihuman Deities (TSR, 1998).
- Boyd, Eric L, and Erik Mona. Faiths and Pantheons (Wizards of the Coast, 2002).
- Holian, Gary, Erik Mona, Sean K Reynolds, and Frederick Weining. Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (Wizards of the Coast, 2000).