Monster Mythology Update

This page will quickly link you to the completed Faiths & Avatars style write-ups for each deity from DMGR4 Monster Mythology.

Bugbear (and Other) Pantheon:
Grankhul the Hunter
Hruggek the Decapitator
Meriadar the Patient One
Skiggaret the Deranged One
Stalker, the Hateful Shadow

Goblin Pantheon:
Bargrivyek the Peacekeeper
Khugorbaeyag the Overseer
Maglubiyet the Mighty One
Nomog-Geaya the General

Kobold and Urd Pantheon:
Dakarnok the Raider
Gaknulak the Trapmaker
Kuraulyek the Horned Thief
Kurtulmak the Cunning

Orcish Pantheon:
Bahgtru the Leg-Breaker
Gruumsh One-Eye
Ilneval the Horde Leader
Luthic the Cave Mother
Shargaas the Night Lord
Yurtrus White-Hands

The Ordning (Giantish Pantheon):
Annam the All-Father
Diancastra, the Wanton Wanderer
Grolantor the Steading Lord
Grond Peaksmasher
Hiatea the Huntress
Iallanis the Tender One
Karontor the Deformed One
Memnor the Deceiver
Skoreaus Stonebones, the Living Rock
Stronmaus the Storm Lord
Surtr the Black
Thrym, the King of Ice

Gnoll Pantheon:
Gorellik the Loner
Refnara the Moon-Biter
Yeenoghu the Demon Prince of Gnolls

Ogre Pantheon:
Mirklak the Orcslayer
Vaprak the Destroyer
Ysshara the Lorekeeper

Interlopers on the Giant Pantheon:
Baphomet, Demon Lord of Minotaurs
Kostchtchie, the Demon Prince of Wrath

Io’s Children (Draconic Pantheon):
Aasterinian, the Messenger of Io
Arcanic the Learned
Astilabor the Hoardmistress
Bahamut the Platinum Dragon
Chronepsis the Death Dragon
Elemtia the Tempest
Faluzure the Night Dragon
Garyx the Firelord
Hlal the Jester
Io the Ninefold Dragon
Kalzareinad, The Keeper of Dark Wonders
Kereska Wonderbringer
Lendys the Balancer
Rais, The Cogitative One
Sardior the Ruby Dragon
Tamara the Merciful
Task the Wrester
Tiamat the Chromatic Dragon
Zorquan the High One

Aerial Deities:
Jazirian the Eternal Serpent
Koriel the Vigilant
Stillsong the Singing Sphere

Aquatic Deities:
Anguileusis the Abiding One
Blibdoolpoolp the Sea Mother
Demogorgon, the Prince of Demons
Eadro the Deliverer
Ilxendren the Demonray
Panzuriel the Enslaver
Persana, Guardian of the Deep
Sekolah the Great Shark
Surminare the Queen of Selkies
Trishina the Waverider
Water Lion the Sharkslayer

Avian Deities:
Krocaa the Crimsonfeather
Quorlinn the Filcher
Remnis the Great Lord of the Eagles
Syranita, Mistress of the Aarakocra

Reptilian and Amphibian Deities:
Laogzed the Devourer
Merrshaulk the Serpent Lord
Parrafaire the Naga Prince
Ramenos the Great Frog
Semuanya the Survivor
Sess’innek the Emperor Lizard
Shekinester the Three-Faced Queen

Centaur Pantheon:
Brilros the Battle Stallion
Chitza-Atlan, the Guardian of the Gateway to the Underworld
Fanthros Storm-Hooves
Kheiron the Educator
Linroth Fleet-Hoof
Naharra the Mother-Mare
Skerrit the Hoofed Lord

Lycanthrope Pantheon:
Balador the Master of Mead
Daragor the Wolflord
Eshebala the Vixen Queen
Ferrix the Prowler
Squerrik the Ratlord

Seelie Court:
Caoimhin the Kindly
Damh the Horned Beast
Eachthighern the Unicorn Lord
Emmantiensien the Treant-King
Fionnghuala the Mistress of Swans
Nathair Sgiathach the Prankster
Oberon the Faerie King
Squelaichie the Court Jester
Titania the Faerie Queen
Verenestra the Oak Princess

Unseelie Court:
The Queen of Air and Darkness

Beholder Pantheon:
Great Mother, the Hive Spawner
Gzemnid the Gas Giant

Deities “missing” from Demihuman Deities:
Alathrien Druanna, the Rune Mistress
Araleth Letheranil the Prince of Stars
Cador the Shadow Knife
Diinkarazan the Mad God
Diirinka the Betrayer
Kirith Sotheril
Melira Taralen
Mythrien Sarath
Naralis Analor, the Watcher of Souls
Nebelun the Meddler
Rellavar Danuvien, the Frost Sprite King
Sarula Iliene
Tarsellis Meunniduin
Tethrin Veraldé the Shining One

Myconid Pantheon:
Psilofyr the Spore Lord

Illithid Pantheon:

Undead Deities:

Miscellaneous Dark Deities:
The Dark God
The Elder Elemental God

Neogi Pantheon:
Kil’lix the Ambitious
Kr’tx the Flaming Master
P’kk the Dominator
Thrig’ki the Rapacious
T’zen’kil the Lasher

48 Responses to Monster Mythology Update

  1. Crissy says:

    Are you still working on these? Really looking forward to the write-up for Verenestra the Oak Princess when you get around to her. ;-)

    • AuldDragon says:

      I am, it has just been slow going. Unfortunately, Verenestra will be a while out, as I’m working on the giant deities now. Thanks for being patient!

  2. Kos says:

    Love your work! Really great to see! Do you think you may be able to do the Great Mother and Daragor soon please?

    • AuldDragon says:

      Thanks! I’m working on these in order now as it is easier to keep my thoughts coherent, so unfortunately, it will be a while before I get to either Daragor or the Great Mother.

  3. Arnwyn says:

    Just letting you know that people not necessarily on Dragonsfoot are watching from afar, so to speak, greatly anticipating the continuing (fantastic) results of your project!

  4. Georgie says:

    I’m currently putting together an AD&D campaign for some friends tired of dealing with 3rd edition. I was looking for specialty priests (a la the wonderful trilogy of religion books) and stumbled across you. You had precisely what I was looking for. Thanks for the hard work. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  5. Alzrius says:

    I noticed that under the Aquatic Deities header, you have Ilxendren, but not The Blood Queen. Is there a reason why she’s apparently being excluded?

    • AuldDragon says:

      She’s under Miscellaneous Underdark Deities, as Piscaethces. She was named in Drizzt Do’Urden’s Guide to the Underdark and Demihuman Deities. Aboleths aren’t really aquatic creatures, which is why she isn’t under the Aquatic header.

      • Alzrius says:

        That would explain it; while she’s listed as “The Blood Queen” in her (scant) mentions in Demihuman Deities, I don’t have DDGttU (nor 3.5’s Lords of Madness, where she apparently also appears), so I wasn’t aware of her being renamed.

        Thanks for the quick reply setting me straight!

  6. alzrius says:

    I just noticed that Yathaghera, the pegasus demigoddess daughter of Eachthighern (Elves of Evermeet, p. 103) isn’t here. Is that an oversight, or is it because of her circumstances (e.g. stated to have no priesthood and living on Evermeet)?

  7. Brujo says:

    Hmmm you have any plans to make a condensed pdf out of all your work? Perhaps even publish it under the ogl cia say I would gladly buy a hardcover copy of this work!

    • AuldDragon says:

      I would like to eventually offer some compiled volumes, but that will require some additional work (I’d want to include some additional information like the appendices in Faiths & Avatars/Powers & Pantheons/Demihuman Deities) and I would want some artwork. Unfortunately, 2nd Edition is not available under the OGL, so there would be some definite issues with any offerings on (it would be nice if they would open up the DM’s Guild for non-FR material and non-5th Edition material, but I’m not holding my breath).

  8. Bardet says:

    Currently running a Sea of Fallen Stars campaign, in the Forgotten Realms. It was really cool to find an entry here for Anguileusis! Any chance that you will keep working on this on the future? I was interested in something like these entries for Ilxendren and Panzuriel.
    My campaign also features dragon cults from Draconomicon, so I have not enough “thank you” for entries on Hlal and that stuff on Chronepsis. Thanks a lot for this impressive work, discontinued or not.

    • AuldDragon says:

      Glad they’ve been beneficial! I’m still working on them, and I have been publishing one a month for a while, so expect another entry in a few days!

  9. alzrius says:

    This is a minor thing, but I notice that you haven’t included a link to Ilxendren’s entry here on the overview of deities.

  10. Shan Pig says:

    Your work is great!
    I’d like to translate your blog articles into chinese. Can I get your permission?

  11. Dreydon Barber says:

    Keep at it, I’ve been looking for this kind of information for days now.

    • AuldDragon says:

      Glad you found my stuff then! I try to have a new one every month, so check back near the beginning of the month for new stuff. :)

  12. Barastir says:

    Jeff, have you seen my response on the deities cited in the new “Monderkainen’s Tome of Foes” in the Candlekeep Forum?

    • AuldDragon says:

      I did, my reply is on the top of page five in the thread; probably got missed in all the back and forth over Vhaeraun and Eilistraee. :) I was hoping for more, but it was about as I expected (other than the literal dumping of every deity they could think of and the splitting of Muamman and Marthammor). Didn’t sound like there’s much information of interest to me. Thanks again!

    • Barastir says:

      Alright, glad I could help anyway!

  13. Slar says:

    Are these still being done? I stumbled across this while looking up Krocaa, and found the wealth of info. Awesome!

    Sadly, the compiled PDF version is on a site that tried to infect my computer. Which sucks, because these are incredibly useful.

    Thanks for all your hard work!

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  15. Pandaemonium says:

    Any idea on when you’ll be getting to the undead deities? I’ve found these to be really useful as it saves me time from pouring through my books.

    • AuldDragon says:

      Not at this point, unfortunately. I work on rotating groups, but which group I decide to work on when I finish one is pretty arbitrary and depends on what I feel like working on at the time.

  16. Caio Graco says:

    Your work is dramatically well done. There are so much detailed information to be used to a lot of campaigns. It can also be extrapolated to any systems, which is worderfull too. I’m using these descriptions to my campaign in Forgotten Realms, and eager to see your job on Titania and her family!

    • AuldDragon says:

      Thanks, I really appreciate that, and I’m glad you’re finding it useful in your current campaign! :)

  17. Chronische says:

    This is all very well done! Glad to see folk still working hard on 2e all these decades later.

  18. Tehjleck says:

    Over a decade and still working to bestow upon us these glorious write ups.

    Cheers to the Auld one!

  19. camelotcrusade says:

    I’ve been enjoying these since you started and I’m so grateful you’re doing this. Still looking forward to the rest of the Fey powers (almost there!), and the anti-fey, (esp. QoD and Ceglune). I also wanted to ask if you planned to add Tapann the Undying to the list. I saw him here and there as I read Demihuman Deities today (the 2e book) and thought he’d be a good fit for your blog.

    Finally, any plans to turn these into a book that we can download (or even purchase)? I’d love to support that project.

    • AuldDragon says:

      I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll do Tapann, but I’ll have to decide soon.

      I’d definitely like to do some sort of book (with artwork and everything) but I don’t currently know how feasible that is, both legally and financially. We’ll see what I can do when I’m done with all the deities. :)

  20. Sam says:

    Love your work. What’s next after Monster Mythology? Dead Gods? Historical Pantheons?

    • AuldDragon says:

      I’m considering doing some monstrous pantheons/gods that don’t even have names, but historical pantheons are definitely on the list.

  21. Oneiros says:

    Thank you so much for chipping away at these over the years, hoping you get to juiblex soon! I’m playing a priest of juiblex in a campaign I’m in and there’s not alot of existing info about them. Regardless absolutely stellar work! Thanks for keeping with it

    • AuldDragon says:

      Thanks! It’s been a lot of fun (and hard work)! :D

      If you haven’t seen it, there’s a little bit of information in the Night Below boxed set. :)

  22. Alzrius says:

    Nice to see that Shami-Amourae got added (I’m pretty sure she wasn’t there before). Don’t forget to look at her AD&D 2E entry in “Road to Danger,” as it adds some information that isn’t present in the original “The Stolen Power” adventure back in Dungeon #5.

    • AuldDragon says:

      Yep, that’s pretty much what solidified me adding her to the project. That write-up formally made her a real power, whereas the original Dungeon adventure didn’t. :)

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