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These deities were part of the Elabonian pantheon. The Elabonian Empire expanded its divine population by cultural appropriation of conquered peoples' gods, resulting in a diverse line-up.

Astis/Farris[]

Astis, aka Farris[1] was the Elabonian goddess of love and beauty.

Literary comment: The name Astis appears to be based on Astarte or Ishtar (among other spellings), a Semitic love goddess who is sometimes identified with the Greek Aphrodite and/or the Roman Venus.

Baivers[]

See Baivers.

Biton[]

See Biton.

Darza[]

Darza was the consort of the god Dyaus. She was known for her wrath directed toward Dyaus' children by other women, such as his son Biton.[2]

Literary comment: Darza appears to be based on Hera.

Deinos[]

Deinos was the Elabonian god of war.[3]

Literary comment: Deinos appears to be based on Ares, whose son was named Deimos, the Greek word for terror.

Dyaus[]

See Dyaus.

Mavrix[]

See Mavrix.

Rilyn[]

Rilyn was one of the more important Elabonian deities, to be named in an oath immediately after Dyaus.[4]

References[]

  1. See Inconsistencies (Elabon).
  2. Werenight, 1994 ed., p. 75.
  3. Ibid., pgs. 16-17, 19.
  4. Werenight, 1994 ed., p. 34. Ricolf the Red exclaims: "In the names of Dyaus and Rilyn, welcome, guest-friend Gerin! Be you welcome also, Van of the Strong Arm." This is the only mention of Rilyn in the entire series.
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