Desna

Our Lovely Goddess…

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Name Desna
Titles The Song of the Spheres
The Great Dreamer
Starsong
The Tender of Dreams
Alignment Chaotic Good
Portfolio Dreams
Stars
Travelers
Luck
Worshipers Travelers, Astronomers, Gamblers, Varisians, Musicians
Cleric alignments NG, CG, CN
Domains Chaos, Good, Liberation, Luck, Travel
Weapon Starknife

Desna (pronounced DEZ-nuh) was one of the first deities, but while her peers burdened themselves with the task of creating Golarion she spent her time building the heavens. She’s changed little since those earlier days, and she and her followers delight in exploring the world.

History

Desna is an ancient goddess of freedom and luck, and is credited with the creation of the heavens. In her earliest days the god Curchanus, an enemy of the goddess Lamashtu, was her mentor. Lamashtu laid a trap for Curchanus and stripped him of his beast domain, ripping it from his godly essence. As he died he gifted Desna with the domain of travel; she has traveled the planes and worlds since, opposing both oppression and Lamashtu wherever she encounters them, and spreading her word while making an effort to experiencing new wonders when she can.

Relationships

Desna is strongly opposed to Lamashtu due to the murder of Desna’s one-time mentor, and wishes to reclaim the domain of beasts. Cayden Cailean is known to be suitor of hers, but she keeps aloof of most godly affairs; past traumas and her desire for freedom lead her into fewer interactions with other deities and their faiths than most. She is known to have good relations with Sarenrae and Shelyn, and to oppose both Rovagug and Zon-Kuthon for control of the night, which she wishes to be a time of wonder and beauty.

Appearance and Emissaries

Desna is a Varisian goddess often described as a beautiful elven woman, with butterfly wings containing all the beauty of a clear night sky. She is oft depicted as having dark hair, silvery eyes, and a coy but distant smile, wearing diaphanous gowns and sometimes accompanied by swarms of butterflies.

Desna

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