For my third entry in the A-Z Challenge, I would like to introduce the second of the thirteen core gods of my consolidated pantheon, the trickster goddess of the night. C is for Celena, the Star Mistress:
Celena, the Star Mistress
Celena is the goddess of the night, the moon and the stars above. Those who seek the tranquility of a moonlit night, as well as those who navigate by or operate under the stars and the moon revere the Star Mistress. She is typically honored in open courtyards and natural clearings under both the full and new moons, and Rogues’ Guilds typically hold shrines in her honor. Her priests observe the transitions of the lunar phases. Disciples of Celena’s teachings receive the following lessons:
Celena’s favored weapon is the dagger, and her symbol is that of a silver crescent moon.
- All deeds are blessed which are performed under the light of the stars and moon, particularly those that require mischief and cleverness. Using tricks and clever tactics to accomplish tasks is a sacred duty.
- The devout should endeavor to seek their own destiny, for the paths of their lives are as countless as the stars at night.
- Followers should never force others to take on too much responsibility at a young age or to mature too quickly, for doing so is considered a mortal sin.