Monday, April 04, 2011

C is for Celena, the Star Mistress...

Good Morning, All:

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:
  • 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.
Celena’s favored weapon is the dagger, and her symbol is that of a silver crescent moon.



ChicagoWiz said...

What are the tenets/rules for clerics/paladins to Celena?

Flynn said...

The bullet points are the basics. In essence, clerics and holy warriors of Celena should endeavor to use tricks and clever tactics to accomplish significant tasks, as Celena is a goddess of trickery and promotes the teaching of wisdom through such actions. That is a sacred duty. Since actions that occur at night and under the stars are blessed, particularly those that require mischief and cleverness, clerics and holy warriors of Celena should defend those that perform such. In addition, they should remain vigilant against those that would make others grow up too quickly, and basically let children have a chance to be children before the weight of the world is placed on their shoulders. Forcing someone into a position where they can no longer appreciate Celena's lessons is considered a Bad Thing, and that's why followers do not force maturity and seriousness on those whose time for such has not yet come. (That's why it's a mortal sin.)

The above are examples of my personal thoughts on it. What do you think? What would be your suggestions here?

With Regards,

ChicagoWiz said...

I was after what you thought. :) I like reading how other people organize their religions so that the clerics/paladins have a skeleton to flesh out. It gives them something to roleplay with and make those choices along concrete lines versus tenuous alignment interpretations.