For my fourth entry in the A-Z Challenge, I would like to introduce the third of the thirteen core gods of my consolidated pantheon, the god of craftsmanship. D is for Dworkin, the Stone Father:
Dworkin, the Stone Father
Dworkin is the god of Crafts, trade and mountains. Born of stone and elemental earth, the Stone Father is honored by those that work the earth, by master craftsmen and by merchants of all trades. His temples are often found beneath the surface of the earth, that they may be nestled in the protection of Dworkin himself. His priests preside over markets, insuring fair trade. The Stone Father teaches his followers many lessons, including:
Dworkin’s favored weapon is the great axe, and his symbol is that of a black anvil.
- The protection of all craftsmen and their works is a sacred duty. The destruction of such works accomplishes nothing, and such deeds cannot go unpunished.
- It is considered an affront to Dworkin to subjugate or imprison the children of the mountains, including dwarves, giants and those who are bound to the earth.
- The blessings of Dworkin are found beneath the earth. Through master craftsmanship, those blessings are given form. Through trade, those blessings are spread among the realms in testament to Dworkin’s way.