For my twenty-second entry in the A-Z Challenge, I would like to introduce the final god of the thirteen core gods of my consolidated pantheon, the god of the sun. V is for Vanuros, the Sun Lord:
Vanuros, the Sun Lord
Vanuros is the god of light, the sun, the sky and weather. Revered by creatures of the air or oppose darkness, and feared by those who suffer at the hands of foul weather, the Sun Lord is the patron of flyers, sailors, farmers, wind runners and other wanderers. His temples are often erected in open fields, on mountaintops and at the top of towers and pyramids, where the sun’s rays may shine on them and bestow upon those within the blessings of Vanuros. His priests observe the changing of the weather patterns, and are particularly celebratory during fierce storms. The Sun Lord’s doctrines to his devout followers include the following:
The favored weapon of Vanuros, the Sun Lord, is the warhammer, and his symbol is the golden lightning bolt.
- Protect the creatures of the sky, particularly flying creatures, for they are close to the sun and thus sacred to Vanuros.
- To experience the true blessing of the Sun Lord, one must work and travel in the open. To avoid experiencing weather for more than a month is tantamount to denying Vanuros and his dominion.
- Do not seek to control the weather through magic, for attempting to impose one’s will on that of the Sun Lord is sheer folly.