Corellon Larethian

Corellon Larethian is the wise leader of the Seldarine, the god of elves, magic, poetry, rulership, and warcraft. He is thought of as the father of the race, but he is depicted as female as often as he is depicted as male.

In the centuries of destruction that followed the First Sundering, Elf priests and high mages fervently prayed to Corellon Larethian and the gods of the Elven Pantheon for salvation. Corellon interceded in the Crown Wars and cursed the dark elves so that they might never dwell comfortably under the sun. Now finding themselves pained by exposure to daylight, the drow—in a mere two months’ time—retreated from the sunlit lands of the World Above into the Underdark. They abandoned all loyalty to the elven gods who betrayed and banished them, turning instead to Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders, as their patron. Wars soon began between the drow and the underground cities of the dwarves.

A popular deity amongst wizards; rivals include Gruumsh One-Eye, Orcish god of conquest, strength, and survival. It is said that Gruumsh owes the loss of his eye to Corellon’s aim with an arrow.

Alignment: chaotic good
Domains: Arcana, Light
Symbol: Crescent moon

Corellon Larethian

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