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Aerdrie Faenya

Name: Aerdrie Faenya, Goddess of Air and Weather
Domain: Air, Weather, Birds
Symbols: a feather
Avatars: none
Plot marshals: Andrew Disbrow
Area of Influence: Creathorne
Aerdrie is the elven goddess of the air, weather, and birds. As the bringer of rain she is the closest the elves have to a fertility goddess. At one time, the Winged Mother's followers were composed largely of the avariel, much like Deep Sashelas was and is worshiped primarily by sea elves. However, unlike their aquatic kin, the winged elves were nearly wiped out by the dragons. Today, gold, moon, and wild elves who desire certain weather conditions make the most frequent sacrifices to Aerdrie. Her small church is also popular with the elves who possess flying mounts, such as asperii, dragons, giant eagles, griffons, hippogriffs, and pegasi.

Aerdrie is both an aspect of Angharradh and one of the three elven goddesses who collectively form the Triune Goddess. This duality tightly binds Aerdrie alongside Corellon in leading the Seldarine. Aerdrie maintains close relations only with those powers of the air who share a love of birds and freedom as deeply held as the Lady of Air and Wind. Aerdrie is also close with the avian lords of the Beastlands, articularly the hawk lord.

Aerdrie is the elven expression of freedom and impulse, and she dislikes being tied down to any one place for too long. Her realm is so close to the philosophical border between Arvandor and Ysgard that it moves back and forth, sometimes part of Arvandor and sometimes part of Alfheim. Aerdrie delights in the sound of wind instruments and in creating unpredictable atmospheric conditions, including severe thunderstorms on occasion, but her primary joy is simply feeling the air rush past her with the ground far below.

The Winged Mother is a somewhat distant goddess who rarely involves herself in elven culture, and she is far more chaotic than the rest of the Seldarine. Aerdrie appears to be a tall elf-like woman with feathered hair and eyebrows; from her back spring a pair of large, birdlike wings. Her feathers are of constantly changing color. The lower half of her body from the hi ps down vanishes into a misty whirlwind, so that she appears to never touch the ground. Aerdrie wanders the winds of the planes of Olympus and Gladsheim, in the company of a large number of winged creatures of many types.

She is a powerful spell caster, although she only concerns herself with spells that are to do with air, weather, flight, electricity and gas. Elves who desire certain weather conditions make the most frequent sacrifices to her. It has been known to happen that an elf who has somehow fallen from a great height, should be or she call out Aerdrie's name aloud, have landed on ground with little or no injuries. However, those who receive this gracious benefit, coming directly from Aerdrie herself, are compelled to perform a service for the goddess, fully commensurate with the person's ability. Such tasks vary widely in nature, though all of them are said to be comparatively challenging and difficult. Elves receiving this benefit need not be worshippers of Aerdrie.

Created by Faelinn Shadowmoon (Leanne Micciche) at 04-28-08 09:33 AM
Last Modified by Faelinn Shadowmoon (Leanne Micciche) at 04-28-08 10:25 AM