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Sehanine Moonbow

Name: Sehanine Moonbow, Goddess of the Full Moon
Domain: Divinations, Dreams, Omens
Symbols: a bow on its side above a full moon
Avatars: none
Plot marshals: Andrew Disbrow
Area of Influence: Creathorne
Sehanine Moonbow is the elven goddess of the moon or, more specifically, the full moon. She governs divinations, omens, and subtle magics and protects against madness. She watches over the dreams of the elves, keeping them from harm while in reverie and sending omens to protect from future dangers. Sehanine watches over the passage of elven spirits from the world, and she is protectress of the dead. The Daughter of the Night Skies is also guardian and guide to those elves whose days in the mundane world of mortals are done and who seek to travel from the lands they know and love to distant. She also watches over such refuges and ensures they are kept safe from intrusion. Sehanine governs long journeys, both physical and spiritual, and in elven cultures that proclaim the reality of reincarnation, Sehanine and Corellon work together to guide the spirit to its best subsequent incarnation as it works its way toward perfection. Although Sehanine is venerated by all the Elves (including half-elves and a handful of gnome illusionists), she is particularly revered by moon elves, which view her as their protectorate, and gold elves, who are among the most withdrawn from the world of all the elven sub races. Tel'Quessir seeking to explore transcendental mysteries, awaiting passage to the West, the Summer Lands or Arvandor, some undergoing physical or spiritual journeys pray to the Goddess of Moonlight, as do mystics, seers, diviners, and weavers of illusions.

Atlernately called the wife and daughter of Corellon, Sehanine is the mightiest of the female powers in the elven pantheon. Identified with the mystic power of the moon, Sehanine's tears are said to have mingled with Corellon's blood and given life to the elven race. The elves do not forget this. Sehanine is both the primary aspect of Angharradh and one of the elven goddesses--the other two being Aerdrie Faenya and Hanali Celanil--who collectively form the Triune Goddess. This duality tightly binds Sehanine with the other two senior elven goddesses, and the three collectively serve alongside Corellon in leading the Seldarine, just as the Goddess of Moonlight is said to do in other myths. Sehanine has excellent relations with all of the Seldarine, and it is her kind-heartedness that soothes the anger of Shevarash in his darkest fury and her welcoming nature that brings Fenmarel back to Arvandor on occasion. The Luminous Cloud has few strong relationships outside of the Seldarine, for her otherworldliness is beyond even most other deities.

Sehanine's antipathy for Lolth has existed since the latter was Araushnee, consort of Corellon and the mastermind who nearly engineered the death of the protector and the defeat of the Seldarine. The Lady of Dreams actively opposes the nefarious schemes of the Spider Queen and the other drow powers.

Sehanine rarely concerns herself directly with events in the Realms, aside from weaving illusions around secret elven retreats and guiding elves coming into those lands. Her power waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon, growing strongest when the moon is full. As befits the elven goddess of mysteries, Sehanine is cloaked in secrets and illusions and rarely speaks her mind directly, preffering to communicate through a process of dreams, visions, and other mystic experiences. The Goddess of Moonlight is truely spiritual and empheral being evades any attempt to define her and whose serenity surrounds her like a mantle of moondust.

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