Quick question, for minimal thought...


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Which (if any) god on Golarion would you worship in real life if they had a church? Empyreal lords, etc., are ok too.

I'm looking mostly for gut reactions here, curious to get a broad sense of people's feelings for a home project I'm working on that was inspired by a comment about this topic elsewhere. But reasons are welcome!

I, personally, would almost undoubtedly belong to Erastil's church...

Grand Lodge

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The same I answer I give in real life: None.

From what I can see, the dieties do a pretty lousy job of managing the world, or are actively malevolent to moratals, and so I'm very sympathetic to the Rahadoumi mindset.

Many of my characters though, feel very differently.

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I'd worship Desna.

I'm a pagan and worship the being colloquially known as Lady Luck in real life, and I'm NG verging on CG (according to all those Alignment texts anyway), and I think Desna's pretty awesome...so this is an easy choice.


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Shelyn or Milani depending on where in.Golarion I was.


At a swift punch? Cayden. Merriment, revelry, and responsible drinking.

After more consideration? Hard call. I identify with aspects of all of the good Core Deities, Halcamora, Keltheald, Lthertida,and other empyreal lords.
I consider myself as NG with a strong LG verge, and appreciate aspects of most things.


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Irori

-Doomn


Moloch or Ragathiel. I guess that makes me LN?

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Shelyn. ^_^

(Considered Arshea, Naderi, and even Urgathoa, though.)

Grand Lodge

Going with LazarX's approach to the question. I've got high standards when it comes to my religion, and none of the Golarion deities make the cut. It's part of the reason I point out the existential horror of the entire setting (and really any setting which puts out what the de facto metaphysical landscape is).

Grand Lodge

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Ms. Pleiades wrote:
Going with LazarX's approach to the question. I've got high standards when it comes to my religion, and none of the Golarion deities make the cut. It's part of the reason I point out the existential horror of the entire setting (and really any setting which puts out what the de facto metaphysical landscape is).

To be fair... Golarion isn't a real world, it's Adventure Planet. everything about it is essentially a reason to insert a group of Heros to right some kind of Wrong (or Wrong some kind of Right as it may be).

A world full of omniscient, all wise gods that could actually manage things, would leave most PCs, good, evil, or indifferent, out of work.


Tempus. I am importing him from the Realms.


Either Irori or Arshea. Maybe both.


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Zyphus.

There is only one god, and his name is Zyphus.

And what do we say to Zyphus? "Not today. I have work to do."


Ms. Pleiades wrote:
Going with LazarX's approach to the question. I've got high standards when it comes to my religion, and none of the Golarion deities make the cut. It's part of the reason I point out the existential horror of the entire setting (and really any setting which puts out what the de facto metaphysical landscape is).

Oh, dear, what is this existential horror? Or metaphysical landscape?


Thanks for the interesting responses so far--they've all been most illuminating! Feel free to keep them coming! :D


Calistria. Mostly I like her individualistic approach to life. Pretty much be who you are and damn what other think is how I live my life anyway. Also I like wasps...and never been stung by one...and they seem to like me.

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Pharasma.
She's oldest, most powerful, and she'll make sure I get a fair shake in the afterlife.
Her portfolio includes healing and prophecy, both nice to have around.
Plus, if that zombie apocalypse ever happens, her church is going to have that situation handled.


In real life I'm an atheist. However, I'd start reconsidering if dozens of people started bending the laws of physics through their faith (and this could be verified as not being a hoax).

In a world with clerics and oracles, I'd probably be a pantheist, honoring various gods as they pertained to my life.


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Sarenrae. Or maybe Desna.


I would probably create my own Pantheon. I would certainly include Pharasma, Desna, Halcamora, and Shelyn. I'd probably add more over time as I came to like their messaging. I feel like I would approach religion in much the same way that I approach politics, which is a strange thought.

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Benchak the Nightstalker wrote:

Pharasma.......

Plus, if that zombie apocalypse ever happens, her church is going to have that situation handled.

Lol. Except you know, for all of the in-Golarion undead risings, which INVARIABLY seem to occur right under the nose of the local Pharasmins. It's like worshipping Pharasma invites zombie apocalypses.

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John Spalding wrote:
Benchak the Nightstalker wrote:

Pharasma.......

Plus, if that zombie apocalypse ever happens, her church is going to have that situation handled.
Lol. Except you know, for all of the in-Golarion undead risings, which INVARIABLY seem to occur right under the nose of the local Pharasmins. It's like worshipping Pharasma invites zombie apocalypses.

Goddess of Birth, Death, and Prophecy. Why do you think they built the churches there in the first place? To deal with the inevitable uprisings!

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Benchak the Nightstalker wrote:
John Spalding wrote:
Benchak the Nightstalker wrote:

Pharasma.......

Plus, if that zombie apocalypse ever happens, her church is going to have that situation handled.
Lol. Except you know, for all of the in-Golarion undead risings, which INVARIABLY seem to occur right under the nose of the local Pharasmins. It's like worshipping Pharasma invites zombie apocalypses.
Goddess of Birth, Death, and Prophecy. Why do you think they built the churches there in the first place? To deal with the inevitable uprisings!

Which would make a lot of sense if there was more dealing and less doddering.


Benchak the Nightstalker wrote:
John Spalding wrote:
Benchak the Nightstalker wrote:

Pharasma.......

Plus, if that zombie apocalypse ever happens, her church is going to have that situation handled.
Lol. Except you know, for all of the in-Golarion undead risings, which INVARIABLY seem to occur right under the nose of the local Pharasmins. It's like worshipping Pharasma invites zombie apocalypses.
Goddess of Birth, Death, and Prophecy. Why do you think they built the churches there in the first place? To deal with the inevitable uprisings!

Actually, according to "the Godsmouth Heresy," all the prophet priests of Pharasma have gone mad since the Age of Lost Omens


Good question!

In real life, I have sometimes thought that if I were pagan rather than Christian, I would likely worship Athena primarily, but not exclusively.

The same would be true if I believed in Golarion deities - I would worship one primarily, but also give some service to a few others. After an exhaustive search based on domains I feel important to me, I think the primary one would be Kelinahat, the Archon Empyreal Lord of Spies, Stealth, and Intelligence.


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Brigh. I'd go on divine crusades in the Whisper's name to bring about the technological singularity.

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