|Title(s)||Our Lady of Joy, Mistress of Revels, Joybringer|
|Home plane||2E: Brightwater (Arborea)
|Portfolio||Joy, Happiness, Dance, Festivals, Trade, Money, Wealth|
Lliira (// LEER-ə) is a fictional character, a goddess in the Forgotten Realms setting of Dungeons & Dragons. She is also known as Our Lady of Joy, Mistress of Revels and the Joybringer, and is the Faerûnian goddess of joy, happiness, dance, festivals, freedom and liberty.
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)
Lliira (pronounced “Leer-a,” with a trill on the “ee” sound) first appeared within Dungeons & Dragons as one of the deities featured in Ed Greenwood's article "Down-to-earth Divinity" in Dragon #54 (October 1981). Lliira is introduced as Our Lady of Joy, goddess of joy, careless feeling, contentment, release, hospitality, happiness, dance, patron of festivals; she is a chaotic good demigoddess from the plane of Olympus. Lliira is described as being "allied to Milil and Sune, and is invoked and offered to at all joyous occasions. She is usually depicted as a young, dancing, sensuous lady, laughing and carefree. She cannot abide violence and ill feeling, and a sword bared (save in solemn ceremony) any place is said to be enough to drive her, or her favor, away." The article also notes that "Milil often works directly with Lliira," and "Lliira and Selune serve Sune." Lliira is commonly worshipped by chaotic good thieves and clerics, and bards of any alignment.
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)
Lliira was described in the hardback Forgotten Realms Adventures (1990), the revised Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (1993) in the "Running the Realms" booklet, and Faiths & Avatars (1996).
Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000-2002)
Lliira's priests and priestess are the apple of her eye. They are called "joy bringers". With the job of leadership and plan-makers of festivals.
Followers of Lliira are called Lliirans and wear brightly colored outfits, and dress themselves with rubies and sapphires. They are known for always having a smile on their lips, and it is unheard of to see one with a frown.
Lliira also has an organization of rogue/warriors called the Scarlet Mummers, founded when Loviatar killed her lover. They kill in an elaborate dance, using bladed boots, leaving a single red rose behind.
- Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set. Wizard of the Coast. ISBN 0-88038-472-7.
- Ed Greenwood, Dragon magazine #54 - "Down-to-earth divinity" (October 1981)
- Grubb, Jeff and Ed Greenwood. Forgotten Realms Adventures (TSR, 1990)
- Ed Greenwood (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting. ASIN B000K06S2E.
- Martin, Julia, and Eric L Boyd. Faiths & Avatars (TSR, 1996)
- McComb, Colin. On Hallowed Ground (TSR, 1996)
- Perkins, Christopher. Warriors of Heaven (TSR, 1999)
- Ed Greenwood et al. (2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting. Wizard of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- Boyd, Eric L, and Erik Mona. Faiths and Pantheons (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)