Angharradh

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Not to be confused with Angharad.

In the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, Angharradh is the goddess of birth, defense, fertility, planting, Spring, and wisdom.

Publication history[edit]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)[edit]

Angharradh first appears in the 2nd edition book Elves of Evermeet (1994) by author Elaine Cunningham, as one of the deities of the Forgotten Realms version of the elven pantheon.[1] Angharradh is further detailed in Demihuman Deities (1998).[2]

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition (2000-2007)[edit]

Angharradh appears in 3rd edition in Faiths and Pantheons (2002).[3]

Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008-2013)[edit]

Angharradh is mentioned briefly in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. She dwells in Crescent Grove, Corellon's palace in Arvandor, and is revered throughout the realms as the Good-aligned god of wisdom. Her priests are known as circle singers.[4]

Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (2015)[edit]

Angharradh is described in the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide.[5]

Description[edit]

Angharradh, who has also been referred to as the Queen of Arvandor, is both the personification of three separate elven goddesses (Aerdrie Faenya, Hanali Celanil and Sehanine Moonbow), as well as a single goddess who extends beyond these three beings.

In the 4th edition Forgotten Realms setting, Angharradh is no longer a triple goddess. Aerdrie Faenya is revealed to be the elven guise of the primoridial Akadi, Henali Celanil is actually an aspect of Sune, and Sehanine Moonbow is in fact Selûne. Angharradh still exists, however - a situation that remains unexplained.

The 5th edition Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide reverts the 4th edition lore changes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cunningham, Elaine. Elves of Evermeet (TSR, 1994)
  2. ^ Boyd, Eric L. Demihuman Deities (TSR, 1998)
  3. ^ Boyd, Eric L, and Erik Mona. Faiths and Pantheons (Wizards of the Coast, 2002).
  4. ^ Cordell, Bruce R., Ed Greenwood and Chris Sims. Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (Wizards of the Coast, 2008)
  5. ^ Wizards RPG Team. Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide (Wizards of the Coast, 2015)