Berei

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Berei
Game background
Title(s) Hearth Mother
Home plane Elysium
Power level Lesser
Alignment Neutral Good
Portfolio Agriculture, Family, Home
Domains Community, Creation, Good, Plant, Protection
Superior Beory
Design details

A lesser deity originally known to the Flan, Berei is goddess of Agriculture, Family, and Home in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Her holy symbol is a sheaf of wheat stalks.

Publication history[edit]

Berei was first detailed for the Dungeons & Dragons game in the World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting (1983), by Gary Gygax.[1]

Berei was one of the deities described in the From the Ashes set (1992), for the Greyhawk campaign.[2] Berei is described as one of the good deities that celestials can serve in the supplement Warriors of Heaven (1999).[3]

Berei's role in the 3rd edition Greyhawk setting was defined in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000).[4]

Description[edit]

Berei is depicted as a brown-skinned, kindly-looking woman carrying a sickle.

Relationships[edit]

Berei is thought by some to be a lesser aspect of the goddess of nature, Beory.

Realm[edit]

Berei can most often be found in the first layer of Elysium, in the realm of Principality.

Dogma[edit]

Berei tries to strengthen the ties of family and community, and urges care in the planting of crops.

Worshipers[edit]

Clergy[edit]

Berei's priests officiate over wedding ceremonies, attend births, and protect and teach their communities. Some clerics of Berei choose to wander, planting seeds, carrying news between communities, and looking for exotic crops. They often adopt their adventuring companions as if they were true family in every sense of the word.

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