Harad Religion

Each of the deities in the pantheon have different aspects and clerics of Harad deities may be of any alignment. For example worshippers of Siranathor may be clerics who work to calm the sea and pray for the safety of ships. Evil clerics may follow the darker and more destructive aspects of the deity, and there has been more than one Siranathor death cult.

Harad Religious Structure

The Harad are an older people with a generally informal relationship with their dieties. They have five dieties, four for each of the elements/cardinal directions and one representing the “spirit” or the “void”. There is very little formal communication and structure among the different clerics of the Harad dieties. The northern Khar-Harad are very in tune with their goddess Rohsulan (Epona) and their shamen are highly respected. The eastern Harad primarily worship Siranathor, and clerics of this diety are often found at sea, or in villages working the nets and boast alongside the people praying for the safety of sea or river going vessels. Followers of Menenar are primarily found in the south in the Theocracy of Haradan. Their church is very structured and rigid with Menenar as the only true god (all others being evil demons), any other belief is heresy. Those found guilty of heresy are generally “purified” by flame. There are few followers Sulvilaran the western wind god, as most of the Angharad adopted the dieites of the Ang. Most are elementalists, communine with the wind and weather, and are often chaotic or unpredictable. The last diety is Gilindar, who also has few followers. Gilindar represents the unknown, mystery. He is depicted as sometimes male and sometimes female, he has been told of in stories both as an underhanded trickster and as a stern or vengeful father-figure. Almost all followers of Gilindar are mystics.

Rohsulan- “Epona”- Symbol: Horse-head silhouette.

Rohsulan has been depicted as a woman of any age and a mighty mare that rides the wind. Clerics of Rohsulan are typcially shamen of their tribes. Her sphere of influence are her preople the Khor-Harad “barbarians”, Horses and the Grasslands, her weapon is the spear.

Priests of Rohsulan have access to the following domains:

  • War (Spear or Light Lance)
  • Earth
  • Strength

Siranathor- “Poseidon/The Sea King”- Symbol: A Blue Trident.

Followers of Siranathor are lovers of the seas and water, or those who’s fate and fortunes are tied to the waters. He is depicted as sometimes a wise merman, or as a terrible giant squid. His weapon is the trident

Priests of Siranathor have access to the following domains:

  • Water
  • Chaos
  • Destruction
  • Healing

Menenar- “The Devine Fire”- Symbol: A Fiery Flail .

The strongest and most organized of the Harad religions, most followers of Menenar are found in the Theocracy of Haradan. She is depicted sometimes as a fire-giantess and sometimes as a flaming dragon, her weapon is the flail.

Priests of Menenar have access to the following domains:

  • Fire
  • Evil
  • Law
  • Destruction

Sulvilaran- “The Wind Lord”- Symbol: A Lightning Bolt or Storm Cloud.

Followers of Sulvilaran are very few in present times. The diety is depicted often as a storm cloud, or misty shrouded male figure. His weapon is the whip.

Priests of Sulvilaran have access to the following domains:

  • Air
  • Travel
  • Trickery
  • Luck

Gilindar- “‘The All Father”- Symbol: None

There are few clerics of Gilindar, who is seen as inscrutable, or an outsider. He represents the world of the spirits and the void between the stars. He has been depicted as both male and female, as a wise father and capricious child.

Priests of Gilindar have access to the following domains:

  • Death
  • Knowledge
  • Magic
  • Protection