The Gods of the Halflings

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Halfling Gods
Yondalla, LG: The Protector and Provider, the Nurturing Matriarch, the Blessed One
-Domains: Family, Good, Halfling, Law, Protection

Arvoreen, LG: The Defender, the Vigilant Guardian, the Wary Sword
-Domains: Good, Halfling, Law, Protection, War

Brandobaris, N: The Irrepressible Scamp, the Trickster, the Master of Stealth
-Domains: Halfling, Luck, Travel, Trickery

Cyrrollalee, LG: The Hand of Fellowship, the Faithful, the Hearthkeeper
-Domains: Community, Good, Halfling, Law

Sheela Peryroyl, N: Green Sister, the Wise, the Watchful Mother
-Domains: Air, Charm, Halfling, Plant

Urogalan, N: He Who Must Be, the Black Hound, Lord in the Earth, the Protector, the Shaper
-Domains: Earth, Halfling, Law, Protection, Repose

The Small Folk of the Realms worship a pantheon of deities known collectively as Yondalla’s Children. This group includes Yondalla herself, according to the tangled reasoning of halfling theologians, and the term is sometimes used to apply collectively to all halflings. The names by which the gods and goddesses of the halfling pantheon are known vary widely from community to community. The myths associated with the various halfling powers are often intermingled with tales of local halfling heroes and heroines of earlier generations who embodied the teachings and approach to life of one or more powers.

Yondalla is the universally acknowledged leader of the halfling pantheon and the other powers defer to her authority without dissension, but in practice the entire pantheon works together in a collective fashion for the good of the whole race, even dispatching avatars to work together as needed. The closest the Small Folk have to an evil power among the gods that they acknowledge is the gnome god Urdlen, the Crawler Below, who is held in a few tales to tunnel up into halfling burrows as well as gnome dens. While the primary deities of the halflings are female and the male gods are seen as presiding over somewhat peripheral (if necessary) aspects of life, all are equally respected.

The roles of the various halfling gods are closely related and sometimes overlap, at least from a mortal perspective. As a result, in some communities two or three powers – usually Yondalla, Cyrrollalee, and/or Sheela Peryroyl – are viewed as aspects of a single power. Divine coordination of portfolios is tightest among Yondalla, Arvoreen, Cyrrollalee, Sheela Peryroyl, and Urogalan, with Brandobaris and Tyche cooperating for the most part with each other.

The Gods of the Halflings

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