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AD&D Deities: Babylonian
In the Babylonian mythos, the priests are part of the governing structure of the country, and must remain aloof from the people and further the good of the state Many clerics have changed classes from magic-user, and the most powerful mage/cleric is usually the king of some country. Money is collected through the churches, and discipline of clerics is especially strict and harsh. These clerics will not associate with non-humans or anyone of opposite alignment. They never take the front in battle, providing support from the rear. New moons are important times, at which money is collected from worshippers and distributed to the needy through the church and political structures.
Anu, God of the Sky, is the lawful neutral greater god who created the heavens and the earth, and all other Babylonian gods must yeild to his authority. His worshippers are of all alignments.
Anshar is God of Darkness and the Night. A chaotic evil lesser god, he is worshipped by neutral evils as well.
Druaga, Ruler of the Devil World, is a lesser god. He and his worshippers are lawful evil, and he has been known to send devils to aid worshippers who have recently sacrificed a virgin to him.
Girru is a lawful good God of Fire, worshipped by those of lawful and neutral good alignments. He hates and destroys all things evil.
Ishtar is a lesser goddess. She is true neutral, and is worshipped by all alignments, as Goddess of Love and War.
Marduk is God of the City, Wind, Thunder, Storms, and Rain--a lawful neutral greater god worshipped by those of his alignment. Enemy of the dragon Tiamat, he is known as the Justice Bringer and the Lord of Pure Incantations, and rules the pantheon whenever Anu is busy.
Nergal, as God of the Underworld, is a lesser god. He's neutral evil, and evils of every stripe worship him. Those who wish his aid in the pursuit of evil sacrifice good creatures or dedicate the proceeds of their crimes to him.
Ramman is a true neutral lesser god, God of Storms and Thunder. Although the core of his worshippers are neutral, many sacrifice to him who desire rain or cooler weather.
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