Deities & Religions

Heimdall

Guardian of Bifrost.
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: Gjallarhorn
Home Plane: Asgard
Alignment: LG
Portfolio: Watchfulness, sight, hearing
Worshipers: Norske
Cleric alignment: LG, NG, LN
Domains: Good, Law, War
Favored weapon: Longsword

Heimdall is the god of light, the son of nine mothers (variously given as the daughters of Geirrendour the Giant or of Aegir). He was born at the end of the world and raised by the force of the earth, seawater and the blood of a boar. Because of his shining, golden teeth he is also called Gullintani ("gold tooth"). His hall is Himinbjorg, The Cliffs of Heaven, and his horse is Gulltop. Heimdall carries the horn Gjallar.

He is the watchman of the gods and guards Bifrost, the only entrance to Asgard, the realm of the gods. It is Heimdall's duty to prevent the giants from forcing their way into Asgard. He requires less sleep than a bird and can see a hundred miles around him, by night as well as by day. His hearing is so accurate that no sound escapes him: he can even hear the grass grow or the wool on a sheep's back. Heimdall didn't kill his Nemesis, Loki, during Ragnarok as it was professed, but was heavily wounded himself. He survived and has taken his place at Bifrost again.

Dogma

Followers of Heimdall are those who think that a good defence is the best way to win or avoid a battle. Most are people that commit to the hard work of watching for treat for the community. They are often outsider, however very respected. Rangers that patrol the wilderness around villages an cities are often followers of Heimdall.

Clergy and Temples

Clerics of Heimdall rely on self-disciple and love for others. Their temples are there, where they can watch over others, protecting them from unknown dangers. Rangers and many adventurers who help defend the helpless peasants and villagers are always welcomed. However they can be very suspicious about estrangers. Most clerics of Heimdall are also rangers or fighters.

<< Back | Asgardian Pantheon | Next >>


[Main Page] [Overview] [Races] [Realms] [Deities] [Rules] [Characters] [Links]