Deities & Religions

Sif

Goddess of Excellence and Skill in Battle.
Lesser Deity
Symbol: Upraised Sword
Home Plane: Asgard
Alignment: CG
Portfolio: War
Worshipers: Norske
Cleric alignment: CG, NG, CN
Domains: Chaos, Good, War
Favored weapon: Longsword

Sif is the golden-haired wife of Thor and patron of young warriors. There are many holy days in the Norske pantheon dedicated to her, each concentrating in a different kind of weapon.

Loki the Trickster sneaked into Sif's bedroom and chopped off her hair. Furious, Thor threatened to smash him unless Loki managed to replace the hair. He went to a great cave, the home of the sons of Ivaldi, and told them the reason of his journey. He then asked the dwarfs to spin gold as fine as Sif's hair and imbue it with magic that it will grow on her head. The dwarfs agreed and made a long wave of fine golden strands, which Loki gave to Sif.

Dogma

Followers of Sif are fighters of all kind and weaponsmiths. They celebrate great festivals in her honour where fighters demonstrate their prowess with a certain kind of weapon.

Clergy and Temples

Most clerics of Sif are female, although there are also men among them. The temples are great hall of fighting, with vast armories and strong gates. Visitors to the temple have to wear their weapons openly and accept any challenge. Challenges are only to first blood. Those who refuse or show a poor skill with their weapons are ignored or worse cast away from the temple.

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