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The Draconic pantheon is a group of dragon deities who are worshipped by many true dragons and other reptilian species. Its best known members include Bahamut, the Platinum Dragon and god of the good-aligned metallic dragons; and Tiamat, progenitor of the evil chromatic dragons.

Members

See also: Category:Draconic deities

There are eleven primary members of the draconic pantheon.[1]

  • Io, the Ninefold Dragon, is the progenitor of the dragon gods. The other members of the pantheon are his offspring. All true dragons ultimately trace their lineage to Io.
  • Bahamut, the Platinum Dragon, is the god of the good-aligned metallic dragons. He is particularly revered by gold, silver and brass dragons, though all good-aligned dragons hold some reverence for Bahamut, and even evil-aligned have grudging respect his strength.
  • Tiamat is the progenitor of the evil chromatic dragons. Green and blue dragons revere her most readily, though all chromatic dragons respect her as their creator.
  • Astilabor, the Hoardmistress, is the neutral draconic god of wealth and acquisition.
  • Chronepsis, the Watcher, is a disinterested neutral deity of fate and death.
  • Falazure, the Night Dragon, is the neutral evil dragon god of undeath and decay.
  • Garyx, Cleanser of Worlds, is a chaotic evil red dragon god of destruction.
  • Hlal, the Jester, is a chaotic good copper dragon goddess of storytelling and humor.
  • Lendys, Scale of Justice, is the lawful neutral god of balance and justice, whose duty is to avenge wrongs committed against dragonkind.
  • Tamara, Her Beneficience, is the neutral good draconic goddess of mercy.
  • Aasternian, a chaotic neutral female brass dragon, serves as messenger of Io.

Organization

Io is the chief deity of the Draconic pantheon, and its most powerful member. His primary duty is to oversee his offspring, and he rarely takes sides in conflicts between dragons.

The Draconic pantheon do not have a central plane, but are scattered across the [[Great Wheel], each to their own lair. They act largely independently from one another.

Aasternian is the weakest of the pantheon. As a mere demigod, she is more readily capable of travel to the material plane, and is often sent by Io to resolve notable conflicts between dragons.

Worship

Members of the draconic pantheon are worshipped by various true dragons.

History

Origin

Publication history

Original D&D

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Basic D&D

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D&D 5th edition

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Creative origins

Reception and influence

References

  • Conforti, Steven, ed. Living Greyhawk Official Listing of Deities for Use in the Campaign, version 2.0. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2005[2]
  • Grubb, Jeff. A Player's Primer to the Outlands. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1995.
  1. Draconomicon (3e) (2003), p.30-36.
  2. Official Listing of Deities
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