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This article title refers to a topic contained entirely within another campaign setting for which there is an established wiki. To avoid duplication of effort, this article contains only a short overview. For a complete article, see Pholtus at the Greyhawk Wiki.

Pholtus is a deity in the Greyhawk pantheon.


Pholtus is the Oeridian god of light, order, inflexibility, and the sun and moon. He appears as a tall, slender man with pale skin, flowing white hair and bright blue eyes that burn with the fires of devotion. He wears a silky white gown and a cassock trimmed with gold and silver, and embroidered with suns and moons.

Followers of Pholtus are called Pholtans. It is state religion in the Theocracy of the Pale, and is popular in the Bandit Kingdom state of Dimre, as well as Nyrond and the Shield Lands. Many Pholans claim that this deity put the sun and moon into the sky. Clerics of Pholtus dress in white and pale yellow tunics with silvery borders. serve as lawyers, judges, and arbiters. His strict paladins are known as templars or inquisitors.

Pholtus originally appeared in Gary Gygax's home D&D game.[citation needed]