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Alseta

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Alseta
Alseta observes elves passing through an elf gate.
(Deity)
Titles The Welcomer
Alignment Lawful neutral
Areas of Concern Doors
Transitions
Years
Cleric Alignments
Domains Community, Law, Magic, Protection
Subdomains Arcane, Defense, Home, Inevitable
Favored Weapon Dagger
Symbol Two faces in profile
Sacred Animal Tortoise
Sacred Colors Brown, gray
Images of Alseta

Source: Inner Sea Faiths, pg(s). 10-15

Alseta is the goddess of doorways, portals, thresholds, and the transition from year to year. She maintains favorable relations with most civilized deities, watching over their domains in times of their absence or playing hostess for gatherings of gods. She is informally the goddess of teleportation, which comes with her dominion over doorways, though this additional aspect of her portfolio is unofficial. Elves also consider her the patron deity of elf gates, though again, this is not part of her official portfolio.[1]

Appearance

Alseta is generally depicted in artwork in the form of a pleasant-faced woman adorned in plain gray attire. The most distinctive element of her appearance is the smiling mask she commonly wears on the back of her head.[1]

Temples & shrines

Widespread formal worship of Alseta is uncommon even among the elves, although small shrines to her can be found near almost all elf gates, and her holy symbol is frequently found carved into the lintels of elven doorways.[2]

References

Paizo published a major article on Alseta in Inner Sea Faiths.