|Titles||The Sihedron Scion|
|Home||No known presence in Great Beyond|
|Portfolio||Runes, fate, duty, obedience, reward of service|
|Worshipers||Thassilonians, rune giants|
|Domains||Evil, Knowledge, Law, Nobility, Rune|
|Subdomains||Devil, Language, Leadership, Memory, Thought, Wards|
|Sacred Colors||Gold, green|
|Images of Lissala|
Lissala (pronounced lis-SALL-uh) is the goddess of runes, fate, and the reward of service, and was once a major religious force in the empire of Thassilon. She was depicted either as a stern woman with no mouth, or as a creature with a snake's lower half, a human female's upper half, six wings, and a Sihedron for a head.
Lissala was introduced to Thassilon more than 11,000 years ago by the First King Xin, who brought her from his homeland of Azlant. She taught the philosophy of the seven virtues of rule, guidelines that promised rewards for both rulers and their subjects if her teachings were strictly followed. These were eventually perverted into the seven mortal sins by the runelords. She also outlined the workings of fate to her followers. Lissala also seems to have been, if not the source, then one of the major teachers of the art of rune magic, through which the rulers of Thassilon erected their mighty works and controlled the populace.
Her worship continued past the death of Xin, as Krune, the Runelord of Sloth, was her chief priest. During the reign of the runelords, her religion become more slavish and violent, emphasizing flagellation and mortification of the flesh.
Lissala is known to have two types of symbols: her main symbol is a variant Sihedron rune (see right); her second type was a whip twisted into the keyed rune of the particular rune magic practitioner using it.
Church of Lissala
Those few followers remaining believe that knowledge can be gained by following a path of self-harm in an attempt to burn knowledge into their minds. Rune giants refuse to believe Lissala is dead and continue to worship her.
Temples & Shrines
Only the ruins of the Great Temple of Lissala and the smaller temples in fabled Xin-Shalast in Varisia and the Hold of Belkzen remain to indicate the awesome power she once wielded over the hearts and minds of the ancient Thassilonians.
A major article about Lissala is published in Into the Nightmare Rift, p70ff.
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