|Titles|| The Shining Scourge,|
Lord of Senseless War
|Areas of Concern|| Deserts|
|Worshipers||Dragons, mercenaries, those who fear the sun, warlike desert nomads|
|Domains||Chaos, Evil, Fire, Sun|
|Subdomains||Ash, Day, Demon, Smoke|
|Favored Weapon||Heavy mace|
|Symbol||Lion jaws around the sun|
|Sacred Colors||Yellow, orange|
|Images of Nurgal|
Source: Lords of Chaos, pg(s). 22
Nurgal is the exception to the rule that the sun is associated with benevolent deities and a force for good in the world. For those that fear the sun or enjoy its capability for destruction, the worship of Nurgal beckons. In ancient Azlant, Nurgal was a favoured deity and archaeological studies find evidence of Nurgal's unholy symbol and other representations of the deity.
Nurgal's realm of Kuthan is connected to the abyssal realm called the Sea of Whispering Sands as that realm was once ruled by Areshkagal, Nurgal's lover. Areshkagal's sister, Aldinach, however, fought and forced Areshkagal into exile in her current realm of the Blood Clefts.
Nurgal's head and lower body is of a golden lion with his midriff that of a tanned, humanoid male. He has a dragon's tail and intense light is emitted from his eyes and mouth.
Nurgal's signature weapon is a heavy mace with a small sun acting as its head.
In modern Golarion, Nurgal's worship is far less than at the height of his power in ancient Azlant. However, cults of his worshippers are found in the deserts of northern Garund, Qadira, and the ruins of Ninshabur.
- Wikipedia:Nergal (real-world deity)