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The Golden Gift
Areas of Concern
Committed relationships
Encourage those seeking love, see beauty in others, support loving relationships
Betray your spouse, disrupt a genuine marriage, prevent a suitor seeking a partner
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Charm, Community, Good, Healing
Subdomains (1E)
Family, Love, Lust, Restoration
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Confidence, family, healing, passion
Alternative: Toil
Favored Weapon
Golden bejeweled ring
Wedding bells
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Gold, green
Source: Gods and Magic, pg(s). Inside front cover, 47 (1E)
Highhelm, pg(s). 117 (2E)

Bolka is the dwarven goddess of marriage. She is the daughter of the dwarven god Torag and his wife Folgrit.1 As the dwarven pantheon's goddess of marriage she helps reluctant suitors summon the courage to ask their partner out and helps foster love between partners in arranged marriages.2 Miners who find perfectly symmetrical gemstones are said to have her favor.1


Bolka has divine offices in Heaven, where sounds of frustration and squeals of delight are often heard by other dwarven gods and angels as she watches mortals grapple with love.3


Bolka is a goddess whose beauty is without equal among the dwarven gods. She is described as having golden-brown skin, pure bismuth eyes, and long blonde hair.3

Church of Bolka

Worshipers of Bolka traditionally hide wedding rings and other wedding gifts in secret compartments within conference rooms near the chapel, with the belief that this strengthens the associated wedding.4 The event itself includes giving thanks to Bolka for helping bring the couple together,5 and after the wedding the newlyweds place gold under their pillows to further gain her blessing.1

Bolka also has centers of healing, teaching her followers that healing is its own expression of love that helps sustain a community and make it stronger.6


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sean K Reynolds, et al. Inner Sea Gods, 182. Paizo Inc., 2014
  2. Sean K Reynolds. “Other Gods” in Gods and Magic, 47. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 Piper Amatrudi, et al. “Chapter 3: Highhelm Options” in Highhelm, 117. Paizo Inc., 2023
  4. Linda Zayas-Palmer. “Fires of the Haunted City” in Fires of the Haunted City, 51. Paizo Inc., 2019
  5. Benjamin Bruck, et al. “Chapter 1: Common Races” in Inner Sea Races, 70. Paizo Inc., 2015
  6. Alexander Augunas, et al. “Houses of Healing” in Healer's Handbook, 4. Paizo Inc., 2017