Cernunnos

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Cernunnos
(Deity)

Titles
The Stag Lord
The Horned Lord
Realm
Alignment
Areas of Concern
Fertility
Seasons
Wild animals
Worshipers
Edicts
Protect forests and other natural areas, advocate for animals and plants, take and commit to decisive actions
Anathema
Fail to strike down evil, enable the destruction of wilderness, needlessly kill animals
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Animal, Chaos, Good, Plant
Subdomains (1E)
Azata, Feather, Fur, Growth
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Lightning, nature, passion, zeal
Favored Weapon
Symbol
Stag with jeweled antlers
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Brown, green
Source: Chronicle of the Righteous, pg(s). 54 (1E)
Gods & Magic, pg(s). 128f. (2E)
Cernunnos
(Creature)

Type
Outsider
(azata, chaotic, extraplanar, good)
CR
30
Environment
Any forest or plain (Elysium)
Alignment
Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 88

Cernunnos is a mercurial azata empyreal lord who embodies the wild and primeval force of nature. He stealthily ventures through the forests of the Great Beyond, favouring decisive action to fight off the tide of evil. The Stag Lord aims to set right natural balances that are out of kilter and indulge in his passions.1[citation needed]

Appearance

Cernunnos presents himself as a muscular, tan-skinned elf with stag antlers and a piercing stare, clad in dull fur clothes that bear drawings of birds in flight or leaping animals.2[citation needed]

Relationships

Cernunnos is the son of Erastil and Jaidi, and the brother of Halcamora.3 He surrounds himself with advisors from all celestial races, and works with them in the battle against evil.4[citation needed]

Though he rarely makes a rash decision, Cernunnos will sometimes let his anger overcome him, declare a personal vendetta against specific demon lords or archdevils, and descend into Hell or the Outer Rifts to exact revenge on them. He sometimes comes into conflict with Korada, despite agreeing with him that even the most evil fiends can find redemption, as Cernunnos believes that giving them time to do so will result in many lost lives.4[citation needed]

Church of Cernunnos

Knowing that he is still one person despite his power, Cernunnos trains commanders and emissaries to fight evil in both the Universe and the First World. The faithful of Cernunnos are mainly intelligent plant creatures, fey, and mortal rangers and druids. Elves view him as patron of luck, while others pray to him for strength. Hidden groves, waterfalls, and deep forests are sacred to Cernunnos.4[citation needed]

On Golarion, Cernunnos is worshiped among fey and in places strongly influenced by them, such as Felgunn.5 He also has followers in Dehrukani6 and Falcon's Hollow.7 Chicome coatls are often agents of Cernunnos and other divine entities of nature.8

References

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  1. Amber E. Scott. “Lesser Empyreal Lords” in Chronicle of the Righteous, 54. Paizo Inc., 2013
  2. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 4, 88. Paizo Inc., 2013
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Gods of the Inner Sea” in Gods & Magic, 22. Paizo Inc., 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 4, 89. Paizo Inc., 2013
  5. Jessica Catalan. Felgunn” in Heavy is the Crown, 75. Paizo Inc., 2023
  6. Sean K Reynolds, et al. Inner Sea Gods, 186. Paizo Inc., 2014
  7. Judy Bauer, et al. Falcon's Hollow” in Towns of the Inner Sea, 20. Paizo Inc., 2013
  8. Carlos Cabrera, et al. “Bestiary” in Borne by the Sun's Grace, 83. Paizo Inc., 2019

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