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Findeladlara's holy symbol.

The Guiding Hand
Areas of Concern
Preserve elven arts and architecture, secure and bless households, inspire others with your words
Break laws of hospitality, allow a guest to harm your family
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Air, Artifice, Chaos, Community, Good
Subdomains (1E)
Azata, Cloud, Construct, Friendship, Home, Whimsy
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Cities, Creation, Family, Star
Favored Weapon
Finger pointing at gold star
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Blue, gold
Source: Elves of Golarion, pg(s). 10 (1E)
Gods & Magic (Second Edition), pg(s). 128
f. (2E)

Findeladlara is the elven goddess of art and architecture. She believes in preserving tradition and prefers innovation over the creation of something entirely new. She actively supports the preservation of elven culture through the protection of their art and historic buildings. While Findeladlara is a good goddess, she often comes off as aloof, particularly to younger, non-elven races. She is known to judge their work harshly and never answers the prayers of a non-elf.2


When shown in art, she appears as a beautiful elven woman in traditional elven dress. She is normally depicted standing beneath an archway of either mithral or branches, whilst being illuminated by the setting sun.2 Her holy symbol is a hand pointing upward suspending a golden star or flame.3


Devotees of Findeladlara occasionally come into conflict with those of Shelyn. While the latter encourages innovation among artists, the former scoffs at the achievements of those who have not already mastered the traditional elven crafts. Even though there is no overt hostility between these groups, each believes that the other is misguided and wasting their potential.4

Findeladlara's moving holy realm Horizon Heart can often be found close to the Midnight Palette as she has been building a relationship with Nocticula since the latter's transformation into the Redeemer Queen. Findeladlaran worshippers in New Thassilon in particular are forming alliances with Nocticulans but more traditional followers of Findeladlara view this as heretical.5


Findeladlarans celebrate the end of every month with a Hearthfeast which involves sharing works of art created that month. In the case of a new house being built, that new structure becomes the location of the feast and festivities.6

The start of the year is marked particularly by followers of Findeladlara in Kyonin and Sovyrian with the Drafting, where some of the most pious devotees spend a week praying and designing a piece of art to be started and finished in the coming year.6

Church of Findeladlara

Priests of the Guiding Hand often craft their own quarterstaves, capping them with silver and decorating them with precious gems and crystals.4

Holy Sites

There is an abandoned snowflake-shaped temple built by the Ilverani dedicated to Findeladlara in the Crown of the World that has been corrupted by blackfrost.7


Paizo published a major article about Findeladlara in Dreamers of the Nameless Spires.

For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. Simply called Findeladlara's Realm in earlier sources.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sean K Reynolds. “Other Gods” in Gods and Magic, 48. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. Hal Maclean & Jeff Quick. Elves of Golarion” in Elves of Golarion, 10. Paizo Inc., 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sean K Reynolds, et al. Inner Sea Gods, 183. Paizo Inc., 2014
  5. Jacob W. Michaels. Findeladlara” in Dreamers of the Nameless Spires, 68–73. Paizo Inc., 2023
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jacob W. Michaels. Findeladlara” in Dreamers of the Nameless Spires, 71. Paizo Inc., 2023
  7. James Jacobs. “Dreamers of the Nameless Spires” in Dreamers of the Nameless Spires, 30. Paizo Inc., 2023