Kanya

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Kanya
Lillend
A kanya.
(Creature)

Devoted to beauty and the arts, kanyas1—also known as lillends (pronounced LIHL-ehnd)23 or muse azatas13—are azatas of the plane of Elysium.4 They are sometimes associated with the goddess Shelyn.5

Appearance

A kanya's torso resembles that of a winged humanoid, while the rest of their body resembles a serpent's.31

Society

Kanyas enjoy inspiring the creative works of mortals, and sometimes secretly follow and record the deeds of mortal adventurers in order to retell them as epic poems and songs in Elysium. However, should the subject of their tales face death, the kanya following them often intercedes, even if it means the end of their chronicles.31

On Golarion

Known kanyas

See also: Category:Kanya/Inhabitants

Some of the most famous kanyas include:

  • Sorrowbrand, an author, composer and black-scaled servant of the moon goddess Desna.6

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Logan Bonner, et al. Azata” in Monster Core, 34. Paizo Inc., 2024
  2. Erik Mona, et al. “Appendices” in Campaign Setting, 247. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 32. Paizo Inc., 2019
  4. Amber Stewart. “The Great Beyond” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 4. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. James Jacobs, et al. “City of Seven Spears” in City of Seven Spears, 35. Paizo Inc., 2010
  6. Sean K Reynolds, et al. Inner Sea Gods, 51. Paizo Inc., 2014