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Matravash

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Matravash
The holy symbol of Matravash.
(Deity)
Titles The Wide Water
Home Matra River, Vudra (assumed)
Alignment Lawful neutral
Areas of Concern Matra River
Worshipers Vudrani
Cleric Alignments
Domains Community, Law, Travel, Water
Subdomains Cooperation, Loyalty, Rivers, Trade
Favored Weapon Whip
Symbol Lotus blossom floating on a winding river
Sacred Animal Fish
Images of Matravash

Source: Distant Shores, pg(s). 43

Matravash is the Vudran goddess of the Matra River. As the river connects communities, Matravash is seen as a facilitator of civilisation, and the Matra's passage into the Obari Ocean is symbolic of Matravash's faithful passing into the Great Beyond.[1]

History

According to the Azvadeva Pujila, the entire Matra River was once filled with treacherous rapids until Matravash was enchanted by the beauty of lotus blossoms in sheltered eddies and calmed herself to accommodate them. In doing so, she found the visitors travelling the waters welcome, and since then, both Matravash and the lotuses have earned a reputation of being calm, peaceful, contemplative.[1]

Home

Matravash closely tends to those who dwell near the Matra River and have grown accustomed to seasonal flooding, engineering 'coincidences' that keep them safe. In settlements, she enriches the soil of the delta without disrupting people's lives. As such, floods are seen as a gift associated with fertility instead of natural disasters or a goddess' wrath.[1]

Relationships

After saving Matravash from the asura rana Gavidya the Numberless, the goddess of canyons Ashukharma took Matravash as her lover, which locals of Radripal claim formed the natural Archwalk bridge that joins the city's two halves. Matravash's followers also revere Ashukharma, even where the river does not flow through canyons.[2][3]

Church of Matravash

Matravash is seen as a friend of the oppressed, who can find an escape route from their current home to better places via the Matra. As long as these refugees have broken no laws, her priests refuse to reveal their whereabouts.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mark Moreland. (2015). Radripal, City of Arches. Distant Shores, p. 43. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-787-1
  2. Mark Moreland. (2015). Radripal, City of Arches. Distant Shores, p. 42. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-787-1
  3. Mark Moreland. (2015). Radripal, City of Arches. Distant Shores, p. 38. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-787-1