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Nephthys

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Nephthys
(Deity)
Titles Mistress of the Mansion
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Areas of Concern Mourning, night, protection of the dead
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Charm, Community, Darkness, Protection
Subdomains Cooperation, Defense, Lust, Night, Protean, Purity
Favored Weapon Light mace
Symbol A basket atop a palace
Sacred Animal Kite

Nephthys is the Osirion goddess of night and the edge of the desert which separates civilisation and wilderness. She mourns and protects the dead, particularly the lungs and the canopic jars which contain them.[1]

Appearance

Nephthys appears as a winged woman wearing a headdress shaped like her holy symbol, a basket atop a tower.[1]

Relationships

A Family Tree of the Osirian Pantheon

Nephthys is the sister of Osiris and Isis, and sister-wife of Set. After Set murdered Osiris, Nephthys helped Isis gather Osiris' pieces and protected her nephew Horus. Despite being Set's wife, she has no children with him and usually sides with Osiris and Isis against him. Anubis is Nephthys' illegitimate son with Osiris, born when she seduced him with wine.[1]

Cults

Nephthys is usually worshipped in small shrines in temples of Anubis, Osiris or Isis, or more rarely those of Set, and has few temples of her own. Her clerics mourn and assist other priests at funerals, working alongside the church of Pharasma if needed.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 71. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1