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Cleric Deities from Indian Mythology

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So, my D&D party asked me if I had ever considered creating some Cleric divine domains based on deities from Indian Mythology and how cool it would be if such a thing existed! This is what came of that little question. 

Sky Domain: Garuda is a great winged bird who constantly travels between the various planes of existence. Born into slavery to the snake-people, he won back his freedom by traveling to the realm of the gods, defeating their best warriors, extinguishing a terrible wall of flame, devouring two powerful snakes, and retrieving the nectar of immortality. But having taken this divine nectar, Garuda was never tempted to taste it. The king of the gods, impressed by the Garuda’s sense of honor and duty, offered his friendship, and once the great bird had won back his freedom from the snake people, stole it back from them.

Garuda promotes the ideals of detachment, freedom, duty, exploration, strength, self development and a generally hermitic life.

Air Domain: Hanuman is a powerful monkey deity born to the wind god Vaayu. He was one of the generals in the army of the warrior-king Rama, where he performed many miraculous deeds during his service, including but not limited to: crossing the entire ocean in a single bound, infiltrating the demon kingdom in disguise, finding Rama's kidnapped wife Sita, destroying numerous demons single-handedly, burning down the demon city of Lanka while tied up and with his tail on fire, and retrieving the entire Dronagiri mountain in his search for the mystical Sanjeevani herb.

Hanuman promotes the ideals of humility, duty, strength, justice, mercy and self development.

Battle Command Domain: Karthikeya was born of six sparks that erupted from the third eye of the God of Destruction Shiva. The sparks were carried through the skies by the Fire God Agni, cooled by the waters of the river Ganges and deposited in six lotuses in the reed forests of Shara, where he was born as six children. These children were raised by the six celestial Pleiades Maidens, and then unified into one form by the Mother Goddess Parvati.

Riding a majestic peacock and wielding his Rooster Banner, he led the armies of the gods into victorious battles against the feared demonic brothers of Surapadman, Simhamukha and Tarakasura.

Karthikeya promotes the ideals of practical knowledge, courage, diplomacy, justice, mercy and rigorous self improvement.

 
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