The elven gods take celestial form. The two primary creator-gods of elven religion are the sun-god Amaelin and the moon-goddess Inielin, who are called the progenitors of the pantheon and of the elven race. The elves also worship fifteen lesser gods, called the Valatéan — the “crown of stars.” Each of the Valatéan is a hero-deity of sorts, a god whose mythology paints him or her as once being an elf that achieved immortality and then godhood. Each of the fifteen Valnir (“star lords”) is associated with one of the houses of the zodiac, and is credited with being one of the ancestors of the elven race; many elven households claim descent from one of the Valnir, who also serves as their house’s patron deity.
The Crown of Stars
- The Cowl: Nurdulith, the Enshrouded, deity of shadow, secrets and eclipses.
- The Bearskin: Faragnath, Skin-Changer, King of Predators, god of beasts.
- The Mask: Tempesere, Lord Quicksilver, trickster god.
- The Shield: Kaitaran, the Silver Knight, goddess of smithcraft and valor.
- The Thunderbolt: Teshkira, the Thunderstar, goddess of storms and sorcery.
- The Fan: Sephádria, the Sky-Muse, goddess of the sky, song, music and art.
- The Antlers: Kesserash, the Stag-Crown, god of archery and the hunt.
- The Bonfire: Adramaea, the Burning Heart, goddess of passion, youth and vigor.
- The Waterfall: Lidruel, the Lorelei, goddess of rivers, lakes and the deep woods.
- The Pillar: Amalethil, the Oathspeaker, goddess of love, marriage and vows.
- The Lamp: Ianavath, the Shining Seer, god of revelations, knowledge and freedom.
- The Broken Arrows: Sathanass, the Bloodied Hunter, god of war, wrath and revenge.
- The Shroud: Vaisatha, the Mourning Woman, goddess of grief, loss, and cold.
- The Sailing Ship: Merameres, the King of Sails, god of trade and the sea.
- The Hourglass: Ythrassil, the Sunset King, god of time, death, and the passing seasons.