Isha

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Isha
Statue of Isha TW2.jpg
Titles The Mother of the Elves,
Domains Seeds, Sapling, Growth
Type God
Affiliation Elves
Relatives Asuryan (father), Lileath (mother), Kurnous (husband)
Followers Elves
Symbols Eye sheding a tear.


Isha is the Elven Goddess of the harvest and of natural bounty, mother of the earth and bringer of fertility. [2a]

Isha is commonly portrayed as a gloriously beautiful elf maiden full of life, with long golden tresses flowing around her.

Her symbol is an eye shedding a tear, which represents the tears Isha sheds for her mortal children, for although Elves are very long lived they are not immortal and must someday die. [1a]

She is worshipped across Ulthuan, but particuarly in Avelorn where farmers give offerings to her temples in the hope of a good harvest. She is also considered one of the chief deities of the Wood Elves due to her connection to nature and her marriage to Kurnous. [3a]

The High Elves consider the Everqueen to be the symbol of and most beloved of Isha, while the Wood Elves believe that honour belongs to their queen Ariel. This is a source of contention between the races.

Although Asuryan forbids the gods to intervene directly, she sometimes pleads with her mother to send guidance through dreams and nightmares to her elven children. If her father is truly distracted she will even intervene directly, destroying Daemons and others who threaten the elves. [3a]

History

At the dawn of the world, the Elves were created and Asuryan decided that though they would be long lived but still mortal, much to the sadness of Isha who cried in despair. [1a][2a]

It was she who taught the Elves the skills of agriculture and how to care for the land in which they lived. With Isha's blessing the province of Avelorn remains free of winter's touch. [1a][2a]

Relatives

Her husband is Kurnous, the God of the Hunt and she is the daughter of Asuryan and Lileath. She is a merciful god who sends aid to those most in need of it.

The gods & goddesses of the Elves
Asuryan - Khaine - Isha - Kurnous - Lileath - Hoeth - Vaul - Loec - Ereth Khial - Mathlann - Morai-Heg - Atharti - Hekarti - Anath Raema - Ellinill - Addaioth - Estreuth - Drakira - Hukon - Nethu - Ladrielle - Eldrazor

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