Academia (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||An open book and pair of half moon glasses|
|Home Plane:||Clockwork Nirvana of Mechanus|
|Portfolio:||Knowledge, magic, male platonians, scholars, universities, wizards|
|Clergy Alignments:||Any nonevil|
|Domains:||Good, Knowledge, Law, Magic, Mind|
|Favored Weapon:||War fan|
Divine Rank: 17
Academia is one of the two patron deities of the platonian race. She represents the intellect, reservedness, sophistication, and etiquette of the male platonians. She is depicted as a tall, light-skinned, silver-haired woman dressed in flowing scholar's robes and half moon glasses, always carrying a leather-bound book containing every bit of knowledge she owns, which is everything.
Academia supports the fine arts of poetry, literature, music, and art, and encourages her followers to be knowledgeable and sophisticated. She disdains ignorance and impolite behavior. She believes that no matter how uncouth one may be, they can still be refined and rehabilitated.
 Clergy and Temples
The temples of Academia usually contain either a university or major library within them. The pursuit of knowledge is neverending in the temples, as new tomes and scrolls are brought from around the world to be deciphered, perused, and stored away. Clergy usually are scholars, wizards, and other intellectuals. An occasional sacrifice of sacred parchment inscribed with the names of the faithful is burned to gain her blessing.