Erda (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A stylized globus cruciger or a circle divided into fourths called the wheel cross, sun cross, Odin's cross or Woden's cross|
|Portfolio:||The Earth, Nature, the Natural Balance|
|Clergy Alignments:||All Neutral alignments|
|Domains:||Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Animal, Healing, Strength|
|Favored Weapon:||Sling and scimitar|
Goddess and the personification of the Earth. She is a female jötunn, the mother of Thor and Meili and the three Norns. Also mother, by Odin, of the nine Valkyries. She rises from the earth only when she sees impending disaster. Her duty is to maintain the balance in nature and heal its ailments. The repercussions of moving her to action are dire.
Eorðe, Jörð, Fjörgyn and Hlôdyn are considered to be other names for Erda.
The destruction of ecosystems by any means outside of those that occur naturally is the greatest sin one can commit. Protecting the balance in nature is paramount, either through healing or violence.
Clergy and Temples
Temples are rarely found, though her following is popular amongst druids and the more rural and isolated parts of the world. On some islands she is worshiped as the AllMother, ruler of the land, air, and sea.
Norse, The Ring of the Nibelung