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God, Tuoni


Tuoni is a powerful deity from the Finish pantheon, revered as the god of the underworld and the ruler of Tuonela. He is typically depicted as a stern and imposing figure, often depicted with a fearsome appearance and a scythe or other weapon in hand.

  • Pantheon: Finish Pantheon
  • Pantheon: Finnish Pantheon
  • Deity Title: God of the Underworld, Lord of Tuonela
  • Deity Symbol: An image of Tuoni’s face or a stylized representation of Tuonela
  • Home Plane: Tuonela, the Finnish underworld
  • Deity Level: Lesser deity
  • Alignment: Neutral
  • Aliases: None
  • Superior: None
  • Traditional Allies: Other Finnish underworld gods, such as Kalma, the goddess of death, and Vammatar, the goddess of wounds
  • Traditional Foes: The gods of the sky, such as Ukko and Ilmarinen, as well as the gods of light and life, such as Tapio and Mielikki
  • Divine Artifact: None
  • Servants: Ghosts, demons, and other denizens of Tuonela
  • Servitor Creatures: Hounds of Tuoni, fierce spectral dogs that track down and escort souls to the underworld
  • Sacred Animal: None
  • Manifestations: Tuoni is said to appear as a tall, dark figure with an imposing presence. He is often depicted wielding a scythe or a spear, and his face is often hidden behind a veil of darkness.
  • Signs of Favor: Dreams of the underworld, encounters with Tuoni’s hounds, or strange omens of death and decay
  • Worshipers: Tuoni is primarily worshiped by those who are already dead, but some of the living may also seek his favor for protection against the forces of death and decay.
  • Cleric Alignments: Neutral
  • Specialty Priests: Tuonelaanit, priests who specialize in navigating the underworld and communicating with the dead
  • Holy Days: None
  • Portfolio: The underworld, death, and the dead
  • Domains: Death, underworld, and darkness
  • Favored Weapon: Scythe or spear
  • Favored Class: Cleric, necromancer, or rogue
  • Favored Race: None
  • Duties of the Priesthood: To serve as guides for the dead, to perform funerary rites and offerings for the deceased, and to keep the balance between life and death.
  • Major Cult/Temple Sites: None
  • Benefits: Protection against death and decay, peace and comfort for the dead, and guidance through the afterlife.

Physical description: Tuoni is often depicted with a dark, ominous appearance, with a tall stature and broad, muscular build. His skin is typically a deep, ashen gray, and his eyes are piercing and glowing red. He wears a long, flowing cloak, made of the darkest shadows, and a crown of twisted, gnarled branches adorned with the bones of his enemies.

As the ruler of the underworld, Tuoni is the final judge of the dead, and is responsible for weighing the souls of the departed and determining their ultimate fate. He is revered as a just and impartial deity, who metes out judgment with fairness and impartiality. Despite his fearsome appearance, many of his worshipers view him with reverence and respect, as they believe that his rule ensures the proper order of the afterlife.

Tuoni’s worshipers are typically those who are seeking peace and stability in death, or those who seek to ensure a proper end for their loved ones. Many of his priests are dedicated to guiding the souls of the dead to their final resting place, and to ensuring that the dead receive the proper honors and rituals.

In combat, Tuoni is a force to be reckoned with, wielding his scythe with deadly precision and unleashing his wrath upon his enemies. However, he is also known to be cunning and strategic, preferring to strike from the shadows and use his vast knowledge of the underworld to his advantage. Those who cross Tuoni risk incurring his wrath, and may find themselves facing his wrath in the afterlife.

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