Gods and Goddesses of the Forgotten Realms


          The following chart lists the more well-known deities of the Forgotten Realms, at the time at which the Baldur's Gate games take place. At the moment, only the Human (or "Universal") pantheon is listed, but future updates to this site will include the Elven, Dark Elven, Dwarven, Gnomish, Halfling, and Orcish pantheons as well. I will also be correcting the Alignment column, making most gods have more tighter restrictions on what alignments are appropriate for their worshippers.

          In the "Alignment" column, the god's own alignment is written in red, allowed alignments for his/her clergy are yellow, and common worshipper alignments are in blue. Gods who, during the period of the Baldur's Gate games, are either dead or inactive (Ulutiu has been asleep for centuries, and Waukeen is missing), have their names and alignments "greyed out" accordingly, and the alignments of their priests and lay worshippers as well, each depending on the circumstances of that particular god. The "Superior" column lists the deity to whom each god owes his/her allegiance or even divinity. (Listing Ao in this column goes without saying.)

Name & Rank
Portfolio
Alignment
Symbol
Superior
Allies
Enemies
Ao
Overpower
Creation and destruction of deities, maintainance of the cosmic balance, distribution of divine portfolios & domains
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
none
?nonenone
Akadi
Greater
Elemental air, air elementalists, movement, speed, flying creatures
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A white cloud, often upon a blue background
noneAerdrie Faenya, ShaundakulGrumbar
Chauntea
Greater
Agriculture, plants cultivated by humans, farmers, gardeners, summer
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A budding flower encircled by a sunburst or (older) a sheaf of golden wheat on a green field
noneLathander, Silvanus, Eldath, Mielikki, Shiallia, Selune, Lurue the UnicornAuril, Malar, Talona, Talos, Umberlee, Bane, Bhaal, Moander, Myrkul
Cyric
Greater
Murder, strife, lies, intrigue, deception, illusion
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A white jawless skull on a dark purple or black starburst
nonenoneAlmost all other gods, especially Kelemvor, Mystra, Oghma, Azuth, Mask, Tyr, Torm, Deneir, Leira, & Iyachtu Xvim
Grumbar
Greater
Elemental earth, earth elementalists, solidity, permanence, oaths
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Mountains, often against a purple field
noneGeb, Garl Glittergold, Dumathoin, Kurtulmak, Laduguer, Urogalan, Skoraeus StonebonesAkadi, Urdlen
Istishia
Greater
Elemental water, water elementalists, purification
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A cresting wave or drop of water
noneDeep Sashelas, Trishina, Eadro, Persana, Shekinester, Surminare, Valkur the MightyKossuth
Kelemvor
Greater
Death, the dead
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A skeletal arm holding the balanced scales of justice
noneMystra, JergalCyric, Talona, Velsharoon
Kossuth
Greater
Elemental power, fire elementalists, purification through fire
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A springing flame or a flaming orb
noneFlandal Steelskin, Iyachtu Xvim, Moradin, Surtr, AmaunatorIstishia
Lathander
Greater
Spring, dawn, birth, renewal, creativity, youth, vitality, self-perfection, athletics
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A sunrise, or a disk of rosy pink hue
noneChauntea, Gond, Silvanus, Tymora, Lurue, Tyr, Torm, Ilmater, Sune, Lliira, Selune, Oghma, Milil, Deneir, Mielikki, EldathCyric, Shar, Talos, Bane, Ibrandul, Moander, Myrkul
Mystra
Greater
Magic, spells, the Weave
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A circle of stars with a red mist flowing from (or rising toward) its center
noneAzuth, Kelemvor, Selune, Oghma, Deneir, MililCyric, Talos, Bane
Oghma
Greater
Knowledge, invention, inspiration, bards
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A simple blank scroll
noneDeneir, Milil, Gond, Lliira, Mystra, Azuth, LathanderTalos, Mask, Cyric, Bane
Shar
Greater
Dark, night, loss, forgetfulness, secrets, caverns, dungeons, the Underdark
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A black disk with a border of deep purple
noneTalona, MyrkulMystra, Selune, Lathander, Shaundakul, Amaunator, Ibrandul
Silvanus
Greater
Wild nature, druids
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
An oak leaf, oak tree, or a wooden staff sprouting leaflets and buds
noneEldath, Mielikki, Chauntea, Lathander, Lurue the Unicorn, NobanionMalar, Talos, Talona, Moander
Sune
Greater
Beauty, love, passion
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
The face of a beautiful, ivory-skinned human maiden with long, red tresses
noneLliira, Selune, Sharess, Milil, LathanderTalos, Auril, Umberlee, Malar, Talona, Tempus
Talos
Greater
Storms, destruction, rebellion, conflagrations, earth-shaking, vortices
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Three lightning bolts of different colors, radiating from a central point
noneAuril, Malar, Umberlee, VelsharoonChauntea, Lathander, Mystra, Sune, Deneir, Gond, Helm, Mielikki, Oghma, Silvanus, Tyr, Eldath, Shiallia
Tempus
Greater
War, battle, warriors
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A blazing silver sword on a blood-red field
noneThe Red Knight, Valkur the Mighty, Nobanion, Gond, UthgarEldath, Garagos
Tyr
Greater
Justice
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A balanced set of scales set upon the head of an upright war hammer
noneIlmater, Torm, LathanderCyric, Mask, Talos, Talona, Bane, Bhaal, Leira
Beshaba
Intermediate
Random mischief, misfortune, bad luck, accidents
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A rack of sharp-pointed black antlers on a red triangular field
nonenoneTymora, Shaundakul
Gond
Intermediate
Artifice, craft, construction, smithwork
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A shining toothed cogwheel with four main spokes
OghmaLathander, Oghma, Tempus, WaukeenTalos
Helm
Intermediate
Guardians, protectors, protection
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
An open staring eye with a blue pupil and outline, on the palm of a left-hand war gauntlet
noneTormGaragos, Mask, Shar, Talos, Bane, Bhaal
Ilmater
Intermediate
Endurance, suffering, martyrdom, perserverance
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A pair of white human hands bound at the wrists with blood-red cord
TyrLathander, Torm, Tyr, IbrandulLoviatar, Malar, Talos, Bane, Bhaal, Myrkul
Mielikki
Intermediate
Forests, forest creatures, rangers, dryads, autumn
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A white unicorn on a green field, a white unicornís head facing sinister, or white star on an oak or ash leaf
SilvanusEldath, Silvanus, Shiallia, Gwaeron Windstorm, Lurue, Chauntea, Shaundakul, LathanderMalar, Talona, Talos, Moander, Myrkul
Selune
Intermediate
Moon, stars, navigation, navigators, wanderers, seekers, good and neutral lycanthropes
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Two darkly beautiful human eyes surrounded by a circle of seven stars
noneMystra, Lliira, Sune, Tymore, Eilistraee, Sehanine, Moonbow, Shaundakul, Eldath, Chauntea, Valkur, LathanderShar, Umberlee, Mask, Moander
Tymora
Intermediate
Good fortune, skill, victory, adventuring
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A shining featureless disk of silver
noneLathander, Selune, ShaundakulBeshaba, Bane, Moander
Umberlee
Intermediate
Oceans, currents, waves, sea winds
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A forked blue-green wave, curling in breakers to both left and right
TalosAuril, Malar, TalosSelune, Valkur the Mighty, Chauntea, Sune
Auril
Lesser
Cold, winter
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A white snowflake, on a grey diamond with a white border
TalosTalos, Umberlee, MalarSune, Chauntea, Shiallia, Uthgar, Amaunator, Moander
Azuth
Lesser
Wizards, Monks, spellcasters in general
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A human left hand, pointed upward, outlined in a nimbus of blue fire
MystraMystra, Savras, Velsharoon, Oghma, Deneir, LeiraCyric
Deneir
Lesser
Glyphs, literacy, scribes, pictorial & literary art, cartography
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A single candle set above a staring purple human eye with a triangular pupil, or a single lit candle
OghmaOghma, Azuth, Milil, Mystra, Lliira, LathanderCyric, Malar, Mask, Talos, Bane
Eldath
Lesser
Quiet places, springs, pools, stillness, peace, waterfalls, druid groves
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A waterfall pouring into a still pool without disturbing it, or a sky-blue disk ringed with ferns
SilvanusMielikki, Silvanus, Chauntea, Selune, LathanderLoviatar, Malar, Talos, Amaunator, Bane, Moander
Hoar
Lesser
Revenge, retribution, poetic justice
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A black-gloved right hand holding a coin with a two-faced head
noneBeshabaAnhur, Ramman
Iyachtu Xvim
Lesser
Tyranny, hatred
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A pair of glowing green eyes on the palm of an upright black hand
BaneBaneAlmost all other gods, especially Cyric
Lliira
Lesser
Joy, happiness, dance, festivals, carefree celebration, contentment, hospitality, freedom
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Three six-pointed stars with their points touching, with the orange star uppermost, yellow on the left, and red on the right
SuneSune, Milil, Selune, Sharess, Deneir, Oghma, Lathander, WaukeenLoviatar, Talona, Bane, Bhaal
Loviatar
Lesser
Pain, agony, suffering, torture
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A black cat-o'-nine-tails, the ends bloody and barbed
BhaalMalar, Bane, BhaalIlmater, Eldath, Talona, Lliira
Malar
Lesser
Hunters, marauding beasts and monsters, blood, blood-lust, evil lycanthropes, stalking
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A brown-furred, bestial claw with curving talons tipped with fresh blood
TalosAuril, Talos, Umberlee, Loviatar, Bane, BhaalChauntea, Deneir, Eldath, Ilmater, Lurue the Unicorn, Nobanion, Silvanus, Sune, Gwaeron Windstrom, Shiallia, Uthgar
Mask
Lesser
Theives, thievery, shadows
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A black velvet mask, tinged with red
noneBane, Bhaal, Ibrandul, LeiraHelm, Oghma, Torm, Tyr, Cyric, Selune, Deneir
Milil
Lesser
Poetry, song, eloquence
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A silver harp, esp. a five-stringed instrument whose body is made of silvery leaves
OghmaOghma, Deneir, Lliira, Sune, Mystra, Finder Wyvernspur, Lathander, most of the Seldarinenone
Shaundakul
Lesser
Travel, exploration, long-range traders, miners, caravans, windghosts
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Either an upright hand, or a cloaked traveler, on a background of swirling winds
SeluneAkadi, Mielikki, Selune, Shevarash, Solonor Thelandira, Tymora, Gwaeron Windstrom, Shiallia, Lurue the Unicorn, NobanionBeshaba, Shar
Talona
Lesser
Disease, poison
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Three golden amber teardrops on a purple equilateral triangle
BhaalShar, Bane, BhaalChauntea, Loviatar, Mielikki, Silvanus, Sune, Lliira, Kelemvor, Tyr, Shiallia
Torm
Lesser
Duty, loyalty, obedience, paladins
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A right-hand metal gauntlet held upright, or a metal shield bearing said device with three black arrows embedded in the shield
TyrTyr, Helm, Ilmater, Red Knight, LathanderCyric, Mask, Bane, Bhaal
Finder Wyvernspur
Demipower
The cycle of life, transformation of art, saurials
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A white harp on a grey circle
noneTymora, SeluneMoander
Garagos
Demipower
War, skill-at-arms, destruction, plunder
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A five-armed tentacus
TempusMalar, TalosTempus, Red Knight
Gargauth
Demipower
Betrayal, cruelty, political corruption, political puppetmasters, powerbrokers
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A broken animal horn
noneMask, LeiraCyric, Iyachtu Xvim, Loviatar, Shar, Siamorphe, Bane, Bhaal
Gwaeron Windstrom
Demipower
Tracking, interpreting woodland signs, rangers
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A dark red ĎSí overlaid with a small 5-pointed white star and a large 4-clawed brown pawprint
MielikkiArvoreen, Baervan Wildwanderer, Lurue, Fenmarel Mestarine, Mielikki, Shaundakul, Shiallia, Nobanion, Solonor ThelandiraMalar, Vaprak
Jergal
Demipower
Fatalism, order of death, proper burial, guardian of tombs, protection of the names of the dead
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A jawless skull and a writing quill resting on a scroll
Cyric, KelemvorAmaunatorVelsharoon
Lurue the Unicorn
Demipower
Talking beasts and intelligent nonhumanoid creatures
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Unicorn head against the background of a silver crescent moon, or a white unicorn rampant
MielikkiChauntea, Gwaeron Windstorm, Mielikki, Nobanion, Shiallia, Selune, SilvanusNone
Nobanion
Demipower
Lions, good-aligned beasts, wemics, werelions, felines, noble beasts, royalty
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A male lionís head or a golden lion rampant on a green shield
noneGwaeron Windstrom, Lurue, Mielikki, Sharess, Shiallia, Silvanus, Torm, TyrMalar
Red Knight
Demipower
Strategy and planning
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A Red Knight chess piece with stars for eyes
TempusTempus, Torm, Valkur the MightyCyric, Garagos
Savras
Demipower
Divination, fate, truth
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A crystal ball in which dance countless eyes of many different types
Azuth, MystraAzuth, MystraCyric, Mask, Talos, Bane, Leira
Sharess
Demipower
Hedonism, excess, lust, sensual fulfilment, festhalls, cats, pleasure seekers
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Feminine lips
SuneAnhur, Hanali Celanil, Lliira, Milil, Nobanion, Selune, SuneSet, Shar, Loviatar
Shiallia
Demipower
The High Forest, Neverwinter Wood, glades, woodland fertility, growth, korreds
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A golden acorn
MielikkiChauntea, Eldath, Gwaeron Windstorm, Lurue, Mielikki, SilvanusAuril, Malar, Talona, Talos
Siamorphe
Demipower
Nobles, rightful rule of nobility
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Silver chalice with a golden sun on the side of the cup, or a circlet with a golden sun on the brow
nonenoneCyric, Gargauth, Iyachtu Xvim, Bane
Uthgar
Demipower
The Uthgardt barbarian tribes, physical strength
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Various totemic
beast symbols
noneTempusMalar, Auril
Valkur
Demipower
Sailors, the safety of ships, favourable winds, naval combat
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A shield showing a thundercloud with three lightning bolts descending from it
noneRed Knight, Selune, TempusAuril, Malar, Talos, Umberlee
Velsharoon
Demipower
Liches, necromancy, undeath
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A laughing, crowned lich skull, seen face-on over a black hexagon
AzuthTalos, SharCyric, Jergal, Kelemvor
Waukeen
Intermediate
Money, wealth, commerce
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A gold coin, stamped with the head of a beautiful long-haired woman
noneHelm, Oghma, Red KnightMask, Talos
Ulutiu
Demipower
Glaciers, frozen seas, polar environments, artic dwellers
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A necklace of blue and white ice crystals
noneOtheaAnnam, Auril
Amaunator
Greater
Bureaucracy, contracts, law, order, the sun, rulership
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
The sun, usu. with a face on the solar disk
noneKossuthShar
Bane
Greater
Strife, hatred, tyranny
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
An upright black hand, usually on a red field
noneIyachtu Xvim, Loviatar, Malar, Mask, Talona, Bhaal, MyrkulChauntea, Deneir, Eldath, Helm, Ilmater, Lathander, Liira, Mystra, Oghma, Torm, Tymora, Tyr
Myrkul
Greater
The dead, wasting, parasites, old age, exhaustion, dusk, autumn
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A white human skull face-on against a black field
noneJergal, Shar, Bane, BhaalChauntea, Lathander, Mielikki
Bhaal
Intermediate
Death, especially violent or ritual death
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A white face-on human skull surrounded by a counter-clockwise orbit of many streaming teardrops
BaneHoar, Loviatar, Talona, Mask, Bane, MyrkulChauntea, Helm, Lathander, Torm, Tyr, Ilmater, Lliira
Ibrandul
Lesser
Caverns, dungeons, the Underdark, skulks
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
Four interlocking silver circles on a dark purple background
noneMask, IlmaterShar, Lathander, Lolth
Leira
Lesser
Deception, illusion
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A triangular plaque of cloudy, swirling gray mists, point downward
noneMask, Azuthnone
Moander
Lesser
Rotting death, decay, corruption
LG
LN
LE
NG
TN
NE
CG
CN
CE
A fanged mouth, set in the palm of an upright hand
nonenoneAuril, Chauntea, Eldath, Finder Wyvernspur, Lathander, Mielikki, Silvanus, Selune, Tymora