Lydia (Greyhawk)

Lydia (Greyhawk)

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title=The Mother of Truth, the Pure Song
alignment=Neutral Good
portfolio=Music, Knowledge, Daylight
domains=Good, Knowledge, Sun, Travel

In the "World of Greyhawk" campaign setting for the "Dungeons & Dragons" role-playing game, Lydia is the Suel goddess of Music, Knowledge, and Daylight. Her holy symbol is a spray of colors from an open hand.


Lydia is depicted as a dynamic, white-haired woman with clear blue eyes. She wears a white gown trimmed in silver and gold.


Lydia's realm is in Elysium, associated with the town Release From Care.


Lydia interacts with many other deities, exchanging songs and information. She opposes Pholtus, feeling that others must see the light of truth without being blinded by it.


Most of Lydia's clerics are female. They use education to uplift women from lesser stations in life. This tends to make her church unpopular with patriarchies.


A large wooden temple of Lydia can be found in the city of Leukish north of the business district, greeting those who enter the city from the lake.


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