Tor, the Goddess of the Air

What god looks like.
Tor appears in many forms. She is often the face you think you see in a cloud, or the whisper you're not sure if you heard in the wind. When she moves around with people, she takes the form of a dark skinned peasant girl. She is very beautiful, but not vain. She will also appear in the desert as a mirage of that girl, usually hovering.

What god likes and dislikes.
Tor likes beauty and peace and harmony. She does not necessarily oppose change, so long as it is good change. And Tor is wise enough to know the difference. Among the Gods, Tor is the most likely to spend time looking into the future pathways and planning for the best possible outcome. Other Gods do this as well, but Tor seems driven by foresight. Tor dislikes things that are ugly or sickening or distasteful. She enjoys laws and manners and expects her followers to love each other and to help one another.

How god prefers to be worshiped.
Tor does not enjoy sacrifices. She likes to be worshiped through singing. Often in her temples, the sounds of the Tor's music can be heard, even carried on the winds to other parts of town.

How god rewards followers.
Tor rewards her followers by giving them the wind of fortune. If they have been in a slump, but have been faithful, she will lift them. This might seem contradictory to what she likes, but it is not. On the large scale, she enjoys uniformity. But if an individual is having a bad time, and needs help, and looks to her, she would help him. This would not change society as a whole, but merely raise her reputation as a "good" god among the people.

How god punishes followers.
If someone angers Tor, she will blow the winds of chance at them. Their life could become a cyclone of terror, full of turbulence. Once more, this seems contradictory but it is not, given that she does this for people, not a society.

How god punishes atheists.
Tor does not care about atheists. If they anger her, she would punish them in the same way she punishes her followers. However, Tor sometimes takes pity on atheists and attempts to show them the error of their ways, particularly if their future is one that effects an outcome she desires.

How god punishes followers of other gods.
Tor will communicate with the other Gods and allow them to punish their followers if they have transgressed against the interests of Tor. But if no action is taken then Tor may cause bad fortune to follow upon the transgressor.

What actions might prompt god to interfere in mortal affairs.
Tor is considered the goddess of wisdom. She keeps to herself, and is not usually involved with mortals. She is quiet, usually thinking of many things. She could get entangled in mortal affairs if there is trouble with the balance of society. She chooses champions, the same as the other Gods do, and she uses her angels to interfere directly if it is necessary. What really causes Tor to interfere in mortal affairs is Hu and the forces of Hell. If they are a threat in some way, particularly to her followers, then she will likely act to shape the future. Hu considers her a major opponent in this continuing battle. Of all the Gods, Hu hates Tor and Jhalla and Foret the most. But he has plenty of trouble with Viedre and Volai as well.

How god's temple operates.
Tor's temples are usually open. The wind flows through them, as do the people. There are often many people moving in and out, from one area to another. The singing of the priests will almost always fill the temples. There are many windows in Tor's temples, they are often open to allow the wind to flow in.

Tor is sometimes considered the goddess of knowledge, and often her temples should have libraries in them. The books would mostly be historical, and often epics about the gods (especially Tor) and their deeds. Tor isn't the only God that holds knowledge dear, however. And most of the other Gods and Goddesses have their own form of information that they specialize in. Volai is known as the Goddess of the Forge, and Matrim is known as the God of History, and Foret is known as the Goddess of Agriculture and Livestock. And, of course, Jhalla is often considered the God of Invention while Viedre is sometimes known as the God of Magic and Lore. Different people have different views on which Gods and Goddesses specialize in which types of knowledge.

The origins of god.
She was created just as the other gods were (exempting Hu)

How to contact or petition god.
Asking a priest will do the trick. Tor prefers to be petitioned outside, although she will sometimes respond to a prayer indoors or underground depending on the circumstances. She is particularly found of singing, and so prayers to her are often poems, rhymes or songs.

The temperament of god.
Tor is patient. She believes that once revenge has been given, there is no need to take further action, unless the offender repeats his crime. Her wraith can be dangerous, but it is never rash. She plans, and calculates. Her love is not shown easily, but those who have gained her favor can sometimes feel her love come upon them.

The chaos/law aspect of god.
She is often lawful but she understands the nature of change and is willing to adapt to circumstances so long as the outcome is in her favor.

The good/neutral/evil aspects of god.
She is neutral. She will not defend life; if it is someone's time to die, so be it. She is not greedy, and will not hoard treasure. But she does not try to spend her time helping the poor. Tor is typically considered a "good" goddess, and while she is cold and calculating, she is also very loving to those who are faithful to her.


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