Relics of the Past, Shadows of the Future
Pelor is the god of the Sun, Light, Strength, and Healing. He is known as the Shining One, and the Sun Father. He is known as the creator of much that is good. His holy symbol is a face in a sun. He is depicted as a one-handed old man with wild golden hair and beard, dressed in robes of shining white.
Pelor opposes all evil deities and his followers avoid neutral deities with teachings counter to Pelor’s.
Pelorians believe that the life-giving sun is the best cure for all of the world’s ills. Justice and freedom are brought about through charity, modesty, perseverance, and self-sacrifice. Pelor’s priests teach that the truly strong don’t need to prove their power. Pelorians strive to perform so many good acts that evil has no room in which to exist, though they will fight if necessary. Pelor is wrathful against the forces of evil, and is especially opposed to the undead. However, Pelor urges his followers to remember that excessive attention to things of evil can blind one to the truly important things: compassion and goodness. These are what must be emphasized above all.
Pelorian dogma has it that the energy and power of life originates in the sun.
Many myths exist about Pelor, but among them is the banishment of Tiamat. In this story Tiamat, Bahamut, Pelor and many other gods walked the land. Bahamut and Pelor joined forces to banish Tiamat to the Nine Hells in order to stop her evil works. This was a brutal process which resulted in a major battle spanning continents. During the battle Pelor’s right hand was severed and lost. It is for this reason that he is sometimes depicted with only one hand.