Lamashtu

lamashtu.jpgLamashtu is the mother and patroness of many misshapen and malformed creatures that crawl, slither, or flap on, above, or below the surface of Golarion. Her unholy symbol is a three-eyed jackal head, which may be represented in many ways, and her sacred animal is the jackal

Lamashtu was once a mighty demon lord who became the first such entity to achieve true godhood. In ages past, she was allied with Pazuzu, though the exact nature of their alliance is often disputed by scholars of demon lore. Some say they were lovers, others say siblings, or simply convenient allies. What is known for certain is that she lured the god Curchanus into her territory and beset him with swarms of demons and other monsters until he was weak enough for her to attack. By defeating him, she ripped his godly domain over beasts from him, beginning an ancient vendetta with Curchanus’ protégé, Desna. This imbued the demoness with a small amount of his divine power.

Pazuzu was enraged by this shift in power, and as Lamashtu returned from that battle he betrayed and attacked her. He wounded her terribly, but her new-found divinity allowed her to survive; they have been dire enemies ever since. Lamashtu’s vendetta against him is only equaled by Desna’s own vendetta against her.

Lamashtu learned the “art” of creating demons from the torture of a Horseman of the Apocalypse, whom she had taken during her wars against Abaddon. Once she coupled that knowledge with the use of her own body to gestate the demons, she birthed the vavakia, a true masterpiece of the art of creating demons.

It is claimed by many monstrous humanoid races that she was their first progenitor and creator.

Known Followers:
Gurev Irovetti

Known Shrines / Churches:
Skywatch: The citadel itself has been abandoned for a while now with a shrine to Lamashtu. The shrine showed evidence of many different kinds of monsters visiting it. Monsters who left evidence they had been at the shrine include – Gnolls, Goblins, Medusae, Nagas, and Lamia.


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Lamashtu

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