Farobia, the Green Goddess

Goddess Farobia

"I am the brave ones, I am the ones you fear."

Work In Progress       (if deity, goes above Physical)

Divine Domains

Divine Symbols & Sigils

Tenets of Faith


Divine Goals & Aspirations


Physical Description

General Physical Condition


Identifying Characteristics


Facial Features


Body Features

Physical Quirks

Special Abilities

Apparel & Accessories


Specialized Equipment



Early Life



Accomplishments & Achievements

Failures & Embarrassments


Mental Characteristics

Intellectual Characteristics

Morality, Philosophy & Taboos


Personality Characteristics



Savvies & Ineptitudes


Personality, Quirks, & Vices






Religious Views

Social Aptitude


Wealth & Financial State


Family Ties and Contacts







Divine Domains

Courage/Fear, and the Elves of the Forest [Wood Elves]

Divine Symbols & Sigils

The color green
The wind.
A leaf.
A spider.
A Badger.
The South-East and the North-East.
A green trio of triangles, each bearing a primary symbol of the gods of Wind, Forest, and Shadow.

Tenets of Faith

There must be something to fear, in order to be brave.
There must be someone willing to be brave, for fear to exist.
Courage unbound by Wisdom is relentless crusading.
Courage unbound by Power is relentless foolishness.
Fear unbound by Domination is meaningless.
Fear unbound by Secrets is without a purpose.


Night Terror - A night where the people of Tormyra and the Tormian faiths dress up in costume to confuse the entities they fear, there are great festival events about facing one's fears and overcoming them, as well as a tradition of planning on facing another fear in the next year.

Divine Goals & Aspirations

To maintain balance between Power and Wisdom, between Courage and Fear, and between Secrets and Domination.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Farobia appears to be made of wood, wind, and shadows. Hair of shadows, skin of wood, and movements of wind, with her eyes betraying her as greater than the gods of Winds, Forest, and Shadows, according to old poems.

Body Features

She appears as if what she wears is carved from living wood, draped in fabric made of weaving plant-based fabric with shadows. Her "skin" appears like peeled lumber but is also scarred, as if she had fought battles in the past.

Identifying Characteristics

Her golden-green eyes, and the Holy Trinity insignia on the left hand of her Champion.

Apparel & Accessories

She tends to dress in practical robe-like garments for living in the woods, but they are clearly made of otherworldly plants and shadows.

Mental characteristics

Morality & Philosophy

As a Goddess, she seems to seek balance in the world, mostly by balancing fear with things to combat fear.
Divine Classification
Glowing gold, if one were to somehow be able to see beyond the bright golden light, they would see a golden pair of irises tinted with a hint of green.
Shorn hair with rough ends, as if the hair had been cut without caring about appearances. It is the color of shadows, and even as short as it is, it moves regardless of the wind.

Articles under Farobia, the Green Goddess

Cover image: by Lyraine Alei, Midjourney


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12 Dec, 2018 07:05

I like the tenets and the somewhat circular nature of the first two. She seems a bit of a nature god, but I'm unsure as to any more specifics than that. Why is she worshipped by her followers and Wood Elves? What has she done for them, or what stories do they tell that lead to her continued adoration?

12 Dec, 2018 14:22

All of the gods of the Elven Pantheon are actually facets of nature, actually.   I had gone with the idea of fears and trying to live with your fears, and since many common phobias are natural in nature (spiders, insects, the dark, the dead, etc.) And the wood elves are elves who love on the woods (and some other fuzzy undefined stuff as of this writing), so they seemed like the most likely to be devout to her, as what better way for say an arachnophobe to say they are brave, than to live in the woods where giant spiders live?   She also has a Champion whose soul is believed to be reincarnated, but always to a Wood Elf.   Most of this is still raw from the source of inspiration - Legend of Zelda's Farore, Goddess of Courage - but I was starting to hit some writing blocks and figured I should toss this up for commentary.   Thank you for yout comments and for helping me move along!

Lyraine, Consumer of Lore, She/Her, primary project: Corive
12 Dec, 2018 10:41

I'm really digging the dichotomy idea of a goddess of bravery who is also the goddess of fear. It's really cool idea and I dig it. :D   Are gods real in your setting? Does she have two faces and two manifestations/aspects depending on if she is encouraging bravery or inflicting terror?   What does her clergy look like? Are they divided into two castes (terror/bravery) or are they similarly trying to embody both? What does worship look, on a day to day basis from an average person in the world? Would she consider it valid, even if your fear is relatively minor (spidersssss!)?   Awesome stuff :) Keep on world-embering!

Creator of Araea, Megacorpolis, and many others.
12 Dec, 2018 14:16

Thank you! I've actually been floundering for a bit on how to have her appear, as I didn't want to make my Goddess of Courage too much like Farore, the Goddess of Courage, from Legend of Zelda where I drew her basis from, so the idea of thr goddess having two faces is an interesting one.   The Gods are real in my setting, though the Trio, which Farobia is part of, are less active compared to the gods "categorized" as being under her domain. For Courage/Bravery I was figuring she was in support of using either or both, as a more neutral goddess than good or evil. Not sure yet how she would appear in her support yet, however.   I think the clergy try to embody both, but i haven't fully built that yet either.   As for what kinds of fears qualify, yes even minor fears count. Her worship is more about trying to balance your fears with your bravery, so not necessarily over coming them, but not being crippled by fear either, and the clergy would be like a "fear" counselor to bring up ways for one to face up and live with their fears.   Thank you so much, I was starting to hit a grind, and these reviews are helping to get things moving again.

Lyraine, Consumer of Lore, She/Her, primary project: Corive
12 Dec, 2018 14:22

I'm glad I could help! :D Don't forget to check in on the discord and people can try to brainstorm with ya. I think this duality/dichotomy you have here is really promising and you can do something amazing with it!

Creator of Araea, Megacorpolis, and many others.
Nichole Roach
12 Dec, 2018 16:00

I like the basics you have, especially, like David, the tenets. Does Farobia have a physical description? I'd like to know what she looks like. I imagine her to be somewhat of a feminine version of the Green Man.

12 Dec, 2018 23:47

I haven't actually fully figured her physical description aspects , but have been thinking of trying to build it something inspiring awe and fear at the same time, if not having two sides like a coin, thank you!

Lyraine, Consumer of Lore, She/Her, primary project: Corive