Polephemon Character in Kelbonnar | World Anvil


Lord of the seas and summoner of storms, Polephemon is a god who is feared and respected for the sheer amount of power that he can bring to bear and for being the ultimate power in charge of the oceans and seas of the world.   As one of the brothers of Prota, Polephemon is one of the main belligerents in the Divine War as he fights to be recognised as the legitimate head of the other gods and goddesses.

Divine Domains

  • Seas 
  • Storms
  • Weather

Common Worshipers

  His association with the sea and storms means that Polephemon is most commonly worshipped by sapient denizens who live beneath the waves, and by land based humanoids who either live on coasts or islands, or whose occupation regularly leads them out to sea. Polephemon is an especially popular deity amongst fishers and ships crews.  


  Unusually, whilst a priesthood of Polephemon does exist and is widespread, it is unusual for land dwelling humanoids to be clerics of this particular god. Instead, Polephemon prefers to anoint clerics from water dwelling humanoid races, such as Tritons or Merfolk, the logic being that not only were they created by him as races, but they also understand the seas and therefore Polephemon’s domain so much more intimately than any land based humanoid ever could. This means that whilst priests of Polephemon happily serve land based communities, it is rare for them to dwell within the communities they minister to, instead living beneath the waves, close enough to conveniently travel to the temple within their charge every day.  


  It is common for communities located along coastlines or on islands to have temples to Polephemon, given their proximity to the sea, but it is rare for communities in land to have temples specifically dedicated to him alone.   Most temples of Polephemon are built right on the shoreline, with part of them open to the sea and built so that twice a day the incoming tide floods this open section, a visual representation of the god’s power of the depths.   

Family Tree of the Divines 

Family Tree of the Divines
Divine Classification
Circumstances of Birth
As recounted in The Origin of the Divines.
Aligned Organization

Divine Sigils and Symbols

  Polephemon is most commonly represented by the symbol of the Trident. He is also represented in animal form by the Gull and a sea monster known as a leviathan.  

Divine Links and Progeny

  Polephemon is the estranged husband of Persephonell.   He is the brother of Prota, Menella, Astartes, Wresmella, Kroni, Sagosa & Persephonell.   He is the father of Malfrostand Samenta.   He is the grandfather of Gormallis & Meletiah.  

Mortal Creations

  Polephemon is responsible for the creation of many non-sapient sea creatures, as well as the creation of a number of monstrosities of the seas. He is also the creator of the sapient underwater races Tritons and Merfolk.

Cover image: by Chris Pyrah


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