Thassa, God of the Sea (Thas-Uh)
"When the sea god Thassa wishes to speak with a mortal, she does not issue a summons or grant a vision requesting a visit. The sea simply brings her guest before her."
A god of the forgotten seas.
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Thassa is the god of the sea and is also associated with aquatic creatures and the secrets of the briny deep. She is also the god of ancient knowledge, murmurs, gradual change, introspection, vast distances, long voyages, and far-ranging searches. Thassa can also be described as the god of patterns, such as tides, currents, ripples in water, and even the passage of time. Thassa is the god who is least likely to be satisfied with the status quo, but in the meantime she is also the least likely to rush to change. She works slow, eventual, unfolding change to everything by resculpting the land, changing coastlines and upending institutions. When she speaks, she usually does so in the future tense, always referring to what tomorrow will bring and uninterested with the reality of today. Thassa is slow to anger but implacable once roused. Her anger grows like a rumbling, cresting, unstoppable wave, destroying whole villages with its fury — then subside with the tide, dragging the evidence of her wrath out to sea.
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling by Zack Stella
As Ravnica was created, so too were the gods. Heliod gave heat and light to the world. Purphoros gave meaning and creation, he forged the mountains and landscapes. Nylea grew the forests and created the animals that lived in them. Erebos made an end to all things, ensuring that world would never stale. Thassa filled the world with water and oceans. She took pride in the expansiveness of her work and enjoyed watching the sea creatures swim in her waters, but loathed the dry-walkers that brought their boats and hunted her pets.
BATTLE OF THE TITANS
Unlike other gods, Thassa may find herself cut off from the mortal world for some time. Not by any purposeful reason, she simply likes to spend time adrift in the currents. During the long lapse of her blessing, a pretender rose to take on the image of Thassa, a mortal named Kiora who had happened to come into possession of Thassa's personal weapon, the bident Dekella. Kiora sought to fight and kill Thassa with the help of the weapon, that of which can control the giants of the sea. Thassa brought her own titans however, and a fierce battle was fought. The conclusion of the fight ceased with Thassa impaling Kiora with Dekella, but as Kiroa gasped her final breath, she cast a spell to take the prized weapon with her to the afterlife, leaving Thassa unarmed. She would eventually turn to Purphoros to construct a new weapon.
THE FORGOTTEN SEAS
Ravnica was not kind to Thassa. For the first layer of the world, now known as the Undercity, lay the foundation to build over the vasts seas of the planet. Any trace of the sea has long been forgotten, save for the Simic opening of Zonot holes that reach down to the dark beaches and ocean waters for research and tourism. Thassa is well aware that she is being buried in the past, but her waters are slowly eating away at the pillars of the city above. In time, when the pillars fail and miles of city crumble into the ocean depths, she will be remembered and worshiped for ages to come, and it has already started.
Worshiped bySimic Combine
Divine SymbolThe endless current
Religious ColorsBlue, White, Red
EdictsWater, The Ocean, Knowledge, Change, Patterns, Patience
Professional SkillsSkills that Priests may teach at major temples and gatherings
Devotion, Exhort, Seamanship
Clerics of Thassa are given access to the powers she offers. Some miracles are restricted to more trusted or higher ranking members of this religion.
Elemental Summoning (Water Elemental)
CommandmentsTrue worshipers of Thassa follow her commandments carefully, with those who ignore or are ignorant of such laws may find themselves praying to deaf ears, or worse.
- Do not pollute the seas.
- Do not turn your back to the ocean.
- Fight not against the currents, let them take you where they want you to go.
- Sea food for a supper gives you a healthy mind and a restful sleep.
- Be patient, but be decisive when the time is right.