Ehlonna of the Forests, Goddess of the Woodlands
Symbol: Rearing unicorn
Home Plane: Beastlands
Alignment: Neutral good
Portfolio: Forests, woodlands, flora and fauna, fertility
Worshipers: Elves, gnomes, half-elves, halflings, rangers, druids, hunters, farmers, woodcutters
Cleric Alignments: CG, LG, NG
Domains: Animal, Good, Plant, Sun
Favored Weapon: Longsword
Ehlonna (eh-loan-nuh) sometimes appears as a raven-haired human and sometimes as an elf with golden tresses. Her garb varies, ranging from the serviceable clothing of a forester or ranger to the delicate gown of an elven princess, but it is always pale green. Ehlonna watches over all good people who live in the forest, love the woodlands, or make their livelihood there.
Ehlonna watches over all good people who live in the forest, love the woodlands, or make their livelihood there. She likewise protects forests and woodlands from destruction or overuse. Ehlonna exhorts her followers to live in harmony with their woodland homes, taking only what they need. The bounty of the
forest, Ehlonna teaches, is a gift to be cherished and appreciated, not a treasure to be coveted or looted.
Clergy and Temples
Ehlonna’s clerics usually choose serviceable attire of forest green. They live in forests and keep on friendly terms with the local rangers, druids, elves, and fey. They keep guard against encroachments by evil folk, loggers, and others who would exploit and ruin any woodland. When confronting anyone who would despoil a forest, they tend to be gentle but firm, at least at first. If the invaders persist, Ehlonna’s clerics can be ruthless in driving them out. Many of Ehlonna’s clerics take it upon themselves to teach woodcraft, plant trees, or both.
Woodland temples to Ehlonna are often open-air affairs with only trees for a roof. Small shrines to her are occasionally found in forest villages