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Odur

(pronounced OH-dur)
God of the Sun
Pantheon
Asgardian
Quick Descriptions:
Odur is a grey-haired man with a beard, around 50 years old. He is wearing a brown tunic and dark breeches.
Odur's temple is a tall wooden structure with huge windows, and large open shutters. The interior is well-lit from outside, but there are three iron braziers running down the middle of the main chamber. Hanging on the back wall is a large circular gold disc, with an ornate stone altar in front. Several smaller silver discs hang from the ceiling and reflect light throughout the chamber.
Odur's priest is wearing a yellow robe with a silver chain belt. He has dark brown hair and a short beard. Around his neck is a silver necklace with a gold circular symbol.
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Odur
Odur is the god of the sun, a mysterious god who is assumed to be an aspect of Odin. Odur is responsible for the day chariot crossing the sky. Consequently, he is often away from Asgard, causing his wife to weep tears of gold.

Worshipers, Clergy & Temples

Odur's clergy make annual pilgrimages to sites dedicated to the sun to watch for the day chariot to rise after the longest night of the year. Otherwise, they're found smiling as they work to maintain their temple and care for their faithful.

Temples

Odur's temples appear incongruous next to others of the Asgardian pantheon because they tend to be open structures, welcoming the sun's light. Observant visitors note the sturdy shutters stored around the building, ready to make it defensible. Most temples have sacred fires that are tended day and night, never allowed to burn out. Some have smithies.

Visitors to Odur's temples find themselves put to work almost immediately. Those who do the work willingly and without complaint are welcome to eat and drink with the clergy. Those who complain or shirk their task find themselves outside the temple.

Dogma

Odur's cult teaches that freedom from care and worry comes from accepting responsibility and duty with joy. Worshipers believe that Odur sets out every day to drive the chariot of the sun across the sky with anticipation, finding something new each day. They seek to emulate his wise appreciation for the world around them.

Appearance, Manifestations

Ancient sources give a very garbled account of Odur. He is constantly mistaken for Odin — which is all the more confusing as he may actually be Odin. He typically appears as a grey-haired man, seeming around fifty years of age.

Relationships & History

Odur is the husband of Freya, father of Hnoss and Gersemi, and is believed to be another aspect of Odin.
The Symbol of Odur - Sun disk
Symbol: Sun disk
God Alignment: CG
Worshipers Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Domain:
Chaos, Fire, Sun
Portfolio:
Light, sun, travel
Worshipers:
Barbarians, druids, rangers, blacksmiths, and those who travel overland
Plane: Asgard
Weapon: Bastard sword