Rebecca (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A crescent moon|
|Portfolio:||The poor, humility, swinlings, protecting others, redemption|
|Clergy Alignments:||Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good, Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Neutral|
|Domains:||Animal, Charm, Community, Good, Protection, War|
|Favored Weapon:||"Breath of the Huntress" (longbow)|
Rebecca, also known as “The Smiling Goddess”, is a kind and protective matron to the swinling who revere her. She is portrayed as a beautiful, white-winged swinling maiden, wearing a simple white robe. She has a longbow in her hand, and a quiver on her back covered by dark brown hair. Legends say that she was one of the second generation of swinlings, and realized early on that her people needed to elevate themselves from their position, to become better people in order to prove to the gods their lesson was learned. Upon the death of her mortal body, one of the gods took pity on the young woman, accepting her under their wing and raising her into the goddess she is today. Her holy symbol references the night that swinlings feel most comfortable in, a time when they are less likely to be looked upon.
Rebecca teaches her followers to be better people, to worship on a regular basis, and to aid their peers through hunting, and the use of combat in a defensive manner. She abhors violence for violence's sake, and disagrees with the methods of those who advocate seeking out evil on its own turf. She urges her followers to try to only fight when their homes or lives are threatened, or failing that, to only go adventuring to protect loved ones and friends.
Clergy and Temples
Rebecca's clergy have few formal temples. Rather, they use their own houses and abandoned buildings to do most of their worshipping. The few temples that do exist are still rather small and unassuming, in the midst of human cities.