Under Feet of Clay
Chaotic Neutral Goddess
Other Names: Seaborne, Temptress, Unbound, Lady of Love
Domains: Chaos, Charm, Healing, Trickery, Water
Subdomains: Flowing, Innuendo, Lust, Resurrection, Whimsy
Favored Weapon: Whip
Born from the ichor of Heaven when Grandfather Time castrated the Primordial, Cytherea emerged from the foam and water fully grown and formed. Using her hair as a whip and the sea shell he rose from as a shield, she entangled her foes without mercy. The image of beauty, Cytherea cares only for protecting herself and chasing her every desire, particularly when those whims lead her to sex. Considered the inspiration of lust and erotic passion, Cytherea is always depicted nude with a coy smile. Her clerics, whether male or female, dress in sheer pinks and whites, exposing their flesh despite the clothing adorning them. In addition to sacrifices of fish and birds offered to the Lady of Love, her clergy also serve as temple prostitutes, offering worshipful sex for an appropriately sized donation to the temple. All brothels that are not also temples of Cytherea register for an onsite priestess, and maintain a small shrine to their heavenly patroness. Spurning the wild, the clergy remain soundly in the cities where large concentrations of people are kept close together. Cytherea is married to Purosphuros at the pronouncement of Grandfather Time, but has carried on an affair with Polumachos for all time since the Cosmomachy. It is believed that only her constant appetites keep the war god tired enough to prevent him from stirring conflict across the cosmos.