Under Feet of Clay
Chaotic Good God
Other Names: Lord of the Seas, Lord of Horses, Unstoppable Tide, Tridentbearer
Domains: Chaos, Glory, Good, Travel, Water
Subdomains: Friendship, Honor, Oceans, Revelry, Trade
Favored Weapons: Trident
As the younger brother of Xiphios, Thalattos is considered by many to be the next in line for the throne of the gods. After casting in Parthaenae’s game and earning rule of the seas, Thalattos built a palace for himself under the waves and took for himself a wife from the sea nymphs. Now and then, he takes the appearance of a horse or sailor to take mortal lovers for a time. In battle, he wields the three-pronged trident, a symbol of the fury and majesty of the seas. While usually kind to sailors, those who have offended him, harmed his beloved horses, or earned the ire of the gods are met with the terrible wrath of his whirlpool and wave. When depicted, Thalattos has skin the color of emeralds with ruddy brown hair and a curly beard. Jolly and a lover of dark wine, it is said his love for the drink is what stained the Winedark Sea its deep colors.
Despite his goodwill and love of friendship and trade, Thalattos is picky with his sacrifices, preferring only offerings of two pigs, one ox, or four pigeons. His clerics maintain his temples and their fountains, altars, and braziers. Great statues painted green of the Lord of Horses seated in his mighty chariot sit under tiled colonnades to watch over the faithful. His clerics tend to dress in simple blue robes with furs over it. Mistletoe laurels are common among the clergy, who spend their days distributing a share of the catches from fishermen to the poor and hungry. Families of sailors suffering financial trouble can always find safe haven in their holds. Every sailor, fisherman, port worker, and rower is careful to never offend any horse, and those who can afford it breed them as proof of their love for their oceanic lord.