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Iallanis (pronounced: /ˈiəlɑːnɪsEE-uh-lan-is[3] Loudspeaker listen) was the giant goddess of love and mercy. She always sought to reunite the giant races under a single banner, with the hopes that they could live in harmony forevermore.[1] Her holy symbol was a garland of flowers.[2]

RelationshipsEdit

As Hiatea's younger sister, she counted the farming deity as an ally. Little else was known, but a good guess is that she was also allied to Sune.[citation needed] Iallanis was also allied with Fionnghuala, deity of the swanmay.[3] She was not a person elven gods paid respect to.[6]

HistoryEdit

At some point in history, the Seldarine under Corellon invaded Arborea from Ysgard because they wanted the giants' land. The giants fought, lost, were driven out, their land was taken, and Arvandor was founded on it once it was under the elves' control. Unlike her brothers, Iallanis did not fight the invaders but stayed at home and was not driven out like them by the Seldarine. She was not a figure the elven gods saw a lot of reasons to respect.[6]

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Faiths and Pantheons page 221 gives the battleaxe as Iallanis's favored weapon. This is a mistake made by Sean K. Reynolds as he explains and corrects here: http://www.seankreynolds.com/rpgfiles/we/ZZZcorrectedmonsterdeitytable.html

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rich Redman, James Wyatt (May 2001). Defenders of the Faith. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 96. ISBN 0-7869-1840-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 221. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  4. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 53. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  5. Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), p. 175. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “The Book of Chaos”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), p. 39. ISBN 1560768746.

ConnectionsEdit

The Ordning
The Giant Pantheon
Annam All-Father
Othea
Subservient Deities
GrolantorHiateaIallanisMemnorSkoraeus StonebonesStronmausSurtrThrym
Progenitors
DunmoreArno and JulianLanaxisMasudNiciasObadaiOttarRukVilmos
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