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Intermediate goddess
Pantheon: Pharaonic Pantheon
Titles: Protector of the Dead
Home Plane: The Offering Fields
Portfolio: Death, grief
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Worshippers: Those who mourn
Cleric Alignments: NG, CG, CN
Domains: Chaos, Good, Protection, Repose
Holy Symbols: Horns around a lunar disk
Favoured Weapons: Mace (light or heavy)

Sister of Osiris, Isis, and Set, Nephthys appears as a human woman with large wings. She was married to Set and bore him one child, the twisted crocodile god Sobek. Longing for a normal marriage and child, she got Osiris drunk and seduced him, bearing Anubis as a result—and provoking Set’s murder of his brother. After Set killed Osiris, Nephthys abandoned her husband and joined with Isis to recover the dead god’s body, mummify him, and secure his place as lord of Tuat.


Despite her marriage to Set, Nephthys is the greatest enemy of the god of evil, hating him more passionately than even Osiris does. She was deeply wounded by Osiris’s death (which she felt was her fault), and her grief is the embodiment of all human mourning. Her priests teach that grief is an appropriate response to death - even though the soul of the departed finds peace and joy in the Offering Fields. In her name, followers of the Pharaonic pantheon weep and wail at funerals even as they celebrate the new life of the deceased.


Nephthys has few clergy of her own, as she is most commonly revered as part of the Pharaonic pantheon. Her clerics participate in funerals, raising their voices in loud and dramatic mourning. Like other Pharaonic clerics, Nephthys’s clerics wear white robes and shave their heads if they are male. Most of her clerics are female.


Nephthys is most often worshiped in small chapels within or attached to larger temples dedicated to Isis, Osiris, and Re-Horakhty. She also often has funeral chapels attached to temples of Anubis.

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