|Titles||The Pallid Princess|
|Domains||Death, Evil, Magic, Strength, War|
Urgathoa (pronounced oor-gah-THO-ah) is the goddess of physical excess, disease, and the undead. She is mostly worshiped by dark necromancers and the undead. Sometimes, those wishing to become undead and those who live gluttonous lifestyles make supplication to her. On occasion, folk infected with plagues make offerings to Urgathoa. 
History[edit | edit source]
There are stories that suggest that Urgathoa was once a hedonistic mortal female. Upon her death, she fled Pharasma's Boneyard and returned to Golarion, making her the Great Beyond's first undead creature. Her return to the mortal world is said to be the origin of disease. 
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Among her enemies are Sarenrae and Pharasma, as well as their respective followers. She also comes into conflict with Abadar and Calistria. Calistria in particular is more of a friendly rival than an enemy, as they often fight over potential followers. 
Appearance and Emissaries[edit | edit source]
Urgathoa is generally depicted as an attractive, pale-skinned, and ebony-haired woman. Unlike most other beauties, at her waist, her flesh begins to rot and wither away, leaving her little more than a blood-soaked skeleton from the hips down. She is often similarly manifested, but wearing a loose fitting gown stained with black, brown, and red splotches. 
Servants[edit | edit source]
Urgathoa's minions include powerful vampires, liches, and other authoritative undead. Some female clerics of Urgathoa are transformed after death into undead creatures, known as the Daughters of Urgathoa. Mother's Maw, a gigantic, fanged, and flying skull, is her herald.
Church of Urgathoa[edit | edit source]
Worshipers and Clergy[edit | edit source]
Urgathoa's priests are primarily composed of clerics and necromancers. They have few responsibilities to uphold, other than helping those who desire undeath and protection of their own. Understandably, they are often secretive of their religious inclining in public. The priests have been known to compel their enemies to eat their own fallen comrades. The ceremonial clothes of Urgathoa's worshipers are a loose, floor-length gray tunic, with a white or gray cape. The lower half of the tunic is usually shredded. Most ceremonies involve consuming great amounts of food and drink.
Temples and Shrines[edit | edit source]
Urgathoa's temples are modeled after feasthalls, with a large table serving as an altar. Usually temples are near a graveyard or a crypt, both of which are inhabited by ghouls. Her greatest temples are often guarded by daemonic servants.
Holy Texts[edit | edit source]
Items[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 247. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 169. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Gods and Magic, p. 40-41. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8
- Sean K Reynolds. (September 11, 2008). The Origins of Gods and Magic, Paizo Blog.
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