Shizuru

shizuru.pngShizuru is the lawful good goddess of ancestors, honor, the sun, and swordplay. Her domains include Glory, Good, Law, Repose, and the Sun; and her subdomains are Ancestors, Archon, Day, Heroism, Honor, and Light. Her favored weapon is the katana, her sacred animal is the carp, and her symbl is a katana in front of the sun.

Shizuru is the Empress of Heaven, goddess of ancestors and the sun. She is also the goddess of honor and swordplay, and is the patron of samurai and other honorable swordfighters. Shizuru loves the moon god Tsukiyo, so much so that she returned him to life when he was slain by his brother Fumeiyoshi. The two lovers are rarely together, however, just as night and day are forever divided, but the two deities are able to rejoin, if only briefly, during rare solar eclipses—a sacred time for both faiths. Shizuru’s worship is popular throughout the Dragon Empires, but her faith is strongest in Minkai, for the emperors of that land revere Shizuru as their divine ancestor. Shizuru is often depicted in art as a beautiful samurai, as a magnificent dragon with golden scales, or as both simultaneously.

Shizuru

The Legend of Hao Jin Dan_Stan Dan_Stan