Dilentu

Name Dilentu
Titles The Boy at Play, Prince of Invention, Craftsman’s Guide
Alignment Neutral Good
Portfolio Building, invention, labor, art, games, children
Worshipers Children, artisans, craftsmen, gnomes
Depiction Boy holding a palette
Holy Symbol A paintbrush with a mining pick at the other end
Domains Artifice, Earth, Good, Pleasure*, Trickery
Subdomains Agathion, Construct, Friendship, Metal, Music*, Toil
Favored Animal Cat (house cat or tiger)
Favored Weapon Iron Brush

Holy Symbol of Dilentu

Dogma

Take pride in expressing yourself, whether through art, craft, or deed. Fun is a good and healthy part of life, as every child knows; make sure to have some fun in your everyday life, and bring joy to those around you, too. Learn to enjoy your work, and you can toil the day through and be happy.

Mythology

Dilentu is always depicted as a child, and is believed to be the son of two other deities. Most often he is claimed to be the son of Sidarch and Ielda, but some sources make Avillion his father instead. A few myths agree that Sidarch is the father, but have it that Saralek is the mother. Another story has him as the accidental offspring of Exene and Hylaeos, raised by Ielda because neither of his parents wanted him.

Tales of Dilentu are almost always lighthearted and designed for children. They tend to involve anthropomorphic animals and schemes that would make sense only in the mind of a child (or perhaps a gnome). A more serious cycle of tales about Dilentu, told mostly by dwarves, involve the boy god engaging in massive construction undertakings. In the Kiskan dwarven tradition, Dilentu’s parents are Sidarch and Exene, and Ilumot is his uncle.

Worshipers

DIlentu is a commonly-worshiped god in many parts of the world. He is a patron of creativity and invention, art and song, hard work and rich reward. Craftsmen whose goal is to earn a living and make money gravitate towards Avillion, but those who focus more on perfecting their craft for its own sake find a home with the followers of the Craftsman’s Guide. Gnomes who love to tinker and imagine follow Dilentu eagerly, even fanatically. Dwarves don’t have the same fervor as gnomes when it comes to Dilentu worship, but almost every dwarf pays him tribute at least some of the time.

Dilentu is also a patron of children. Most children worship their parents’ gods, but there are many stories about Dilentu that spread from child to child by word of mouth. The tellings are different from generation to generation, but the stories stay the same. For parents to hear their children tell tales of Dilentu often brings back fond memories of their own childhood.

See Also

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