Writing guidelines: Greyhawk deities

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In addition to the general Writing Guidelines, articles on deities and other powers should be in the following format; note that some subjects will not require every section:

The Greyhawk Deity infobox should be used for all deity articles, with as many values filled in as possible.

The introductory sentence should include the deity's name, portfolio, and racial origin (Suel, Elven, giant, etcetera), if applicable. The portfolio should also be capitalized. The subject's symbol should be noted in the introductory paragraph.

Description

This section should contain information on the subject's appearance, as well as weapons the subject commonly wields.

Relationships

Important relationships, including relatives, friends, servants, and foes, should be noted here.

Realm

This section should contain detail information on the subject's realm. If information is scarce, realm information can be placed at the begining of the article.

Dogma

The subject's outlook on the world and basics of the faith should be placed here. This section may contain subsections, such as "Scriptures."

Worshippers

General information on those who revere the subject and where the subject is popular, may be placed here. This section will almost always have a subsection on "Clergy," and others ("Paladins," "Druids," etc) may also be appropriate.

Clergy

Duties, dress, and activities of the clergy appear here.

Temples

General information about the subject's places of worship, as well as particularly notable locations, may appear here.

Rituals

Services, sacrifices, and other rituals appear here.

Holy days

Religious observances important to the subject appear here.

Artifacts

Powerful magic items associated with the subject should appear here.

Myths and legends

Myths and legends concerning the subject should appear here.

History

History of the subject, especially before attaining divinity, as well as any general history of the faith, should appear here.

Creative origins

See general Writing Guidelines for usage.

Publishing history

See general Writing Guidelines for usage.

See also

See general Writing Guidelines for usage.

Bibliography

See general Writing Guidelines for usage.

External links

See general Writing Guidelines for usage.