Tsovinar, Goddess of the Sea, Water and Rain (religion)

Deity:   Tsovinar or Nar  (Goddess of the Sea, Wind, Rain, Storms and Hail)
Alignment:   Neutral
Domains:    Sea, Tempest
Divine Rank:   Lesser Deity
Symbol:    A woman stepping out of the surf
Head Priest:   None 
Temple Location:   None 
Followers Size:    None currently

Tsovinar, was the Uruk tribes goddess of water, sea, and rain. She was a fierce goddess, who forced the rain to fall from the heavens with her fury. Her name Tsovinar means “daughter of the seas” and is the mother of Sanasar and Baghdasar. She is the twin sister of the Uruk god Adad.

She was usurped by Umberlee around 3,000 years ago and thought killed. Her priests, and followers scattered to the world to disappear. Her power waned and was taken by Umberlee herself who has used Iku-Turso, a northern sea monster from a different pantheon, known as the “bearded one” and also considered a god of war.

Few myths and tales survive of Tsovinar since the destruction of the pagan temples by the followers of Umberlee, but it is known that hail and torrential storms were seen as symbols of her fury.

Although feared, during times of drought people of Uruk would pray for her to bring rain. She was guardian of the three largest lakes of old Akkadia; Van, Urmia and Sevan. She is one of the older Uruk deities, and there is evidence that in earlier times as the goddess Nar she had the same aspects as Anahit, but was later replaced. Her name translates to “Nar of the Sea”, and it could be there was a connection with the Grecian Siren.

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RELATIONSHIP

Umberlee

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