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The archetype for characters who possess traits of or are nature deities. Variation of Deity and Nature Spirit. Not to be confused with just Nature Spirit.

Also Called[]

  • God/Goddess of Nature
  • Greater Nature Spirits
  • Nature God/Goddess

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The user either is or can transform into a Nature Deity, a god/goddess or divine being that embodies and governs the fundamental forces and aspects of the natural world. Revered as the guardians of nature itself, they are intricately connected to the earth, sky/air, water, fire, and all living things. These deities hold sway over the cycles of life and death, the ebb and flow of seasons, and the balance of ecosystems.

As the personifications of nature, they possess an awe-inspiring array of powers and abilities. Through their divine power, they can manipulate the elements, shaping weather patterns, calming raging storms, and bringing life-giving rains to parched lands etc.. They have utter dominion over flora and fauna, nurturing and sustaining the intricate web of life with their touch. Nature Deities are not merely observers of the natural world; they actively participate in its preservation and rejuvenation. With a wave of their hand, they can cause forests to flourish, meadows to bloom with vibrant flowers, and desolate wastelands to teem with vitality once again. They hold the wisdom of ages past, guiding mortals in their quest to coexist harmoniously with nature.

Moreover, Nature Deities can shape and change natural environments according to their will. With a gesture, they can sculpt majestic mountain ranges, carve winding rivers, and shape the contours of the land itself. They can raise islands from the depths of the sea, create vast deserts with shifting sands, or blanket the earth in blankets of thick, swirling fog. Their mastery over the elements allows them to manipulate weather patterns, summoning rain to quench parched lands or conjuring snow to blanket the earth in a pristine coat of white.

In addition to their control over the physical landscape, Nature Deities can influence the ecosystems within their domains. They can create habitats tailored to the needs of specific plant and animal species, fostering biodiversity and promoting the flourishing of life. Through their guidance, entire ecosystems can evolve and adapt to changing environmental conditions, ensuring the long-term survival of all living creatures.

However, they also can be very ruthless. When the balance of nature is threatened or when mortals disrespect or exploit the natural world, they can unleash devastating displays of power. In their wrath, they can conjure ferocious storms, unleash earthquakes that rend the earth asunder, ignite wildfires that consume entire landscapes, send floods to cleanse the land, cause plagues on a large scale and much more. Despite that, Nature Deities are not malevolent beings. Their actions are driven by a deep-seated desire to maintain intact the delicate equilibrium of the natural world and to punish those who would threaten it. They serve as reminders of the awesome power and unfathomable mysteries of the wild, inspiring both reverence and fear in those who encounter them.

The term nature deity typically refers to the concept of gods or goddesses in mythology associated with various perceived "forces of nature". They feature commonly in polytheistic religions, and may include characteristics of the mother goddess, Mother Nature or lord of the animals.

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  • Forest/Tree Deities (Mythology)
    • Nyame (Ashanti Mythology)
    • Mielikki (Finnish Mythology)
    • Tapio (Finnish Mythology)
    • Kukunochi (Shinto Mythology)
  • Agathodaemon (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Gaia/Terra (“Greco-Roman Mythology”); as Personification of the Earth, The Creator of Life on Earth and Ancestral Mother of the Gods.
  • Artemis/Diana (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Boreas/Aquilon (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Nymphs (Greek Mythology)
  • Dionysus/Bacchus (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Pan/Faunus (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Demeter/Ceres (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Plutus (Greek Mythology)
  • Achamán (Guanches Mythology)
  • Jinn (Islamic Mythology)
  • Aphrodite/Venus (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Hermes/Mercury ("Greco-Roman Mythology")
  • Persephone/Proserpina (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Forest Spirit/Shishigami (Princess Mononoke)
  • Gaia (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Guardian Deities (Pokémon)
    • Tapu Koko
    • Tapu Lele
    • Tapu Bulu
    • Tapu Fini
  • Great Seedling (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • SCP-3845 - THE DEER (SCP Foundation)
  • The Lady of the Cold (Moomin)
  • Mother Nature (Western Folklore)

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