Ertha

Titles: Earthmother, Groundshaker, Mastersmith, the Celestial Smith, Forgemistress, Dvergmother, Dark mother.
Aspects: Earth, metal, gems, crafting, smithing, underground warfare, subterranean realms.
Symbol: A hammer with a multi-faceted gem as the head.
Priesthood: Forge Sons/Daughters (priests); Stonehands (paladins)

Ertha is the patron god of the frost dwarves, as well as smiths, certain crafters (those using rock, clay, or gems, mainly), and miners. Where Eostre governs the upper world, Ertha controls the dark depths of the earth. Humans depict her as a muscular woman carrying a large hammer. Frost dwarf representations show a female dwarf of advanced age. Statues are always carved from stone and often decorated with precious gems.Her temples are always underground, preferably in natural caverns. When worked, they are constructed to blend into the natural curves of the rock. Altars are usually made of rock, polished to a fi ne hue to bring out every vein of color. As well as being places of worship, they also serve as workshops for smiths and jewelers.

Surface smithies and jewelers’ workshops often have a holy symbol engraved above the door or on tools.

Ertha

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