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Moon
(Cosmos)
Type Moon
Adjective Lunar
This article covers the class of astronomical bodies. For Golarion's moon, see Moon (Golarion).

A moon is an astronomical body that orbits a planet.[1]

Many moons can be seen orbiting Bretheda in this diagram of Golarion's solar system.

In Golarion's solar system

Castrovel

Castrovel has one moon.[2]

Golarion

Golarion has one grey, crater-scarred moon,[3] which the Azlanti called "Somal".[4] Golarion's moon is tidally locked and always shows the same face to its planet, causing much speculation about what is on its dark side.[5] A crescent moon on Golarion is sometimes called a skeleton moon.[6]

Eox

Many objects orbit Eox, including:[7]

Liavara

Liavara has many moons, including the five listed below and many smaller ones, collectively known as the Shepherd Moons:[8][9]

Bretheda

Bretheda gains its title, the Cradle, from its vast number of moons. Many of Bretheda's moons are inert rock, many are tiny and insignificant, but some are remarkable, such as:[10]

Other moons

In religion

Cultists worship Groetus, portrayed as a moon high above the ceremony.

There are many religious associations with moons, or with Golarion's moon in particular.

Moon subdomain deities

Personification

Title

Portfolio

The following deities hold, or held, the moon as one of their portfolios:

Holy symbols

Other religious references

Other references

  • See Lycanthrope.
  • One of the Shoanti tribes is called Lyrune-Quah (The Moon Clan). See Shoanti.

References

For additional resources, see the Meta page.

  1. Natural satellite, Wikipedia.
  2. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 11. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  3. Erik Mona and Jason Bulmahn. (2008). Gazetteer, p. 18. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-077-3
  4. Richard Pett. (2012). The Moonscar, p. 2. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-426-9
  5. James L. Sutter. (2008). Into the Black. Children of the Void, p. 49. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-127-5
  6. Ben Wenham. (2009). Skeleton Moon, p. 6. Paizo Publishing, LLC.
  7. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 31. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  8. James L. Sutter. (2008). Into the Black. Children of the Void, p. 51. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-127-5
  9. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 36ff.. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  10. James L. Sutter. (2008). Into the Black. Children of the Void, p. 51. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-127-5
  11. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 42. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  12. Adam Daigle and Rob McCreary. (2013). Continuing the Campaign. The Witch Queen's Revenge, p. 67. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-497-9
  13. John Compton, Crystal Frasier, Ron Lundeen, and Amber Stewart. (2019). Concordance of Rivals, p. 49. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-127-6
  14. Greg A. Vaughan. (2010). The Varnhold Vanishing. The Varnhold Vanishing, p. 33. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-234-0
  15. James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 59. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2