Ptah

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Ptah
(Deity)
Titles Lord of Eternity
Alignment Neutral
Areas of Concern Architecture, craftsmanship, creation, metalworking
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Artifice, Earth, Fire, Knowledge, Travel
Subdomains (1E) Ash, Construct, Metal, Smoke, Thought, Trade
Favored Weapon Quarterstaff
Symbol Staff composed of the ankh, djed, and was
Sacred Animal Bull

Ptah is a member of the pantheon often worshiped in Ancient Osirion. Ptah is a creator deity so powerful that he is the only god to create himself, though he and Ra are both venerated as creator gods. It is said that earthquakes are signs of his displeasure.[1]

Appearance

Ptah is typically depicted as a man wearing mummy wrappings and a skullcap. He holds a staff that combines the three main symbols of his power: An ankh, the djed pillar, and a scepter. These represent life, stability, and power respectively.

Osirion dwarves that worship Ptah instead depict him as a naked, deformed dwarf. [1]

Relationships

A Family Tree of the Osirian Pantheon

Ptah is the husband of Sekhmet, and he sees Ra and Maat as allies.

While he mostly keeps to himself among the Osirion gods, he will conflict with other gods (such as Set) who try to destroy what he creates.[1]

Cults

Ptah is the patron god of alchemists, architects, artisans, artists, bards, builders, carpenters, masons, metalworkers, shipbuilders, and anyone else doing a creative task.

It's said that Ptah hears all of his worshipers' prayers, and will intercede to other gods on their behalf.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 72. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1