Out of the Gate
Sphere: Art, Dreams, Inspiration, Revelry
Alignment: True Neutral
Symbols: Emeralds, masks, an eye
Color: Creamy white and pastel green
Avatar: Daidlin is generally depicted as a richly-dressed, slightly androgynous man. He is normally dressed in light green and cream tones, and usually wears a vest, pantaloons, and a fine shirt. He is often depicted with a mask and a cane with a large emerald for a handle, granting him a mysterious and patrician air. Sometimes the figure is shown with tools of various trades, depending on who produced the image. A portrait of Daidlin produced at a Monastery of Painting, for example, would probably show Daidlin with a brush, but an icon of him produced at a Monastery of Metalworking would likely portray him holding a hammer or standing beside an anvil.
Persona: Prior to The Sundering, Daidlin was often considered a minor god. He did not have a highly organized priesthood, and was generally believed to be a god of parties and high times. He was to be honored at harvest time and during gregarious parties, but beyond that, had little effect on the day-to-day lives of mortals. Although Daidlin’s sphere of spiritual influence has since expanded, he is still (especially among the lower classes) thought of as the Wine God. To this day, the highest compliment a host can receive is to hear one of his guests proclaim: “We dine with Daidlin tonight!”
But after The Sundering and the fall of Maedhros, a great spiritual vacuum appeared in Entar. People began to seek solace in previously overlooked gods, Daidlin among them. Daidlin began to be seen as the god of not just revelry, but of all things joyous, refined, and pleasurable. Daidlin quickly became associated with art and inspiration, and gained enormous influence in the upper and middle classes.