But on Narya?
And neither does Gorgyra the Doom-Mother.
The story begins with the daughter of a titan who fell in love with the radiant and beautiful sun god Aurelion. She wished to become his queen and rule the heavens. To achieve this end, she sought out power from the snake gods, who are all enemies of Aurelion after he defeated one of their number as a child. They gave her a poisoned laced cup of gold and told her to have him drink of it. After doing so, he would fall for her and become her slave.
Iris did not trust the stranger, especially when she offered a gift to her father rather than to Iris. Her suspicions strengthened when she discovered the guest, as she sat enchanting her father with her beguiling eyes, had recently been visited by serpents. When she saw the goblet that the pale Gorgyra had brought, she noticed a glint in the bottom of the cup. She had Yollo, fastest among the gods, to swap her cup with Aurelion's and disguise hers so she would not realize it was the gift she had intended for the sun god.
When the time came for toasts, Gorgyra made a toast to their host and lifted her glass. As they all drank of the heavenly nectar wine, she let out a blood curling shriek, and her cup fell from her hand, clattering to the floor, and dissolving into a dark pool of serpents. She clutched at her throat, Aurelion moving to her side, but it was too late.
Gorgyra was banished from all that the sunlight touches, forced to retreat into shadow and darkness, some deep dark cave or realm beyond mortal eyes, where she would be unable to ever gaze upon the beauty of the sun ever again.
As she withered in isolation, she gained control of her new found monstrous power and today Gorgyra is known as the mother of the gorgons, the medusae and the cockatrice. She is the goddess of assassins, darkness and deception and, one day, she believes her servants will succeed in darkening the sun's hold of the material plane forever so that she can rule as queen.
GORGYRAQueen of the Black Sun, Serpent Mother, The Dark Queen, The Dark Goddess, The Mother of Lies
Power LevelIntermediate Deity
A coiled black serpent around a sun
PortfolioPoison, assassination, lies, deception, darkness, envy
DomainsTrickery, Arcane, Death,
Assassins, yuan-ti, medusae, troglodytes and other underground dwellers
Favored WeaponThe bow
IRISThe Queen of Heralds, The Bright and Brilliant, Her Radiance, The Princess of the Dawn, The Rainbow Messenger
Power LevelLesser Deity
An opalescent sun
PortfolioTruth, honesty, information, dawn, dusk, rainbows, auroras
Heralds, messengers, scholars, judges, translators, guardsmen,
Favored WeaponThe bow