Monday, October 22, 2012


In my internet travels I stumbled upon a picture of Sune, Forgotten Realms goddess of love and beauty.  It was accompanied by this description "When Sune appears to the mortals of Faerûn she wears only a near-transparent gown. She is known for her lustrous red hair that drapes down to the ground, her eyes of shining emeralds and ruby red plump lips".  Seriously this reads like something out of erotica.  I know that it has classic roots (Aphrodite, Venus, etc) but why do all the female deities of love have to be drawn and described like they walked off the set of a porn movie?  It's not like all of them have lust in their domain portfolio either.  That said there's a long tradition behind it, and I suspect there would be a severe outcry from some quarters if the goddess of love didn't match up with contemporary standards of beauty.

Art from WotC Art Gallery
LooneyDM out

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