Elune (WoW)  

One of Azeroth's few true deities, Elune is the goddess of the moon. Elune is also known as: the Mother Moon, the Night Warrior or Mu'sha (term specific to tauren)

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As one of Azeroth's few true gods or goddesses, Elune has never been observed in physical form. Elune is as much a collection of ideals as she is a personality in her own right. A powerful and spiritual deity, she is fundamentally an incorporeal being. Nevertheless, she is often depicted as a beautiful night elf woman crowned with a simple platinum circlet and surrounded by dazzling luminescence. Artists also traditionally portray her with long, white hair, alabaster skin, and eyes of pure moonlight.

To the best of anyone's knowledge, Elune has only had one lover: the demigod Malorne. Together they conceived a child, Cenarius, who possessed a powerful combination of his mother's love for the creatures of Azeroth and his father's connection to the Emerald Dream.

Rumors persist to this day on Azeroth that Ysera the Dreamer is the actual mother of Cenarius. The rumors are not true, though the close relationship that has been observed between Ysera and Cenarius has certainly led to some confusion.

Facets of the Goddess

Strongly associated with healing, peace, and tolerance, Elune has been revered by the night elves and other races since ancient times. However, the Mother Moon is not a goddess who advocates peace at all costs. One of Elune's aspects since ancient times has been the Night Warrior, who is said to take the valiant dead from the battlefield and set them riding across the evening sky as stars.

Long before the Sundering, an order of priests had dedicated itself to Elune's service. The highest echelon of this order is known as the Sisters of Elune, and as the name implies, membership in this echelon is open only to women. Their battle chants can call down Elune's wrath to smite an enemy, and their prayers can heal even the gravely wounded.

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Gods Elune (Moon)
Old Gods C'thun
Demi-GodsCenarius (Forest) • Malorne (The White Stag) • Aviana (the Falcon) • AessinaUrsol and Ursoc (The Bear Twins) • Xavius (Father of the Satyr) • GoldrinnLo'GoshQueen Azshara
Titans Aman'Thul the Highfather • Eonar the Lifebinder • Norgannon the Lorekeeper • Khaz'goroth the Forger • Golgannet (WoW)h the Thunderer • Aggramar the Avenger
Tribal Gods Taurens: The Earthmother, Mu'sha, An'sheTrolls: Hakkar the SoulflayerQuilboars: AgamagganOgres: Nath Arakkoa: TerrokAnzu the Raven God •
Loa Hir'eek the Bat • Shirvallah the Tiger • Hethiss the Snake • Shadra the Spider • Bethekk the Panther • The Bear • The Eagle • The Dragonhawk • The Lynx
Elementals Ragnaros the Firelord • Therzane the Stonemother • Al'Akir the Windlord • Neptulon the Tidehunter
DragonsNozdormu the Timeless One • Alexstrasza the Life-Binder • Ysera the Dreamer • Malygos the Spell-Weaver • Neltharion the Earth-Warder (aka Deathwing)
Demons Sargeras the Destroyer • Mannoroth
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