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I redirected GoD to here (instead of to gauntlets of dexterity). I thought that it would be more confusing to have God and GoD point to different places, possibly because I am sometimes an Oberin player. --Kernigh 06:36, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Linking god names

I just reverted an edit that added links to all god names. I don't think an article can be written of any of them. The archeologist gods are currently redirects to archeologist, which is in my opinion a reasonable idea. --ZeroOne 23:09, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Well, each one has an encyclopedia entry, and lately I'm on a mission to add those if they are absent. My poor samurai has been standing in the same place for days just pressing / and typing in monster names, while I study lore. I agree there's not much more to be said aside from associated alignment and role, unless anyone wants to add more notes about the source mythology. MysterX 07:50, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


"In every NetHack game, the role of your adventurer determines the set of gods that the game uses, which is completely absurd." I can't argue with this, but it's still really funny. As an addendum, if you are a Priest, you worship someone else's gods at random, which is almost worse. --Mogri 19:52, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

I know. IMO, ADOM and Crawl have much better religion systems. Heck, Angband has a better religion system! In fact, I've been trying to use my rudimentary (read: I have less than the average watermelon) C skills to re-implement the old "race" classes, as well as add a few new features. Any tips would be welcome. --Kahran042 12:05, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Refresh my memory on whom you worshipped prior to 3.4.0? I started playing over ten years ago but I can't remember the old religion system. Legacy info like this would be good on the God page and related pages as well. --Mogri 18:21, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
OK, list of racial gods prior to 3.4.0 (preceding underscore indicates a goddess):
  • -Elves: Solonor Thelandira (L), _Aerdrie Faenya (N), Erevan Ilesere (C) (in SLASH'EM, chaotic elves are considered drow, and hence worship _Lolth.)
  • And, for the racial classes in SLASH'EM:
  • -Dwarves: Moradin (L), Dumathoin (N), Abbathor (C)
  • -Gnomes: Garl Glittergold (L), Flandal Steelskin (N), Urdlen (C)
  • -Hobbits: I forgot the L and N gods, but the C god is Morgoth, and I'm pretty sure that the other two are from Middle-Earth, too.
  • -Lycanthropes: Eluvian (L), Moon (N), Lycanthus (C)
  • -Dopplegangers: same as Cavemen
  • Finally, prior to the implementation of the race system, Orcs and Vampires were unplayable in SLASH'EM, but I at least have an idea as to an Orc pantheon:
  • -Orcs: Ilneval (L), Yurtus (N), Gruumsh (C)
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking. As my profile says, my specialties are older versions and SLASH'EM, so...yeah. --Kahran042 22:55, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
And humans still worshipped based on profession? --Mogri 00:55, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, although in SLASH'EM, there were Dwarf, Gnome, Hobbit, Lycanthrope, and Doppleganger classes. Personally, I think that the only classes that should worship based on profession are Barbarian, Caveman, Monk, Samurai, and Valkyrie, and all the new SLASH'EM classes.--Kahran042 1:05, 13 January 2007 (UTC)


Nobody is going to seriously type in "GoD" and expect to end up at the "gauntlets of dexterity" page. However, I left in that disambiguation, since it doesn't really hurt anything. Seriously, that's kind of odd, though. --- 07:14, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Impossible gods

How does everybody know what the, for example, Neutral/Chaotic gods are for Knights? You can't be a N/C Knight. How do you even find the lore about ANY gods? (Sorry if these are stupid questions, I'm a bit of a noob, only been playing for 1-2 weeks.) Pyro9224 (talk) 23:39, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

It's possible to change your alignment mid-game. The helm of opposite alignment will temporarily change your alignment, including which god(dess) you pray too. This can give you a Chaotic knight, but not a neutral one. One possible outcome of Sacrifice#Cross-aligned_altars is to permanently change your alignment to that of the altar. This makes the game unwinnable if you haven't completed the quest so it's usually considered a bad thing. -- Qazmlpok (talk) 12:13, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
Oh, okay. About two minutes after I asked, I found the lore for the gods anyway. (For anybody else who wants to know, it's /, n, then type the god's name.) Pyro9224 (talk) 23:31, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Put gods on role pages?

Now that people are expanding the articles for specific gods, might it be a good idea to put each role's pantheon (complete with wikilinks) into its respective article? It actually doesn't seem to be in them as of now, which does make those god articles a bit hard to find. -Ion frigate (talk) 06:58, 30 June 2024 (UTC)

Sounds okay to me. Furey (talk) 09:14, 30 June 2024 (UTC)
That's always been fine IMO: it's done for variant roles and I've only held off doing it on the main role articles because they each need their own dedicated passes to bring into a common format that's more well-organized and reader-friendly. --Umbire the Phantom (talk) 10:50, 30 June 2024 (UTC)