Dwayna

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Disambig icon.png This article is about a Tyrian god. For her avatar forms, see Avatar of Dwayna (disambiguation).

Concept art by Kekai Kotaki.

Dwayna is the goddess of life and air. She is the patron goddess of Wind Prayers Dervishes, Air Elementalists, Healing Prayers Monks, and Leadership and Motivation Paragons. Dwayna is the leader of the gods and has the oldest dated scripture of them. She is greatly revered and celebrated during the Wintersday festivities and is tied to the Season of the Zephyr.

Description

The goddess of life and air, Dwayna is the even-tempered leader of the old gods. Her followers are mainly healing Monks and Elementalists specializing in air magic (though in times of war, there are few denizens of Tyria who have not let fly a prayer to the Winged Goddess to spare them or their loved ones). Dwayna is often depicted as young, tall, and slender rising over the ground on huge feathered wings.

The Guild Wars Manuscripts

The goddess of life and air, Dwayna is the even-tempered leader of the old gods. Her followers are primarily healing Monks and Elementalists specializing in Air Magic (though in times of war, there are few who do not send a prayer to the Winged Goddess to spare them or their loved ones). Dwayna is often depicted as young, tall, and slender, rising above the ground on huge feathered wings. Canthan artists often depict her floating above the vibrant, living souls of their eternal ancestors.

The Guild Wars Factions Manuscripts

Dwayna watches the world from the heavens, beatifically observing humanity. Healing Monks and Air Elementalists consider her their patron goddess, but countless heroes in need of healing whisper her name in prayer. Dwayna speeds travelers on their journeys, and when her followers are in danger, she sends down lightning from the skies to punish their enemies.

In works of art, Dwayna is often shown as a tall, slender woman rising above the ground on feathered wings. Elonian artists sometimes show her rising from lands ravaged by drought, disease, or plague. A Dervish assuming the Form of Dwayna towers over mortal men, surrounded by elegant wings.

The Guild Wars Nightfall Manuscripts

Dwayna statues

Inscription

And when the world rang with the clanging of swords and did fire fall from the skies, Dwayna, goddess of life and air, heard the wailings and pleas of the weak.

And when the rumblings of war did not cease, came Her charge, Doric, who did prostrate himself at Her feet.

And cast She now a glance upon the war-torn lands and wasted flesh of the fallen, and with tears upon Her cheek did lay Her gentle hands upon the prostrate man. Then saith She unto to him and all Her charges, "Lay down thy weapons, and as I have done unto ye, so ye must do for your brethren. Offer protection to the weak. Give solace and shelter to those who need it. Be ye a salve to the wounded.

"For I am your goddess, and I will give blessings to all who follow these teachings."

The Scriptures of Dwayna
115 BE (Before Exodus)

Appearance

File:Dwayna.jpg
A mural of Dwayna found throughout Ascalon.

The statue's appearance depends on whether or not the world is currently blessed with the Favor of the Gods.

  • Without Favor the statue pieces lay in ruins across the ground.
  • When Favor begins the statue is struck by a lightning bolt and the pieces will slowly float into place.
  • During Favor the statue floats in midair, suspended within a column of holy light.

Locations

File:DwaynaGandara.jpg
A mural of Dwayna in Gandara.
File:Golden Dwayna.jpg
Golden statue of Dwayna.
Prophecies
Factions
Nightfall

Notes

Gw2logo.png The Guild Wars 2 Wiki also has an article on Dwayna.

Religions of Tyria
Human Gods Balthazar (statue)Dwayna (statue)Grenth (statue)Lyssa (statue)Melandru (statue)
Abaddon (statue)DhuumGoddess of Truth (statue)
Other Charr godsThe Great DestroyerGreat DwarfMenziesSpirits of the WildThree QueensUnseen Ones
Eternal AlchemySky Above the Sky