|Alignment||Fertility and Growth|
|Colours||Yellow and Blue|
Elidinis is the Menaphite Goddess of Fertility and Growth, and the River Elid. She is also the wife of Tumeken and the mother of Icthlarin and Amascut. She plays a key part of the quest Spirits of the Elid. She seems to be based on the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis. She is described by Senliten as "The water that gives life and soothes".
Elidinis is not worshipped by many and those who do are mainly from the desert. The centre of her worship is the town of Nardah. In Nardah, there is a shrine to Elidinis (Elidinis Statuette), provided by the god herself to Nardarine, a refugee of the God Wars, who went on to found and lead Nardah. She is one of the minor Gods that make up the Menaphite Pantheon and is the wife of their leader Tumeken. You will assist her followers in the quest Spirits of the Elid.
Symbol and ColoursEdit
The River Elid and its representations are symbolic of Elidinis. Her colours are shown as yellow and blue as seen in the statuette as well as robes.
The Legend of ElidinisEdit
On a very hot day during the Third Age, a woman named Nardarine escaped the fighting of the forces between Saradomin and Zamorak by venturing into the harsh desert, with no water. Nardarine cried out to Saradomin for help, but she was in the area of the Menaphite Pantheon and so Saradomin couldn't reach her. However, Elidinis heard her and asked her a question; would she worship Elidinis if Elidinis helped her?
Nardarine accepted and took an oath to Elidinis who then created the River Elid. Nardarine drank from the water of the Elid and Elidinis gave her food. To thank Elidinis for her generosity, Nardarine built a city near the Elid which she named Nardah after herself, and anyone who came to live in that city needed to take the oath of loyalty to Elidinis.
Inhabitants of Nardah
- Elidinis represents the river goddess in Egyptian Mythology, Nepthys.
- In Latin, Elido means to dash to pieces. Elid + inis = Elidinis. However, the deity actually does quite the opposite of destroy.
- It should be pointed out that Elidinis' sign is very similar to the Zodiac symbol of Aquarius.
- Unlike real mythology, Elidinis (Nephthys) and Tumeken (Ra) are married.