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Race Human
Birthplace Theros
Lifetime Mending Era
Commander 2016

Ravos, Soultender is a legendary human cleric from Theros.

History[edit | edit source]

Ravos was an oracle of Athreos, the god of passage, and as such knew the fleeting nature of life. Nevertheless, watching his beloved perish in battle was too much for Ravos to bear, and he struck a deal with the god. Ravos swore to help Athreos guide the dead to the Underworld in exchange for seeing his dead lover once each year. However, in the interim, Ravos plots her rescue and secretly defies Athreos by escorting his wards back to the land of the living.[1]

Ravos was instrumental in counteracting Ashiok's Sleep Curse.[2][3]

Inspiration[edit | edit source]

The figure of Ravos seems to be inspired by the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. He also shares his role as a psychopomp with the Greek god Hermes.

In-game references[edit | edit source]

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