Y'houndeh is an ancient goddess, as old as Set/Yig, and that ophidian deity's constant foe. She has not been a resident of Earth quite so long as Set, but her cult is still very ancient. She is worshipped in many places under many names.
Y'houndeh is not the mother of mammals, but she is an ancient and powerful patron of them, and her favoring of warm-blooded ones runs deep. She rejects the Black Arts, and so she is not often esteemed among sorcerors, though, truth be told, her intentions are scarcely better than Set her adversary's. She, too, seeks dominion over all the Earth, as, it seems, are all deities in their own way. The various priesthoods of Y'houndeh are fanatical in their devotion, and inquisitions are not uncommon among them, seeking out the cults of Set and demon-worshippers who they can find. Priests of Y'houndeh also seek the destruction of sorcerors and other practicers of Black Magic, which the Elk-Goddess abhors. She, like the Great Serpent, is a harsh mistress, quick to punishment. The High-Priest of Y'houndeh, in her incarnation as Mylahsh in the Marcosian district of Bannor, once went astray of her teachings and delved into a tome of the Black Arts. Throughout the weeks, he complained of a pain in his chest, obstructing his breathing, until, one day, as he spoke the Holy Verse of Mylahsh, the front of his chest exploded outward and a live young deer dashed out of the temple, soaked in his blood.
Y'houndeh's symbols are many, and vary greatly based on the incarnation. Common symbols include elk's antlers, a curved sword with a flower growing from it, and a the head of an elk. She is most often represented as a elk-headed woman wearing a green robe and carrying a curved sword made from bone.
How adacious! Such a heretic! -Eskkura, High-Priest of Y'houndeh