Ephara is the god of city-states and building. Ephara represents and presides over any organized state of people, but in particular she is worshipped in Meletis. Ephara is also the god of industry, civic wisdom, scholarship, religious sculpture, friezes, architecture, societal progress, social philosophy, and the protection and stability of the city. It is believed that her presence keeps a polis safe from beings of the wild; when a marble building or stone wall is erected, some representation of Ephara's face is almost always included.
"Civilization is the sum of Ephara's gifts." -Olexa of the Twelve
"When you threaten the sanctity of the polis, you insult Ephara herself. If she doesn't smite you, I will." (Ephara's Warden)
Ephara taught some mortals to feel every vein in marble as though it flows with their own blood. (Stonewise Fortifier)