Phenax is the god of cheats and liars. He governs gambling, deception, betrayal, isolation, planning, and secrets. He is worshipped by criminals and others who wish to subvert the rules.
Phenax promised the newly dead souls they would be spared from Erebos. In this, he did not lie. (Black Oak of Odunos)
Phenax offers the hope of life, while Pharika grants the solace of death. Between them stands Erebos, who promises nothing but eternity. (Extinguish All Hope)
"Only a fool takes Phenax at his word. What do you expect from a god born of lies and betrayal?" -Verenes, priest of Iroas