Melandru is the goddess of nature, earth, and growth. Legends of the charr say that Melandru was the one who created Tyria (though this is false), and human legends say that she was the third of the Six Gods to arrive on the world. She is the oldest and wisest of the Six Gods, and, with Dwayna, attempted to bring peace to the races of Tyria.
She is often depicted as having a human female torso and a lower body made from wood. Statues of her are said to give healing and water to those with the favor of the gods. Before The Cataclysm, Orrians worshipped Melandru at the Cathedral of Verdance.
The quaggan revere an interpretation of Melandru in the form of a goddess named Mellaggan, who they believe has been killed by the krait. Human scholars believe this goddess to be a depiction of Melandru due to the two goddesses' similarities and the Quaggan's using a sunken statue of Melandru as a makeshift shrine to Mellaggan. The quaggans would disagree with this interpretation, but are simply too polite to do so.