>Would it not have an HQ equivalent based on Yelmic myths about Yelm
For an alternative view, one could have diseases as being sent by Yelm as punishment for sins. After all, the first book of the Iliad features Apollo inflicting pestilence on the Greeks with his bow and arrows.
It was the son of Jove and Leto; for he was angry with the king and sent a pestilence upon the host to plague the people, because the son of Atreus had dishonoured Chryses his priest. [...] [Apollo] came down furious from the summits of Olympus, with his bow and his quiver upon his shoulder, and the arrows rattled on his back with the rage that trembled within him. He sat himself down away from the ships with a face as dark as night, and his silver bow rang death as he shot his arrow in the midst of them. First he smote their mules and their hounds, but presently he aimed his shafts at the people themselves, and all day long the pyres of the dead were burning.
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