The most important Orcish deities are Borophus and Barbara. Borophus is the patron of warriors and beast handlers. Barbara is the Orc fertility goddess. Pigs are considered sacred animals by Orcs, they don't eat pork. They have simple religious beliefs, various nature gods and goddesses, but are not too concerned with formal religious observances. Most rituals are performed outdoors and involve simple offerings, chants and drumming. Religious rites are considered private affairs between an Orc and his deity. Orcs are a superstitious lot and carry many amulets for luck.