I am currently making a Tempest Cleric of Talos in 5th Edition D&D. While researching Talos on the Forgotten Realms Wikia, I read that his favored weapon is a lightning bolt and in a parenthetical it listed spears including Long, Short, Half and normal spears. Looking at the weapons available in the 5e PHB there is a lack of any kind of "spear" except the normal Spear. I know the information from that wikia isn't 5e but there's no 5e FR source for it yet so I am trying to make do.
Now a pike is, in fact, a blade at the end of a long stick making it a type of spear on technicality, but it is not used as a thrown weapon in the game (or even IRL, generally). Spears are shorter, lighter and can be thrown. My thought on Talos liking spears is that they are thrown because, presumably, he throws lightning bolts. However, I have chosen Dragonborn as the race (bronze for the lightning breath since I thought it fit the Tempest Cleric well) and I imagined this Dragonborn's clan using 2 handed "spears" for fighting.
While this is mostly a RP dilemma I am having (tho the extra damage and reach is nice from the pike) I am wondering if RAW has any mention on the Pike having "spear" status, i.e., is it in the spear family of weapons? Unlike the tools and adventuring gear there seems to be a lack of definitions for weapon types.