Alkosh, colloquially known as the Dragon King of Cats,[1] is the chief deity of the Anaquinine Khajiit religion, which was loosely based on the Nine Divines and Altmer religions, and was a variation of the Aldmeri god Auri-El and the Imperial god Akatosh.

According to the book Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi, Alkosh was among the first litter of Ahnurr and Fadomai. He was made the god of time, "for what is fast and slow as a cat?"[2]

He is depicted in ancient Khajiit legends as a fearsome dragon, but in the Third and Fourth Eras the Khajiit adapted the legends into claiming that he was actually just a big cat. Alkosh is the most powerful of the Khajiit gods and was a god formed before the Ri'Datta Dynasty. After the creation of the god Riddle'Thar, Alkosh lost many of his worshippers in the majority of Elsweyr, but he remained immensely popular in Elsweyr's wasteland regions.

Alkosh is later mentioned during the book, Where Were You When the Dragon Broke?, as having been broken by the humans, and R'leyt-harhr remarks how difficult an achievement that would have been.[3]

Alkosh is often referred to as the "First Cat" by the Khajiit.[4]



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  • Aka, Akatosh, Alkosh, Alduin, Auri-El...

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    • I like to think they are also stages in life auriel being the beginning akatosh the present and alduin the end (world eater)
    • I think Akatosh and Auri-El were originially, but I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the Altmer ended up seperating the two. Alduin is,...