Revered and worshiped gods[edit | edit source]
Auri-El[edit | edit source]
Auri-El is the soul of Anui-El, who, in turn, is the soul of Anu. He is the chief of most Aldmeri pantheons, frequently associated with Akatosh, and the primary ancestor for both the Altmer and Bosmer. He agreed to Lorkhan's plan to create the mortal plane, and then led the Aldmer against the armies of Lorkhan in mythic times, defeating him and establishing the first kingdoms of the Altmer, Atmora and Old Ehlnofey, before re-ascending to Aetherius.
Trinimac[edit | edit source]
Warrior god, considered by some to be the strongest of the Aedra. He led armies against the forces of Lorkhan during the Ehlnofey Wars. According to some stories, Trinimac was the one to defeat Lorkhan and tear out his heart. During the Merethic Era, according to some legends, Trinimac tried to stop the Chimer from leaving Summerset Isle, and was either eaten by Boethiah, or imitated by him. Following this, Trinimac was transformed into Malacath, and his followers to orcs, and used as a cautionary tale for the Altmer in dealing with Daedra.
Magnus[edit | edit source]
Patron deity of sorcery, Magnus withdrew from the creation of the world at the last second, tearing a hole to Aetherius, creating the sun and allowing magicka to flow into Mundus. Some stories consider him the architect of Mundus.
Syrabane[edit | edit source]
An Aldmeri god-ancestor of magic, also known as the Apprentices' God, Syrabane aided Bendu Olo in the Fall of the Sload. Through use of a magical ring, Syrabane saved many from the scourge of the Thrassian Plague.
Y'ffre[edit | edit source]
Mara[edit | edit source]
As in other cultures, Mara is known as a goddess of fertility and love, with little information available to distinguish her specific depiction in the Altmeri pantheon.
Xarxes[edit | edit source]
Xarxes began as a scribe to Auri-El, and has kept track of all Aldmeri accomplishments since the beginning of time. Others indicate that he was an Aldmer priest who ascended to divinity. Also known as the One Who Watches, he is the keeper of merish genealogies, and as such is a keeper of status and social stability for the Altmer. He created his wife, Oghma, from his favorite moments in history. While she is his creation, some tales indicate that he gave her some degree of free will.
Although it is not mentioned in any Altmeri legends, Hermaeus Mora claims to have given Xarxes particular knowledge, which is written in the Oghma Infinium, which implies some degree of fellowship between the two deities.
References[edit | edit source]
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Summerset Isles – Imperial Geographic Society
- Varieties of Faith: The High Elves
- The Monomyth
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dialogue with Gelebor
- The Changed Ones
- The True Nature of Orcs
- Before the Ages of Man – Aicantar of Shimerene
- Loremaster's Archive: Mysteries Of The Mundus Stones
- The Tale of Syrabane
- Famed Artifacts of Tamriel
- Tu'whacca, Arkay, Xarxes – Lady Cinnabar of Taneth
- The Everscriven Tome
- Xarxes and Oghma – Thandelieth
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – dialogue with Hermaeus Mora