Aurbis is the name for the universe. It includes Mundus, Oblivion, Aetherius, and the Void. It is the overlap of the two cosmic forces: Anu and Padomay.[1]

Its extremities in all directions are believed to be the Void. Aetherius follows the Void, and is the home of the Magna Ge. Following Aetherius are the Planes of Oblivion and the Daedra. The center of Aurbis is Mundus, the mortal plane, and the center of Mundus is Nirn.[2]

Creation[edit | edit source]

The creation of the universe began with the Chaos of the pre-universe. From this primordial nothingness, the twin forces of order and chaos arose, in the form of Anu and Padomay. Anu and Padomay both birthed their own souls, Anui-El (Anu's birthed soul) and Sithis (Padomay's birthed soul). The interplay between Anu and Padomy created what is known as the Aurbis.[1][3][4][UL 1] After this, other beings began to form from the Void. The first among these were Auri-El and Lorkhan who were both the birthed souls of Anui-El and Sithis respectively.[1][5][UL 1] Auri-El brought the concept of time into existence. With the genesis of time, the turbulent Aurbis began to stabilize and other et'Ada were able to form their own identities, distinct from each other, and hundreds of other divine beings were formed.[1]

According to various sources, the Aurbis is represented as a deity, which is usually associated with implementing the different stages of the Kalpa, and is credited for being the force that enabled other spirits to form.[1][3][6]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Ehlnofex, "Aurbis" translates to "Arena."

References[edit | edit source]

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