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The Khajiiti Pantheon is the set of gods worshipped by the Khajiit.

List of revered and worshipped gods[]

Akha[]

Akha is the Khajiiti god from which all dragons and gods associated with the concept of time originated.[1] Akha explored the heavens in the earliest days and his trails became the "Many Paths". He was told by Ahnurr to mate and find love. Doing so resulted in the creation of dragons and the disappearance of Akha, with Alkosh appearing in his stead.[1]

Alkhan[]

Alkhan is the Khajiiti equivalent of the Nordic god Alduin. Alkhan is the firstborn of Akha, and he possesses the ability to devour the souls of those he kills, in order to grow to an immense size.[1] As an immortal son of Akha, Alkhan can not be killed, and he will always return from the Many Paths in time, if he is to be defeated.[1]

Alkosh[]

The Khajiiti variation of Akatosh, Alkosh is the principal deity in the Anaquinine religion, one of two distinct Khajiiti kingdoms. Alkosh is credited with defeating and repelling Pelinal Whitestrake from Elsweyr during a massive attack on the Khajiit. Alkosh has lost many of his mainstream worshippers to the god Riddle'Thar, but is still worshipped in several of Elsweyr's "wasteland regions."[2]

Azurah[]

Azurah is the name given to Azura, Daedric Prince of Dusk and Dawn. Azurah is a central figure in Khajiiti mythology, as she is credited with the creation of the Khajiit themselves. In some stories, Azurah was the favored daughter of Fadomai and was gifted her greatest secrets before her mother's death.[2]

Baan Dar[]

Baan Dar is the "Bandit God" of the Khajiit, and is the representation of the cleverness of the people. He is commonly associated with the machinations of the Khajiit against their elven and human enemies.[2]

Boethra[]

Boethra is the name the Khajiit gave to the Daedric Prince of plots, Boethia. She is the mate of Mafala and was exiled by Ahnurr for her rebellious nature.[1]

Hermorah[]

Hermorah is the name given by the Khajiit to the Daedric Prince of Knowledge and Fate, Hermaeus Mora.[3]

Hircine[]

Hircine is the Daedric Prince of the Hunt, and the Father of Manbeasts. He is described as being constantly hungry in Khajiiti myth.[3]

Ius[]

Known as the Agitated and God of Animals, this god is worshipped in certain parts of Elsweyr, where he is represented as a misshapen humanoid carrying a rod.[4]

Ja-Kha'jay[]

Ja-Kha'jay, or the Lunar Lattice, is a Khajiiti god that has two aspects: Jode and Jone.[2] His motions protect Nirni from Ahnurr.[3]

Jode[]

Jode is the Khajiiti god of Nirn's larger moon, Masser. In Khajiti religion, Jode is only one aspect of the Lunar Lattice, or ja-Kha'jay.[2]

Jone[]

Jone is the Khajiiti god of Nirn's smaller moon, Secunda. Jone is one of the aspects of the Lunar Lattice, or ja-Kja'jay.[2]

Khenarthi[]

Khenarthi is the Khajiiti variation of Kynareth. According to myth, Khenarthi convinced Fadomai to trick Ahnurr to get her pregnant so she would not be lonely in the skies.[3]

Lorkhaj[]

Lorkhaj is the Khajiiti variant of Lorkhan, the Missing God. According to myth, Lorkhaj was Fadomai's final child to be born before her death, alongside the "Great Darkness," Namiira. In some stories, Nirni asked Lorkhaj to create a home for Nirni to give birth. Lorkhaj obliged and tricked the other spirits into helping him, causing many of them to die. The remaining spirits cursed him to "walk Nirni for many phases."[2]

Mafala[]

Mafala is the Khajiiti equivalent to Mephala, Daedric Prince of Sex, Lies, and Secrets.[3] Mafala is the mate of Boethra and she watches over Eight of the Many Paths.[1]

Magrus[]

Magrus is the Khajiiti god of magic and the sun, revered by wizards across Elsweyr. He is commonly associated with the Altmeri Magnus.[3]

Mara[]

Mara is the goddess of love, and is found across almost every Tamrielic pantheon. She remains virtually unchanged by the Khajiit when compared to her counterparts in other mythology.[2]

Masser and Secunda[]

Masser and Secunda are the Moons and their Motions.[3]

Merrunz[]

Merrunz is the Khajiiti variant of Mehrunes Dagon, Daedric Prince of Destruction, and is commonly associated with natural disasters.[3]

Namiira[]

Namiira is the Khajiiti variation of the Daedric Prince Namira, she is referred to as "The Eldest Spirit" and "The Great Darkness".[5] She is associated with the Void[3] and the consumption of rotten flesh.[5]

Nirni[]

Nirni is the Khajiiti interpretaion of the planet Nirn itself. In Khajiiti mythology, Nirni and Azurah fought for the favor of their mother, Fadomai.[3]

Noctra[]

Noctra is the Khajiiti equivalent to the Daedric Prince Nocturnal, she was born from the black blood of Lorkhaj.[5] Azurah spared Noctra and allowed her to live so long as she served Azurah and the ja-Kha'jay, but due to her being rebellious by nature, she stole one of Azurah's keys and fled to the Void.[5]

Rajhin[]

Rajhin is the thief god of the Khajiit, who is said to have grown up in the Black Kiergo section of Senchal. The most famous burglar in Elsweyr's history, Rajhin is said to have stolen a tattoo from the neck of Empress Kintyra as she slept.[2]

Riddle'Thar[]

Riddle'Thar was introduced into the Khajiiti pantheon by the Mane Rid-Thar-ri'Datta. The Riddle'Thar is called the "Cosmic Order deity," and is akin to a set of guidelines by which to live instead of an actual god. The creation of Riddle'Thar greatly diminished the worship of Alkosh in Elsweyr.[2]

Sangiin[]

Sangiin, otherwise known as "The Blood Cat," is the equivalent to Sanguine, Daedric Prince of Revelry and Hedonism.[3]

Sheggorath[]

Sheggorath is the Khajiiti version of Sheogorath, Daedric Prince of Madness and Insanity. Sheggorath is also called the "Skooma Cat" by the Khajiit.[2]

S'rendarr[]

S'rendarr is the Khajiiti variant of Stendarr, the God of Mercy.[2]

Varmiina[]

Varmiina is the Khajiiti interpretation of the Daedric Prince Vaermina, she was born from Fadomai's fear of losing her children.[5] She was killed by Azurah, and haunts Khajiit when they dream.[5]

Y'ffer[]

Y'ffer is the brother of Nirni, who was asked to punish the Khajiit. He did this by turning the forests of Elsweyr into deserts and jungles, but the Khajiit were protected by Azurah who taught them to adapt.[3]

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