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Namira[edit]

Namira is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is the ancient Darkness. She is also known as the Lady of Decay, the Spirit Daedra and the Goddess of the Dark. Namira is the ruler of sundry dark and shadowy spirits, and is often associated with spiders, insects, slugs, and other repulsive creatures which inspire mortals with an instinctive revulsion. The Khajiit believe that all creatures who feed on rotten flesh are her spies. She is the Daedric Prince of spirits and shadows, as well as the patron of vermin and squalor. Namira also appears to be associated with beggars and the beggaring gifts of disease, pity, and disregard. Namira and her shadowy endeavors are often recognized to bear some association with eternity. Somewhat in line with this, the Khajiit believe that she is a spirit of infinite realms. Namira sees herself as the rightful ruler of all spirits. In some culture's creation stories, she is responsible for the corrupting Lorkhan, or making a deal with him during his endeavor to create Mundus.

Mortals who become ensnared by this spirit are tortured until they forget who they were and know only Namiira. Ancient Khajiit knew her as the Ur-dra, a term also used to describe Nocturnal. It implies that the owner of the title is the "eldest and most powerful of the Daedric Princes". Hermaeus Mora is similarly called the Ur-Daedra who is "elder than Ada". Namira's followers and the priesthood of Arkay have clashed in the past. Namira counts Azurah, the Twilight Cantors, Khenarthi and Ebonarm among her enemies. Her summoning day is Marukh's Day, the 9th of Second Seed.

For more information, see the main lore article.

Nerevar[edit]

Lord Indoril Nerevar, also called Saint Nerevar Moon-and-Star, the Champion of Azura, the Hero of Red Mountain, and Godkiller, was the Chimeri king of Resdayn (modern-day Morrowind). As the Hortator, or Great Ashkhan, of the united Chimer people, he forged an alliance with the Dwemer, and he was one of the founders of the First Council, uniting all the people of Resdayn for the first time in 1E 416. Nerevar then took on the title of "First Councilor". The alliance eventually broke down, leading to the War of the First Council. At the climactic Battle of Red Mountain circa 1E 700, Nerevar led the Chimer to victory, though he died shortly after the battle under disputed circumstances.

Under the Tribunal Temple, he was known as the Herald of the Triune Way. Ashlander prophecies of his "rebirth" as the Nerevarine and heroic return to Morrowind fueled the creation of the Nerevarine Cult. St. Nerevar the Captain, patron of Warriors and Statesmen, became one of the foremost saints of the Dunmeri faith, along with his wife, Almalexia the Warden, Lord Sotha Sil the Magus, Lord Vivec the Poet, and Saint Veloth the Pilgrim. Nerevar became the patron saint of House Redoran.

Nine Divines[edit]

The nine great faiths and gods of Tamriel. They are the Aedra: Akatosh, Arkay, Dibella, Julianos, Kynareth, Mara, Stendarr, Zenithar, and the once mortal god Talos (some stories maintain that Arkay was also once a mortal).[1][2] Before the apotheosis of Tiber Septim as Talos in the Third Era, it was the Eight Divines, and the Empire would officially return to the worship of only the Eight Divines pursuant to the White-Gold Concordat at the end of the Great War in the Fourth Era.[3]

Nocturnal[edit]

Nocturnal is a Daedric Prince, or "Daedric Princess", whose sphere is the night and darkness. She is also known as the Mistress of Shadows, the Unfathomable Mistress of Shadows, the The Shadow Thief, the Unfathomable, the Empress of Murk, the Shadow Queen, the Lady of the Twilight the Daughter of Twilight, the Lady of Shadows, the Mistress of Mystery, the Mother of Shadows, Lady Luck, the Night Mistress, and the Saint of Suspicion.

The most prestigious title Nocturnal goes by is the title of Ur-dra, which implies that she is the "eldest and most powerful of the Daedric Princes", and is a title which the Imperial Geographical Society claims nearly all the Royalty of Oblivion recognize. The title was also used by ancient Khajiit to describe Namiira, the Eldest Spirit. While this belief conflicts with Nocturnal's claim over the title, it does compliment her claim that she is part of the original void, in that she came from the black blood of the Dark Heart of Lorkhaj, which is a piece of "primal Void". Hermaeus Mora is similarly called an Ur-Daedra who is "elder than Ada".

Nocturnal is associated with, and often depicted alongside, jet-black ravens and crows, which are said to possess the ability to speak. Nocturnal's summoning day is the 3rd of Hearth Fire, although she may be summoned at any time at a shrine dedicated to her. Her enemies are Ebonarm, Meridia and Azura

Nyfa[edit]

Nyfa symbolizes the earth in Tsaesci culture.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shezarr and the DivinesFaustillus Junius
  2. ^ Ark'ay, the God of Birth and DeathMymophonus the scribe
  3. ^ The Talos MistakeLeonora Venatus
  4. ^ Tale of the ElementsNalae-Polek, Poet Laureate to Potentate Versidue-Shaie