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Ebonarm, the God of WarEdit

Reymon Ebonarm (also called Ebonarm or the Black Knight) is the God of War and the companion and protector of all warriors. He is said to ride a golden stallion named War Master, and is accompanied by a pair of huge Ravens. Ebonarm's name refers to the Ebony sword fused to his right arm due to the wounds he suffered in titanic battles of the past, and he is never seen without a full suit of ebony armor. He is described as bearded, tall, muscular, and having flowing reddish blonde hair and steel blue eyes. Emblazoned on his ebony tower shield is the symbol of a red rose, a flower known for blooming on battlefields where he appears. According to legend, he appears on the battlefield to reconcile opposing sides and prevent bloodshed.

Egg MotherEdit

The Egg Mother is an obscure entity venerated by the Lamias.[1]

Ehlnofey, the Earth BonesEdit

The Ehlnofey (sometimes spelled Elhnofey) of the Dawn Era are a group of beings who, along with the Hist, are counted among the original inhabitants of Nirn. They are depicted as vaguely Elven in shape, but featureless, similar to how they live on in fading memory, and are widely considered to be the progenitors of the mortal races. Perhaps because of their association with the land itself, "Old Ehlnofey" became another name for Aldmeris, the mystical homeland of the elves. The language or languages of the Ehlnofey became known as Ehlnofex. The term Ehlnofey in this language means Earthbones, but the word Earthbones is typically used to describe the Ehlnofey that followed the example of Y'ffre and sacrificed themselves to form the rules of nature. Indeed, these followers of Y'ffre are known as the Earth Bones (or Earthbones), and it's been found that these "Earth Bones" can be manipulated to some extent. Those that did not sacrifice themselves to become the laws of nature are typically referred to as the Ehlnofey.

Eight DivinesEdit

The original pantheon of Divines under the Alessian Empire, consisting of Akatosh, Arkay, Dibella, Julianos, Kynareth, Mara, Stendarr, and Zenithar. Worship of the Eight Divines was introduced by Alessia at the start of the First Era. It was a carefully designed compromise between the Aldmeri deities that the humans of Cyrodiil were accustomed to worshipping and the deities of Alessia's Nordic allies.[2] Following the deification of Tiber Septim, Talos was added to the pantheon and they became the Nine Divines. In the second century of the Fourth Era, the White-Gold Concordat between the Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion forbade worship of Talos, which contributed to the Stormcloak Rebellion. Anyone caught worshipping Talos was taken prisoner by the Thalmor Justiciars for punishment. Because of this, the pantheon of the Eight Divines returned to prominence.[3]

The EldestEdit

The Eldest is an ancient Strangler which has been in Valenwood since creation itself. It was the lifeblood, the very essence of Greenshade and the state of its being reflected upon the forest around it.

There are many tales surrounding the Eldest, most of which have never been put to writing. Some speak of a bloodthirsty army which vowed to never make war again upon visiting the Eldest. Others speak of mischievous pranks played upon pilgrims. There's also the tale of the first pilgrims, a couple who watched the Eldest as if it was their own child. These pilgrims eventually became the first Silvenar and Green Lady. During springtime, Bosmer devotees travel to the Eldest's den, offering thanks to Y'ffre but to also read the stories of their home in the strangler's branches. This is followed by a mighty celebration where drinks are had and the aforementioned tales are shared.

Circa 2E 582, the Eldest was tainted by the Veiled Heritance in an attempt to corrupt Valenwood, using the strangler's innate connection to the Green to spread taint throughout the forest. Flora turned to a state of undeath, water became tainted and even Bosmer turned feral. To save the wilds, the Vestige was forced to put down the ancient being and carve out its heart, being presented then with two choices- to use the Eldest's heart to cleanse the forest, or to find another way and use it to grow a replacement Eldest. It's unknown which path the hero took, but whichever one was chosen resulted in most of the taint being cleansed.

Elder GodsEdit

The Elder Gods are obscure entities, whose coming is forewarned, and in their coming Black Marsh is said to burn for its sins.[4]

EphenEdit

Ephen (also called S'ephen) was a Chimer[nb 1] noble that was active during the early First Era. He is the center of an obscure temple-cult who worships him as The God of the Wild that was created in homage by his half-brother, Moraelyn, the Witch-King of Ebonheart. In death, he was given the duty of safeguarding the Horn of Summoning and eventually the Staff of Chaos. Statues of Ephen depicted him wielding a hammer, atop of an anvil of adamantium, and shrines dedicated to him have been active since the late Third Era, as far west as the Iliac Bay.

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