Gargoyles are a race of living statues that have been animated by a wizard or vampire. They are a type of golem, and are often found guarding dungeons, castles, and ancient ruins. They can form a stony skin when stationary. Some will remain frozen for long periods of time to make their prey think they are just a statue, before finally bursting out of their stone skin and ambushing their victim. Since they are made of stone, they are resistant to damage to some extent. They have been known to utilize basic magic to absorb the health of those stuck by their claws. Gargoyles sometimes wield melee weapons in combat.
The Gehenoth is a monstrous creature that is known to attack those who rest beyond the walls of Dawnstar. As the Gehenoth Thriceborn, it fought alongside the forces of the Ice Tribes and allied creatures during their final assault on the town. Its defeat at the hands of the Hero of Dawnstar marked the end of the conflict.
Also spelled Gheateus. A Fey variant considered to be godlike beings. According to legend, Gheateus appears as a man or a group of men who are formed by the earth, and they are said to be surrounded by a host of minor Sylphim. They are supposedly extinct.
The souls of the dead trapped on Nirn. They exist as spirits only, and can only be damaged by silver or magical weapons. Most kinds of ghosts possess magical abilities. Ghosts can be summoned by wizards. The Dunmer of Morrowind revere the ghosts of their dead ancestors.
Undead creatures that are the carrion eaters of dungeons, crypts, and other burial places. They feast on human corpses and other rotting flesh. Although they are not intelligent, they have a natural cunning that aids them in finding food. Because of their vile habits, ghouls have a chance of transmitting a disease to those they bite. Their tongues are circulated as an alchemy ingredient.
They have thick grey skin, long, powerful limbs, large hands and feet, and thick greyish-brown hair decorated with braids and beads. Additionally, most Giants have decorative scars carved into their chests. They clothe themselves in fur pelts adorned with the bones of animals and people, although many prefer a simple loincloth.
Although they tower above most races, their height can vary. Some stand between 11 and 12 feet tall, whereas others can be several times the height of the average person. Female giants, also called Giantesses, are more powerful and less common than males, and the only known sightings have been in the Wrothgarian Mountains and Whiterun Plains during the Second Era.
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A species larger than that of normal bats that are sometimes known as Echkin. They are found throughout Tamriel and certain breeds have been bred for their milk in Ska'vyn and Goldfolly. Their milk is used to make dairy products such as cheese.
The Flint-Tooth Tribe was a tribe of giant goblins that inhabited Hammerfell before the arrival of the Ra Gada. Frandar Hunding rallied the Ra Gada to exterminate the goblins, but was killed during one of the bloodiest battles of the campaign. The goblins, led by their Warchief, were eventually slaughtered, and their spirits became bound to HoonDing's Watch in the Alik'r. These spirits serve to test pilgrims hoping to understand the trials of the Ra Gada, who came to love the desert's simple beauty during their fight against the goblins.
Large deadly serpents, found on land and in the water. These creatures can be found across Tamriel.
Giant wasps are large flying insects that are very protective of their nests. They sting and bite to defend themselves. They are far larger than their smaller cousins. A concoction made by grinding one wasp gizzard into three lumps of troll fat and two pinches of wisplight powder is capable of infuriating wasps for a few hours. Angry wasps will sting anything that doesn't smell like them. The outer shell of the giant wasp is very durable. The second row of wings on a wasp's back are gossamer-thin and refract light in a way that is pleasing, making them desirable trophies. Giant wasp wings are sometimes used by Argonians to create heirloom betrothal veils.
Gloam Knights (or Harrowing Reapers) are wraith-like Daedra who are incapable of feeling sympathy. They are embodiments of hate and mystery.:221 Nicknamed the "Shadow of Nocturnal", they can often be found serving the Daedric Prince of Shadows. They can have from two to six arms.
Gloomspore creatures are fungi that have been magically shaped into the forms of large animals to be used as mounts. Child-sized variants are also created as pets.
An extremely powerful wraith which can wield swords and project curses that damage Strength and Endurance. Can be harmed only by silver, Daedric and enchanted weapons. Can also be harmed by non-frost based spells and some conjurations. The name "Gloom Wraith" is also used by a type of spectral Spiderkith.
A large, armored herbivore that can be found in Southern Elsweyr. When threatened, they retreat into their shells and wait for the danger to pass.
The Gnarl, or "Walking Tree" as it's sometimes called, is one of the strangest creatures of the Shivering Isles. Like the Elytra, this animated plant can be found roaming almost anywhere on the Isles. One of Sheogorath's truly unique creations, the Gnarl has the most unusual trait of being able to use magic cast upon it, and harness that power to bolster its own defense, becoming resistant to just that element for a short time. They seem to have some relation to Spriggans. [UOL 1]
Goats are passive creatures that are commonly kept as livestock in Tamriel. In the wild, they can usually be found on mountain slopes. They are hunted for their hide, meat, and horns. Goats are also kept by mortals for their milk, which can be drunk or used to make cheese. Goats are also kept as pets. Every part of the goat is suitable for eating, except the horns. Goat horns are used to make a variety of products, such as bugles and holders for light sources, such as candles.
Goblins are humanoids found throughout Tamriel. They range in height from three feet to over eight feet. Their eyes are yellow and resemble a cat's. The goblin, much like the orc, is found in various types all across Tamriel. Although not terribly skilled in combat, and rarely in magic, goblins can become dangerous in the large numbers in which they are usually found. They are sometimes organized in clans, and some even domesticate animals, such as the Durzogs. Rieklings and Riekrs are considered to be types of goblins.
The Aureal (or Aureals), more commonly known as Golden Saints, are a Daedric race of golden-skinned winged humanoids, with cat-like eyes and Elven-esque styled hair. They call themselves the Aureal, and claim to be the most loyal and honorable servants of the Daedric Prince Sheogorath. The name Golden Saints was given to them by "lesser beings", and conveys an elegant and benevolent figure. Furthermore, their use of golden avian-themed armor and weapons augments their angelic-like appearance. Despite their name and appearance, the Aureal are a proud, arrogant race, quick to anger and cruel in their punishment. They have little love for mortals, even those that inhabit the Shivering Isles, and make no effort to hide this in their interactions.
The now-extinct gooblet was a flightless bird with iridescent feathers that lived along the Hammerfell coast prior to 1E 808. By the mid-Second Era, rare taxidermied birds still existed and gooblet feathers were sometimes worn by priests of Onsi, or used to make toys.
Waterfowl that are hunted for their meat. They fly together in flocks and are known to occasionally attack people.
The Gorgon is a mythical creature known for their snake-like appearance. The Tsaesci are described as inverted gorgons in Vivec's seventh Sermon. Circa 3E 405, severed gorgon snakes were available in the Iliac Bay region, where they were used to brew potions that improve the consumer's climbing abilities.
- See also: Medusa
The Goshawk is a bird native to Hammerfell and sacred to Tava, the Redguard Spirit of the Air. In the old capital of Hegathe there is a large mural in the Shrine of Tava called the Fresco of the Goshawk, which depicts Tava in a nest with her mate. According to legend, a Goshawk's cry awoke Prince Ar-Azal from a prophetical dream. He then left for the mural and found that it now depicted two mates. He saw this as a sign to unite the Crowns and Forebears. Goshawk are known to nest themselves on the High Temple tower in Satakalaam.
Sometimes called "ice trolls", these powerful creatures have in common with their mainland namesake regeneration and vulnerability to fire. They are often found in the ice caves of Solstheim. Grahl eyeballs are valued for their alchemical properties.
A species of terrestrial crab found in Upper Craglorn. Gravelclaw meat is tender, juicy and tasty, and has a pleasant aroma that many wild predators find irresistible. Its is commonly used by hunters to bait traps.
A small, harmless creature related to goblins, whom they can often be found living alongside. Sometimes known as an Orc-rat. They are used as slaves by the Altmer. A number of gremlins and other goblin-ken lived in the city of Orsinium. Cyrus the Redguard was once transformed into a gremlin by Archmage Jaganvir of Stros M'Kai.
Grievous Twilights are large, intelligent winged Daedra that are a corruption of the winged twilights. They have clawed limbs, black horns, bluish-purple skin, glowing blue eyes, spiked tails, and possess the ability to teleport, making them formidable foes. They have a brutish masculine form, and unlike winged twilights, their wings are separate limbs from their arms. They are often found serving Molag Bal, but they can also be found under Nocturnal.
Gristlewings are ragged, skeletal birds. They seem to congregate in places where death is prominent: they appeared in the Imperial City while it was ravaged by the Daedric forces of Molag Bal during the Planemeld. They also flocked around the Gray Host during their resurgence in 2E 582, and at Mount Kilkreath after it was ravaged by a Harrowstorm. Gristlewings were also present in Grayhaven.
- See also: Bone Hawk
The Grummites are frog-like, tool-making creatures of the Shivering Isles with a primitive culture, very much similar to the goblins of Tamriel. They can often be found protecting the egg sacs that house their young, even though the book From Frog to Man states that they tend to ignore their eggs once laid.
Gryphons (also spelled Griffin or Griffon) are large winged creatures that live primarily on the Summerset Isle, within the province of the Summerset Isles, though they can also be found in the province of Elsweyr and possibly the provinces of High Rock and Hammerfell. They are generally found across the mountains of Summerset, primarily around Eton Nir, and specifically at the northeast point at Gryphon Aerie. They can be described as a combination of a lion and an eagle, though they bear more of a resemblance to an eagle on four legs. Gryphons are fiercely territorial. They will attack anyone who intrudes upon their nests or hunting grounds. Gryphons are predators and eat live prey. Gryphons aren't picky eaters, and will capture anyone foolish enough to traverse their hunting grounds. Young gryphons are known as fledglings. Salamanders, deer and cows are among the animals that may find themselves hunted by a hungry gryphon. Gryphons often make their nests on the sides of mountains or upon cliffs. They occasionally drag their prey back to their nests.
Gryphons are revered by the High Elves. The Altmer fear the gryphon's ferocity, but respect their strength and freedom. In some parts of Summerset, such as Sunhold and Cloudrest, the gryphon is sacred. In ancient times, many High Elves considered gryphons unsuitable to be mounted, but now the city-states of Cloudrest and Sunhold are known for their tamed gryphons, which are a part of their iconography.
Gryphon's feathers are circulated in the Iliac Bay region and have alchemical properties. The feathers can also be used to make tools such as brooms, and down feathers are used to make pillows. Gryphon feathers have an iridescent vane, and are prized by the Bosmer. Unfertilized yolks from gryphon eggs, as well as secretions including saliva, can be used to make skincare products. Gryphon vellum is a popular material among Altmer monks for making illuminated texts, and it has a unique texture due to the feather-dimpling. In Summerset, it is illegal to collect gryphon eggs for the purpose of selling them somewhere off the island.
Guar (//) are large bipedal reptilians native to Morrowind and Black Marsh. They are the primary domesticated herd animal of these provinces, and are not usually aggressive. Characterized by their endurance and intelligence, guar are used mostly as pack animals and beasts of burden, although certain breeds are used as mounts. Although usually associated with the Dunmer, guar have a special relationship with Argonians and the Dunmer traditionally employ Saxhleel slaves as guar-herds and handlers. A young guar is called a calf or guarling.
A featherless flying creature found in Upper Craglorn. They have beaks, sharp teeth, talons, bat-like wings, and red eyes. Their tails are smooth, and have no plumes. They have short crests on their heads.
- Eustacia's Dialogue in Dawnstar
- Events and Message Boxes throughout the quest in Dawnstar
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Blessed Isle: Alinor and the Summersets — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- The Faerie — Szun Triop
- The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: The Summerset Isles: Auridon — Flaccus Terentius, 2E 581
- Ghoul description from Arena's manual
- Ghoul's Tongue in Daggerfall
- Lady Honnorah af-Lahreq Answers Your Questions — Lady Honnorah af-Lahreq
- March of the Ra Gada quest in ESO
- Churasu's Alchemy Journal — Churasu
- Wasp Husk quest item description from ESO
- Gossamer Winglet monster trophy item description from ESO
- Wasp-Wing Betrothal Veil item description in ESO
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Collector's Edition Strategy Guide — Garitt Rocha, David S.J Hodgson
- Shadow Veya's allegiance in ESO: Summerset
- Differences in appearance in Shadow Veya's two forms in ESO: Summerset
- Glow Raven appearance and locations in ESO
- Corrupted Spriggans have a similar appearance to Gnarls and drop Gnarl Bark
- Mounted Extinct Flightless Bird contraband item in ESO
- Iridescent Boneshaver Cloak contraband item in ESO
- Ivory-Handled Gooblet Cat Toy contraband item in ESO
- Appearance of goose poultry nodes and the Carcass, Fresh Goose furnishing in ESO
- 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 7 — Vivec
- Gorgon snake ingredient in Daggerfall
- The Worthy Ar-Azal, His Deeds
- Varieties of Faith... — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
- Blessed, Blessed Satakalaam — The Unveiled Azadiyeh, Songbird of Satakalaam
- Succulent Gravelclaw Meat item description in ESO, and the definition for the word "succulent"
- Trithik's dialogue in Redguard
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild Regions — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- Gristlewing's appearance at the Imperial City Prison in ESO: Imperial City
- Gristlewing's appearance at Harrowstorms and around Kilkreath Temple in ESO: Greymoor
- Gristlewing's appearance at Grayhaven and near Druadach Redoubt in ESO: Markarth
- Guzzard appearance in ESO
Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.