The Aurbis is the name given to the chaos, or totality, from which the cosmos was formed by Anu and Padomay. For all intents and purposes, it is the universe, encompassing the Void and all Planes of Existence from Oblivion and the lands of Aetherius to Mundus and the Outer Realms.
Many sources describe the structure of the Aurbis as a wheel—Mundus is the hub, the empty spaces within it are the planes of Oblivion, the emptiness beyond it is the Void, and the rim encompasses the realms of Aetherius. The eight spokes connecting the rim to the hub represent the Eight Divines that played a major part in Creation.[OOG 1] These Eight Divines are also depicted as planets, orbiting Nirn and its moons at the center of the Aurbis. The sun, Magnus, was created when the god Magnus fled Mundus to Aetherius, and the stars were formed by the Magna Ge who followed.
- The Monomyth
- The Thirty-Six Lessons of Vivec — Vivec
- Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes — Mankar Camoran
- The Book of the Dragonborn — Prior Emelene Madrine, Order of Talos, Weynon Priory
- Orrery in Oblivion
- Exegesis of Merid-Nunda — Phrastus of Elinhir
Note: the following references are not found in-game. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.