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Rajhin, Footpad, Thief God of the Khajiiti[edit]

Thief god of the Khajiiti, who grew 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.[1] It was Rajhin who used the Ring of Khajiiti's powers to make himself as invisible, silent, and quick as a breath of wind. Using the Ring, he became the most successful burglar in Elsweyr's history. Rajhin's eventual fate is a mystery, but according to legend, the Ring rebelled against such constant use and disappeared, leaving Rajhin helpless before his enemies.[2] After his death, his spirit was bound to the land until the ring was retrieved by the Eternal Champion from a dank abyss in Black Marsh where it had been hidden by the Underking.[citation needed] Tales of Rajhin have become an integral part of Khajiiti culture.[3]

Reman Cyrodiil[edit]

Reman Cyrodiil, called the Worldly God, is a cultural god-hero of the Second Empire, founder of the Reman Dynasty, and the greatest hero of the Akaviri Trouble of 1E 2703. His name, Reman, means "Light of Man". Contrary to popular belief, the province of Cyrodiil was not named after him, rather he adopted the ancient Ayleid name for the province, Cyrod, as his surname.

Riddle'Thar, Two-Moons Dance[edit]

The cosmic order deity of the Khajiiti, the Riddle'Thar was revealed to Elsweyr by the prophet Rid-Thar-ri'Datta, the Mane. The Riddle'Thar is more a set of guidelines by which to live than a single entity, but some of his avatars like to appear as humble messengers of the gods. Also known as the Sugar God.[1] Those who reached the highest levels of the way of Riddle'Thar are nearly unbeatable in weaponless combat.[4] The Riddle'Thar promised a paradise to the Khajiit known as Llesw'er.[3]

Ruptga, Tall Papa[edit]

Ruptga, more commonly Tall Papa, is the chief deity of the Yokudan pantheon. He was the first god to figure out how to survive the Hunger of Satakal. Following his lead, the other gods learned the "Walkabout", or a process by which they can persist beyond one lifetime. Tall Papa set the stars in the sky to show lesser spirits how to do this, too. It's said he was able to do this due to his enormous size. When he undertook this endeavor, he created a purpose for Tu'whacca, the Yokuda god of souls and caretaker of the "Far Shores", who helps Redguards find that place of waiting between worldskins after death. He sired many children, earning him his moniker of Tall Papa, and when there were too many spirits to keep track of, Ruptga created Sep out of the dead skin of past worlds. Sep was supposed to help him regulate the spirit trade, but Sep could not think straight in his hunger, and Ruptga sometimes had to reach into Sep to save spirits his helper had eaten. Sep convinced other spirits to help him build an easier alternative to the Walkabout, even though Ruptga did not participate or approve. When the plan proved to be a failure, leaving many spirits stranded on a dying patch-work worldskin, Tall Papa punished Sep for trapping the spirits. Legend says he squashed Sep with a big stick for leading so many into a place where they could not reach the Far Shores, and Sep's hunger fell out. However, he refused to save the stranded spirits who had allowed Sep to trick them, instead proclaiming that they would have to find new ways to jump to the Far Shores.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Varieties of Faith in the EmpireBrother Mikhael Karkuxor
  2. ^ Tamrielic LoreYagrum Bagarn
  3. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Sugar and Blood: the Cats of the SouthImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  4. ^ Master Zoaraym's TaleGi'Nanth