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A Hagraven

Hagravens are creatures of corruption and decay that appear as a horrific cross between an old crone and a bird.[1]:110 Usually they are extremely hostile to outsiders, but they retain the ability to communicate. They are equally dangerous up close or when casting spells from afar.[2] They can often be found in the company of Reachmen clans, who often revere hagravens as their Matriarchs and leaders, or dwelling in secret groves and lairs in the wilderness with other witches and hags.[3][4] Few creatures match the cunning, depravity, and repulsiveness of the hagravens. They will take through savagery what they cannot win through guile.[5] They posses an ability to turn into a murder of crows and attack their foes from a hundred directions at once.[6]

Hagravens were once witches, but have undergone a ritual, trading in their humanity for access to powerful magic, and the transformations they undergo infuse their entire beings with some element of that power.[7] The Glenmoril Witches of Skyrim were known to be hagravens.[8] Hagravens consume people alive, and especially love eating fresh eyeballs.[9] The Daedric Prince Nocturnal is considered kin to the Hags and Hagravens.[10] The Daedric Lord Crow Mother, is a hagraven, who claims to be the "Nether-Niece" of Nocturnal.[11] The Crow Mother spawned the Crow Daedra, who make up the Blackfeather Court.[12]

Hagraven claws can be used in alchemical concoctions.[7]


See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the Skyrim and ESO articles.


  1. ^ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Prima Official Game Guide — David Hodgson
  2. ^ Hagraven abilities in The Elder Scrolls Online and Skyrim
  3. ^ A Life Barbaric and BrutalArthenice Belloq
  4. ^ Events of Breaking the Coven in The Elder Scrolls Online
  5. ^ Hagraven-related Loading screen text from Skyrim
  6. ^ Crow Bringer
  7. ^ a b Herbalist's Guide to SkyrimAgneta Falia
  8. ^ Appearance of the Glenmoril Witches during Blood's Honor in Skyrim
  9. ^ A Diet of Eyes
  10. ^ Kyne's Challenge, High Rock — The Imperial Library
  11. ^ Crow Mother's dialogue in ESO
  12. ^ The Blackfeather CourtUlysa Rervam, Proctor of Daedric Studies