A kalpa is an epoch of time comprised of the birth, life and death of that specific period. For example, the Dawn Era and its chaos is said to have been the end of a previous kalpa, and the beginning of another.[UOL 1] These segments of time are sometimes subject to interruptions called Dragon Breaks.
- The Nords and Dragons believe that the current kalpa is a byproduct of its predecessor's destruction at the hands of Alduin the World-Eater.
- It is said that the "half-Elf" Umaril's divine father hailed from the previous kalpa.
- Paarthurnax's dialogue in Skyrim
- Varieties of Faith... — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
- The Song of Pelinal, v 3
Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.