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Ma-Tylda

Ma-Tylda is an esteemed peer of Akatosh in Bretic myth. In fables, she takes the shape of an abnormally large dragon.[1]

Magnus, Magus

Magnus, also known as the God of Magic (or simply Magic itself), the Sun God, the Great Architect, He Who Abstained, and the Sorceror-King, was a prominent et'Ada, one of the Original Spirits. During the Dawn Era, Lorkhan persuaded Magnus and several other et'Ada to help create the mortal plane, Mundus. Magnus was said to have been the architect of Mundus, as he created the schematics and diagrams needed to construct it.

Magrus, Cat's Eye, Sun God

Khajiiti version of Magnus, god of sun and magic, popular with Khajiiti magicians.[2] He is the child of Ahnurr and Fadomai. He was born third.[3]

Mai

Mai is an obscure entity, whom was worshipped at "Shrines of Mai" throughout the Iliac Bay.[4]

Malacath

Malacath, the Daedra Prince of Lies, Deception, and Hypocrisy, the God of Curses, Daedric Prince of the Bloody Oath, Lord of Ash and Bone, Lord of Monsters, Oathbreaker, Creator of Curses, He Who Speaks Sideways, the Furious One, the Keeper of the Bloody Curse, and the Defender of the Betrayed, also known as Mauloch (or Malauch) to the Orcs, Orkey in Nordic tradition, Orkha to the Khajiit, Malooc to the Giant Goblins and Redguards, Malak to the Dunmer, and Muluk the Blue God of the Goblins and Ogres, is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is "the patronage of the spurned and ostracized, the keeper of the Sworn Oath, and the Bloody Curse", as well as conflict, battle, broken promises, and anguish. Malacath has been described as a "weak but vengeful" Daedra by some, and he fittingly (given his sphere) is allegedly not recognized as a Daedra Lord by his peers; however, Azura considers him among the most powerful princes, as he was one of the eight to sign the Coldharbour Compact. The Prince rules over a realm of Oblivion known as the Ashpit, and he counts the oversized but dull-witted Ogrim as his servants.

Malacath was created when Boethiah ate the Aldmeri ancestor spirit, Trinimac, although Malacath himself says that this tale is far too "literal minded". Additionally, Trinimac's most devout Elven followers were transformed into the Orsimer ("Pariah Folk" in Aldmeris), or Orcs. However, some Orcs cling to the belief that Trinimac still exists and Malacath is a separate entity. Goblinkind worships the "Blue God", whom they venerate with sacred idols of Malacath, painted blue.

Malacath is considered the first of the Four Corners of the House of Troubles in Morrowind, though other sources say he is an ally of Mephala, and an enemy of Ebonarm. His summoning day is the 8th of Frost Fall. Troll fat is a consistent element in rituals intended to summon Malacath.

For more information, see the main lore article.

Malooc, Horde King

An enemy god of the Ra Gada. Led the goblins against the Redguards during the First Era. Fled east when the army of the HoonDing overtook his goblin hordes.[5]

Mara, Goddess of Love

Mara, also known as Mother Mara, Mother Mild, and the Divine Mother, is the Goddess of Love, Fertility, Agriculture, and Compassion. She is also acclaimed as the Mother-Goddess, and is one of the Divines.

In the Merethic Era, Mara was originally worshipped simply as a fertility goddess, but the sphere of the Divine later extended to agriculture and love. Nir, the female principle of the cosmos credited as the mother of creation, is occasionally associated with Mara as a result of her role as the goddess of fertility and agriculture. Mara is considered a near universal deity as the Divine is featured in the pantheons of all the races of the continent of Tamriel save the Dunmer and Argonians.

Masser, Big Moon God

Masser, also known as Jode, Mara's Tear and Zennji in Ta'agra, is the greater of Nirn's two moons and is acknowledged as one of the attendant spirits of the mortal plane. As such, it is both temporal and subject to the bounds of mortality. Masser, which exists as a separate plane, has long since perished; it was Masser's death which led mortals to perceive it as having both texture and limited size, as well as a reddish hue, all of which are the results of its decay from its former investiture of pure white.

Mannimarco, King of Worms

Mannimarco is the God of Worms, the founder and being of worship of the Order of the Black Worm. Before his apotheosis he was an Altmer (Aldmer, by his own account) lich, who acted as the head of his often renamed Worm Cult. In life and unlife, he was an enemy of the Mages Guild as well as Arkay and his faithful. Before becoming the God of Worms, he was the King of Worms (also King of the Worms or Worm King).

Mannimarco's claim to being an Aldmer would make him one of the oldest beings in Tamrielic history, and his necromantic talents and ascension to godhood have caused him to have a nearly unparalleled impact on Tamriel's history. If accurate, this likely indicates he was born in the Merethic Era, and he directly claims to remember events during the First Era in his interview for Where Were You When the Dragon Broke. Recorded accounts of the lich's life by others date back to at least 2E 230, at the island of Artaeum. Perhaps the most notable event in his history occured roughly 1,000 years later, when he became the God of Worms during the Warp in the West. Despite his ascension, he remained directly physically active in Tamriel in some capacity until at least 3E 433, the last known death of his physical body.

He has enhanced his capabilities by studying the necromatic techniques left behind in the writings of the Dragon Priests and the Ayleids, and has delved into the contents of the Crimson Book of Skulls. He has also consorted with the daedra, most notable of which was Molag Bal.

What is known of Mannimarco comes from books which tell a great deal not only about him, but about the time periods and his enemy Vanus Galerion. Mannimarco experienced the Dragon Break of the Middle Dawn, where he learned "his mystery" from the Maruhkati Selectives. He was studying among the Psijic Order around the year 2E 230. He was said to be highly intelligent, as was his fellow student Vanus Galerion, founder of the Mages Guild. Galerion had a "light and warm" heart, while Mannimarco had a "dark and cold" heart. Mannimarco used necromancy and trapped souls even while studying. Galerion eventually confronted Mannimarco about his use of necromancy. He ignored Galerion's warning, and was exiled from Artaeum by the Order as a punishment for his dark interests. He spent the next several decades gathering followers and spreading his vile practices.

Mannimarco's evil began spreading throughout Tamriel and he gathered a following of Necromancers, which would come to be called the Order of the Black Worm. He is described in a poem as "world's first of the undying liches". When he became a lich and if he is truly the first lich is vague and contradictory. He was anachronistically called the God of Worms by the Middle Dawn of the First Era, but the book Mannimarco, King of Worms puts his ascension into a lich later on, after he met Vanus Galerion in the Second Era. If the latter is true, there had been many immortal liches before him. During his transformation, he lost his body and mind; he became a living, moving corpse. His blood became acid, and all manner of repulsive things happened to him, and he took on the title "King of Worms".

For more information, see the main lore article.

Mauloch, Mountain Fart

Another name for Malacath[6][5][7] An Orcish god of the Velothi Mountains, Mauloch troubled the heirs of King Harald for a long time. Fled east after his defeat at the Battle of Dragon Wall, circa 1E 660. His rage was said to fill the sky with his sulfurous hatred, later called the "Year of Winter in Summer",[5] referring to the famed eruption of Red Mountain.[8] The "Myth of Mauloch" a little-known legend which says, in part, that the Orcs had been nomads for two hundred years before the first founding of Orsinium.[9]

Marduk the Good

Marduk the Good is an obscure deity, whose name is invoked in times of thankfulness.[10]

Mehrunes Dagon

Mehrunes Dagon (formally, the Exalted and Most Puissant Lord, Gerent of Dagon, Mehrunes), also called the Black Daedra Lord, Lord of Change, Prince of Ambition, Prince of Disaster and Destruction, Master of Razors, Sovereign of Destruction, the Flame Tyrant, the Father of Cataclysm, the Golden Flame, the Flame-Father, the Prince of Being Defeated, and the Mer-Pride's End, is the Daedric Prince of Darkness and Destruction, whose sphere encompasses destruction, change, revolution, energy, and ambition. The Lord of Fire and Flood is associated with natural dangers like fires or earthquakes. Flash floods, thunderstorms, and other natural disasters have been linked to communions between him and his cultists. The Prince is also said to be the author of the Mysterium Xarxes. Mehrunes Dagon has an insatiable hunger for destruction.

Xivilai Moath and Faydra Shardai are Dagon's adoptive children. There is a belief that Mehrunes Dagon is allied with Hircine, though Lyranth the Foolkiller claims that if such an arrangement exists, it would be obscure outside their own circle. Enemies of the Prince of Destruction include Ebonarm, Akatosh, and Molag Bal, with whom Dagon shares a bitter rivalry—the two have been known to meddle in each other's schemes when the opportunity arises. It is also rumored that the Prince hates Nocturnal. Dagon's protonymic is Lehkelogah and his neonymic is Djehkeleho-dehbe-effehezepeh. The Prince's summoning day coincides with the Warriors Festival, the 20th of Sun's Dusk.

For more information, see the main lore article.

Mephala, Androgyne, the Spider God

Mephala is a Daedric Prince who is associated with murder, lies, deception, sex, and secrets, and is always weaving a web of intrigue and terror. Though it is stated that her sphere is obscured to mortals. Mephala is also known as the Webspinner, Plot-Weaver, Androgyne, the Spinner, the Spider, the Teacher of the Secret Arts, the Queen of the Eight Shadows of Murder, the Silver Spider, the Spider God, the Dark One, the Whispering Lady, the Lady of Whispers, and the Queen of Oblivion. She is also referred to as the princess of secrets and she who weaves the sordid web of human affairs. Long, thin silver hair is a trait associated with Mephala's champions.

Mephala interferes in the affairs of mortals for her own amusement, and does nothing without purpose. Mephala thinks of the affairs of mortals as a weave; pull but one thread and the whole thing unravels. To her, the "web" of the Aurbis is an interconnected system of action and consequence, and she spins new threads to influence outcomes. In an essay analyzing the Daedric Prince, Divayth Fyr posits that Mephala likely doesn't see mortals as mere playthings, unlike some of her fellow Princes.

The Webspinner deals in secrets and hidden lore. She and her worshippers value secrets and mysteries above all else. Those who stumble upon one of Mephala's shrines or a place where an artifact of hers is hidden may find Mephala whispering forbidden secrets in their ears. Hermaeus Mora, the "Demon of Knowledge", is sometimes referred to as Mephala's sibling. Hermaeus Mora collects knowledge of all sorts, but Mephala cares only about knowledge that is obscure and undisclosed. Not only is she secretive, Mephala also cares very little for the safety and well-being of mortals. The Spider takes great pleasure in strife. A ruined marriage, two peaceful factions erupting into bloody warfare over falsified evidence of treachery ... she finds all of these amusing.

Mephala is purportedly one of the "strongest of the recognizable spirits" that emerged soon after Akatosh formed and time began. Mephala's enemies include Ebonarm and Peryite. She was allied with Malacath at one point prior to the Warp in the West. The ancient Khajiit considered her an ally to Azurah, Boethra, and Lorkhaj. They also believed that she was Boethra's lover. Her summoning day coincides with the Witches Festival, which falls on the 13th of Frostfall.

Meridia, Prince of Living Energies

Meridia, Lady of Infinite Energies, the Bright Lady, the Strict but Fair Arbiter of Inner Luminance, the Sunfire, the Radiant One, the Keeper, the Lady of Light, the Red Star, the Harbinger of Dawn, Goddess Who Holds, Mirror of the Lie and the Prince of Life is the Daedric Prince "of Life and Light", associated with the energies of living things. Though it is stated that her sphere is obscured to mortals. The Sunburst is her symbol. She has a great and everlasting hatred for the undead and will greatly reward any who eliminate them from the world. With fervor, she reveals purity within chaos, aiming to abolish false-life so that the Mundus may be reforged with the fire of new light. As such, Meridia has a reputation for benevolence, and is one of the few Daedric Princes who is usually not considered to be wholly evil. Her day of summoning is the 13th of Morningstar.

In spite of this, she is referred to as the Glister Witch or the Lady of Greed by those who view her less favorably, with a habit of collecting live human specimens to satiate said greed. To her enemies, Meridia is known for her violent loathing of disorder, as well as her obsessiveness, self-righteousness, irrational anger towards entities she deems impure, and hatred of mortal free will and defiance. She believes that free will should be surrendered to passion, "destiny is fulfilled for the vessel".

As with most Princes, Meridia sees mortals as "assets" primarily for use as a means to an end. Meridia can bestow upon mortals immortality, at the cost of their will, becoming those known as the Purified; slaves to her command, cleansed of disease, death, and free will. People who join the ranks of the Purified are both those that willingly pledge to serve Meridia and the unwilling, such as those that defy her. Meridia also granted immortality to her champion, Umaril the Unfeathered, the ancient Ayleid enemy of Pelinal Whitestrake. Her Aurorans and Umaril returned during the time of the Oblivion Crisis to seek vengeance on the Divines.

Her sphere of energy and life often brings her into direct conflict with many of the other Princes of Oblivion. The most notable example of these feuds is her eternal battle with the Daedric Prince of Domination, Molag Bal. During the waning days of the Ayleid Empire, Meridia would be responsible for the destruction of the Mola Gbal-worshipping Ayleid city of Abagarlas, commanding her knights in the Meridia-worshipping Ayleid city of Delodiil to invade after discovering a great and terrible weapon known as the Mortuum Vivicus was gifted to Abagarlas by the Lord of Domination himself. This feud would continue well into the Second Era, where Meridia's assistance was instrumental in stopping Molag Bal's Planemeld. Denizens of Molag Bal's realm of Coldharbour refer to Meridia as the Shining Bitch, and her worshipers are often locked away and tortured within the Lightless Oubliette. Her other notable enemies include Nocturnal, who once invaded Meridia's realm in her quest to rewrite reality, and Ebonarm, the God of War who dislikes most Daedric Princes.

For more information, see the main lore article.

Merrunz, the Fire-Cat

See Dagon.

Mnemo-Li

Mnemo-Li (or Mnemoli the Blue Star) also known as the Reclusive Princess, is a star, the most well-known Magna Ge and a daughter of Magnus. She is associated with "un-time" events, and it is said that she was visible even in the daytime sky during the Dragon Break. Similarly to other Magna Ge she is now synonymous with the star, which she created. She was one of the Star-Orphans of the Nine Coruscations, who followed the parabolas that led away from Magnus. The remaining eight, her sisters were named Merid-Nunda, Sheza-Rana, Iana-Lor, Xero-Lyg, the eldest Prime Archon, Londa-Vera, Unala-Se, and Valia-Sha.

Mnemoli's origins go beyond her relation to Magnus. Indeed, Mnemoli was retroactively constructed by Sotha Sil who personally gave birth to his cosmic daughter, naming her Memory. Memory served as the legacy of Sotha Sil and survived him following his death at the hands of Almalexia.

Molag Bal

Molag Bal (Stone-Fire, or literally "Fire Stone" in the Ehlnofex language) is the Daedric Prince whose sphere is the domination and enslavement of mortals. His ultimate desire is to harvest the souls of all mortals, bringing them within his sway by spreading seeds of strife and discord in the mortal realms. To this end, he obsessively collects soul gems, and has even dragged pieces of Nirn into his realm to satisfy his insatiable desire for conquest. The more souls he collects, the more he wants.

Molag Bal values patience and cunning. He often deceives those he deals with, and has no trouble waiting exceedingly long periods of time for his plans to come to fruition. He also takes great pleasure in the suffering of mortals, and often has them tortured for his amusement. Those who fall into his clutches are forced to labor ceaselessly for his benefit. The Prince has a penchant for necromancy, often employing the use of the risen dead and forcing his followers to serve beyond the grave. He is capable of preserving live mortals far beyond their normal lifespan to prolong their suffering.

Molag Bal is acknowledged as the father of several children, though it is unclear what those relationships mean to him. He has a son, Ozzozachar, who is a Daedric Titan. He also has a daughter named Molag Grunda, a Winged Twilight who took the lowly Frost Atronach Nomeg Gwai as her consort. Molag Bal did not approve of the relationship and had them both banished to Oblivion so he could punish them for eternity. A persistent legend about Haymon Camoran claims he is the progeny of Molag Bal and a Breton woman.

Molag Bal's enemies are Ebonarm, Boethiah, Meridia, Lamae Bal and Arkay. He was at one point allied with Azura. His summoning day is during Chil'a, on the 20th of Evening Star. He appears before his cultists in the guise of a mortal when invoked on other dates.

For more information, see the main lore article.

Morihaus, First Breath of Man

Morihaus, also known as Morihaus-Breath-of-Kyne, the First Breath of Man, Winged Bull, Sacred Bull, Bull of the South, and Taker of the Citadel, was the Demigod of All Winds. His status as an Ada deity came from his relationship to his mother, the Divine Kyne (or Kynareth). He was the consort of Alessia and father of Belharza. Morihaus was said to be the finest archer of the First Era. He is a figure of great importance and reverence in both Cyrodiil and Skyrim.

Before Kyne departed from Nirn she foresaw many needs coming to the land, and to assist any of those who would carry these needs on their shoulders, she created the Lord's Mail, with the first recipient being her son Morihaus. At some point in time Kyne took the Lord's Mail away from Morihaus due to his arrogance. The artifact is also sometimes called the Armor of Morihaus due to his association with it. The connection with Kyne also granted Morihaus the powers of the thu'um. Similar to his relationship with the Lord's Mail, Morihaus was also aligned with The Lord Constellation.

Nearly every source describes Morihaus as a winged bull, be it a bull-man, man-bull, or the Bull of Kyne. He was capable of flight with his golden wings and had a nose-ring and horns. At some point in time, Morihaus befriended the Demiprince Fa-Nuit-Hen and the two would often drink and dice and even slay beasts that plagued the land together.

Morwha, Yokudan Fertility Goddess

Morwha, (also called the Teat God, Lady Morwha, and Desire's Root) is the Yokudan goddess of fertility and love. She is a fundamental deity in the Yokudan pantheon and is the favorite wife of Tall Papa. Morwha is always portrayed as four-armed, so that she can 'grab more husbands'. Her shrines are the shape of a beehive. She was described by potentate Versidue-Shaie as the lusty fertility goddess of the Yokudans, but not as lusty as Dibella. She is sometimes depicted alongside her winged guardians, or surrounded by flames and spears.

Mother Mammoth of the North

The Mother Mammoth of the North is an obscure entity from the ancient Khajiiti mythology predating the ri'Datta era.

The Mother Mammoth of the North is one of Akha's mates. In the earliest days, when Ahnurr and Fadomai were deeply in love, Akha ventured across the heavens, his trails forming the Many Paths. His father told him to seek love akin to that of Ahnurr and Fadomai. Akha united with the Mother Mammoth of the North. He also had other mates, including the Dune Queen of the West and the Winged Serpent of the East.

However, upon venturing to the South Akha never returned. Alkosh and his loyal guardians oversee the numerous Dragon children of Akha, some of whom were from the union with the Mother Mammoth of the North, "for they are both terrible and kind".[nb 1]

Mother Sea

Mother Sea is an obscure entity sworn to by the Maormer.[11][UOL 1]

Mother Serpent

Mother Serpent was one of the Four Parents of certain Nedic tribes of the Deathlands. According to their accounts the world rested in the curve of her back.[12] Although the serpentine imagery was present in Nedic ruins, alongside other three of the Parents it is unknown if it referred to her or to the Serpent Constellation, and how those entities were connected.[13][14]

Muluk, the Blue God of the Goblins

Muluk is speculated to be a god worshipped by goblins, invoked during rituals by their tribal shamans. It is thought that he is related to the Orcish god Mauloch[15] or the Daedric Prince Malacath.[16]

Myn

Myn symbolizes the fire in Tsaesci culture. He is said to own a "mighty staff".[17]

References

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.