Mummies are a powerful form of undead. The practice of mummification of the honored dead is common in many cultures across Tamriel. This often involves covering the preserved corpse in distinctive cloth wraps; such mummy wrappings can be used in alchemy. Sometimes the body is also fitted with a death mask. Bodies preserved in such a manner are liable to rise from the dead, either due to an inability to pass on or due to the actions of a necromancer. Undead mummies require a silver or better weapon to be harmed, and often carry horrible diseases. Those who take a body part from a mummy can be subjected to a "mummy's curse", and will receive nightly hauntings until the mummy is destroyed.
Certain Elven peoples are known to practice mummification of their dead. The Ashlanders of Morrowind use ash salts to preserve the bodies of the dead, unlike House Dunmer who usually cremate their dead. The Ashlanders glorify their dead in accordance with their traditions of ancestor worship, and these mummies are prominently displayed at the tribe's burial site. The Ayleids also practiced mummification, and undead Ayleid mummies are often powerful spellcasters.
Men also widely practice mummification. Undead mummies are a common sight in the Iliac Bay region. Bretons are sometimes known to mummify their buried dead. The practice is very common among Redguards; mummification of the dead is a tradition that stretches back to the first arrivals from Yokuda, and undead mummies often plague Redguard crypts. The crypts beneath the Imperial City are also known to contain undead mummies.
An Ashlander mummy of the Urshilaku tribe (Morrowind)
- Mummy Wrappings quest in Daggerfall
- Mummies in ESO
- Eternal Rest quest in Daggerfall
- Blood and Sand quest in ESO
- Two Queens quest in ESO
- Mummies in Daggerfall
- The Mummy's Finger quest in Daggerfall
- Urshilaku Burial Caverns in Morrowind
- Fenlord in ESO
- Nen Ria in ESO
- Defiler Spirit in ESO
- Redguard mummies in ESO
- King Haqmir in ESO
- The Restless Dead in Legends
- Ruin Shambler card in Legends
- Mummified Alfiq Parts in ESO
- Grisly Mummy Tabby pet in ESO
- Grisly Banekin Mummy pet in ESO