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Namira, or Namiira,[1] the Lady of Decay, is the Daedric Prince whose sphere is the ancient darkness.[2] She is known as the Spirit Daedra, ruler of sundry dark and shadowy spirits, and is often associated with spiders, insects, slugs, and other repulsive creatures which inspire mortals with an instinctive revulsion.[2] Namira also appears to be associated with beggars and the beggaring gifts of disease, pity, and disregard.[3]

Namira is also called the Great Darkness and is thought by the Khajiit to bear a connection with Lorkhan.[1] Namira's followers keep to themselves, preferring to live peacefully in dark and squalid conditions, though they will react violently at any attempts to "save" them from their lifestyles.[4] Their behavior has even involved ritualistic murder and cannibalism.[5] Her enemy is Ebonarm and her summoning day is Marukh's Day. Her followers and the priests of Arkay are often at odds.[4][5] Namira and her shadowy endeavors are often recognized to bear some association with eternity.[6]


Ring of Namira[edit]

The Ring of Namira is usually bestowed on those who gain Namira's favor by performing a great feat in her name. The Hero of Daggerfall was blessed with the ring for dispatching an ancient vampire.[7] The Champion of Cyrodiil was likewise rewarded for helping her followers retaliate against those attempting to turn them away from her.[4] The Last Dragonborn was also given the ring for helping her secretive followers in Skyrim and becoming her champion.[5]

The Scuttling Void[edit]

The Scuttling Void is a realm of Oblivion, ruled over by the Daedric Prince Namira. Sometimes called the Dark Behind the World by the Khajiit, very little is known of the realm of this shadowy Daedra. Namira's children, the Dro-m'Athra, originate from the realm. Somewhere deep within the realm, there are grim forges and bent benches where the Lost Cats dance and arm themselves. When the seals in the Temple of Seven Riddles were desecrated by an abbot named Kulan-dro in 2E 583, the boundary between Mundus was torn and the Dro-m'Athra invaded the temple, before being banished once again by the Twilight Cantors and a group of adventurers.



  • Namira was one of the Daedric Princes who made no appearance in Morrowind, besides being mentioned in books and some NPC dialogue.


  1. ^ a b Words of Clan Mother AhnissiClan Mother Ahnissi
  2. ^ a b The Book of Daedra
  3. ^ Beggar Prince
  4. ^ a b c Events of Oblivion
  5. ^ a b c The Taste of Death quest in Skyrim
  6. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: InvocationImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  7. ^ Events of Daggerfall

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