Shagrath is the God of Spiders, an obscure goddess whose High Priestess once threatened all of Valenwood with an army of spiders. She is associated with the Green and the birth of the world, and spiders are her blessed creatures. Vanus Galerion believed that she was responsible for showing the changeling Selene how to take form. Whether Shagrath was lost to time or still exists in some form remains a mystery. Galerion speculated that Shagrath may actually be Mephala, another entity from the Dawn Era who possesses an affinity for spiders. Few ever escape Shagrath's web once ensnared, marked by her whispersilk threads. Those who do bear a webbed brand on their faces. Shagrath marks those of interest with the silver strands adorning their bodies. They can choose to follow her intricate designs or weave their own paths; Shagrath prefers the latter.
- In early drafts of the Selene's Web dungeon in ESO, there was an objective to "destroy Shagrath's Eggs".[UOL 1]
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