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Statues and sculptures play an important role for many races and cultures across Nirn, and have been used for various purposes throughout history. They serve as a testament to the artistic and creative abilities of various peoples and have been created to express a wide range of ideas, beliefs, and emotions. One of the most significant aspects of statues is their ability to preserve history. They offer a visual representation of past events, people, and cultures that have shaped Nirn - especially for extinct races (such as the Dwemer and Ayleids) where first-hand sources are non-existent. Sometimes, ancient or lost knowledge is recorded in statuary and bas-reliefs and has been re-discovered in later eras.

Statuary and sculptures allow some to gain a deeper understanding of their history and heritage and connect with their ancestors in a tangible way. This is especially true for Redguards, who maintain a connection with their original homeland of Yokuda through the numerous forms of art. Statues and sculptures can also serve as a symbol of hope, strength, and resilience. For the Altmer they can inspire individuals to strive towards greatness and can act as a reminder of the accomplishments and contributions of the people who came before. Statues of great leaders and heroes, for instance, encourage the Nords to emulate their qualities and work towards achieving their greatness. Moreover, statues and sculptures can also serve an important role in the various religions on Nirn, from the worship of the Aedra, the Daedric Princes, the Tribunal and many others. These can be a source of pride for communities and help to create a sense of identity and belonging, and act as a reminder of the unique qualities and characteristics of a particular region or culture. Many statues can be animated to serve as golems.

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  1. Notable Figures — Statues of famous or important people throughout history.
  2. Aedra — Statuary and bas-reliefs of deities from the various pantheons of men and mer.
  3. Daedric Princes — Statuary and bas-reliefs of the eighteen infamous Daedra Lords.
  4. Tribunal & Saints — Statues dedicated to the Tribunal gods, Temple, Imperial and Breton saints, and notable sword-singers.
  5. Other Deities — Statues of uncommon and obscure deities.
  6. Other Statues — Assorted statues and sculptures of memorials, events, and unknown figures.
  7. Generic Statues — Decorative statues to illustrate the wide variety of styles across different cultures and time.