Lore:Magnus (deus)

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Magnus, also known as the god of magic, 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.[1][2][3]

As Mundus began to form, it became evident that many of the et'Ada would be required to sacrifice much of their power in order to form the mortal plane.[3] As their aspects began to die off, many of the et'Ada vanished completely.[1] Magnus decided to terminate the project.[3] He fled to Aetherius in the last of Mundus' birth-pains, and his departure tore a hole which became Nirn's sun, itself known as Magnus.[1][2][3][4]

The et'Ada who chose to stay became the Ehlnofey.[1] Many other et'Ada, who became known as the Magna Ge, followed Magnus, tearing smaller holes in the sky, which became the stars.[OOG 1][OOG 2] Though it is sometimes believed that the stars are actually fragments of Magnus himself.[5] After Magnus' departure, the et'Ada convened at the Adamantine Tower at an event known as Convention and decided to punish Lorkhan for his trickery.[6][3][OOG 3]


In the eras that followed, many Altmer and Bretons venerated Magnus as a god and he became a part of their respective pantheons.[2] The Ayleids, masters of the arcane arts, worshiped him as the god of Sight, Light, and Insight and were known to dedicate temples in his name.[7]

Cyrodiilic legends say Magnus can inhabit the bodies of powerful mages and lend them his power. He is also associated with Zurin Arctus, the Underking and is sometimes represented by an astrolabe, a telescope, or, more commonly, a staff.[2] The New Life Festival, which takes place across Tamriel, was originally in celebration of Magnus.[8]


He supposedly created and used the Staff of Magnus, one of the elder artifacts of Tamriel. Legend tells that it's the only artifact capable of containing his immense power.[9] In time, the staff will abandon the mage who wields it before he or she becomes too powerful and upsets the mystical balance it is sworn to protect.[10] Another artifact attributed to him is the Eye of Magnus, an ancient relic of immense power that was found buried under the Nordic city of Saarthal in the Merethic Era and later rediscovered in 4E 201.[11][12]

In Cyrodiil, a magical stone, supposedly associated with a long-forgotten cult, can be found southeast of Bravil. Known as the Magnus Stone by the populace, it is said to grant a powerful blessing that bolsters the magical abilities of certain individuals.[13][14]



  1. ^ a b c d O Monomito
  2. ^ a b c d [[Lore:Varieties of Faith in the Empire|]]
  3. ^ a b c d e Antes das Eras do HomemAicantar de Shimerene
  4. ^ As Trinta e Seis Lições de Vivec, Sermão Trinta e TrêsVivec
  5. ^ [[Lore:The Infernal City|]]
  6. ^ [[Lore:Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition/All the Eras of Man|]]
  7. ^ Glories and LamentsAlexandre Hetrard
  8. ^ Breda's dialogue in ESO
  9. ^ Mirabelle Ervine's dialogue in Skyrim.
  10. ^ Tamrielic LoreYagrum Bagarn
  11. ^ Noite de LágrimasDranor Seleth
  12. ^ Events of Skyrim
  13. ^ QUILL-WEAVE PLANS NEW 'DOOMSTONES' CYCLE - "Doomstones not Magical" Says Noted Argonian Writer
  14. ^ Events of Oblivion

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