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Molag Bal in Khajiit mythology?


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So, many races have an explanation for the existence of the various Aedra/Daedra and other assorted deities of the TES world. However, I can't find Molag Bal mentioned in any Khajiit mythology and his creation is not explained in their origin myth, unlike many other Daedra. Since the Khajiit believe their explanation for the gods and the world is correct and they do not, as other races to, dip into other myths and patch together explanations, this is a fairly large void in TESO's lore for the Khajiit.

Could anyone suggest any explanations/fish up any lore I've missed?




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Khajiit mythology makes no direct reference to Molag Bal, which is honestly not suprising. The various religions overlap quite a bit, but not every religion references every diety.


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Yes like the Altmer don't see Talos as a divine.


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imo if you have a game like this it doesnt matter which races have which beliefs. khajiit dont really have to believe in molag bal, nor does it need to be in their lore for the game to work. just like people in real life people believe different things. maybe the molag bal crisis during the time of teso is what introduces molag bal to the khajiit? idk how that would work though, if they know about other daedras why not molag bal. im not into lore really though so idk. not sure how the khajiit couldnt know about molag bal if hes trying to bring the entire world into a different dimension
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(August 24th 2013, 05:47 PM)ragnar-ice blood Wrote: Yes like the Altmer don't see Talos as a divine.

The Altmer believe that the idea of Talos is a smack in the face to their original Aedric religion. Since Aedra, in the language of the Altmer, translates to "our ancestor," and Daedra translates to "not our ancestor," you can see why they think calling Talos a Divine is an insult to their religion, and this isn't even going into the lack of tangible evidence of his ascent. Being a Breton, we know a bit about the Aedra and Daedra, but are much less xenophobic about it. To be honest, we couldn't care less whether Talos is or isn't a Divine. It doesn't really change our lives anyway.


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Yeah so in a way the Nords who worship Talos seem like daedra worshipers to the Altmer.


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(August 24th 2013, 07:18 PM)ragnar-ice blood Wrote: Yeah so in a way the Nords who worship Talos seem like daedra worshipers to the Altmer.

Exactly. It's this xenophobia and stubbornness shown by the Altmer that forces the Thalmor of the fourth era to crack down.


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Just because they don't want people to worship a god they cause so much blood shed and if the Stormcloaks win then that basically a giant screw you to the elves.


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(August 24th 2013, 07:59 PM)Sir DJ Fails-Alot Wrote: [quote='ragnar-ice blood' pid='90826' dateline='1377397091']
Exactly. It's this xenophobia and stubbornness shown by the Altmer that forces the Thalmor of the fourth era to crack down.

Actually, it's because we Altmer hated Tiber Septim for the destruction he caused and for forcefully assimilating tus into Imperial culture. Plus, he may have been a Shezarrine or mantled Lorkhan, the most unholy (to us) being to ever exist.


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The elves are strong enough to have resisted the empires domination but you are with every other race that isn't Imperial-you didn't want to be part of the empire but you are and actually are the power behind the throne.


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There are other threads for discussing the Altmer and their views on Tiber Septim. As for Molag Bal and the Khajiit, I couldn't seem to find anything either. It doesn't really surprise me though. The Khajiit generally seem to have little interest in the world outside of Elsweyr. Maybe they knew of Molag Bal, but he was largely irrelevant in their eyes.


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(August 24th 2013, 08:23 PM)ragnar-ice blood Wrote: Just because they don't want people to worship a god they cause so much blood shed and if the Stormcloaks win then that basically a giant screw you to the elves.

Actually, a Thalmor dossier found somewhere in Skyrim (I forgot where) says that a united Skyrim, under ANY opposing banner, would be detrimental to the Aldmeri Dominion. This is the particular dossier.


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(August 24th 2013, 09:00 PM)Sir DJ Fails-Alot Wrote:
(August 24th 2013, 08:23 PM)ragnar-ice blood Wrote: Just because they don't want people to worship a god they cause so much blood shed and if the Stormcloaks win then that basically a giant screw you to the elves.

Actually, a Thalmor dossier found somewhere in Skyrim (I forgot where) says that a united Skyrim, under ANY opposing banner, would be detrimental to the Aldmeri Dominion. This is the particular dossier.

The dossier was found at the thalmor embassy.


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(August 24th 2013, 08:57 PM)Grape Drank Wrote: There are other threads for discussing the Altmer and their views on Tiber Septim. As for Molag Bal and the Khajiit, I couldn't seem to find anything either. It doesn't really surprise me though. The Khajiit generally seem to have little interest in the world outside of Elsweyr. Maybe they knew of Molag Bal, but he was largely irrelevant in their eyes.

Perhaps this is another exposure issue similar to the Orcs where we don't actually delve into their homeland, and therefore, not delving further into their beliefs and culture beyond books and testimony.


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