Dawn Era

  • 1 CE

    Anu and Padomay form from primordial nothingness

    Anu personifies order, stasis and light. Padomay personifies chaos, change and darkness. They are equal and opposite forces to one another.
    Depending on certain beliefs, Anu is described to either encompass all that exists or is just a static force incapable of consciousness
  • 2

    Anui-El and Sithis are birthed

    After their clash, Anu and Padomay "birthed their souls" in the form of Anui-El and Sithis.
    Anui-El represents the soul of all things, whilst Sithis represents all Anui-El's limitations
  • 3

    The Aurbis (The Universe) is created

    The interplay/overlap between Anu and Padomay (or Anui-El and Sithis in some sources) resulted in the creation of The Aurbis, occasionally called Grey Maybe.
    The Aurbis contains the Void, Aetherius, Oblivion and at its centre Mundus (which has Nirn at its centre)
  • 4

    Auri-El and Lorkhan are birthed

    The creation of The Aurbis led to the first beings formed from the Void come to existence. Just as their fathers did, Anui-El and Sithis birthed their souls in the form of Auri-El and Lorkhan.
    Auri-El is the elvish version of Akatosh, the chief god of the divines and creator of time
    Lorkhan is the creator of mortals and patron to men
  • 5

    More et'Ada begin to form

    After the creation of time by Auri-El, the turbulent Aurbis began to stabilize and allowed for more et'Ada (Original Spirits) similar to Auri-El and Lorkhan to form.
  • 6

    Lorkhan tricks Aedra into creating Mundus

    Lorkhan proposed the creation of Mundus, the mortal plane, to his fellow et’Ada; a plane full of beings of the et’Ada’s creation. This split the et’Ada into the Aedra (those who helped create mundus and translates to “our ancestors”) and the Daedra (those who rejected his plan and translates to “not our ancestors”)
    The Aedra began to form the mortal plane but soon realized they’d been tricked, as Lorkhan didn’t mention that they would be giving up some of their power and divinity in the process
  • 7

    Gods depart and Ehlnofey are created

    Magnus, god of magic and architect behind Mundus soon learnt of the sacrifices needed to create the mortal plane. He abandoned his project flee back to Aetherius, tearing a hole through Oblivion which became the sun, allowing magic to flow into Mundus. The Magna Ge (other et’Ada that followed Magnus) tore smaller holes which became the stars.
    Others chose to sacrifice all their power and became a mortal race, known as the Ehlnofey, who later diverged into the mortal races of the Merethic Era