Persistence of Daedric Veneration

Persistence of Daedric Veneration
Collection Daedric Cults
Author Lady Cinnabar of Taneth

Persistence of Daedric Veneration is a Book in Elder Scrolls Online. Contained within Eidetic Memory, these books are part of the subcollection Daedric Cults


Where to find Persistence of Daedric Veneration

      • Weynon Priory



Persistence of Daedric Veneration Content

If you believed what that old goat Phrastus of Elinhir writes in what he's pleased to call his Histories, you'd think that modern society's bias against reverence for the Daedric Princes was rooted in some kind of instinctive revulsion against the Lords of Oblivion, an abhorrence based on events of unspeakable cruelty that took place thousands of years ago. This is absurd on the face of it. Ask the peasant in his field, the cobbler in his shop, or the solicitor in his office if he fears the Daedra Lords because of the ancient practices of the Wild Elves, and all you'll get will be a blank look. The peasant, cobbler, and solicitor only fear Daedra and Daedra-worship because they've been told to by established religion and academia, and because their neighbors believe the same thing. So, Phrastus, Daedra worship survives in Tamriel only at the level of forbidden cults? On the contrary, it's easy to show that veneration for Daedra is widespread and widely accepted among the folk of Tamriel, despite the desires and opinions of priests and professors. Ask the hunter why he mutters a prayer to Hircine as he draws his bow. Ask the gardener why she asks Mephala to spare her vines from slugs and worms. Ask the guardsman why he invokes the valor of Boethiah as he draws his sword. And one doesn't have to look hard to find worshipers of Sanguine during Carnaval, or Hermaeus Mora among scholars at any time. What of the Ashlanders of Morrowind, who still venerate the so-called Good Daedra? What of the Spirit Wardens of Menevia, who follow Azura? What of the Jovial Lambasters of Rimmen, who celebrate Clavicus Vile? What, indeed, of the Khajiit of the southern realms? Rather than abjure the Oblivion Lords, the Cat-folk of Elsweyr venerate them openly, scarcely drawing a distinction between Aedra and Daedra. The Khajiit recognize the benevolent aspects of the Princes, offering them respect at a minimum, and often admiration. Azurah is a popular object of worship for Khajiiti magicians, Sheggorath appeals to the feline taste for wild mischief, and the souls of the dead are placed in the charge of Namiira. Yet Phrastus would have you believe every mortal in Tamriel cringes in horror at the mention of Daedra, and mocks my own work when I show him up for the charlatan he is. Or can we explain his petty hostility in another way? Wasn't it Phrastus himself who approached me at the Dragonstar Conclave of Antiquarian Scholars, Phrastus who pointed out it was the 16th of Sun's Dawn, Phrastus who suggested we meet later that evening to appropriately celebrate Sanguine's summoning day? I believe he took it rather personally when I refused his smarmy advances, for it was shortly thereafter that his unwarranted criticism of my work began to appear in the journals. Hmm. Yes, perhaps therein lies the explanation.


Daedric Cults
A Discarded Missive  ♦  A Final Appeal  ♦  A Memory Book, Part 1  ♦  A Memory Book, Part 2  ♦  A Memory Book, Part 3  ♦  A Promise Made  ♦  A Tally of Villagers  ♦  About Mercy  ♦  Apocrypha, Apocrypha  ♦  Arkay the Enemy  ♦  Bisnensel: Our Ancient Roots  ♦  Bloodthorn Orders  ♦  Bloodthorn Orders: Ebon Crypt  ♦  Boethiah's Glory  ♦  Boethiah and Her Avatars  ♦  Daedra Dossier: The Titans  ♦  Daedra Worship: The Ayleids  ♦  Daedra Worship: The Chimer  ♦  Dark Contract  ♦  Dream of a Thousand Dreamers  ♦  Dreamers Our Time Has Come  ♦  Drusilla's Notes  ♦  Glorious Upheaval  ♦  Graccus' Journal, Volume I  ♦  Hald's Interrogation Transcript  ♦  Here to Stay  ♦  Hilka's Interrogation Transcript  ♦  I Must Not Falter  ♦  In Dreams We Awaken  ♦  Initiate's Second Note  ♦  Initiate's Third Note  ♦  Invocation of Hircine  ♦  Josseline's Letter  ♦  Journal of Culanwe  ♦  Journal, Day 12  ♦  Journal, Day 26  ♦  Journal, Day 32  ♦  Journal, Day 40  ♦  Leeza's Bloodthorn Report  ♦  Letter to Diabolist Volcatia  ♦  Letter to Evis Marys  ♦  Letter to Sentulus  ♦  Letter to Vethisa  ♦  Letter to Volgo  ♦  Look to the Dawn  ♦  Note from Alasan  ♦  Note Written in Blood  ♦  Or Else  ♦  Orders for Attius  ♦  Orders: Bearclaw Mine  ♦  Orders: Farangel's Delve  ♦  Orders: Norvulk Ruins  ♦  Our Budding Alliance  ♦  Overdreamer Chartrand's Orders  ♦  Prayer to Hircine  ♦  Report on Training  ♦  Rituals of Contempt  ♦  Rumors of the Spiral Skein  ♦  Sardok's Bloodthorn Report  ♦  Scent-of-Graves' Report  ♦  Speech Notes  ♦  Stonefire Ritual Tome  ♦  The Amplification Crystals  ♦  The Excavation of Ouze  ♦  The First Day  ♦  The Five Points of the Star  ♦  The Gift of Arson  ♦  The Llodos Plague Book  ♦  The New Lord  ♦  The Omen of Deception  ♦  The Treasure of Stillrise Village  ♦  The Waters of Oblivion  ♦  The Will of Drulshasa  ♦  The Words of the Rodent  ♦  There Are Ways  ♦  There Is No Going Back  ♦  They Should Grovel  ♦  Thwarting the Daedra: Dagon's Cult  ♦  Time to Strike!  ♦  To Anchorite Gaius  ♦  To Dream Beyond Dreams  ♦  To Whom It May Concern  ♦  Tome of Daedric Portals  ♦  Torn Note from Jessen  ♦  Vantir's Journal  ♦  Verrik's Note  ♦  Wakener's Sermon  ♦  We Have Control  ♦  What Comes Next  ♦  Wolfpack Initiate's Notes


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