Akatosh is the chief member of the Nine Divines, a group of Gods within The Elder Scrolls polytheistic religion.

Nature and characterEdit

Akatosh is known as the "Dragon God of Time." As the chief deity among the Nine Divines and according to the relevant scriptures, he is considered to be the first of the Gods to form. After his formation, other spirits found it easier to come into being, and as such another eight Divines eventually formed alongside him. As the ultimate God of the Cyrodiilic Empire, he embodies the qualities of endurance, invincibility, and everlasting legitimacy. A visitor to one of his wayshrines, or his main shrine in the city of Kvatch, will find him willing to give blessings of magicka and speed.

At the end of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Martin Septim changes into an avatar of Akatosh in order to defeat Mehrunes Dagon in combat in the Imperial City. He is later turned to stone, still trapped as the avatar.

This statue can be activated, like a shrine, and gives two extremely long lasting blessings, one of Personality and one of Luck.

Trivia Edit

  • The year in which The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion begins is one of Akatosh.
  • As with almost all of the nine divines, Akatosh's name was derived from a worker, in this case a beta tester, at Bethesda. As said on Morrowind Books "There was this beta-tester named Lawrence Szydlowski, which is obviously not a very good name for a generic fantasy setting of Daggerfall. His online nickname was Smaug, and it was not very good either, since Smaug is widely known. His sign-off, though, was Larry, "also known as the Old Smaug himself." That spells out A.K.A.T.O.S.H., so Akatosh became the name of the dragon god of time."


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