The Nine Divines: Mara

TES4: Oblivion

Nearly universal goddess. Origins started in mythic times as a fertility goddess. In Skyrim, Mara is a handmaiden of Kyne. In the Empire, she is Mother-Goddess. She is sometimes associated with Nir of the ‘Anuad’, the female principle of the cosmos that gave birth to creation. Depending on the religion, she is either married to Akatosh or Lorkhan, or the concubine of both.

Chapel location: Bravil

Wayshrine locations:

  1. West of Skingrad, roughly between the Cursed Mine and Meridia’s Shrine
  2. Northeast of Leyawiin, partly submerged int the swamp southwest of Fieldhouse Cave
  3. A short ways northwest of Anvil

Blessing: Willpower

TES3: Morrowind

Dialog description: Mara, Goddess of Love, is the Mother-Goddess, patron of the bountiful earth, and source of mortal compassion and understanding. She is associated with Nir of the ‘Anuad’, the female principle of the cosmos that gave birth to creation.

Mara appears in Vvardenfell as a Breton woman named Ama Nin.

TES2: Daggerfall

Temple Description by Outsiders: Temples devoted to the Mother-Goddess Mara are customarily called Benevolences because she is also the Goddess of Love. She’s the Mother-Goddess and the Goddess of Love, so it makes sense in a way.

Temple Description by Members: Temples devoted to the Mother Goddess of Tamriel are called Benevolences, for we are devoted to the charge of uniting all creatures as brethren, childer of Mara. We are intolerant only of those who show intolerance; we hate only those who hate. Mara is our Mother Goddess, and thus she blesses all with the gift of love. Particularly, she favors those who help her followers in Tamriel. For a reasonable donation to our Benevolence, you will be blessed and be forever beloved by he or she who loves you best. Those who devote themselves further to the Mother Goddess are even more blessed. Our priests and priestesses study the greatness of Mara’s Tamriel and have learned much. So there is much to share with our initiates who are judged to be true to Mara’s calling.

Blessing: You will find that for the next few days Mara has strengthened your natural wit and charm.

Knightly Order Description by Outsiders: The Maran Knights are those warriors who have dedicated their swords to the Mother Goddess Mara. They are sworn to protect her cause and Her Benevolences in Tamriel.

Knightly Order Description by Members: Mara represents love and peace. She and Her Benevolence recognize that, as hypocritical as it sounds, military strength is often needed to beget this peace. The Maran Knights represent this military strength. We are admittedly a controversial knightly order. Some misguided clerics within the Temple would prefer that we disband, but they are in the minority, and all respect our skill and loyalty.

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