Alduin the Dragon

Alduin, also known as both the World Eater or the Nordic god of destruction, is a dragon and the primary antagonist of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim video game. Alduin is a reviled force of evil that leaves even the bravest Nord warrior with quivering knees and pee-soaked undies. Hoping to trap him within the time stream, the ancients used an Elder Scroll to rid themselves of Alduin once and for all and inadvertently sent him into Skyrim’s future. Now he’s their main problem.

Alduin (Dragon Language: A.svgL.svgD.svgU.svgI.svgN.svg), the World Eater, also considered an alternative name of Akatosh by some of Tamriel, is a dragon and the primary antagonist of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Main Quest. He is considered the “wellspring” of the Nordic pantheon, as well as the harbinger of the apocalypse. He is also described as the “creator of dragon civilization” in one particular text.

During the executions, Alduin will be flying above Helgen, and his roars can be faintly heard. Once the Last Dragonborn is placed on the chopping block, he will land on top of the tower above and use the roar that summons a storm raining meteors down from the sky to cause havoc and destruction in the settlement. During the Dragonborn’s escape from the village and into Helgen Keep, he will be seen fighting a number of Imperial soldiers, and may land and attack the Dragonborn in front of the keep if the Dragonborn does not escape quickly enough. Once the keep is escaped through the cave, he will be seen flying above, and will fly away to the east.

Scholars speculate that Alduin is the Nordic name attributed to Akatosh. One source states that Alduin and Akatosh are different deities entirely Alduin calls himself the “Firstborn of Akatosh.” Exactly what the “Firstborn of Akatosh” means is unclear, although some sources suggest he was split from the time god at some point in the past.[UL 1] According to Paarthurnax, Alduin’s peers considered him the most acclaimed creation of Akatosh.According to some sources, Alduin is the firstborn of a deity named Akha, a greater time god than Alduin or Akatosh, from whom both time gods originate alongside the dragons.

Nordic myth asserts that Alduin destroyed the last world to begin this one, a process known as a Kalpa. As a result, Alduin is perceived as both creator and destroyer, as well as predating the creation of Nirn itself. There are legends of his battles with Shor during this time.

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