Boethiah is the Daedra of deceit and treachery who is known for their love of bloodshed and strife, and appears in Elder Scrolls: Morrowind. Their most zealous and ravenous followers are the Dark Elves, who emulate the deity’s vast cruelty in their own affairs. Like all of the Daedric deities, Boethiah does not technically have a biological sex. While most commonly depicted as male, Boethiah has been presented as female in some regions of The Elder Scrolls universe.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996): Jaciel Morgen and Deyanira Katrece
An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (1997): Pun/joke about the Khajiiti Navy; NPC same-sex spouses; Lord Killbar
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002): Vivec; Uncle Crassius Curio; Argonians; Daedric Prince Boethiah; Mephala; Molag Bal; Buoyant Armigers
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011): Bjornolfr and Hrodulf, Same-sex Relationship Options
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006): Ahzirr Trajijazaeri; Viranus Dolton and Eduard Hodge; Dumag Gro-Bonk; Pelinal; City-Swimmer
The Elder Scrolls Online (2014): Bameli the Pure; Hadrill Diina; Jakarn; Arlie Edrald, Frederick and Dulkhi; Make-Many-Waves and Sendrasa Llarys; Goveled Herendas; Captain Linwen and Faenir; Hartmin and Mirllir; Snaehild; Sind and Tand; Davilia Ralas; Captain Rana and Sargeant; Seyne; Erirus Cine and Therich Roielle; Little Leaf
See also QRM’s entry for this game.
- Various. (n.d.). Boethiah (character page). The Elder Scrolls Wiki. Retrieved from http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Boethiah
- Various. (n.d). Boethiah (lore page). The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. Retrieved from http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Boethiah
- Shoddy Cast. (2014, May 9). Elder Scrolls Lore: Daedric Prince Boethiah. Shoddy Cast Website. Retrieved from http://www.shoddycast.com/2014/05/09/elder-scrolls-lore-daedric-prince-boethiah/
- Shoddy Cast. (2014, May 9). Elder Scrolls Lore: Ch.29 – Daedric Prince Boethiah. Youtube Video. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhx_5NmtWMc
- Lady Nerevar. (2014). LGBTQ in the Elder Scrolls. Tumblr. Retrieved from http://ladynerevar.tumblr.com/post/92855271360/lgbtq-in-the-elder-scrolls