Molag Bal in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Molag Bal is the Daedra of domination and enslavement in Elder Scrolls: Morrowind. Like all of the Daedric deities, Molag Bal does not technically have a biological sex. Molag Bal often manifests to his followers as male, though they have chosen to appear as a mortal female (referred to as the Schemer Princess) to a cult of witches that follow them. Briefly married to Vivec, Molag Bal has fathered thousands of terrifying mutant offspring. Vivec is said to have made the ancient weapon Muatra “out of his love” that represents both his male and female genitalia that was then augmented by something bit off from Molag Bal’s “spear” (thought to be male genitalia).

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

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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 V: Skyrim (2011): same-sex relationship options

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

Citations

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  6. Various. (n.d.). Vivec (character page). The Elder Scrolls Wiki. Retrieved from http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Vivec
  7. Various. (n.d.). Vivec (Lore). The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. Retrieved from http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Vivec_(god)
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