Vivec in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Vivec is a god in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, whose enigmatic personality and power have led the Dark Elves (Dunmer) to worship them. Vivec is described as “the magic hermaphrodite” with the ability to change their gender at will and has the physical traits of both the Dunmer and Chimer race. They are known to have relationships with Almalexia (a goddess figure) and Molag Bal via a brief marriage. It is said that Molag Bal fathered thousands of terrifying mutant offspring with Vivec. Vivec later made the ancient weapon Muatra “out of his love” representing 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

  1. Various. (n.d.). Vivec (character page). The Elder Scrolls Wiki. Retrieved from http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Vivec
  2. Various. (n.d.). Vivec (Lore). The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. Retrieved from http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Vivec_(god)
  3. Various. (2015). Question about Vivec in regards to his sex. Reddit (TESLORE). Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/teslore/comments/3g00wc/question_about_vivec_in_regards_to_his_sex/
  4. Various. (n.d.). Molag Bal (Lore). The Unoffical Elder Scrolls Pages. Retrieved from http://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Molag_Bal
  5. Various. (n.d.). Molag Bal (character page). The Elder Scrolls Wiki. Retrieved from http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Molag_Bal
  6. Lady Nerevar. (2014). LGBTQ in the Elder Scrolls. Tumblr. Retrieved from http://ladynerevar.tumblr.com/post/92855271360/lgbtq-in-the-elder-scrolls