Kynareth is the goddess of the heavens, the winds, the elements, and the unseen spirits of the air. She is a member of the Eight/Nine Divines and Patron of sailors and travelers. Kynareth is often invoked for auspicious stars at birth and for good fortune in daily life. In some legends, she is the first to agree to Lorkhan's divine plan to create the mortal plane, and provides the space in the void for its creation. Furthermore, she is associated with rain, a phenomenon that is said not to have occurred before the removal of Lorkhan's divine spark.
According to followers of the Divines, the Sky Goddess Kyne, worshipped by the Nords as the strongest of the Sky spirits and the widow of Shor, is the Nordic aspect of Kynareth. Rain is said to be Kyne's tears as she mourns the loss of her beloved Shor, since rain is believed not to have appeared until after his divine spark was forcibly removed. It is said Kyne gifted men with the thu'um so they could harness the language of the dragons and use its power to save themselves from the wrath of Alduin and the dragons.
Kynareth controls the famed Lord's Mail, also known as the Armor of Morihaus and the Gift of Kynareth. The Lord's Mail is known to have the power to regenerate the wearer's health, cure poisons, and grant resistance to magic. Many heroes have possessed the Gift over the years, including the Eternal Champion, the Hero of Daggerfall, and the Nerevarine.
- In the Khajiiti pantheon of gods, Khenarthi correlates to Kynareth but is represented as male.
- ^ The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
- ^ Dialogue in Morrowind
- ^ a b Varieties of Faith in the Empire — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor
- ^ Tamrielic Artifacts — Yagrum Bagarn