Y'ffre, God of the Forest
Also known as Jephre the Singer, god of song and forest. He was known as the one of the strongest of the recognizable spirits that crystallized shortly after the beginning of time. He's the most important deity of the Bosmeri pantheon. While Auri-El Time Dragon might be the king of the gods, the Bosmer revere Y'ffre as the spirit of 'the now'. According to the Wood Elves, after the creation of the mortal plane everything was in chaos. The first mortals were turning into plants and animals and back again. Then Y'ffre transformed himself into the first of the Ehlnofey, or 'Earth Bones'. After these laws of nature were established, mortals had a semblance of safety in the new world, because they could finally understand it. Y'ffre is sometimes called the Storyteller, for the lessons he taught the first Bosmer. Some Bosmer still possess the knowledge of the chaos times, which they can use to great effect (the Wild Hunt). He is also worshipped by the Altmer, Bretons, and Snow Elves. At the close of the Third Era, a new Bosmer prophet, known only as the Precursor, preached that the old Forest God was returning with new gifts for his favored people.
In Valenwood, "Jephre" is considered one of the Major Sylvan gods, and has many places of worship in the woodlands. Elven tradition holds that children with a gift for song have been blessed by Jephre himself. Legend has it he blessed the Bosmer with a natural affinity for nature and particularly the forest. Most Bosmer Rangers worship Jephre. He journeyed to the Summerset Isle and taught the sea birds to sing, and the wave to crash against the beach. It is said by the Altmer that Jephre hears and sees all within the sight of water and birds, and he blessed them with beauty to match their home. The Dunmer have a legend that Jephre walked the earth before the first day, and in the light of the stars weaved a song so beautiful that the very stars moved to its sway. Some of the stars to this very day still wink and blink in memory of the song of night and darkness. Due to his influence most if not all Elven Bards pay homage to Jephre. The one thing Jephre will not tolerate is the harmful manipulation of the natural order of things.
 Ysmir, Dragon of the North
Ysmir, the "Dragon of the North", is the Nordic name of kings. As such, any given use of the term could be referring to one of several historical figures depending on context, or even all of them generally. Ysmir was described by Imperial scholars as the Nordic aspect of Talos.
- ^ a b Knight-Paladin Gelebor's dialogue in Dawnguard.
- ^ a b Of Jephre
- ^ a b The Monomyth
- ^ a b c d e Varieties of Faith in the Empire — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Wilds Remain: Valenwood — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ The Talos Mistake — Leonora Venatus
Imperial Liaison to the Aldmeri Dominion
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864