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Vermina
Vaermina's Shrine

Gender

Female

Type of deity

Dreams and nightmares

Pantheon

Daedric Princes

Artifacts

Skull of Corruption

Voiced by

Carla Delaney

Vaermina the Dreamweaver is one of the seventeen Daedric Princes. Her sphere of influence includes nightmares, psychological terror and torment, dreams, bringing evil omens, and stealing memories.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

Vaermina's physical appearance is usually that of a female mage, complete with a flowing robe with deep sleeves and a magic staff. She rules the plane of Oblivion known as Quagmire, which is described as a constantly shifting nightmare realm. She is one of the Daedric Princes that is consistently depicted as evil or demonic, with a strong preference for psychological torture. At the same time, Daedra worshipers will often pray to her just before sleeping, likely in hopes of warding off any potential meetings during their rest.

Vaermina is often said to be strongly connected with Magnus, the source of magic on Tamriel. Many scholars believe that, through their dreams, even otherwise magically-untalented mortals can slip into Quagmire, and behold Vaermina's presence. Upon speaking to her, Vaermina will explain that mortals visit her constantly in their nightmares, speak to her in their sleep, and often wake in a cold sweat upon leaving her presence. Most mortals are unaware of this meeting, however, as they cannot remember anything that occurred during their dreams. After a true, remembered encounter with the Daedric Lord, her followers often claim that nothing on Nirn holds any fear for them, as nothing can possibly be as frightening as being in Vaermina's presence.

Vaermina does not appear much in the lore of Tamriel, with one notable exception. When seeking a cure for vampirism on Vvardenfell, in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Vaermina is named as the source of Molag Bal's information on how to cure the disease.

TriviaEdit

  • In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Book of Daedra has her name spelt incorrectly as Vaernima.
  • Vaermina's likeness appears on the book cover of The Dreamstride.

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