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God of Knowledge by MTDewer God of Knowledge by MTDewer
This is Hermaeus Mora, as seen in the Elder Scrolls games. Hermaeus Mora is the Daedric Prince of scrying the tides of Fate, of the past and future as read in the stars and heavens, and in whose dominion are the treasures of knowledge and memory.

All right, Hermaeus Mora is done. This guy was pretty tough, but I think I got him to look as good as any giant blob of jelly with tenticles and crab hands.

The tenticles are from a squid and have been heavily manipulated to form the shape's I wanted. The the claws are from a lobster, and the body is in the shape of the reference pic I used of Hermaeus, but that picture didn't give a lot of details. So I gave his body the texture of a brain. I think that's suitable for the god of knowledge, don't you agree? Oh! And for the eye's I got from Ex-Shadow [link] . Here's a [link] to the original pic of the eye.

And the library in the background is supposed to look like Hermaeus Mora's plain of Oblivion(an endless library, where all forbiden knowledge can be found) called Apocrypha. Apocrypha is a Greek word meaning 'hidden-things'.

Thanks again to Ex-Shadow for letting me use his eye in this photomanip!

My other Daedra Lord Photomanipulations: [link]
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Lovecraft inspired anyone?
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Dougfolk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
oh, for talos sake, if i saw Herma Mora in our School Library i would get a heart attack
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criplaysooflay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
you think the knowledge to become hermaeus mora's roommate is inside those walls?
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criplaysooflay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Da Ler of apocrypha!!!
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Ghoulcraft Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
DOO YOU HAVE YOUR LIBRARY CARD
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rmctagg09 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And now we're visiting this realm in Dragonborn.
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Xlavok Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
...and it looks nothing like this picture.
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Except we have hardly seen anything of that realm, and it doesn't have to be the same throughout.
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Xlavok Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2016
Well have you actually played the "Dragonborn" DLC? You actually visit Apocrypha and the realm looks nothing like the picture shown here...
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
I know, but I was saying that what we see of Apocrypha in the game is definitely not all there is to it.
Other parts of Apocrypha are likely to look different, so every interpretation could be correct.
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Diesel292 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the sick vile twisted disgusting monster that is hermaeus mora in his endless library of knowledge
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Do not insult the patron of Knowledge Seeking.
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Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Lovecraft much Bethesda?
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zeldafan13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? H.P. Lovecraft's influence on the character concept of Hermaeus Mora is very evident.
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Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Or the other way around.
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TwstyPixie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i always think of the flying spaghetti monster when i see him =__=
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jerbear115 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
i love the way you represented Apocrypha. it exactly as i imagine it. Mora is my favorite daedric prince
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CheezSnax Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Me too, except that it is described that the "books all have black covers with no titles", tho I think this is more interesting.

It also kinda reminds me of the huge storage room from Indiana Jones.
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Play3rFTW Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
more like god of Tentacle grape
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Phenoix12 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Awesome, great interpretation.

I remember when I found the shrine to this guy in ESIV. I think it was up in the mountains on the northern edge of the map.
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Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
This lovely piece has been featured here [link]
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HatesXFury Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
very good picture. Do you know where his shrine is?
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MTDewer Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! His shrine is waaay up to the north. Here's a map that shows all the shrines in Cyrodiil [link] .
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DeadlyKittie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
ah the Godly Potato Crab.
I honestly don't know why the other deadra let him be the leader >.<
But good job capturing his Crabby goodness!
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MTDewer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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leafninja99 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Awesome!

Hermaeus has always been one of my favourites
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armelien Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
These are very interesting. I'd thought about doing something similar, so I'm not sure if I should be looking at your interpretation of the Daedric realms or not! Nice.
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MTDewer Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Most of the Daedra I've done, are somewhere on Nirn. I did put some(like Hermaeus Mora) in their own relm. But you should totally do your own version's of Oblivion.
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