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Type Plane
Realm Aetherius
Appears in Skyrim, ESO
Sovngarde (Skyrim)

Sovngarde is the part of Aetherius where Nords go to after death.[1][2] It is ruled by Shor and contains the Hall of Valor, a supposedly gigantic feasting hall where the mead "flows like a waterfall". Except in rare cases where one forces a way into Sovngarde, it can supposedly only be reached by true Nords who die valiantly or in battle, regardless of personality.[3] This excludes those afflicted with Lycanthropy, as Hircine takes them to his Hunting Grounds instead.[4]

In 2E 582, Fildgor Orc-Thane used his royal blood to enter Sovngarde, and attempted to fuse his soul with that of his dead sister Nurnhilde in order to usurp the throne.[5] In 4E 201, Alduin retreated there to ensnare and feast upon the souls of the dead. He was killed by the Last Dragonborn, who fought alongside the spirits of Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, Felldir the Old and Hakon One-Eye.[6]


See Also[edit]



  1. ^ The Road to Sovngarde
  2. ^ Events of Skyrim
  3. ^ Sovngarde, a ReexaminationBereditte Jastal
  4. ^ Kodlak's JournalKodlak Whitemane
  5. ^ Songs of Sovngarde quest in ESO
  6. ^ Dragonslayer quest in Skyrim
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