" Heir to the Seat of Sundered Kings, Talos is the most important hero-god of Mankind. In his mortal form, known as Tiber Septim, he conquered all of Tamriel and ushered in the Third Era (and the Third Empire). After death, his spirit ascended to the heavens to become the ninth and youngest divine, under his birth name of Talos. Also called Ysmir, ‘Dragon of the North’.* One of the Nine Divines, the major gods worshiped throughout Tamriel.** Less prominent sects, such as the Talos Cult, have been inspired by his apotheosis. In the Fourth Era, worship of Talos was banned as a result of the White-Gold Concordant. However, many of the Nords of Skyrim continued to revere him despite these strict terms.*** "
* Varieties of Faith in the Empire — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor
** For My Gods and Emperor — Imperial Cult
*** The Talos Mistake — Leonora Venatus