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Ancestor Moth
General Information
Universe The Elder Scrolls
Classification Attacus auger
Species Type Moth
Homeworld Nirn
Environment Ancestor Glades
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Powered flight
Distinctive Features Can be used to decipher Elder Scrolls
Eye Color Black
Lineage Information
Related Species Atlas Moth
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Personality Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Nirn
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexopoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Superfamily Bombycoidea
Family Saturniidae
Genus Attacus
Species auger
Other Information
Status Data Deficient

Ancestor Moths are a species of Moth native to the secluded Ancestor Glades throughout Tamriel. Ancestor moths are attracted to the bark of Canticle trees, and many people use this to attract them. The silk produced by Ancestor moths has powerful properties when woven into clothing. Ancestor moths are used by the so-called "Moth Priests" in the "Ritual of the Ancestor Moth" used to read an Elder Scroll. The moths have a connection to the ancient magic that allows the Moth Priest to safely read them. Ancestor Moths emanate a soft trilling that when amplified connect to the power of the scrolls. This allows the moths themselves to become a conduit for deciphering the scrolls. By having the moths close to the Moth Priest, they can utilize the conduit and share the moth's power.