The Elder Scrolls
Nordic worship of dragons began thousands of years ago, and began to disappear around the time Paarthurnax taught the Thu’um to mortals and the uprising against Alduin began. The subsequent extermination of the dragons by the Akaviri (and then the Blades that were formed from them) sparked a genocidal war against dragons following the defeat of Alduin, ending all worship of dragonkind.
Temples dedicated to worshipping dragons were built in several locations across the province of Skyrim, but these were left to ruin following the destruction of the Dragon Cult. By the Fourth Era, the cult and the dragons they worshipped are little more than legend and hearsay. A few artifacts relating to the cult, such as Dragon Claws or Dragon Priest Masks, can still be found, and a handful of Dragon Priests are known to roam Skyrim in undead form.
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