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Morai-Heg the Crone is the third in a trinity of female Eldar goddesses who appears as a withered ancient creature who holds the fate of mortals within a skin rune pouch.[1a][2a]

History

According to myth, Morai-Heg was the consort of Kaela Mensha Khaine and she had daughters from the union between the two. At some point, the Crone Goddess sought to learn the wisdom that was contained within her divine blood. Knowing that Khaine had the only power to harm a god, she sent her daughters to haunt their father with their piercing screams. To end this torment, she asked that Khaine cut off her hand so that she could drink from her own blood. Khaine complied and severed the limb, which allowed Morai-Heg to gain the knowledge contained within her blood whilst the Aspect of the Banshee was granted to the war god in return.[2b]

At the start of the War in Heaven, Asuryan asked the Crone Goddess the fate of the gods and she replied that she could find no answer. Thus, she followed Khaine and took from him a thimbleful of his fiery blood that she burnt on the balance in her lair. When she returned, Asuryan demanded to know the answer to his question, to which Morai-Heg said that the fate of the gods was not his to know but instead the mortal Eldanesh, along with the Eldar, would determine whether their gods lived or died.[4]

After the Fall of the Eldar, the original homeworlds of the Eldar became known as the Crone Worlds.[1b] Their name was in reference to the Crone Goddess Morai-heg.[3] The inhabitants of Craftworld Iybraesil are notable for being followers of Morai-Heg.

The five severed fingers of Morai-Heg went on to form the Crone Swords, relics vital to resurrect Ynnead.[5]

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