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'Teachings on the Unholy' is a treatise on the Eldar by Inquisitor Czevak.[1]


Written some time in or before 724.M41, the report includes details that the Eldar deity Isha is believed to be Eldar goddess of the harvest, equivalent to the Earth-Mother figure of many barbarian and heretical religions.[2]

Chapter XXXVI "Cursed Ulthwé" covers Craftworld Ulthwé. It says that many there follow the Path of the Seer and Path of the Warlock due to its proximity to the Eye of Terror. The chapter goes on that the Craftworld is led by Farseer Eldrad Ulthran, and it interferes in the affairs of other races more than any other, attributing the Second War for Armageddon, the Sanapan Scouring, the Mortis Annihilation, and the Third Coming of Orian to their interference. It continues by saying that the predominance of Farseers has led to a lack of Aspect Warriors, leading Ulthwé to maintain a large standing army of Guardians called the Black Guardians.[1]


The Coven of Isha had been provided with information by the Eldar, and records in their Librarium traced intricate and mind-bending links between these intelligence reports and the Second War for Armageddon, the Sanapan Scouring, the Mortis Annihilation, the Third Coming of Orian, and other Imperial disasters.[3]

Teachings on the Unholy was referred to in a translation of the Eldar text the Ishandruir by Sister Superior Meritia in 724.M41. The report was referred to to provide context about who Isha was, as the text mentioned the Eye of Isha.[2]


Conflicting sources

The extract from Teachings on the Unholy on the Games Workshop website referred to "the second Battle for Armageddon" as one of the most cataclysmic conflicts for the Imperium.[1] However Sister Superior Meritia had already referred to Teachings on the Unholy in 724.M41, over two hundred years before the Second War for Armageddon, which happened in 941.M41.[2][4]

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