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See also the Cult of Morr

"May ravens alight upon you."

—Morrian phrase meaning "may your death be easy."[5r]

A depiction of Morr, the god of the dead

Morr is the god of the dead, prophecy, dreams, and dreamers in the Old World Pantheon. He holds sway over illusions and all things that are not what they seem. A contemplative god, Morr guards the souls of the departed from absorption by Chaos and unholy use by Necromancers, just as his priests guard the corpses buried in the Gardens of Morr, and protects the dreams of the sleeping from Daemons that would pervert them.[1][2][3][4][5]

Morr and his devoted followers are the eternal enemies of the Undead, and guardians against grave and tomb robbers. The Cult of Morr is not a popular one, but is of singular importance in the religious life of the Old World, for all come to Morr's gate eventually.[1][2][3][4][5]

Morr is one of the Old Gods later absorbed by the Classical Pantheon of ancient Tilea,[7a] some myths hold that Morr is the husband of Verena, the goddess of knowledge, brother of Khaine, the Elven god of war, and father of Myrmidia, the Human goddess of war and Shallya, the goddess of healing and mercy. He is usually depicted as a tall, aristocratic Human male with dark hair and an aura of intensity[7b] and sometimes as a faceless figure draped in a deep, black hood and cloak carrying a scythe.

Omens of Morr

The icon of Morr

As Morr is the god of dreams, he often chooses to communicate with his priests in dreams or dreamlike visions. These visions are often highly symbolic, with the iconography of death being prevalent. Ravens, skulls, skeletons, graveyards, and black roses are common in both dreams and waking visions.[6a]

In addition to his role as god of the dead, Morr is also the god of prophecy. While many of his omens are exactly what one might expect -- a raven circling a house where someone is about to die, for instance -- he may also grant more far-ranging visions of the future to his priests.[6a]

Trivia

The original name of Morr is lost in the depth of time, instead people of the Old World use his name derived from the Classical language of ancient Tilea.[5b]

Pirates of Sartosa worship Morr near as much as gold, they refer to him as King Death.[9a]

"Saved by Morr," is a way to say "dead" by folk in the Empire.[5h] At the same time, "Morr damn you!" is a popular expletive in the Empire.[8a]

The name Morr is very similar to the real-world Latin word Mori, which means "to die" or "death."

Morr's appearance is very likely inspired by the Grim Reaper of real world Western iconography.

Sources

  • 1 Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition: Core Rulebook (RPG)
    • 1a pg. 197
  • 2 Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition: The Enemy Within Vol. 1 (RPG)
  • 3 Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition: Core Rulebook (RPG)
    • 3a pg. 40
    • 3b pg. 98
    • 3c pg. 145
    • 3d pg. 151
    • 3e pg. 163
    • 3f pp. 171 - 174
    • 3g pp. 176 - 178
    • 3h pp. 180 - 183
    • 3i pg. 193
    • 3j pg. 219
    • 3k pg. 222
    • 3l pg. 241
    • 3m pg. 246
  • 4 Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition: Sigmar's Heirs (RPG)
    • 4a pg. 34
    • 4b pg. 35
    • 4c pg. 36
    • 4d pg. 40
    • 4e pg. 44
    • 4f pg. 69
    • 4g pg. 70
    • 4h pg. 72
    • 4i pg. 81
    • 4j pg. 85
    • 4k pg. 87
    • 4l pg. 88
    • 4m pg. 90
    • 4n pg. 99
    • 4o pg. 118
    • 4p pg. 119
  • 5 Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition: Tome of Salvation (RPG)
    • 5a pg. 9
    • 5b pg. 12
    • 5c pg. 16
    • 5d pg. 20
    • 5e pp. 22-23
    • 5f pg. 25
    • 5g pp. 28-29
    • 5h pp. 35-39
    • 5i pg. 40
    • 5j pg. 44
    • 5k pg. 50
    • 5l pg. 60
    • 5m pg. 62
    • 5n pg. 70
    • 5o pg. 71
    • 5p pg. 79
    • 5q pg. 84
    • 5r pg. 87
    • 5s pg. 89
    • 5t pp. 95-97
    • 5u pp. 102-105
    • 5v pp. 185-187
    • 5w pg. 243
    • 5x pp. 248-250
  • 6: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition: Tome of Blessings (RPG)
    • 6a: pg. 35
  • 7: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition: Core Rulebook (RPG)
    • 7a: pg. 202
    • 7b: pg. 206
  • 8: Sword of Justice (Novel) by Chris Wraight
  • 9: Fell Cargo (Novel)
    • 9a: Chapter 1
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