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'''Dirthamen''' is the [[Elven pantheon|elven god]] of secrets and knowledge.<ref name=W120>{{Cite wot|120}}</ref>
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== Dalish legends ==
 
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'''Dirthamen''' is the twin brother of [[Falon'Din]]. He is also known as a "twin soul" to Falon'Din, rather than merely a twin.<ref>According to [[Codex entry: Twins in Shadow]].</ref>Dirthamen is the elven god of secrets and knowledge, and master of the ravens Fear and Deceit, having found them in the [[Fade]] and outsmarted them both.<ref>''[[Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)]]'', Player's Guide, set 2, p. 23</ref> Dirthamen gave to elves the gift of knowledge and taught them loyalty and faith in family.<ref>{{Cite wot|120}}</ref>
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In Dalish stories Dirthamen and his twin brother [[Falon'Din]] are the eldest children of [[Elgar'nan]] and [[Mythal]]. Dirthamen gave to elves the gift of knowledge and taught them loyalty and faith in family.<ref name=W120/>
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Legends tell that the twins were inseparable spirits from birth to adulthood. They were parted when Falon'Din ventured beyond the Veil, to a place where his brother could not easily follow. Dirthamen wandered the grey paths of the [[Fade]] until he found and outmastered two ravens, Fear and Deceit. The ravens took him to Falon'Din, and the twins swore to never be parted again.<ref>''[[Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)]]'', Player's Guide, set 2, p. 23</ref><ref>[[Codex entry: Dirthamen: Keeper of Secrets]]</ref> Together they accompanied the elders who would enter [[uthenera]] and walk the shifting paths in search for the secrets of dreams. Dirthamen provided such elves with counsel.<ref name=FD>[[Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide]]</ref>
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In one tale Dirthamen gave each creature a secret, but only the bears kept it and therefore were honored by him.<ref>[[Codex entry: Bear]]</ref>
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Elves also tell that in the days before [[Arlathan]] there was a city in the mountains. It was beloved by Dirthamen, who shared his wisdom with its people. When a [[high dragon]] attacked the city, Dirthamen created the first [[varterral]] from the fallen trees of the forest to serve as its eternal guardian.<ref name=V>[[Codex entry: Varterral]]</ref><ref>{{Cite wot|174}}</ref>
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The Dalish believe that Dirthamen was banished along with the other gods, and his city crumbled to dust.<ref name=V/> They bury their dead with a cedar branch to scatter his ravens who are now without a master.<ref name=FD/>
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== In Elvhenan ==
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{{SpoilerDAIT|Dirthamen was one of the Evanuris, elvhen [[mage]]s who ruled as malevolent despots over Elvhenan, enslaving their kin and branding them with their [[vallaslin]].}}{{SpoilerDAI|Dirthamen and Falon'Din were "twin souls" with no family connection. Their bond was not romantic, beyond even the strongest friendship. The oldest elven stories never even name them directly, referring to Falon'Din as "Dirthamen’s shadow," and Dirthamen as "Falon'Din's reflection."<ref>[[Codex entry: Twins in Shadow]].</ref>
   
There are several elven legends involving the Keeper of Secrets. In the days before [[Arlathan]], the first [[varterral]] was formed from the fallen trees of the forest to guard an ancient city said to be beloved by Dirthamen.<ref>{{Cite wot|174}}</ref> Another tale says that he gave each creature a secret to keep. However, the hares shouted their secret to the treetops, the birds sold theirs for gold and the foxes traded their secret for wings. Only the bears kept Dirthamen's secret, so the bear is considered beloved of Dirthamen.<ref>[[Codex entry: Bear]]</ref>
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The unnamed sinner who dared to fly in the shape of the divine belonged to Dirthamen.<ref>[[Codex entry: Ancient Elven Writing]]</ref>}}
   
Dirthamen is sometimes depicted as a cloaked kneeling figure.<ref name=Raven>[[Landmarks on the Plains#The Raven|Landmarks on the Plains: "The Raven"]]</ref> [[Scattered Glyphs|Ancient glyphs]] scattered across the [[Exalted Plains]] reveal the location of the [[Lost Temple of Dirthamen]].
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== Symbols and shrines ==
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Dirthamen's symbols are two ravens, a bear and a [[varterral]]. Dirthamen himself is sometimes depicted as a cloaked kneeling figure.<ref name=Raven>[[Landmarks on the Plains#The Raven|Landmarks on the Plains: "The Raven"]]</ref> [[Scattered Glyphs|Ancient glyphs]] scattered across the [[Exalted Plains]] reveal the location of the [[Lost Temple of Dirthamen]].
   
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== Gallery ==
 
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Exalted Plains - Citadelle du Corebeau - Statue of Dirthamen.png|A statue of Dirthamen in Citadelle du Corebeau ([[Exalted Plains]])<ref>[[Landmarks on the Plains#The Raven|Landmarks on the Plains: "The Raven"]]</ref>
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Dirthamen - The Final Piece.png|A statue of Dirthamen in the Fade during [[the Final Piece]]
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Dirthamen - The Final Piece.png|A statue of Dirthamen in the [[Fade]] with a sword in his back
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Dirthamen-Vallaslin.png|Dirthamen vallaslin in Inquisition
 
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Some words remain unuttered. Truths are pushed down, down where they shall never arise again. ―Ancient runes
Dirthamen- Keeper of Secrets

Dirthamen: Keeper of Secrets

Dirthamen is the elven god of secrets and knowledge.[1]

Dalish legends Edit

Dirthamen wandered aimlessly till he came across two ravens. "You are lost, and soon you will fade," the raven named Fear said to Dirthamen. "Your brother has abandoned you. He no longer loves you," said the other, named Deceit. "I am not lost, and Falon'Din has not abandoned me," replied Dirthamen. He subdued the ravens and bade them carry him to Falon'Din.
—From Codex entry: Dirthamen: Keeper of Secrets

In Dalish stories Dirthamen and his twin brother Falon'Din are the eldest children of Elgar'nan and Mythal. Dirthamen gave to elves the gift of knowledge and taught them loyalty and faith in family.[1]

Legends tell that the twins were inseparable spirits from birth to adulthood. They were parted when Falon'Din ventured beyond the Veil, to a place where his brother could not easily follow. Dirthamen wandered the grey paths of the Fade until he found and outmastered two ravens, Fear and Deceit. The ravens took him to Falon'Din, and the twins swore to never be parted again.[2][3] Together they accompanied the elders who would enter uthenera and walk the shifting paths in search for the secrets of dreams. Dirthamen provided such elves with counsel.[4]

In one tale Dirthamen gave each creature a secret, but only the bears kept it and therefore were honored by him.[5]

Elves also tell that in the days before Arlathan there was a city in the mountains. It was beloved by Dirthamen, who shared his wisdom with its people. When a high dragon attacked the city, Dirthamen created the first varterral from the fallen trees of the forest to serve as its eternal guardian.[6][7]

The Dalish believe that Dirthamen was banished along with the other gods, and his city crumbled to dust.[6] They bury their dead with a cedar branch to scatter his ravens who are now without a master.[4]

In Elvhenan Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Trespasser.


Dirthamen was one of the Evanuris, elvhen mages who ruled as malevolent despots over Elvhenan, enslaving their kin and branding them with their vallaslin.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Dirthamen and Falon'Din were "twin souls" with no family connection. Their bond was not romantic, beyond even the strongest friendship. The oldest elven stories never even name them directly, referring to Falon'Din as "Dirthamen’s shadow," and Dirthamen as "Falon'Din's reflection."[8]

The unnamed sinner who dared to fly in the shape of the divine belonged to Dirthamen.[9]

Symbols and shrines Edit

Dirthamen's symbols are two ravens, a bear and a varterral. Dirthamen himself is sometimes depicted as a cloaked kneeling figure.[10] Ancient glyphs scattered across the Exalted Plains reveal the location of the Lost Temple of Dirthamen.

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Twins in Shadow

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Lost Temple of Dirthamen

Dirthamens Wisdom icon Dirthamen's Wisdom

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 120
  2. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Player's Guide, set 2, p. 23
  3. Codex entry: Dirthamen: Keeper of Secrets
  4. 4.0 4.1 Codex entry: Falon'Din: Friend of the Dead, the Guide
  5. Codex entry: Bear
  6. 6.0 6.1 Codex entry: Varterral
  7. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 174
  8. Codex entry: Twins in Shadow.
  9. Codex entry: Ancient Elven Writing
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Landmarks on the Plains: "The Raven"
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