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This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. It has been suggested that this article be merged with Gods of the Old World. Sigmar Heldenhammer is a fictional deity in the Warhammer Fantasy setting. He is the patron deity of The Empire. Before he became a god, Sigmar was a man, albeit an exceptional, perhaps even superhuman one. Sigmar appears to be inspired by a series of heroes from myth, fantasy literature, especially Robert E.
Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian, as well as historical figures, particularly Charlemagne and Charles Martel. Emperor by the high priest of Ulric after having united the tribes under his leadership. During his reign as Emperor, after the Battle of Black Fire Pass, the ancient lord of the undead, Nagash led a great army of the undead into the nascent Empire, but was defeated and slain by Sigmar at the Battle of the River Reik. Nagash wasn’t the only great foe Sigmar bested. Sigmar’s greatest victory however was against the first Everchosen of Chaos, Morkar. Sigmarite cult, founded by Johann Helstrum in IC 73.
Following his disappearance, Sigmar passed over the Worlds Edge Mountain range and no human ever saw him again. Within a generation, he was being venerated as a god. The Cult of Sigmar is now the foremost religion in the Empire and is inextricably intertwined with the political, cultural, and national identity of the Empire and its people. Unsurprisingly, the cults of Sigmar and Ulric frequently come into conflict. It is a well-known theory among the theologians the Old World that a Champion of Light arises to do battle with the forces of Chaos when they unify around their periodic leaders. Many have felt that Sigmar may have been one of these, and that he fought the very first Everchosen, Morkar, and a number have argued for Magnus the Pious as well.
The High Priest of the Cult of Sigmar, called the Grand Theogonist, is an Elector of the Empire. The official base of the Grand Theogonist is the capital of the Empire. Below him in the hierarchy are the two Arch-Lectors, who are also Electors. They are based in the two other largest cities of the Empire. 2522 IC Volkmar the Grim disappears in Sylvania during his crusade there in the beginning of The End Times. 2523 IC Grand Theogonist is Volkmar the Grim again.
He takes his position back from the Johann Esmer with force. 2521 IC Volkmar the Grim dies fighting Archaon in the beginning of Storm of Chaos. Grim is later discovered to have survived, despite appearing lifeless, and recovers from his wounds. 2510 IC Grand Theogonist is Yorri XV.
Yorri XV seems to have effectively been retconned, as he has not been mentioned after 3rd edition. 2400 IC Grand Theogonist is Thoss. After the Great War Against Chaos. 2132 IC Grand Theogonist is Kurt III, who recite the Great Spell of Unbinding from the pages of Liber Mortis, when Mannfred von Carstein attacked Altdorf. 2050 IC Grand Theogonist is Wilhelm the Third, who is responsible for destroying Vlad von Carstein in 2051 IC.
1682 IC Grand Theogonist is Siebold II, who officially recognises the Order of the Silver Hammer and tasks it with defending the Empire from Chaos, Daemon-worship and all other forms of heresy and magic. 850 IC Grand Theogonist is Marius Mollus. He decrees there to be no other Gods than Sigmar. His screaming form is last seen being dragged away by a blood-red, three-headed hound. 73 IC Johan Helstrum is named as the first High Priest of Sigmar. Rank that will be called later as Grand Theogonist. The sign that appeared in the heavens on the night of Sigmar’s birth, it has become a universal symbol of his cult.
The twin-tailed comet has appeared two other times in Imperial history, in IC 1999 over the capital of Ostermark, Mordheim, prior to its destruction when the comet crashed in the middle of the city, destroying most of the civic structures and killing a substantial portion of the population. In Khazalid, the Dwarf language, it means “skull-splitter”, the legendary hammer of Sigmar, is a symbol of Imperial unity, and the defense of humankind and the Empire. Alongside the Twin-tailed Comet, it is the primary sign of Sigmar. In remembrance and honor of Ghal Maraz, the Order of the Silver Hammer, the martial arm of the Sigmarite cult, use warhammers in battle. This was Magnus’s personal heraldry, and has been adopted by many subsequent Emperors, most notably the ‘Griffon Emperors’ of Reikland. The griffon has also been adopted by the Church of Sigmar in general and by Grand Theogonist Volkmar in particular.