The Daedra are a group of powerful supernatural entities that inhabit the plane of Oblivion. Although they are generally not bound to the physical world, they are capable of manifesting within the mortal plane of Mundus. They are well-known to the inhabitants of Tamriel, where they are feared by some and worshipped by others.
According to Elder Scrolls lore, the term “Daedra” is of Altmeric origin. Its literal translation is “not our ancestors,” as opposed to Aedra – “[our] ancestors”. Although the singular form of the word is technically daedroth, it has become common practice to refer to these beings in both the singular and plural simply as daedra. Daedra are frequently referred to as “demons,” although such a label ignores the fact that not all Daedra are malevolent by nature. Daedra do wield tremendous destructive power, however, and are frequently associated with death, ruin and chaos.
There are a total of seventeen known Daedric Princes and each one has a plane of Oblivion. The most commonly known princes are Azura and Mehrunes Dagon.