Not to be confused with Gorm.
"If I die today, it will not be in terror."
―Gormlaith Golden-Hilt[src]

Gormlaith Golden-Hilt was an ancient Nord heroine who helped overthrow the Dragons during the Dragon War in ancient times. She is famed for single-handedly slaying four dragons in one day. She can be seen on the Throat of the World and in Sovngarde.


She helps the Dragonborn kill Alduin in the Battle of the Tongues, along with Felldir the Old and Hakon One-Eye. She was against using the Elder Scrolls to defeat Alduin. Alduin killed her, atop the Throat of the World, in which Felldir the Old had little choice but to use the Elder Scroll, which caused a Time Wound to be created.

Gormlaith can be summoned to aid the Dragonborn with the Call of Valor shout. She wears a nearly-complete set of Steel Plate Armor and is armed with an Ancient Nord Sword, which she uses in battle.


  • "The endless wait gives way to battle! Alduin's doom, his death or ours!"
  • "If it is our lot to end, we'll live in song if not in soul. At Sovngarde's gates I'll meet my fate with mirthful heart, and know I fell in noblest cause."
  • "Even here, where heroes throng, few can match this mighty deed. What glory! The gods themselves must envy us this well-earned honor!"
  • "Let those that watch from Sovngarde envy us this day!"




  • She is voiced by Lynda Carter, who also provides the voice for the Daedric Prince Azura.[1]
  • There is a line of dialogue where she refers to Hakon One-Eye as her brother. It is unknown whether or not they are related by blood or if she meant like a Shield-Brother.


This section contains bugs related to Gormlaith Golden-Hilt. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   During Alduin's Bane, when she is killed by Alduin, she may be outside his mouth.
  •  PS3   Her body may appear in Jorrvaskr on the table after Blood's Honor mission.
  •  360   There's a rare chance to find her sword on the Throat of the World.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Gormlaith Golden-Hilt

  • Marriage

    6 messages
    • Gormlaith Golden-Hilt has a unique voice (ish) that isn't shared b...
    • Blutbad wrote:Sorry for the necromancy, but I've got something to say. True in the vanilla game you can't marry her, but can you ...
  • Hakon & Gormlaith - are they really related?

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    • wrote:Sometimes people in groups call each other brother and sister Ex. Dark brotherhood, companions That's not what we'...
    • I'll update it, (aka moving the reference to Hakon being her brother to the trivia section with a note that it is not known if they are tr...