Alkosh is a pre-ri'Datta Dynasty Anaquinine deity, also known as the Dragon King of Cats, the First Cat, the Highmane, and the Great Cat King of Time. He is depicted as a fearsome dragon, which the Khajiiti say "is just a real big cat". He is the god of Time, a variation on the Altmeri Auri-El, and thus an "Akatosh-as-culture-hero" for the earliest Khajiiti. Alkosh's worship was co-opted during the establishment of the Riddle'Thar, but the Dragon King remains popular in Elsweyr's wastelands.
The Khajiit believe the Dragon Break phenomenon occurs when Alkosh has been broken. Alkosh's father, Akha, takes over the role of the First Cat in pre-ri'Datta beliefs. Alkosh once ruled over the children of Akha, but he was overthrown and his body scattered on the West Wind. It was Khenarthi who put Alkosh back together, and now they both "safeguard the Many Paths from the wayward children of Akha".
It is said Alkosh repelled an early Aldmeri pogrom of Pelinal Whitestrake during mythic times, by shouting the invader off the summit of Sunspire and out of Elsweyr, leaving behind a "wound" in the sky.
- Varieties of Faith... — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
- The Wandering Spirits — Amun-dro, the Silent Priest
- Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi — Clan Mother Ahnissi
- The Tale of Dro'Zira — Sonia Vette
- Where Were You ... Dragon Broke — Various
- Moon-Bishop Azin-jo's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr