God-Emperor of Mankind
The Greatest of Men, Conqueror of Daemons
Conflicting reports and descriptions abound concerning the actual appearance of the God-Emperor, but all agree that he was slain before old age. Most depictions in Imperial records, artwork and sculpture suggest a tall man with fine features and long black hair.
The story of the God-Emperor of Mankind abounds with missing details and forgotten names, but all inhabitants of Terra know that it was the God-Emperor who sacrificed himself to drive the embodied Gods of Chaos back into the Warp more than 10,000 years ago. Since that time, the Imperium of Man has endured, venerating the memory of their greatest leader. Tales of untold magical power typically surround him and few would deny that no equal to his power has arisen before or since.