Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG by miHoYo that offers a vast lore that players can enjoy while playing through the title. While some elements of the Genshin Impact lore are more transparent than others, a question that has continued to puzzle the players is the identity of Istaroth.

Who exactly is Istaroth? The answer to this question can be found by playing the game itself. 

Istaroth is a God in Genshin Impact who is referred to by several names throughout the game – a part of the reason why she continues to elude the players. Here are some of the names of Istaroth that we currently know about:

  • The God of Moments
  • The God of Time / Ruler of Time
  • Kairos
  • The Thousand Winds of Time / The Thousand Winds
  • Tokoyo Ookami 
  • The Undying Wind

The exact appearance of Istaroth is still not known to the players. However, we do have an idea about the character from the plenty of lore surrounding her. 

Istaroth is thought to be one of the four shades created by the Primordial One after their fight with the Seven Sovereigns and is also believed to precede the rise of The Seven Archons.

Istaroth was worshipped in Mondstadt and the newly-added area Enkanomiya. She was worshipped in Mondstadt alongside Venti, which can hint towards a connection between the two. However, no further lore involving the two has been introduced in the game. 

The Thousand Winds Temple located in Mondstadt might also be linked with Istaroth, but isn’t confirmed in the game. 

Hopefully, miHoYo will soon shed some light on the enigma surrounding Istaroth in Genshin Impact in a future update.