From here, he serves as the leader of the Greybeards, who are fiercely protective of him. Through extreme effort, by meditation, he was able to overcome his draconic instincts and found the Greybeards by teaching its founders the Way of the Voice – the ability to wield the Thu’um.
Few but the Greybeards trust him, partly because of his race, but mostly because of his past. Most notably, Delphine, and Esbern. Despite this, Paarthurnax, who thinks of himself as being only what “father Akatosh” made him to be, willingly shares his knowledge with Dovahkiin, and remains hospitable even in the face of death.
His name can be separated into three words in the dragon language: Paar Thur Nax, meaning “Ambition Overlord Cruelty”.