History EldritchAbomination / MythologyAndReligion

19th Sep '16 10:17:07 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Gaea produced another one when she slept with her own grandson Poseidon, unless she is one of Ekhidnai's and Typhon's children, that is. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charybdis Charybdis]] was apparently once a beautiful naiad, but was transformed by Zeus into a horrible and utterly inhuman monster. According to TheOtherWiki, in some versions, she is a ''huge bladder of a creature whose face was all mouth and whose arms and legs were flippers'' that belches out whirlpools, while in others, she ''is'' a giant whirlpool. When forced to choose between Scylla and Charybdis, Odysseus quickly chose Scylla for good reason.

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* Gaea produced another one when she slept with her own grandson Poseidon, unless she is one of Ekhidnai's and Typhon's children, that is. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charybdis Charybdis]] was apparently once a beautiful naiad, but was transformed by Zeus into a horrible and utterly inhuman monster. According to TheOtherWiki, in some versions, she is a ''huge bladder of a creature whose face was all mouth and whose arms and legs were flippers'' (a bit like a nautical [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Sarlacc]]) that belches out whirlpools, while in others, she ''is'' a giant whirlpool. When forced to choose between Scylla and Charybdis, Odysseus quickly chose Scylla for good reason.
10th Sep '16 10:35:23 PM WillBGood
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** Some Christians have interpreted several verses, such as many in Corinthians 15, as that Yahweh changed mankind's original shape into that we have now, and that we will regain the original form when we meet Jesus again. Judging by the two forms Jesus takes in Revelation, [[HumansAreCthulhu we will most definitely become those]] [[EldritchAbomination eldritch]] [[PhysicalGod beings]] [[MindScrew that]] [[GainaxEnding caused]] {{Instrumentality}}. A rarely used trait of {{eldritch abomination}}s is the ability to mutate surrounding lifeforms by ''its very presence''.

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** Some Christians have interpreted several verses, such as many in Corinthians 15, as that Yahweh changed mankind's original shape into that we have now, and that we will regain the original form when we meet Jesus again. Judging by the two forms Jesus takes in Revelation, [[HumansAreCthulhu we will most definitely become those]] [[EldritchAbomination eldritch]] [[PhysicalGod beings]] [[MindScrew that]] [[GainaxEnding caused]] {{Instrumentality}}.[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]. A rarely used trait of {{eldritch abomination}}s is the ability to mutate surrounding lifeforms by ''its very presence''.
29th Aug '16 9:35:10 AM ImaginedInnovation
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*** Simply put, the Universe and Everything that exists (yes, EVERYTHING) is a part of a greater cosmic being, known as Brahman (not to be confused with the priestly class of the Indian Caste system). Or put simply, the Universe is a GeniusLoci that is an EldritchAbomination. The difference is that it ultimately doesn't care about individual life-forms - it is interested, like you would be of bacteria on your skin, but it doesn't particularly care about what happens to them.

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*** Simply put, the Universe and Everything that exists (yes, EVERYTHING) is a part of a greater cosmic being, known as Brahman (not to be confused with the priestly class of the Indian Caste system).Brahma . Or put simply, the Universe is a GeniusLoci that is an EldritchAbomination. The difference is that it ultimately doesn't care about individual life-forms - it is interested, like you would be of bacteria on your skin, but it doesn't particularly care about what happens to them.
7th Aug '16 9:47:14 PM BroTim11
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Also, [[YouCantFightFate He completely controls our destiny whether we like it or not]]. [[AWizardDidIt He literally did everything]]. [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Unlike other Outer Gods]], however, [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu God at least provides love as long as you worship and revere Him]], and He has the decency to either (depending on your point of view) [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} work through slightly less eldritch intermediaries]] like the ArchangelGabriel or, if you're Christian, take AFormYouAreComfortableWith (one we all love named [[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]]), but then again, He can and will perform many [[GoodIsNotSoft violent]] acts like [[BoltOfDivineRetribution smite and punish thee]] and by His law [[HumansAreFlawed we sinful humans]] would be bound for Hell for the tiniest amounts of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Thought Crime]] (but God understands that HumansAreFlawed, hence why He sent to [[TakingTheHeat take the heat]]). He might be forgiving, but [[{{Pride}} if anybody else]], [[{{Satan}} even the most powerful of the Angels]], [[TemptingFate are stupid enough]] [[BlasphemousBoast to think of themselves above the Most High]], then he's ''[[FateWorseThanDeath definitely]] [[CurbStompBattle screwed]]''.\\

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Also, [[YouCantFightFate He completely controls our destiny whether we like it or not]]. [[AWizardDidIt He literally did everything]]. [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Unlike other Outer Gods]], however, [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu God at least provides love as long as you worship and revere Him]], and He has the decency to either (depending on your point of view) [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} work through slightly less eldritch intermediaries]] like the ArchangelGabriel or, if you're Christian, take AFormYouAreComfortableWith (one we all love named [[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]]), but then again, He can and will perform many [[GoodIsNotSoft violent]] acts like [[BoltOfDivineRetribution smite and punish thee]] and by His law [[HumansAreFlawed we sinful humans]] would be bound for Hell for the tiniest amounts of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Thought Crime]] (but God understands that HumansAreFlawed, hence why He sent Jesus to [[TakingTheHeat take the heat]]). He might be forgiving, but [[{{Pride}} if anybody else]], [[{{Satan}} even the most powerful of the Angels]], [[TemptingFate are stupid enough]] [[BlasphemousBoast to think of themselves above the Most High]], then he's ''[[FateWorseThanDeath definitely]] [[CurbStompBattle screwed]]''.\\
7th Aug '16 9:46:13 PM BroTim11
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Let us begin with a preface: Nobody, but nobody, does the supernatural Eldritch Entity quite like the Western world's favourite religious tradition. The concept of monotheism, combined with the Platonic Theory of Forms (a direct and heavy influence on modern "Pauline" Christianity and a less direct influence on both Rabbinic Judaism and Islam) and taken to both ideas' extremes is a fantastically alien experience. All the major Abrahamic religions and apologetics emphasize how the true form of God (and all the other "higher" celestial beings, but especially God) is beyond logic, causality, physics and comprehension of the human mind, because of His Transcendent nature, and so, trying to apply logic to these entities is just trying to exercise in complete futility. So, with that said let us truly start:\\

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Let us begin with a preface: Nobody, but nobody, does the supernatural Eldritch Entity quite like the Western world's favourite favorite religious tradition. The concept of monotheism, combined with the Platonic Theory of Forms (a direct and heavy influence on modern "Pauline" Christianity and a less direct influence on both Rabbinic Judaism and Islam) and taken to both ideas' extremes is a fantastically alien experience. All the major Abrahamic religions and apologetics emphasize how the true form of God (and all the other "higher" celestial beings, but especially God) is beyond logic, causality, physics and comprehension of the human mind, because of His Infinite and Transcendent nature, and so, trying to apply logic to completely categorize or quantify these entities is just trying to exercise in complete futility. So, with that said let us truly start:\\



[[CompleteImmortality He can never die]] and could likely claim that it had been around since the dawn of eternity, [[Creator/HPLovecraft and with strange aeons even Death itself]] ''will'' die and be thrown into Hell. He [[TimeAbyss has existed before time itself began and will exist long after the fabric of space and time itself has died]], [[TimeyWimeyBall is literally the beginning and the end of all things and thus has seen the beginning of history, and will usher in the end of history as well. On top of that, He never changes and is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever]], [[DoubleThink despite changing His ideas every chapter and then]], and... [[GoMadFromTheRevelation My brain already hurts]] from the potential self-contradictory [[RealityBreakingParadox paradoxes]] this entity could incur, but that's actually just a ''very tiny part'' of theological {{wild mass guessing}} on what the nature of God ''really'' is, of which St. Thomas Aquinas' proposal that He is ''Existence itself''--not the Universe, but ''Existence''--is the ''least'' incomprehensible. There's a reason why some people can only sum Him and all the contradicting descriptions of Him up as "God works in mysterious ways".\\

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[[CompleteImmortality He can never die]] and could likely claim that it had been around since the dawn of eternity, [[Creator/HPLovecraft and with strange aeons even Death itself]] ''will'' die and be thrown into Hell. He [[TimeAbyss has existed before time itself began and will exist long after the fabric of space and time itself has died]], [[TimeyWimeyBall is literally the beginning and the end of all things and thus has seen the beginning of history, and will usher in the end of history as well. On top of that, He never changes and is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever]], [[DoubleThink despite changing His ideas every chapter and then]], and... [[GoMadFromTheRevelation My brain already hurts]] from the potential self-contradictory [[RealityBreakingParadox paradoxes]] this entity could incur, but that's actually just a ''very tiny part'' of theological {{wild mass guessing}} on what the nature of God ''really'' is, of which St. Thomas Aquinas' proposal that He is ''Existence itself''--not the Universe, but ''Existence''--is the ''least'' incomprehensible. There's a reason why some people can only sum Him and all the contradicting descriptions of Him up as "God works in mysterious ways".\\



Also, [[YouCantFightFate He completely controls our destiny whether we like it or not]]. [[AWizardDidIt He literally did everything]]. [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Unlike other Outer Gods]], however, [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu God at least provides love as long as you worship and revere Him]], and He has the decency to either (depending on your point of view) [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} work through slightly less eldritch intermediaries]] like the ArchangelGabriel or, if you're Christian, take AFormYouAreComfortableWith (one we all love named [[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]]) (then again, Outer Gods communicate with us through Nyarlathotep and considering Jesus' true form in Revelation...), but then again, He can and will perform many nasty acts like [[{{Hell}} smite and punish thee]] for the tiniest amounts of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Thought Crime]]. He might be forgiving, but [[{{Pride}} if anybody else]], [[{{Satan}} even the most powerful of the Angels]], [[TemptingFate are stupid enough]] [[BlasphemousBoast to think of themselves above the Most High]], then he's ''[[FateWorseThanDeath definitely]] [[CurbStompBattle screwed]]''.\\

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Also, [[YouCantFightFate He completely controls our destiny whether we like it or not]]. [[AWizardDidIt He literally did everything]]. [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Unlike other Outer Gods]], however, [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu God at least provides love as long as you worship and revere Him]], and He has the decency to either (depending on your point of view) [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} work through slightly less eldritch intermediaries]] like the ArchangelGabriel or, if you're Christian, take AFormYouAreComfortableWith (one we all love named [[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]]) (then again, Outer Gods communicate with us through Nyarlathotep and considering Jesus' true form in Revelation...), Jesus]]), but then again, He can and will perform many nasty [[GoodIsNotSoft violent]] acts like [[{{Hell}} [[BoltOfDivineRetribution smite and punish thee]] and by His law [[HumansAreFlawed we sinful humans]] would be bound for Hell for the tiniest amounts of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Thought Crime]].Crime]] (but God understands that HumansAreFlawed, hence why He sent to [[TakingTheHeat take the heat]]). He might be forgiving, but [[{{Pride}} if anybody else]], [[{{Satan}} even the most powerful of the Angels]], [[TemptingFate are stupid enough]] [[BlasphemousBoast to think of themselves above the Most High]], then he's ''[[FateWorseThanDeath definitely]] [[CurbStompBattle screwed]]''.\\



His omnipotence, combined with [[GoodIsNotNice pretty extreme measures]] when dealing with heresy, still makes Him a force to be reckoned with. He's [[GodIsGood overall trying to be nice]], but He is harsh. Even our best theologians and philosophers don't help in describing His [[MindScrew Mind Screw]]-like nature, with interpretations so contradicting it ends up inspiring [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades War, Madness and Terror]] on both sides.\\

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His omnipotence, combined with [[GoodIsNotNice pretty extreme measures]] when dealing with heresy, heresy [[GoodIsNotSoft and sin]], still makes Him a force to be reckoned with. with. He's [[GodIsGood overall trying to be nice]], but He is harsh. Even our best theologians and philosophers don't help in describing His [[MindScrew Mind Screw]]-like nature, with interpretations so contradicting it ends up inspiring [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades War, Madness and Terror]] on both sides.\\



Basically, Cthulhu is a cute little [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment cutie]] compared to God. A related postulation is that His true form will MindRape you with its sheer eldritch glory and completely annihilate free will forever. Islam takes that last bit particularly seriously; being the omnipotent, omniscient being who created the Universe, it is forbidden to portray Him in pictures, partly, at least, because YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm.[[note]]It is also usually considered forbidden or at least highly discouraged to portray UsefulNotes/TheProphetMuhammad or any of the other prophets, but that's because making images of them is thought to lead to eventual worship of them and that's not allowed--that would be elevating the Prophet to the same level as God, and remember that bit about thinking yourself better than the Most High? Applies when you think other people are on the same level as the Most High, too.[[/note]]\\

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Basically, Cthulhu is a cute little [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment cutie]] compared to God. A related postulation is that His true form will MindRape you with its sheer eldritch glory and completely annihilate free will forever. Islam takes that last bit particularly seriously; being the omnipotent, omniscient being who created the Universe, it is forbidden to portray Him in pictures, partly, at least, because YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm.[[note]]It is also usually considered forbidden or at least highly discouraged to portray UsefulNotes/TheProphetMuhammad or any of the other prophets, but that's because making images of them is thought to lead to eventual worship of them and that's not allowed--that would be elevating the Prophet to the same level as God, and remember that bit about thinking yourself better than the Most High? Applies when you think other people are on the same level as the Most High, too.[[/note]]\\
25th Jun '16 5:03:29 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Literature/BookOfRevelation has them on the side of evil ''and'' good.
21st May '16 3:33:07 AM Morgenthaler
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This section encompasses Jewish folklore, Literature/TheBible and TheQuran, plus [[WordOfDante deuterocanon]].

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This section encompasses Jewish folklore, Literature/TheBible and TheQuran, Literature/TheQuran, plus [[WordOfDante deuterocanon]].
18th Apr '16 9:46:50 PM TechPriest90
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*** Add to that how in Hinduism, absolutely Everything, from the most powerful Gods to the smallest particle, are simply very microscopic aspects of the supreme omnipresent energy-like Primordial Entity that which cannot be exactly defined (Brahman, which is what happens if you took Yog-Sothoth and the Biblical God above and turn the "all-in-one-and-one-in-all" aspect up to even more inconceivable levels), and it all gets so {{Mind Screw}}y that you'll need some kind of a chart to sort it all out.

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*** Add to that how in Hinduism, absolutely Everything, from the most powerful Gods to the smallest particle, are simply very microscopic aspects of the supreme omnipresent energy-like Primordial Entity that which cannot be exactly defined (Brahman, which is (think of it as what happens would happen if you took Yog-Sothoth and the Biblical God above and turn the "all-in-one-and-one-in-all" aspect up to even more inconceivable levels), levels).
*** Simply put, the Universe
and it all gets so {{Mind Screw}}y Everything that you'll need some kind exists (yes, EVERYTHING) is a part of a chart greater cosmic being, known as Brahman (not to sort be confused with the priestly class of the Indian Caste system). Or put simply, the Universe is a GeniusLoci that is an EldritchAbomination. The difference is that it all out.ultimately doesn't care about individual life-forms - it is interested, like you would be of bacteria on your skin, but it doesn't particularly care about what happens to them.
*** Which is why the various deities exist - one school of thought is that they're just the first souls who decided to give a damn and take care of things themselves. AndNowYouKnow.
3rd Apr '16 1:33:56 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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1st Apr '16 11:42:26 PM Ucchusma999
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* Ancient Andean deities tended to be rather eldritch, especially in the first civilizations, like Chavín de Huantar. Just a few representations of their gods have been unearthed, but these representations are rather uncanny, monstruous and they may as well be real Outer Gods or just abominations hard to describe. There is the Lazón Stela, the Raimondi Stela, the Tello Obelisk and the Yauya Stele. What these monsters represented back then is up to debate, although some people believe these were visions of people high on drugs extracted from cacti.
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