History EldritchAbomination / MythologyAndReligion

4th Jul '17 10:10:34 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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. For her part, Scylla is also an eldritch abomination,

to:

* 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, Wiki/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. For her part, Scylla is also an eldritch abomination,
3rd Jul '17 1:32:30 PM EtherReal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


His omnipotence, combined with [[GoodIsNotNice pretty extreme measures]] when dealing with heresy [[GoodIsNotSoft and sin]], 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.\\

to:

His omnipotence, combined with [[GoodIsNotNice pretty extreme measures]] when dealing with heresy [[GoodIsNotSoft and sin]], still makes Him a force to be reckoned with. He's [[GodIsGood overall trying to be nice]], but He is harsh. [[note]]It should be explained that the reason for this is that, in Abrahamic religions, the act of sin or heresy is--even if unintentionally--a personal attack against God's Word.[[/note]] 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.\\
13th Jun '17 6:13:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Apep, or Apophis, from Myth/EgyptianMythology was a gigantic serpent-demon that embodied chaos and darkness. Every night it tried to eat Ra as he passed through the underworld, and every night Ra killed it - but it always came back. Sometimes it was strong enough during the day to temporarily consume Ra before his attendants cut him free again (this was the Egyptian explanation for solar eclipses). Prior to the demonization of Set, Apep was the canonical ultimate evil of Myth/EgyptianMythology (and even after that demonization, many traditions still maintained that Set helped Ra fight Apep each night, because [[EvilVersusOblivion Set needs the world to exist for him to rule it]]) and there's no solid evidence that Apep was ''ever'' worshiped as a positive force. There ''were'' temples in Egypt dedicated to the worship of Apep, but it was more along the lines of praying "Please, please, please, ''please'' do not let this monstrosity ever win." It was sort of worship AGAINST Apep.

to:

** Apep, or Apophis, from Myth/EgyptianMythology was a gigantic serpent-demon that embodied chaos and darkness. Every night it tried to eat Ra as he passed through the underworld, and every night Ra killed it - but it always came back. Sometimes it was strong enough during the day to temporarily consume Ra before his attendants cut him free again (this was the Egyptian explanation for solar eclipses). Prior to the demonization {{demonization}} of Set, Apep was the canonical ultimate evil of Myth/EgyptianMythology (and even after that demonization, many traditions still maintained that Set helped Ra fight Apep each night, because [[EvilVersusOblivion Set needs the world to exist for him to rule it]]) and there's no solid evidence that Apep was ''ever'' worshiped as a positive force. There ''were'' temples in Egypt dedicated to the worship of Apep, but it was more along the lines of praying "Please, please, please, ''please'' do not let this monstrosity ever win." It was sort of worship AGAINST Apep.
7th Jun '17 2:18:07 PM Chetret
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The first children of Gaea and Ouranous were the Hecatoncheires (meaning The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hundred Handed Ones]]), who had one hundred arms, [[CaptainObvious one hundred hands]], and fifty heads with no further details of their appearance given. Compare that to [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l12yfdd8ov1qbz35lo1_500.jpg Ravana]], who had only ten heads and twenty arms, though even that is enough to put him on the border of this trope. Now try and imagine what the Hecatoncheires looked like. [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm You can't quite do it]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation can you?]] Nope, the only name the Greeks could even come up with for these things was basically to call them "those things with one-hundred hands", which was about all we humans could comprehend of them. Well, here is what [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/EPIC_Gallery/Gallery5b/44257_C5_Hecatoncheires.jpg D&D]] came up with when they asked their artists to draw one.

to:

* The first children of Gaea and Ouranous were the Hecatoncheires (meaning The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hundred Handed Ones]]), who had one hundred arms, [[CaptainObvious one hundred hands]], and fifty heads with no further details of their appearance given. Compare that to [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l12yfdd8ov1qbz35lo1_500.[[http://www.harekrsna.de/surya/ravana-4.jpg Ravana]], who had only ten heads and twenty arms, though even that is enough to put him on the border of this trope. Now try and imagine what the Hecatoncheires looked like. [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm You can't quite do it]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation can you?]] Nope, the only name the Greeks could even come up with for these things was basically to call them "those things with one-hundred hands", which was about all we humans could comprehend of them. Well, here is what [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/EPIC_Gallery/Gallery5b/44257_C5_Hecatoncheires.jpg D&D]] came up with when they asked their artists to draw one.
7th Jun '17 2:12:11 PM Chetret
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Simply put, the Universe and Everything that exists (yes, EVERYTHING) is a part of a greater cosmic being, known as 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.

to:

*** Simply put, the Universe and Everything that exists (yes, EVERYTHING) is a part of a greater cosmic being, known as Brahma .Brahman. 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.
28th Mar '17 4:02:28 PM crashkey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** His [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Archons]] are actually described as this, their real forms being mind-numbingly horrifying (and one of them is a [[LightIsNotGood solar deity]]). They also eat human souls and may be aspects of the Leontoeides/Ialdaboath (the snake lion thing mentioned previously).

to:

** His [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Archons]] are actually described as this, their real forms being mind-numbingly horrifying (and one of them is a [[LightIsNotGood solar deity]]). They also eat human souls and may be aspects of the Leontoeides/Ialdaboath the Demiurge (the snake lion thing mentioned previously).previously).
** Also, it's important to point out that the Demiurge was the Gnostic view of the god that everyone else was worshiping - you know, God as described extensively above? That's right, the Gnostics were basically the original reinterpreters of Abrahamic religions as cosmic horror, which is pretty impressive for the second century!
11th Mar '17 7:46:25 PM 64SuperNintendo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Typhon, the youngest and most powerful of Gaia's offspring. Lower half consisting of serpent coils, a human upper half that reaches the stars, arms that spanned the East and the West covered with live dragon heads, a body covered in mighty wings, a main head like that of a horse and eyes that shot forth flames. When it first appeared, ''all of the Greek gods'' except Zeus & Athena ''ran like hell''. And even Zeus, the most powerful god of them all, wielding his mighty thunderbolts in battle, lost the first round against Typhon (by Typhon STEALING ZEUS'S SINEWS and HIDING THEM) and barely managed to [[SealedEvilInACan seal it away]] under Mount Aetna in round two. Before it was sealed away, Typhon also fathered most of the monsters present in Myth/GreekMythology, such as Cerberus, the Sphinx, Orthus, the Nemean Lion, the Hydra, and the Chimera (their mother Echidna might also fit the bill). And how did Gaea give birth to this beast? By sleeping with Tartarus, a.k.a. the Greek Underworld. MotherNature ''slept with {{Hell}}'' to give birth to a monster that frightened the gods themselves.

to:

* Typhon, the youngest and most powerful of Gaia's offspring. Lower half consisting of serpent coils, a human upper half that reaches the stars, arms that spanned the East and the West covered with live dragon heads, a body covered in mighty wings, a main head like that of a horse and eyes that shot forth flames. When it first appeared, ''all of the Greek gods'' except Zeus & Athena ''ran like hell''. And even Zeus, the most powerful god of them all, wielding his mighty thunderbolts in battle, lost the first round against Typhon (by Typhon STEALING ZEUS'S SINEWS and HIDING THEM) and barely managed to [[SealedEvilInACan seal it away]] under Mount Aetna Etna in round two. Before it was sealed away, Typhon also fathered most of the monsters present in Myth/GreekMythology, such as Cerberus, the Sphinx, Orthus, the Nemean Lion, the Hydra, and the Chimera (their mother Echidna might also fit the bill). And how did Gaea give birth to this beast? By sleeping with Tartarus, a.k.a. the Greek Underworld. MotherNature ''slept with {{Hell}}'' to give birth to a monster that frightened the gods themselves.
28th Feb '17 11:20:33 PM Cryocene
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[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]], 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".\\

to:

[[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]], and... [[GoMadFromTheRevelation My our 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".\\
20th Feb '17 10:12:37 AM smallch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* For her part, Scylla also qualifies, being described as a monster with four eyes and six long necks equipped with grisly heads, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth. Her body consisted of 12 tentacle-like legs and a cat's tail, while four to six dog-heads ringed her waist. Despite this description, most just default to portraying Scylla as like a 6 headed dragon, because the original description doesn't quite add and in places seems vaguely contradictory. On gets the impression that the description isn't so much literal as it is meant to convey the notion that she's inconceivably terrifying. This is especially the case since Scylla was originally a beautiful nymph who was turned transformed by a jealous rival, who tries in vain to escape from the horrible monstrosity she's become.

to:

* For her part, Scylla also qualifies, being described as a "a monster with four eyes and six long necks equipped with grisly heads, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth. Her body consisted of 12 tentacle-like legs and a cat's tail, while four to six dog-heads ringed her waist.waist". Despite this description, most just default to portraying Scylla as like a 6 headed dragon, because the original description doesn't quite add and in places seems vaguely contradictory. On One gets the impression that the description isn't so much literal as it is meant to convey the notion that she's inconceivably terrifying. This is especially the case since Scylla was originally a beautiful nymph who was turned transformed by a jealous rival, who tries in vain to escape from the horrible monstrosity she's become.
20th Feb '17 10:10:33 AM smallch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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. For her part, Scylla is also an eldritch abomination,


Added DiffLines:

* For her part, Scylla also qualifies, being described as a monster with four eyes and six long necks equipped with grisly heads, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth. Her body consisted of 12 tentacle-like legs and a cat's tail, while four to six dog-heads ringed her waist. Despite this description, most just default to portraying Scylla as like a 6 headed dragon, because the original description doesn't quite add and in places seems vaguely contradictory. On gets the impression that the description isn't so much literal as it is meant to convey the notion that she's inconceivably terrifying. This is especially the case since Scylla was originally a beautiful nymph who was turned transformed by a jealous rival, who tries in vain to escape from the horrible monstrosity she's become.
This list shows the last 10 events of 390. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=EldritchAbomination.MythologyAndReligion