History EldritchAbomination / MythologyAndReligion

28th Mar '17 4:02:28 PM crashkey
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** 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).

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** 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
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* 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.

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* 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
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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]], 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]], 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
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* 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.

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* 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
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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.

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


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* 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.
4th Jan '17 1:21:38 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* The Gashadokuro in Japanese mythology. They're [[DemBones giant skeletons]], fifteen times taller than an average human, [[BodyOfBodies composed of the amassed bones of people who died of starvation.]] They roam the land after midnight, grabbing lone travelers and biting their heads off to drink their blood. They're said to be [[NighInvulnerable indestructible]], can turn [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]], and the telltale sign of their presence is a ringing in the ears.
13th Dec '16 6:02:32 AM Mhazard
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He is an [[TheOmnipotent All-in-One]] and [[TheOmniscient One-in-All]] of limitless being and self not merely a thing of one Space-Time continuum, but allied to the ultimate animating essence of existence's whole unbounded sweep the last, utter sweep which has no confines and which outreaches fancy and mathematics alike. It is perhaps that which the religion and philosophy of Christianity of earth have referred to indirectly by the common noun '''God''', and which has been a deity under other names; that which the Muslims worship as '''Allah''', and by which the Rabbis of Judaism whisper by a cryptic arcane Tetragrammaton that only appears in Latin transliteration as '''"YHVH"'''. Most people think it would have been pronounced '''"Jehovah", "Yahowah", "Yahuh", or "Yahweh",''' but [[TheUnpronounceable no one can really be sure]]. It was theorized that [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed properly pronouncing the name of God will only result in insanity]], hence [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian why it is a blasphemy in Ancient Jewish folklore to attempt it]].

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He is an [[TheOmnipotent All-in-One]] and [[TheOmniscient One-in-All]] of limitless being and self not merely a thing of one Space-Time continuum, but allied to the ultimate animating essence of existence's whole unbounded sweep the last, utter sweep which has no confines and which outreaches fancy and mathematics alike. It is perhaps that which the religion and philosophy of Christianity of earth have referred to indirectly by the common noun '''God''', and which has been a deity under other names; that which the Muslims worship as '''Allah''', and by which the Rabbis of Judaism whisper by a cryptic arcane Tetragrammaton that only appears in Latin transliteration as '''"YHVH"'''.'''"YHWH"''' (sometimes denoted as '''"YHVH"'''). Most people think it would have been pronounced '''"Jehovah", "Yahowah", "Yahuh", or "Yahweh",''' but [[TheUnpronounceable no one can really be sure]]. It was theorized that [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed properly pronouncing the name of God will only result in insanity]], hence [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian why it is a blasphemy in Ancient Jewish folklore to attempt it]].
7th Dec '16 7:34:33 PM DustSnitch
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*** Although the fact that Zeus was willing to fight it says volumes for the guy's courage. And his re-entry into the fight was pretty awesome in its own right, too - he jumped off Olympus and started hurling thunderbolts before the inevitable end-battle finale of ''beating the thing over the head with an entire mountain'', hitting him so hard that he ''sent him all the way down into Tartarus''. Yes, that's right: Zeus clubbed Typhon into another world... ''with a mountain as his club and the other world being the Greek equivalent of Hell.'' [[BadAss There's a reason why he's King of the Gods.]]\\

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*** Although the fact that Zeus was willing to fight it says volumes for the guy's courage. And his re-entry into the fight was pretty awesome in its own right, too - he jumped off Olympus and started hurling thunderbolts before the inevitable end-battle finale of ''beating the thing over the head with an entire mountain'', hitting him so hard that he ''sent him all the way down into Tartarus''. Yes, that's right: Zeus clubbed Typhon into another world... ''with a mountain as his club and the other world being the Greek equivalent of Hell.'' [[BadAss There's a reason why he's King of the Gods.]]\\\\
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''.
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