History EldritchAbomination / MythologyAndReligion

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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[[folder:East Asian]]

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[[folder:East and South Asian]]
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.
1st Apr '16 1:48:54 PM geekgecko
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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, [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu atheists trying to apply logic to these entities are 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 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, [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu atheists trying to apply logic to these entities are is just trying to exercise in complete futility]].futility. So, with that said let us truly start:\\
31st Mar '16 8:25:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Babylonian mythology gives us some frightful critters, but the (literal) mother of all of them is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiamat Tiamat]]. An ExplosiveBreeder made to symbolize the primordial sea, her exact appearance is unknown. [[{{Fanon}} Later depictions portray her as a dragon or serpent-type creature,]] but the most ancient portrayals described her form as including a tail, thighs, "lower parts" (which shake together), a belly, an udder, ribs, a neck, a head (skull, eyes, nostrils, mouth, and lips), and insides (possibly "entrails," i.e. a heart, arteries, blood, stomach, womb... and other organs) also -- which is vague enough to describe ''[[NothingIsScarier anything]]''. She was big enough for innumerable gods and monsters to live ''[[WombLevel inside her.]]''

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** Babylonian mythology gives us some frightful critters, but the (literal) mother of all of them is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiamat Tiamat]]. An ExplosiveBreeder made to symbolize the primordial sea, her exact appearance is unknown. [[{{Fanon}} Later depictions portray her as a dragon or serpent-type creature,]] but the most ancient portrayals described her form as including a tail, thighs, "lower parts" (which shake together), a belly, an udder, ribs, a neck, a head (skull, eyes, nostrils, mouth, and lips), and insides (possibly "entrails," i.e. a heart, arteries, blood, stomach, womb... and other organs) also -- [[NothingIsScarier which is vague enough to describe ''[[NothingIsScarier describe]] ''[[UltimateEvil anything]]''. She was big enough for innumerable gods and monsters to live ''[[WombLevel inside her.]]''
31st Mar '16 8:21:45 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Babylonian mythology gives us some frightful critters, but the (literal) mother of all of them is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiamat Tiamat]]. An ExplosiveBreeder made to symbolize the primordial sea, her exact appearance is unknown. [[{{Fanon}} Later depictions portray her as a dragon or serpent-type creature,]] but the most ancient portrayals described her form as including a tail, thighs, "lower parts" (which shake together), a belly, an udder, ribs, a neck, a head (skull, eyes, nostrils, mouth, and lips), and insides (possibly "entrails," i.e. a heart, arteries, blood, stomach, womb... and other organs) also. She was big enough for innumerable gods and monsters to live ''[[WombLevel inside her.]]''

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** Babylonian mythology gives us some frightful critters, but the (literal) mother of all of them is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiamat Tiamat]]. An ExplosiveBreeder made to symbolize the primordial sea, her exact appearance is unknown. [[{{Fanon}} Later depictions portray her as a dragon or serpent-type creature,]] but the most ancient portrayals described her form as including a tail, thighs, "lower parts" (which shake together), a belly, an udder, ribs, a neck, a head (skull, eyes, nostrils, mouth, and lips), and insides (possibly "entrails," i.e. a heart, arteries, blood, stomach, womb... and other organs) also.also -- which is vague enough to describe ''[[NothingIsScarier anything]]''. She was big enough for innumerable gods and monsters to live ''[[WombLevel inside her.]]''
24th Mar '16 2:40:19 AM BrokenEye
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** Contrast the Seraphim, basically cherubim with extra wings that are ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]'', whose name means [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Fiery Ones"]], and the Ophanim that take this to the extreme, being wheels [[AlienGeometries intersecting themselves while turning, also flying with six wings, somehow attached while they're turning]], whose name means [[CaptainObvious "Wheels"]]. Remember, neither of these were understood to be alive by the Hebrews. Add to all this that God's guard for the Garden of Eden was a cherub armed with a flaming sword that [[AlienGeometries turned in all directions]].

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** Contrast the Seraphim, basically cherubim with extra wings that are ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]'', whose name means [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Fiery Ones"]], and the Ophanim that take this to the extreme, being wheels [[AlienGeometries intersecting themselves while turning, also flying with six wings, somehow attached while they're turning]], whose name means [[CaptainObvious "Wheels"]]. Remember, neither of these were understood to be alive by the Hebrews. Add to all this that God's guard for the Garden of Eden was a cherub armed with a flaming sword that [[AlienGeometries turned in all directions]].directions]] (though in some translations, the flaming sword merely [[ChainsawGood whirls around]]).
7th Feb '16 10:28:21 AM nombretomado
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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 [[TheCrusades War, Madness and Terror]] on both sides.\\

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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 [[TheCrusades [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades War, Madness and Terror]] on both sides.\\
8th Jan '16 4:32:33 AM 082122712641
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In fact, just ''looking'' at Him causes you to explode. The Kabbalist philosophy is that a Seraph burns by consequence of being smart enough to understand the most high's glory better than anything else. In Exodus 33, Moses had to cower behind a rock to look at the back of God, and in the Quran (7:143), Moses insists that God allow him to see his true form. God instead says that he will reveal himself to a nearby mountain, and if Moses can take that, he'll be able to see God's true form. The mountain is obliterated and Moses is knocked unconscious just by seeing it.\\
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In fact, just ''looking'' at Him causes you to explode. The Kabbalist philosophy is that a Seraph burns by consequence of being smart enough to understand the most high's glory better than anything else. In Exodus 33, Moses had to cower behind a rock to look at the back of God, and in the Quran (7:143), Moses insists that God allow him to see his true form. God instead says that he will reveal himself to a nearby mountain, and if Moses can take that, he'll be able to see God's true form. The mountain is obliterated and Moses is knocked unconscious just by seeing it.\\
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