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9th Jul '17 9:00:05 PM M84
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has the C'tan, ancient gods that feed on the lifeforce of stars and predate all sentient life in the universe, and thus the other main gods in the setting [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly who are born from the dreams and emotions of sentient beings]]. Rather than being defeated by the younger gods as is typical of this trope, most of them were instead wiped out [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters by the army of undead robot soldiers they created to help them get rid of the new gods by killing the lifeforms that sustained them]]. Oops.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has the 40000}}'':
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C'tan, ancient gods that feed on the lifeforce of stars and predate all sentient life in the universe, and thus the other main gods in the setting [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly who are born from the dreams and emotions of sentient beings]]. Rather than being defeated by the younger gods as is typical of this trope, most of them were instead wiped out [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters by the army of undead robot soldiers they created to help them get rid of the new gods by killing the lifeforms that sustained them]]. Oops.Oops.
** The eldest of the gods born from the Warp, the Eldar Pantheon, were doomed by the hubris and hedonism of their own followers. The murderous depravity and debauchery of the Eldar birthed the Chaos god Slaanesh. Slaanesh then slaughtered most of the Pantheon (Cegorach fled into the Webway, Issa was "rescued" by the Chaos god Nurgle, and Khaine was shattered by Khorne).
8th Jul '17 10:47:28 AM Arcana4th
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* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'': [[spoiler:All that the events of the movie turn out to be a ritual to appease ancient gods that would destroy mankind were they to not receive some sort of sacrifice every year. The last scene of the movie includes a hand of one of those gods coming out of earth and smashing the titular cabin.]]
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24th Jun '17 1:33:53 PM EdwardGil
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It seems in almost every {{mythology}} or FantasyPantheon known to man, there are mentions of entities that came before and are often above the [[OurGodsAreDifferent gods]] themselves. They're often seen as being older and greater than the gods because OlderIsBetter, although there can be beings that are older yet about even or weaker than the gods.

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It seems in almost every {{mythology}} or FantasyPantheon known to man, there are mentions of entities that came before and are often above the [[OurGodsAreDifferent gods]] themselves. They're often seen as being older and greater than the gods because OlderIsBetter, although there can be beings that are older yet about even or weaker than the gods.
gods. They usually don't [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly need prayer badly]], so do not require humans to like them in any way.
20th Jun '17 5:21:50 PM defender2222
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* ''Fanfic/TheGodSquad'' has the The First Gods, the four gods first created by Fausticorn. While all the gods, including Celestia and Luna, are stated to be so powerful that they could be considered Elder Gods The First Gods are the oldest and strongest and dwarf most of the ones that came after them (save the likes of Celestia, Luna, and Cadence, the last being the one closest to the First in fear-inducing power). They include:
** Discord, God of Chaos (who already in the show is one of the most powerful beings but here it is CrankedUpToEleven)
** Zeena, Goddess of Earth, who casually threatens to seal ponies within the earth, trapped forever.
** Fuzzy Thinker, God of the Winds, who in his youth was the original God of War and known as the bane of ponykind
** Lord Tydal, God of the Sea and later God of Storms and God of War (having beaten his brother and taken the titles from him). He has more than once released a fraction of his power and turned into a titan that looks like the famous Old Ones.
3rd Jun '17 11:27:12 AM nombretomado
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** The Titans from the ''TabletopGame/ScarredLands'' D&D setting are basically the same thing, as are the Titans from ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}''. WhiteWolf loves this trope, apparently.

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** The Titans from the ''TabletopGame/ScarredLands'' D&D setting are basically the same thing, as are the Titans from ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}''. WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf loves this trope, apparently.
11th Apr '17 5:43:53 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}'', the [[EldritchAbomination entity]] that Will/Van makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with]], A'lek'hol'an, is stated to be the last of Meridian's old gods.
9th Apr '17 12:56:15 PM nombretomado
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* The Celestial Court in ''RuneQuest'' fits the bill. They were original gods of cosmic principles that created the younger gods and the races that would become mortal once the Time began. They were for the most part rather passive, focusing on obscure spiritual matters and paying little heed to the conflicts among the young gods that ultimately led to the destruction of them and their home when the Spike that bound the cosmic order together exploded under onslaught of Chaos. It is believed, however, that the mysterious goddess above all other deities, ''Arachne Solara'', may be the ghost of the world goddess Glorantha, one of the original Court.

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* The Celestial Court in ''RuneQuest'' ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest'' fits the bill. They were original gods of cosmic principles that created the younger gods and the races that would become mortal once the Time began. They were for the most part rather passive, focusing on obscure spiritual matters and paying little heed to the conflicts among the young gods that ultimately led to the destruction of them and their home when the Spike that bound the cosmic order together exploded under onslaught of Chaos. It is believed, however, that the mysterious goddess above all other deities, ''Arachne Solara'', may be the ghost of the world goddess Glorantha, one of the original Court.
28th Mar '17 5:08:04 PM 64SuperNintendo
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21st Mar '17 2:42:34 PM angie710
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* ''Series/StarTrek'' gives us the Klingon creation story. The gods created the first Klingon man, who complained that he was lonely, so they created a wife for him, [[WomenAreWiser who was superior to him in every way]], including as a warrior (which he was jealous of)...but also more compassionate and humble. When they decided to put their differences aside and join forces, they were unstoppable. And they destroyed the gods that created them.
28th Jan '17 1:31:27 AM TitoMosquito
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* In Myth/ChineseMythology, the giant Pangu (or P'an-ku)is born in the primal chaos and sorts it out into heaven and earth. After a long life (18,000 years), he dies and, like the more violent Ymir and Tiamat, his body becomes the inventory of the world.

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* In Myth/ChineseMythology, the giant Pangu (or P'an-ku)is P'an-ku) is born in the primal chaos and sorts it out into heaven and earth. After a long life (18,000 years), he dies and, like the more violent Ymir and Tiamat, his body becomes the inventory of the world.
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