Individually, the Elder Gods appeared as fairly unremarkable creatures. They often took the shape of whatever species they were in the company of; it is said that they reflected the race of their observer, simultaneously appearing (for example) as Daamin to the Daamin and as Coruman to the Coruman.
Not much is known of the origin of the Elder Gods, although they have hinted that they came from another place and time, perhaps a different universe, and that they were only passing through our universe on a journey to some other, unknown destination. Whether they were returning to the place of their origin, or moving on to yet a third place, remains a mystery.
Although the Elder Gods seem to be immortal, many of them are known to have departed our space and time at specific historical times. By the time of the Pylistroph, only ten were known to remain. The first eight were active in the Pyslistroph and have been venerated ever since. They are:
- Ellan: (Life)
- Hesket: (Snow)
- Jaseni: (Music)
- Maranna: (Nurturing)
- Naervara: (Stars)
- Tha'p: (Rational Thought)
- Timash: (Lovers)
- Yx: Elder (Fire)
- Den (Destruction)
- Ka (Nothingness)
At the center of the Temple of All Worlds on Nephestal stands a dais bearing holographic figures of the eight Elder Gods venerated by the Pylistroph. These images, like the Elder Gods they depict, always appear to be the same species as the observer.
copyright (c) 2010, Don Sakers
Find out more on The Scattered Worlds site
Like the blog? Send the author a donation.
Subscribe in a reader