Thuria and Beyond
This page will list the many gods and goddesses used in the campaign.
The Outer Gods are ancient, powerful beings, possibly billions of years old and exerting power and influence on a cosmic scale. In some cases, these entities are almost wholly unknown on earth, their existence not even suspected. In other cases, these deities are worshipped by small numbers of devotees maintaining the remnants of ancient cults. But some of these entities (as with some of the Great Old Ones) are venerated by large numbers of worshippers who know their gods by other names. The most notable example is the worship of Set, who is merely a manifestation of Nyarlathotep.
The Outer Gods are to be distinguished from the Great Old Ones in a number of ways, although these distinction aren’t acknowledged or understood by all scholars. Generally speaking, they are located beyond the confines of earth and the solar system, exerting their influence from deep space and distant worlds. The key difference between the Great Old Ones and the Outer Gods, however, is that the latter are seen (correctly!) as artisan-like figures involved, in various ways, with the the creation, fashioning and maintenance of the physical universe, as per the demiurge concept of many schools of philosophy. In these roles, the Outer Gods are malignant creators, acting in an unconscious and corrupted parody of the concept of divine will imagined by the religions of the earth. The Outer Gods include:
GREAT OLD ONES
The Great Old Ones are a group of unique, malignant beings of great power. They reside in various locations on earth and on other worlds, and many of them presided over the planet as gods and rulers in the distant past.
The Great Old Ones are to be distinguished from the more cosmically placed demiurge Outer Gods whose such as Azathoth, Nyarlathotep and Yog-Sothoth. Great Old Ones include:
DEMIGODS OF THE ANCIENT PANTHEON
This section lists powerful entities known to scholars of the Great Old Ones and Outer Gods which are not described as true deities.
OTHER UNIQUE DEITY-LIKE BEINGS