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Quote1 There were Demiurges before, in realities that were and now are not, and there is a Demiurge-To-Come, who lives among the living and awaits his time. But this was Demiurge Primordial, the Godcreator, whose name and knowledge cannot be known--who existed in the primal time, when the Earth was in formation. With eyes that burned with ineffable will, this creator gazed upon the creation...the boiling seas of possibility...and brought forth aspects of itself. Brought forth Gods. Quote2
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History

Dawn of the Gods[]

Demiurge Primordial is the sentient life force of Earth's biosphere who seeded the primal Earth with its own life energies, giving birth to the Elder Gods. Eventually, nearly all of the Elder Gods (save for some such as Oshtur and Gaea) descended into degeneracy, becoming life-destroying demons. To stop them, Gaea meditated and mated with the Demiurge, conceiving within her a force to fight them, Atum.[2][3][4]

After Atum consumed the corrupted Elder Gods, he cast their energies from his body, seeding the heavens with godstuff that Gaea later used to help usher in a new generation of god pantheons.[2][7] Among these new pantheons of gods, Demiurge was known by many names. He was known as Nun/Nu of the primordial waters to the Ogdoad[8][5] and was known as the male force Yang (opposite Gaea's female force Yin) to the Xian of Ta-Lo.[6]

Attributes

Powers

  • Creation: Demiurge possessed the power of creation, and could create through progeny immacultate new beings.[4]
  • Power Bestowal: He could transfer his power, at least of creation, upon other beings.[4]

Notes

  • The Progenitor's crash came before the Demiurge.[9]
  • Wiccan is destined to become a being called the Demiurge;[10] however, Immortal Thor #5 reveals that "Demiurge" is a title held by many beings. Wiccan is a "Demiurge-To-Come" and the Demiurge from the Elder Gods' origin is "Demiurge Primordial."

Trivia

  • The Demiurge (Demiourgos in Greek) was a figure in In the Platonic, Neopythagorean, Middle Platonic, and Neoplatonic schools of philosophy, as an artisan-like figure responsible for fashioning and maintaining the physical universe,[11] and in Gnosticism, as an evil counterpart of God and the creator of the material world, a place of sin.[12]
    • The Gnostic version was possibly a source of inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft's Azathoth.[12] Azathoth was the primordial progenitor of many eldritch beings, including some of the Old Ones, and a central figure in the Cthulhu Mythos.[13]
    • Marvel Comics' Demiurge didn't create the world, but instead seeded Earth with life, and was the progenitor of the Elder Gods, a group seemingly inspired by the likes of the Old Ones.

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