Ginnungagap
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Official Name
Ginnungagap[1]
Aliases

Gungunningap,[2] "Great nothingness from whence all life sprang,"[2] Yawning Void,[3]


The Abyss,[4], Shadowverse,[5] Shadow Realm,[5] The Void[6]


Wuji,[7]


Chaos,[citation needed]
Location Details
Reality
Creators and Appearances

History

Asgardians' Ginnungagap

The Ginnungagap, or Yawning Void, was the place where the two primordial forces of fire, which was born in Muspelheim, and ice, which first emerged in Niffleheim, first came together to create life as it is.[8] Allegedly, Buri and Ymir were born out of Ginnungagap.[9]

The Røkkva was a primordial antilife entity spawned near the beginning of the universe, roaming the cosmos and mindlessly destroying or corrupting everything it came across, but was imprisoned in a tomb deep in the Barren Mountains of Jotunheim with the All-Fathers of Asgard guarding it.[10]

Variations

Knull's Abyss

The dark elder god Knull, an avatar of Oblivion,[11] dwelled in and ruled over the primordial void known as the Abyss, which existed between the destruction of the sixth iteration of the universe and the creation of the seventh.[12] When the Celestials intruded and began creating the universe; Knull was enraged and created the symbiotes and other antilife entities by granting life to the abyss in order to destroy everything and return the universe to the void.[4]

Nyx's primordial darkness

The night goddess Nyx existed before the rise of the Olympians and the creation of the universe, and vowed to bring an eternal night on the universe.[13]

Taoist's primordial nothingness

To the Xian, Yuanshi Tianzun, the Primeval Lord of Heaven, emerged from "Wuji," the primordial nothingness, as a result of the merging of the pure breaths of the Earth Mother Gaea ("Yin") and the Demiurge ("Yang").[14]

Nun of the Egyptian Gods

The Ennead were born from the chaos-sea Nun (Demiurge). Nun as both a god and as the Primordial Chaos continues to exist alongside the cosmos, which must be continually maintained to prevent it collapsing back into chaos.[15][16][verification needed]

Mikaboshi's primordial void

The dark entity known as Amatsu-Mikaboshi - an offshoot of Oblivion - resided within the formless dark world, before Izanagi and Gaea transformed the endless void into the islands of Japan and began populating it. As punishment for attempting to destroy their creations, Mikaboshi was forced to descend to Yomi.[17]

Manidoog's endless void

Manitou, the Sky Father of the Manidoog, emerged from Giizhigong into an endless void of nothingness. He created the elements of rock, fire, wind and water. However when he created light his shadow became sentient becoming the being KhLΘG. He wished to destroy all that Manitouhad created. Manitou took away his physical form and banished him into the nothingness.[17]

Beast's Darkness

The demon known as the Beast resided in the endless cold darkness, until the rise of humanity to which he saw them as a corruption.[18]

Alternate Realities

Earth-17628

Preceding the universe, it was the place where Knull created the first symbiotes--All-Black, Scream, Scorn and Mania--to destroy most of the Celestials, before discarding them.[19]

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

The Dark Elves originated from the primordial chaos, before the Nine Realms were formed, and they wanted to destroy the universe and bring it to the state it was before.[20]

Notes

  • It unknown if the mysterious beings only known as the Ginnunga-Ghosts have any relation to Ginnungagap.

See Also

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