reply to post by NamelessMonster
I took a look at the DOMA site.
It starts out with bad sci fi.
They are from three main colony zones: Sirius, Orion, and Pleiades.
Sirius isn't that bad, other than its system is somewhat hostile to life. Its not that far away in terms of stars.
Orion on the other hand is a constellation made up of multiple stars. They are not close to each other. The constellation appears due to our
perspective. Some of the stars are over 1000 light years away. I cannot convey in words how far that is away.
Two of its stars are not too bad.
Pi³ Orionis at 26 light years, but its a white dwarf star.
Chi¹ Orionis at 28 light years, a dwarf with a companion.
Pleiades is a star cluster and its 440 light years away. The stars are young hot blue stars around 100 million years old. They are expected to burn
out in 200 million years.
I know people like to pick the three objects. Humans like to pick objects in the sky they can see with the naked eye.
The vast majority of stars, red dwarfs, that may have planets and may have life are not visible to the naked human eye.
From a mythological point of view, it makes a mistake assuming that the Canaanite Elohim and Sumerian Annunaki are totally different pantheons, when
in fact they share many traits.
There are more plausible ways of creating such space opera. Instead of Elohim and Annunaki, a more plausible version would be the Asuras/Ahuras and
The Deva are the gods of Hinduism. The term itself is related to our western words Deus and Divine. The earliest form is the RigVedic pantheon which
is very similar to the Canaanite Elohim and the Sumerian Annunaki. The earliest writings have 33 Divinities in the Rigvedic pantheon.
In Buddhism, Trayastrimśa is the second heaven. Its name means "Belonging to the 33". It is the highest heaven still linked with Earth. The Lord of
the 33, is Sakra, a title of the Rigvedic King of the gods Indra. In Taoism, Sakra and Indra are the August Jade Emperor, ruler of the mortal realms.
Also compare to the storm god Baal-Hadad that rules the Canaanite Elohim and En-Lil who rules the Sumerian Annunaki, the only one of the Annunaki that
could commune with Anu(Supreme Heaven/Sky Father). Baal-Hadad and En-Lil both rule from a " great mountain". Likewise Sakra, Lord of the Deva rules
from Sumeru, the heavenly mountain of the 33 gods. In Hinduism the mountain is known as Meru.
The Elohim assembled on Mount Zephon/Zaphon. The mountain is referenced in the Bible in Isaiah 14:13
You said in your heart, "I will ascend to
heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred
En-Lil rules from E-Kur or Kur-Gal.
In ancient Persia, the Daeva or Devs, are considered to be the false gods or rejected gods. The chief or king of the Daevas is called Angra Mainyu and
This brings me to the other pantheon, the Ahuras or the Asuras. The enemies of the Devas/Daevas.
To the ancient Persians, the Ahuras were the gods. Their chief or lord was Ahura Mazda or Ormazd. Ahura Mazda was sometimes identified with the
Assyrian skyfather Asshur and the Akkadian "father of Heaven" Anshar.
He is the upholder of Asha, cosmic justice and order. Compare to the Greek Logos. His active principle is the Spenta Mainyu or "Holy Spirit".
Beneath him is Mithra/Mithras, patron of covenants and truth. Serving Him are six archangelic beings known as the Amesha Spentas.
To the Hindus, the Asuras, are a powerful group of beings who oppose the Devas. Just as the Zoroastrians veiw the Daevas as adversaries of the Ahuras,
the Hindus view the Asuras as adversaries of the Devas.
Oddly, the Vedic Asura Varuna is the keeper of law and order. He is chief of the Adityas, seven (sometimes twelve) celestial deities, and guardian of
Rta, cosmic order and foundation of Dharma.
Like the Persian Ahura Mazda who has Mithra, the Vedic Varuna has Mitra. Mitra is one of the Adityas and like Mithra, a patron of covenants and
The Buddhists view the same conflict between the Asuras and the Devas. The Buddhist view has echoes of the Titanomachy of Greek myth, where Sakra
Indra defeated them, causing them to fall from the Heavenly mountain Sumeru.
In this "celestial opera", instead of stars, the use of dimensions or parallel universes is more plausible.
Sumeru, Meru, Zaphon or Kur-Gul becomes the Axis Mundi, from which the Cosmic Archon rules with 33 other chief archons or devas. This Axis Mundi would
reside in a realm considered the closest dimension or reality still in contact with earth by liminal points. They rule and control the earth.
Beyond them is another dimension or reality not directly linked to earth. This is the realm of the Logos or cosmic order. The keepers of this order at
times find themselves in conflict with the keepers of earth. Some of them have even failed in their duties resulting in their exile and incarnation on
earth. These exiles find themselves in constant warfare with the keepers of earth.
In a sense, there are three factions at conflict in this opera.
1. The transcendent guardians and keepers of cosmic order.
2. The keepers and guardians of Earth.
3. The exiled fallen.
The humans and earth become plot devices for the conflict. The agents of all three factions become the protagonists and antagonists.
To me at least, using this structure is more plausible. It unites Abrahamic, Dharmic, Taoic, and "Pagan" myth and archetypes into a unified mythos.
Lost civilizations, lands, secret societies and Forteana could all be easily incorporated into it.
One of the more interesting incoporations could be MIT professor Max Tegmark's "Four Levels of the Multiverse".
•Level I: A generic prediction of cosmological inflation is an infinite ergodic universe, which contains Hubble volumes realizing all initial
conditions - including an identical copy of you about 101029 meters away.
•Level II: In many models, inflation can produce multiple Level I multiverses that have different effective physical constants, dimensionality and
•Level III: In unitary quantum mechanics, other branches of the wavefunction add nothing qualitatively new, which is ironic given that this quantum
parallel universes have historically been the most controversial.
•Level IV: Other mathematical structures give different fundamental equations of physics.
Using this as a frame of reference, the realm of the "gods" (Devas) is a reality, separated by a cosmic horizon but connected to our reality
possibly through wormholes.
The realm of cosmic order is possibly a Level IV reality.
Welcome to the Level IV multiverse. You can think of what I'm arguing for as Platonism on steroids: that external physical reality is not
only described by mathematics, but that it is mathematics. And that our physical world (our Level III multiverse) is a giant mathematical object in
the Level IV multiverse of all matematical objects.
I hope that makes some sense.