reply to post by YourGod
I disagree with your analysis of Primordial and Celestial gods.
By definition, "primordial" means existing at or from the beginning of time
. In other words, "primordial" gods are deities personifying
elements of existence so necessary that our ancestors would have believed they always (or very nearly so) existed. A handful, from various cultures,
Chaos; Erebus (darkness); Nyx (night); Gaia (land); Tartarus (Underworld); Ouranos (sky); and Pontus (sea) in Greek mythology. In Mesopotamia those
roles would have been filled by Nammu (sea); Urash (land); Kur (Underworld); Antu (space); and Anu (sky). To the Egyptians they would have been
(according to the Ennead): Nun (sea); Shu (air); Tefnut (moisture); Nuit (space); and Geb (land). Or, according to the Ogdoad: Amun and Amaunet (the
invisible); Huh and Hauhet (space); Kuk and Kauket (darkness); and Nun and Naunet (the sea). In monotheism the primordial role is filled by the
Creator; whether that is Yhvh, Allah, or someone else.
The primordial gods do not live off of "energy" from the stars and galaxies at all. They thrived off of the same "faith" energy as any other deity. In
fact, almost no religion on Earth differentiates a "primordial" from a "celestial", or either of those from a "terrestrial" god.
Just to finish up though, the word "celestial" means positioned in, or relating to, the sky, or outer space; as observed in astronomy.
me also list off some of the celestial gods from various cultures for you now.
In Mesopotamia the most prominent were Utu (the sun); Nanna (the moon); and Inanna (Venus) who were all the personification/embodiment of those
planets, stars, and satellites movements through the heavens. In Egypt one of the most prevalent celestial cults was that of Sopdet (the star Sirius),
who was married to Sah (the constellation of Orion), and their son Sopdu (the heat at the height of summer, believed to be brought on by Sirius).
Greece had a number of celestial figures in both the Titanic and the Olympian age: Hyperion and Theia, the representations of "distant light" and
"divine brilliance"; Asteria (the starry heaven); Helios (the sun); Selene (the Moon); Orion (namesake of the constellation); and numerous others.
There's significantly less celestial worship in monotheism, but, the Star of Bethlehem could be a hint at early celestial involvement in the
I don't know where you're sourcing your information (if anywhere), but it is definitely not in any mythic or historical account of man and his early
~ Wandering Scribe
edit on 31/1/14 by Wandering Scribe because: (no reason given)