Soon after the creation of the Earth, the Demiurge, the embodiment of the planet's potential biosphere, seeded it with its own life essence, producing the Elder Gods; Set, Chthon, Belathauzer, Gaea and others. Most of these deities degenerated into a great demonic host, forcing Gaea to have her son Atum destroy most of them, while the few that survived were driven away to nether realms.
Man later evolved and began worshiping these gods. Those gods who existed before the sinking of Atlantis included Honan, Hotath, Valka, Anu, Jhebbal Sag, Zukala, the Woman in the Moon, the Great Scorpion, the White Wolf, Ja-Quari the Tiger God, Baal, Dagon, Crom, Erlik and many others. Valka allegedly received worship as early as 28,000 BCE. Circa 19,500 BCE (or earlier) Crom banished the demon Shuma-Gorath. Circa 18,530 BCE, Erlik made the Valusian soldier Vonndhar a servant of his.
Around 18,500 BCE, the deities who will later become known as the Elder Gods of the Hyborian Age intended to make King Kull of Valusia the vessel of their power, but chose instead to make the immortal cat Sedrick (felinized by the sorcerer Thulsa Doom) the container of their power. After the sinking of Atlantis, the Hyborian Age began as gods such as Mitra, Asura, Derkerto, Bel, Ishtar and even Set from his dimension sought worshippers in the aftermath of the disasters.
However, at some point before the start of the Hyborian Age, the Primal Gods (possibly the same beings as those called the Elder Gods of the Hyborian Age) created the Four Cornerstones of Creation.
Circa 10,500 BCE, the Priestess of the Cult of Creation, Princess Noyo of Khitai, fled from Pau Styss the Demon Lord. Battling him, her lords turned her into a mystic wind that drifted away. Circa 10,100 BCE a man named Kaleb forcibly left his priestly brotherhood due to his siring a child named Solaise. Working with the Council of Seven, he stole the Child of the Elder Gods. Later regretting his actions, Kaleb's daughter became the host of the Child of the Elder Gods, henceforth unaging. Elsewhere the Primal Gods created a mate for Noyo (who at some point inhabited a Cimmerian village), a man named Laynnen. Later Laynnen and Noyo would face Pau Styss. Even later, the demon known as the Devourer of Souls would gain the power of the Elder Gods of the Hyborian Age from Sedrick and Solaise. Fortunately, his plans saw defeat. Later, Solaise would visit a prince named Conn to bestow on him the Sword of the Elder Gods.
Later, cataclysms ended the Hyborian Age. Among the earliest gods still active in the post-Hyborian world are the Sumerian and Egyptian Pantheons. Circa 2950 BCE the deity Khonshu opposed Rama-Tut, while Seth and Isis appeared to En Sabah Nur, the future Apocalypse. The Asgardians came to be worshiped by the Norsemen, and the Olympians were worshiped in Greece. Other gods appeared before each of the great civilizations, looking for followers. In a few places, like Greece, the Eternals were mistaken for the gods, a situation that the true gods tolerated most of the time, knowing that the Celestials were watching from afar.
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