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The Elder Gods are incredibly powerful ethereal beings with vast cosmic powers, who are the survivors of the first wave of entities that were spawned by the Demiurge visiting Earth soon after its formation, 4 billion years ago.[1]

Degeneration and Elder Gods culling


According to the Darkhold, on million years ago, Chthon led a group of evil Gods and Great Old Ones in a war against a benevolent faction, but was sealed away alongside his side by his victorious opponents.[2]

Modern days

Gaea currently resides within the Earth itself. Oshtur formed the Vishanti to assist Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. Set and Chthon were driven from Earth by Gaea's son Atum, but still exert influence through their followers and artifacts.[1]

Chthon tricked Ian McNee into gathering the Cornerstones of Creation.[3]

Powers and Abilities


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Average Strength level



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Level of Technology: Magic
Representatives: Chthon, Gaea, Hyppus, Isuus, Oshtur, Set

Atum, son of Gaea, is sometimes considered as the first of the new gods[4][5] or as an Elder God.[6]


  • The magical hierarchy was confirmed in the Marvel Tarot #1 and Mystic Arcana to only have four surviving elder gods. All other elder gods were destroyed by Atum and are where the pantheons of Humankind emerged.[1] Atum has himself been considered as an (additionial) Elder God.{{|Incredible Hercules #118}}
  • The elder gods are not to be confused with:


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