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Elder Gods

Elder Gods.

The Elder Gods are immortal entities. They are generally distinguished from the Outer Gods or Great Old Ones by being less unbearable to behold (some choose to appear as humanlike figures, though their majesty is still awe-inspiring and humbling to mere mortals), and by being less generally inimical to humanity.

Some Elder Gods are known to help human beings who have dabbled in the Mythos return to relative safety (though never to an untroubled psyche); it would however be a mistake to assume they are inevitably benevolent. At best, they are still vastly superior to humans and have minds and motivations beyond human understanding; their seeming friendliness may well be coincidental, or due to reasons humans cannot fathom.