|“||The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.||”|
|— H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu|
Elder Mythos is the name given to a group of powerful beings inimical to mortal life living in the void of Dark Tapestry. These beings can be divided into two categories: the Outer Gods, who are equal in power to true deities, and Great Old Ones, who are more akin to demigods. The Great Old Ones are often seen as heralds or high priests of the Outer Gods and both are worshipped by various - often insane - cults, most often in Aucturn.