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I am the darkness behind the stars, I existed billions of years before even the first spark of Creation was lit, God could not destroy me and neither can you.
Khaos to Azathoth.

Khaos was the original formless void and order-less state preceding the creation of the multiverse and cosmos. The void became the Primordial entity that rules over the void and the abyss, becoming the progenitor of the Primordials.

Overview

Khaos' True Form (Art by Erica Anderson)

He is one of the many beings who existed before existence itself. While having no true creator, Khaos was said to be the child of the Primordial Abyss Caligo and another being beyond Azathoth and God in age and power, though this is probably false.

Khaos had birth many primordial deities who would later rule specific concepts of Creation. The most well known being Tartarus (Abyss), Eros (Love), Erebus (Darkness), Nyx (Night) and Gaia (Mother Earth). Gaia then brought forth Ouranos, the starry heavens and her male equal, to be her companion. With him she gave birth to the Titans and some of the other primordial deities. Both Nyx and Erebus together starting creating other Primordials who would rule other concepts as well.

It became later the remaining "gap" created from the original separation of Heaven and Earth; although the aspect of being the gap of the universe falls to Il Separatio, while Khaos is a dark, silent, and infinite oddity with no trace of life whatsoever. This primordial, annihilating chaos is ever-present; wherever there is nothing, wherever there is the void and abyss, wherever any wish or belief is negated, there is Khaos.

In religions, primordial chaos is normally the building block that the being of order uses to create the universe, with the body of primitive chaos being the foundation of the cosmos. In fact, God, the ruler of Order, uses primitive chaos to give rise to creation, bringing the non-thing into existence, and order from disorder. However, this does not exactly place chaos as a co-creator, it can be said that chaos is like a blank canvas that God, the author, uses to design and write His creation.

Appearance

Khaos has no definite true form. It appears mainly in the form of a vast absolute blackness or dark mass, apparently endless, which expands into any area in which it finds itself and devours everything in sight. Despite not having a true shape, it usually takes the form of a thin, naked, hairless demonic entity, with tendrils protruding from the head like strands of hair and protruding from the sides of the body as ends or as a human or coloured incompatibility.

Khaos' true form can best be described as a transcendent void that exists outside the confines of the universe, with the entire Megaverse existing within his noiseless, chaotic body, something that wasn't so frightening to ancient peoples who believed the world to be the remains of a chaotic entity that was defeated by a ruler of order. From Khaos' point of view, all the infinite worlds created by Yesh like universes, dimensions, planets, realms and multiverses are just bacteria to him, with the Megaverses being the same as soap bubbles that exist inside his body. When manifested through avatars, Khaos describes it as entering within himself, with Zeus comparing it to Khaos' manifestation within the universe as an author inserting himself into fiction.

However, Khaos has taken human forms when it desires to visit Earth, a Skyland, an Underworld, an alternate realm, or just anywhere there are people as he doesn't want them to get erased from existence.

Personality

Because of its age and extreme power, Khaos is extremely detached from the rest of Creation. Khaos is incredibly stoic and almost emotionless. He sees creation events, like The Holy War between the deities, as insignificant. Khaos seems to see life forms in Creation as unimportant, even comparing Zeus to bacteria, showing that he sees life in Creation as humans see bacteria.

As a Pre-existential Being, Khaos does not care about the situation of lower beings or deities. He is an indifferent and cold god to her worshipers. Khaos spends most of its time "sleeping", returning to itself without its original form and allowing its consciousness to permeate and infiltrate all levels of Creation. Khaos is more of an impersonal and unconscious force than a real god.

Khaos has no qualms about killing others. He seems unperturbed and has an indifferent attitude towards the death of other beings. Death simply sees it as something that happens in Creation. Although it seems very impersonal and lacking in desire or will, Khaos decided to ally himself with God during the first battle against Azathoth. Where they shared a genuine respect and "care" for each other and for all of Creation. After the battle, Khaos and God then shake hands with each other before going on their separate ways right after God begging Khaos not erase Creation, something he strangely accepted.

Of all the other pre-existentials, he is the most comfortable with God and Ouroboros, he has had a very neutral relationship with God since the creation of the Universe. He also acts as guardian of Ouroboros. Despite this, Calur emphasizes that it should not be confused that Khaos possesses some love for Ouroboros, as in the end, it will be Khaos himself who must again bring all creation back to its state of initial and endless non-existence, including Ouroboros himself. On the other hand, he harbors a strong, nasty disdain and hatred for Azathoth and the outside gods for causing him trouble in the past, where he once threatened Azathoth that he would never be destroyed by people like him.

Khaos is a normally amoral, neutral and impersonal entity, not caring about the countless wars that took place inside his body like the War in Heaven, which was an overwhelming event, or the Titanomachy or the battle between Ymir and Odin at the beginning of time. Khaos is an entity that cares little for the universe created by God or anything that exists in the universe, with few emotions being able to express, which are often perceived as a yawning void, as Khaos' emotions are as abstract as himself. However, when manifested with an avatar, be it an Image Avatar or an Avatar Being, Khaos is capable of showing some emotions or even feelings, even if minimally, as amtromorphism requires him to have some sort of personality.

Powers and Abilities

Khaos is one of the strongest beings that ever existed. His power is equal to that of Azathoth and God himself, the latter being a little stronger. In contrast to his primordial companions, Khaos embodies the concepts of Nothingness, nonexistence and Darkness. As primordial, Khaos is the progenitor of the ancient gods and, therefore, the creator of the progenitors, since they are only "parts" of the multiverse itself. Due to his position as a personification of the Void, he is one of the most powerful entities in the multiverse, with immeasurable levels of power far greater than those of any existing deity, including any of his children. In the War of Creation, Khaos managed to battle Azathoth and God to a stand still which clearly shows he holds immeasurable power. With all this power, Khaos is so dangerous that the Protogenoi and other Primordials would have to take immediate action if Khaos is enraged or bored.

  • Omnipotence: Like the Anti-God and the Creator, Khaos is truly omnipotent, omnipresent, and omnisciencent. In essence, Khaos has three of the aforementioned powers and has the powers related to both creation and destruction. Not much can be said about how truly powerful Khaos is, except that it exists together with Azathoth and God. One thing is certain: it is so powerful that God was unable to kill it and chose to seal it. The point about Khaos' role in existence is that, at the end of time, he will be the one to eliminate all existence, so that it can be reborn again. Therefore, Khaos is powerful enough to erase all creation. Khaos is also responsible for raising the progenitors. Among grandchildren, they fear his power, presence and just saying his name. Khaos is nothing or emptiness. He can really kill anything completely, in fact, just by his mere presence, if he wants to, he can dissolve anyone who is below himself, meaning that if Khaos wanted to, he could easily erase all non-Pre-existential Entities with minimal effort. Its power is described as immeasurable. And by creation, the meaning is that it is a threat to the entire multiverse itself, and all its mortals, immortals, powered ones, living or dead, abstract and conceptual, angels, demons, cosmic entities and lesser divinities. Even things like time and dreams can be devoured by the nothingness. Khaos has the ability to be almighty in every sense and aspect. Khaos can do the impossible such as "bigger than infinity", "making a squared circle." Khaos can achieve and do anything and everything without limit or condition including the conceptually impossible and logically impossible.
  • Nonexistence Embodiment: Khaos can completely annihilate anything and everything, including the totality itself without any protection nor exception of any kind, with minimal effort.
  • Creation: Khaos created the Progenitors, like Gaia. Progenitors are by far the only things he has created. He also created the Kingdom of Ancient Gods for all the Pantheon Religions known in existence. He also created three entities known as King Elegance, The Forsaken Priest and Zalgo by complete accident. Khaos can create organic or inorganic matter from nothing, either as finished objects or simply unfinished elements. As an Omnipotent being, Khaos can create anything they can think of, whether conceptual or sentient. This includes the creation of energy, souls and life of any complexity, dimensions or realities, stars, etc.
  • Avatar Creation: It also created an avatar in Amatsu-Mikaboshi who created his own deities.
  • Omni-Telepathy: Khaos can read/sense, communicate with, and control an infinite number of minds across all universes, planes and dimensions to essentially absolute degree.
  • Void Manipulation: Khaos is the Primordial Being of Nothingness. It can remove any concept, such as light, darkness, time, space, life, death, energy or anything that is existence. He calls this the "Delete button".
  • Origin & Oblivion manipulation: Being the primeval void itself, Khaos has the ability to truly bring about the beginning and end of anything be it universes, primordials, cosmic entities, higher planes of existence etc. Unlike Ayin who can erase all of existence, Khaos can truly eradicate anything to the point that no proof of it's existence remains.
  • Null Energy manipulation: Being the primordial entity of the void, gives him access to null energy a unique power which allows khaos to bypass all natural and conceptual defenses, allowing him to erase anything other than pre-existentials, although it still has the ability to seriuosly harm them as it bypasses all natural defenses, with God stating that it is one of the reasons he is vary of Khaos.
  • Omniscience: Despite being in the realm of the ancient gods since the beginning of everything, Khaos is aware of all events, places, beings, objects or anything existing, despite not being present or awake for that matter. He is aware of the constant wars that were fought between the deities shortly after the formation of the universe, but he also knows the number of angelic or demonic beings who died through creation and knows when someone is in his territory. Khaos is completely competent and aware of all the different facets of every situation he is in, able to perfectly think her way out of anything and achieve optimal results.
  • Absolute Will: Khaos can grab hold of creation and twist, bend, sculpt, and re-sculpt it into whatever form that he desires or can imagine. Usually, the power to create something out of nothing is not at most Khaos disposal, as a created universe, multiverse, or megaverse must first be in existence in order for Khaos to manipulate it. However, Khaos can twist reality in such a way that he mimic creation to an extent; i.e. projection of realistic illusions and bringing any form of fantasy to life through sheer force of will.
  • Absolute Omnipotent Strength: Khaos is seen to possess and generate limitless and unsurpassable physical strength, able to go toe-to-toe and even surpass the strongest of beings with nothing but the raw force of his physical blows. Any level of weight Khaos needs to lift or move is irrelevant as their body can emit limitless amount of force that can repel an object of any mass.
  • Omnifarious: Similar to the Ouroboros, Khaos can assume any form it wants, altering its entire appearance and identity, like the voice. Khaos though has complete and absolute control over its own being, allowing it to manipulate its shape, density, size or to be solid, liquid, gaseous, or pure energy, independently from the laws of Physics and Logic.
  • Absolute Reality Warping: Khaos can warp and change reality like God. Their mere presence tends to distort reality. Being the Primordial Void, Khaos can distort, shape, manipulate, even warp infinite realities, with just a mere thought or snap of his fingers. God calls it the restart or switch off button, where she can erase all existing universes, if he wished to, but chooses not, as a form of respect and friendship to her sibling, God. Where they both maintain the cycle of balance with Ouroboros.
  • Omega Reality Warping: Similarly, but unlike God, Khaos possesses one of the rarest form's of reality warping, the Omega Reality, as such, Khaos can create, shape and manipulate with the absolute authority of the Omega Reality, the one encompassing the conclusion/finale to all realities and where all concepts end. Meaning she decides what happens to them all, such as whether or not they cease to exist, become something entirely new, where things all end up, were conflicts are all resolved, and etc. If the Alpha Reality that God possesses is the origin for all realities and where they start from, then Omega Reality is where they all end up after their purpose has been served.
  • Meta Disaster Manipulation: Similarly, but unlike God, Khaos can create, shape and manipulate the ultimate disasters. No matter what happens or who tries to "save the day" it is completely and utterly hopeless, absolutely nothing can stop this from happening, just like real death, tragedy will strike in the bitter end. This is the work of a supreme being bringing forth a harsh and unavoidable judgement upon on creation. Unlike God's Apocalyptic Force Manipulation, this power isn't solely about controlling the final force that causes the end of all existence in a multiversal cycle but bringing forth absolute ruin and tragedy that's beyond all hope of stopping, whether it is the end of everything or not. Only God's Meta Miracle manipulation can counter this ability.
  • Omni-Telekinesis: Khaos has immense telekinetic powers. His telekinetic powers far exceeds those of the Primordials, the Dragon Gods, the Levians and the Outer Gods. He was able to lock both Vitriol and Ayin in place to stop them from destroying the Multiverse in their battle, by simply looking at the both of them.
  • Absolute Nihilikinesis: Khaos can control and manipulate the very concept of nothing. It can control all concepts associated with Nothing. It can control antimatter, emptiness, etc. With nothing, Khaos can erase the whole existence and even create universes. Khaos can easily erase an army of demons and angels at the same time, even if both armies possess the highest ranks in them, by simply snapping his fingers with absolute ease. Khaos can simply erase absolutely anything and everything with ease, as he can erase an infinite number of universes and realities in the blink of an eye to the point that God himself fears what he can do.
  • Absolute Erasure: Khaos can wipe out absolutely anything and everything regardless of immunity, be it existence as a whole, all the way down to the very minute details of their targets, such as powers, life/death, space/time, definition, concepts, memories, possibilities, etc. However, anything erased by this power is absolutely impossible to bring back, rendering it completely absolute in the truest sense, therefore Khaos has only used ability with the utmost caution for this very reason. It is even stated by God himself, that not even he can restore what Khaos has erased with this very power and that it is Khaos' last resort measure.
  • Gravitokinesis: Khaos can manipulate gravity at will. He can bend it to make objects or beings "light" or "heavy". It can increase or decrease the severity in an environment. During his visit to Earth, he once reduced a woman as flat as a pancake because he was bored. This is also seen when he made 7 people stop fighting by slamming them into the ground stopping the fight instantly.
  • Black Hole Manipulation: Khaos can generate any size or shape of a black hole anywhere, anytime. It is able to suck the taste of an entire galaxy or universe, and perhaps several universes. He usually sends entities to one, if they bother him a lot and leaves them stuck wherever they reside until he releases them, but only if he wants to. Khaos is also seen to be able to manipulate the black holes that he creates and only suck up curtain thing's such as specific people, objects, building's, power's, magic attack's and so forth as clearly seen when he only sucked up a building and left the people in the building alone. Khaos is also seen to use this as a defense mechanism to defend him from getting hit by attack's making his invulnerability completely meaningless along no attack to even reach him, this is also clearly seen when he effortlessly sucked up numerous magic attack's with numerous black holes while warping reality to attack his opponent's.
  • Omni Purification/Healing: As one of the most powerful being in existence, Khaos can heal and purify anything, he possesses the ability to heal any type of ailment. Khaos can heal/restore anything/everything to optimal condition/health, including people, objects/locations, environments, abilities/powers, defensive powers, souls, worlds, natural forces/concepts etc. Undoing any/all damage they may have suffered and potentially even making themselves stronger in process. Khaos can also purify anything & everything, including natural forces, abstract/conceptual properties, people with dark hearts and souls, to the point that beings such as Satan, Ayin and Lucifer who can Corrupt absolutely anything besides being's stronger then them, even things that by the definition, immune to or shouldn't even be able to be purified (such as infernal entities or demonic powers) would be affected, and etc.
  • Meta Resurrection: Khaos can and is capable of reviving any being in existence, bringing anyone or anything back to life. Khaos can resurrect absolutely anyone he desires regardless of what has happened to them, including whether or not they are erased, destroyed, disintegrated, non-existent, removed, denied, negated, etc., in mass levels if necessary. No matter the condition/state of the target they can be perfectly revived every time without fail. Khaos can revive hundreds of decillions of beings with just a fingers worth of power.
  • Absolute Restoration: Khaos can restore literally anything/everything back to its natural/original state with absolutely no flaws or mistakes in the process, regardless how badly destroyed the target is. He can undo powers that can be otherwise apocalyptic, reverse altered effects, restore destroyed souls, resurrect, and heal any type of damage be it mental, emotional, spiritual, physical.
  • Omnilock: Khaos exists outside the concepts of time, space, life, and death, and that he is not bound by the laws of the multiverse itself. He is unkillable and any form of killing him (physically, mentally, and spiritually) are all impossible.
  • Absolute Immortality: As the Primordial that existed before all others, Khaos is absolutely immortal, and cannot die, age, get sick, be permanently wounded, is absolutely self-sustained and, as it's mind and soul are as immortal as his biological body, he is immune to mental/spiritual damage. Any injuries Khaos suffers will immediately heal, even if Khaos' body is disintegrated or blown up or completely erased and even if Khaos is completely destroyed to the sub-atomic level, it will still return to life. Khaos' existence is eternal to the point that he would not only continue to exist even after the end of time but would also remain completely unaffected and unchanged by it, essentially outliving time itself.
  • Ultimate Invincibility: As a Pre-Existential Entity on par with God and Azathoth, Khaos is completely invincible in many different ways and activities physically, mentally, spiritually etc. making Khaos supreme in one or several ways. Khaos cannot be defeated by conventional means and have no weakness, while Khaos has just never lost a battle and never will, simply put Khaos cannot be beaten.
  • Absolute Invulnerability: Khaos cannot be harmed or killed by anything in creation. Khaos is absolutely immune to any/all kinds of damage, be it physical, spiritual, psychic or even conceptual giving them a complete and perfect form of universal defense. Those who are known to do moderate damage are Azathoth and God, but cannot do more than that. To give an illustration, Khaos is immune to any kind of destruction from the smallest atomic to the greatest universal devastation. He would be unaffected by space-time alteration of any caliber and would stay in perfect condition even if the entirety of everything was collapsed. His indestructibility transcends normal physical limitations and boundaries to metaphysical scales becoming independent from reasoning and understanding to such a great point that they can defy paradoxes, logic, and predeterminism of any kind.
  • Meta Teleportation: Khaos can teleport absolutely anything to literally anywhere: any place and time it desires, including physical locations as well as metaphysical locations. This power also allows Khaos to teleport concepts into the physical world, like memories and thoughts, and bring anything into reality.
  • Apportation: Khaos can teleport matter/energy from one location to another without transporting oneself along or requiring physical contact. For offensive use, Khaos can teleport objects into a target, causing telefrag, punching holes or bisecting the opponent. This can be considered a form of Spatial Attacks, as such ability cannot be blocked. Due to being highly advanced, even absolute, he can even teleport the surrounding air or water molecules if physical ammunition, like bullets or needles, is lacking, teleport an attack back at the target. When under attack, swap locations with the target to defend yourself as well as putting them in danger. He can even teleport a massive object above the target, letting it crash down to crush the opponent to death.
  • Time Travel: Khaos can travel whenever through time, allowing him to reach any location and era.
  • Amortality: As the Primordial that existed alongside Azathoth and God, Khaos is amortized. He is completely free from existence, and any effort to kill him by conventional means is useless.
  • Immutability: Khaos is immune to all divine magic and weapons. It is also immune to poisons and diseases.
  • Memory Manipulation: Khaos can easily pass through the mind of any entity by force and leave possible excruciating pain when he does this. No mental barriers can stop him from seeking an entity's memories. Whenever angels and demons arrive in his realm, Khaos maintains all of the knowledge of these individuals and any experience or memory they have, and this is how he has a better understanding of what is happening outside him realm. Khaos' memory manipulation power, due to his immeasurable power, can also view the memories of one's future memories instead of just present and past but also future memories. Khaos can also create, shape and manipulate all memories/forms of memory, including muscle, cellular, genetic, dream, abstract/conceptual, elemental, inanimate, phenomena, etc. They can access and manipulate memories of things other than people, including those of objects, plants, bacteria/viruses, the dead, machines, environments, entire worlds, realities or universes, etc. Khaos can access/recall and shape memories that happened so long ago that they have been forgotten not only by the gods/transcendent beings but have been completely lost, potentially even accessing memories that happened at the beginning of time or whatever came before it. He can manipulate memories that have yet to happen or stabilize into a coherent form such as memories of the future or of future events. He can affect different timelines, parallel worlds, alternate universes and/or memories of places that exist outside of/beyond reality/existence.
  • True Form: The true form of Khaos is so vast and incomprehensible that it causes something less than an extremely ill primordial effect and can be fatal. Khaos states that the way he appeared to his children, the Progenitor for the first time, was just a favour, because if they looked at him in their most complete form, they would be erased from Existence.
  • Existence Erasure: The true form of Khaos is declared by God to be able to erase anyone from existence. Khaos' most frightening power is its ability to absorb any and all forms of matter into its being by merely touching said matter. There is no limit to how much matter it can absorb and has therefore been able to consume entire realities whole without consequence. But as it consumes more and more matter, its body naturally increases in size until finally even galaxies that are far larger than the Milky Way, become nothing but specs of dust to it. When in possession of a host that is foolish or unfortunate enough to come in contact with it, it completely absorbs its victim down to the very soul, with the victim being described as no longer a "creation of God". The host itself gains numerous drastic changes to its appearance, being hideous and 'chaotic' in nature.
  • Absolute Regeneration: Like God, Khaos can heal any wound caused to it.

Weaknesses

Despite being extremely powerful and almost impossible to defeat, Khaos still has some weaknesses.

  • God: Despite being extremely powerful, God was able to defeat him.
  • Azathoth: Being extremely powerful like Khaos, Azathoth can be able to defeat or seal it.

History

During Khaos' battle against Azathoth and God, Azathoth manifested numerous ancient beings of amorality and destruction known as the Outer Gods while Khaos manifested beings of amorality and creation known as the Primordials to counter them.

The conflict eventually ended in God defeating all of them but even he could not destroy them. The Outer Gods, in question, were rendered into a chrysalis-like state and placed into the depths of the "Outerverse". Before their imprisonment, they released many threads of itself that multiplied into more slivers which soon formed and became known as a race called the Great Old Ones.

God imprisoned the remains of Khaos and Azathoth's in the Outerverse. The realm itself was then hidden away in an unknown location that "goes beyond the borders of the physical universe". Possibly meaning that it exists in a realm where concept and thought is non-existent. He is said that should anyone be foolish enough to enter the realm or even touch it, they will immediately consume and take over the wielder as its host.

However as two powerful entities in one realm, the Outerverse could not hold them there forever and so they had escaped with the help of the Outer Gods when they weren't fighting each other. With their re-awaking, God feared that it may be the end of Creation.

Khaos, however, then immediately betrayed them and started attacking Azathoth and the Outer Gods with God watching in the background. When Azathoth was heavily distracted, God was able to seal him away outside existence along with putting the Outer Gods back into the Outerverse. Khaos and God then shake hands with each other before going on their separate ways right after God begging Khaos not erase Creation, something he strangely accepted.

Myths and Legends

Since ancient times, there was always a logic behind all beliefs involving the origin of the world, which was chaos. Chaos is the primitive state of the universe, the state that precedes order (cosmos), being the primordial void that precedes creation. However, this thinking changed with the rise of Monotheism, which believes that the universe was not created out of chaos, but was created out of nothingness and non-thing by God.
Carl Black.

Chaos refers to the void state preceding the creation of the universe or cosmos in the Greek creation myths, or to the initial "gap" created by the original separation of heaven and earth.

Greek kháos means 'emptiness, vast void, chasm, abyss', related to the verbs kháskō and khaínō, 'gape, be wide open', from Proto-Indo-European *ǵheh2n-, cognate to Old English geanian, 'to gape', whence English yawn. It may also mean space, the expanse of air, the nether abyss or infinite darkness. Pherecydes of Syros interprets chaos as water, like something formless that can be differentiated.

Chaos has been linked with the term abyss/tohu wa-bohu of Genesis 1:2. The term may refer to a state of non-being prior to creation or to a formless state. In the Book of Genesis, the spirit of God is moving upon the face of the waters, displacing the earlier state of the universe that is likened to a "watery chaos" upon which there is choshek (which translated from the Hebrew is darkness/confusion).

The Septuagint makes no use of χάος in the context of creation, instead using the term for גיא, "cleft, gorge, chasm", in Micah 1:6 and Zacharia 14:4. The Vulgate, however, renders the χάσμα μέγα or "great gulf" between heaven and hell in Luke 16:26 as chaos magnum.

This model of a primordial state of matter has been opposed by the Church Fathers from the 2nd century, who posited a creation ex nihilo by an omnipotent God.

In modern biblical studies, the term chaos is commonly used in the context of the Torah and their cognate narratives in Ancient Near Eastern mythology more generally. Parallels between the Hebrew Genesis and the Babylonian Enuma Elish were established by Hermann Gunkel in 1910. Besides Genesis, other books of the Old Testament, especially a number of Psalms, some passages in Isaiah and Jeremiah and the Book of Job are relevant.

Quotes

I AM KHAOS. I AM NOTHINGNESS. YOU WHO STANDS IN MY WAY... YOU SHALL PERISH.
Khaos.
To be fair, none of us really understand what our father was thinking. But at least in our defense, ours is literally the void that exists before creation, so unless you fancy talking to yourself before a giant blackhole, be my guest.
Tartarus.
Before the first day... In the beginning it was chaos that lay alone in the void. The chaos was volatile and it turned inside out and began to dance frantically - now imploding now exploding. The darkness was crumbling, the shapes were almost being shaped by accident, but since no one was there, it was all an improbable dream. A pale light thus dawned – a reflection analogous to the clumsiness of the absence of total darkness. Primitive elements were confused into an infinite chain of infinite molecules that did not exist. In nothingness, nothing existed but the anatomy of nothingness. Nothing grew. Nothing was goaded. Hundreds of hidden stars, a thousand and one new constellations. A cosmic and incipient question mark. Meaningless shapes, discolored colors. Silent whispers of a non-existent universe. Diaphanous corruptible lights. Delusions lingering asleep. On that day there was no day.
Idenir Ramos.
Before there was earth or sea or the sky that covers everything, Nature appeared the same throughout the whole world: what we call chaos: a raw confused mass, nothing but inert matter, badly combined discordant atoms of things, confused in the one place. There was no Titan yet, shining his light on the world, or waxing Phoebe renewing her white horns, or the earth hovering in surrounding air balanced by her own weight, or watery Amphitrite stretching out her arms along the vast shores of the world. Though there was land and sea and air, it was unstable land, unswimmable water, air needing light. Nothing retained its shape, one thing obstructed another, because in the one body, cold fought with heat, moist with dry, soft with hard, and weight with weightless things.
Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1st Century BCE (Translated by A. S. Kline)
At the beginning there was only Chaos, Night, dark Erebus, and deep Tartarus. Earth, the air and heaven had no existence. Firstly, blackwinged Night laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Erebus, and from this, after the revolution of long ages, sprang the graceful Eros with his glittering golden wings, swift as the whirlwinds of the tempest. He mated in deep Tartarus with dark Chaos, winged like himself, and thus hatched forth our race, which was the first to see the light. That of the Immortals did not exist until Eros had brought together all the ingredients of the world, and from their marriage Heaven, Ocean, Earth, and the imperishable race of blessed gods sprang into being. Thus our origin is very much older than that of the dwellers in Olympus.
Don't engage him, my son. He is the Void that once fought my Father before Creation began. You wouldn't even stand a millisecond against him.
Lucifer to Akiel about Khaos.
I do as I please Oh Everlasting Lord of Creation. You may portray the powers of Creation, Control, Change, Destruction, and Restoration but you alone don’t possess them. Him and I also possess them just the same. The Power of Nothingness to bring existence where there wasn’t space-time, matter, energy, spiritual forces, manipulate those very things, to altering them as I please, to raze them back to nothingness or reconstitute from the abyss I can perform these miracles too. The only real difference between You, Azathoth and I is the aesthetic approach we take.
Khaos to God.

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Trivia

  • Khaos is seen to intervene in creation more than the other Pre-existential Entities.
  • Angering Khaos (as much as an apathic void can be angered), was Nyarlathotep's greatest accomplishment in his existence, showing even the void can be tricked.
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