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That's an interesting point and raises some interesting philosophical questions. I guess Shub-Niggurath is generative, and has some female attributes, but I'm not sure binary human sex categories really have any relevance with these elder gods (if they have any meaning apart from culture in general). I suppose its my own unconsious bias that defaulted to male. Some of the sources indicate parentage and assign sex and sometimes gender to the various entities of the Mythos, but I'm not actually sure if it's ever applied uniformly or ultimately can be given much weight in light of the cosmically unknowable aspects of these beings. There's a handful of indications that some of the entities may be self generative/asexually reproductive ([[Abhoth]]), hermaphroditic and/or sexually fluid ([[Nub and Yeb]]). All of these have wholly terrestrial real-world analogs that make this a very reasonable possibility.
 
That's an interesting point and raises some interesting philosophical questions. I guess Shub-Niggurath is generative, and has some female attributes, but I'm not sure binary human sex categories really have any relevance with these elder gods (if they have any meaning apart from culture in general). I suppose its my own unconsious bias that defaulted to male. Some of the sources indicate parentage and assign sex and sometimes gender to the various entities of the Mythos, but I'm not actually sure if it's ever applied uniformly or ultimately can be given much weight in light of the cosmically unknowable aspects of these beings. There's a handful of indications that some of the entities may be self generative/asexually reproductive ([[Abhoth]]), hermaphroditic and/or sexually fluid ([[Nub and Yeb]]). All of these have wholly terrestrial real-world analogs that make this a very reasonable possibility.
   
I've picked up this discussion further in a new thread. [http://lovecraft.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:5038| Here]
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I've picked up this discussion further in a new thread. [http://lovecraft.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:5038 Here]

Latest revision as of 18:37, December 30, 2016

Bích Nụ wrote:

John Thiel wrote: Shub Nigurath is who I like best. He's quieter, keeps to himself, mysterious.

Shub-Niggurath is a female, not male

That's an interesting point and raises some interesting philosophical questions. I guess Shub-Niggurath is generative, and has some female attributes, but I'm not sure binary human sex categories really have any relevance with these elder gods (if they have any meaning apart from culture in general). I suppose its my own unconsious bias that defaulted to male. Some of the sources indicate parentage and assign sex and sometimes gender to the various entities of the Mythos, but I'm not actually sure if it's ever applied uniformly or ultimately can be given much weight in light of the cosmically unknowable aspects of these beings. There's a handful of indications that some of the entities may be self generative/asexually reproductive (Abhoth), hermaphroditic and/or sexually fluid (Nub and Yeb). All of these have wholly terrestrial real-world analogs that make this a very reasonable possibility.

I've picked up this discussion further in a new thread. Here

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