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11-03-2011 @ 5:11AM
"It would certainly align with Metzen's assertions that Azeroth is something special in the grand scheme of the cosmos."This was the other thing that reminded me of it. The idea of "Azathoth = Azeroth" has been kicking around in my head ever since I learned about the Azotha and the original Kingdom of Azeroth. Then when I read that in Lovecraft lore, Azathoth was the ultimate chaos, I'm like... well damn, "ultimate chaos," that's pretty much what Azeroth is, look at all the messed up stuff that's happened there, and it's like it never ever stops.Maybe Azeroth isn't a conscious entity, but is more like an anti-Gaia, for those of you familiar with the concept of Gaia (which is that the earth is a living, evolving macro-organism). Oddly enough, in Greek mythology, Gaia is the mother of all creation, and sort of the basis for the modern day "gaia hypothesis." Gaia is generally seen as a positive force, or similar to "Mother Nature," OR, as the Tauren might put it... the "Earth Mother."Think of Azeroth as some kind of gigantic anti-hero origination deity, like a bad-ass beer drinking cigarette smoking ass-kicking black sheep sister of Gaia. Maybe she's a gigantic old God, or maybe she is just the nexus of chaos, and is something beyond both old gods and Titans alike. I think any of those options sounds both plausible and awesome.
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