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OK ive been reading heaps of articles and so far ive come up with these
Dragon(some machine god or somthing)
emperor(if he is one)
Hive mind(may not be a god but its sort of other worldly and all powerful)
are ther any for these guys who have names
gork and mork
so are ther any more gods or are some of these not gods and wat god do tau follow if they follow anyone.
Eh gods for tau...hmmm ah The Mighty Blue Being in the sky lololololololololol.
*ahem* ok lame, but I think the Tau don't have any gods they worship, well probably the etherals but...nae they ain't gods.
Also I think I read somewhere that Khan and Khorne are actually the same 1 being 0_o shrug.
It's been theorised that Khaine and Khorne are the same thing, but no real proof has been given. Ah well.
Other Eldar gods
Asuryan (Phoenix King, "chief" god)
Kurnos (Hunter god)
Lileath (Maiden goddess)
Eldanesh (mythical Eldar hero, slain by Khaine and chosen to join the gods)
Vaul (Smith god)
The Laughing God (Trickster/Jester god, some people claim he is the Deceiver. General opinion here is that that's rubbish)
There are possibly others but I don't know.
And the Machine God (or Omnissiah, depending on where you find it) is the god the Adeptus Mechanicus, not anything to do with the Necrons. It has been rumoured that the Dragon C'tan has been manipulating the Adeptus Mechanicus, but it isn't acting as their god in its own right.
And the Nid Norn Queens aren't gods. They're just theorised to be the beings that direct the Hive Fleets. It is possible they have godlike power, but are not venerated as such. But you could argue that the C'tan aren't strictly gods but merely being of energy that feed on stars. As their main domain is the material world, they could be excluded from the category of "god", who are generally thought to have some connection to the warp.
And the Old Ones were a race of beings that just knew a lot more than any race currently in existence. They aren't really worshipped as gods (although it could be argued that the Eldar Gods were them, given the references in Eldar mythology to the wars between their gods and the C'tan)
the eldar gods were rarely involved in the fight, taking whichever side would benefit them the most. they aren't the old ones. i was thinking chaos were the old ones, or something similar to chaos, as the warp is used frequently in references to the old ones
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There are no more Eldar Gods than the Harlequin and Khaine. All others are dead, i.e. consumed by Slaanesh. The emperor isn't really a god, just the most powerful psyker in history. It is theorized that he is a prototype of the new human, a human who has mastered his psychic potential and that all humans have the ability to do so. They simply don't know how.
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No. They were just masters of warp travel, and used it extensively. They were against Chaos if their Warhammer counterparts are anything to go by (which I appreciate they probably aren't, but there is nothing in 40k saying that they had links to Chaos.i was thinking chaos were the old onesIn existence now, yes. I was laying as much of the pantheon up as I could remember, dead or alive.There are no more Eldar Gods than the Harlequin and KhaineIn which case why were they the particular gods of the Eldar? And if they didn't get involved in the fight, why did Khaine ask for 100 swords from Vaul? And why did Vaul build his Talismans (otherwise known as Blackstone Fortresses)?the eldar gods were rarely involved in the fight, taking whichever side would benefit them the most
The Eldar gods were definately involved in the fight against the Necrons, the purpose of Vaul manufacturing the swords was for Khaine to defeat the Nightbringer.No, as I said the Old Ones are a species similiar to the Slann of WHFB. Here is an article on them. Herei was thinking chaos were the old onesThere is no 'carte blanche' statement that the Emperor is not a god. Noone can say he is or he isn't as this is left open to interpretation by the player. For example when you think about it, none of the chaos powers are gods. They are merely daemons, admittedly vastly powerful ones grown to enormous power, but are merely the creations of emotions in the warp. Many might argue they are and they arent.The emperor isn't really a god
Then when you consider it, are the C'tan powers gods? They are giant star consuming organisms, coalesced to a metal skin. So if you consider those gods, whose decision is it that the Emperor is not a god?
In my opinion the Emperor was 'god-like' if not actually a god (we don't know).
The Emperor is not a god, he is probably dead but no-one has come near enough to check his pulse
He is only 'Sustained' by the thousands of Psykers he consumes per day- we ahve theorised in school that he may be a C'Tan himself (devouring souls, seem familiar?)
The C'Tan are Gods, it is definate, they feed on stars and have the power to end the universe totally if they just so choose, they just want to continue manipulating and slaughtering the many mortals that lie in the galaxy.
The Chaos 'Gods' are not gods, they are revered as such, but are not really- their physical presence can be destroyed, so their warp presence must be able to be destroyed- ergo, they aren't immortals.
The Eldar Gods may be real, or may have been real at one point, the rest have just been destroyed.
The hive mind is just a collective conciousness of the Tyranids- so that can't be a God either.
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As to the argument that the Emperor is not a God, I ask then, what is he? He ain't just a man, cause he spawned the genetically superior Space Marines. He was also immortal and would have lived for ever except for the injury he sustained from Horus. Every race has its Gods, as has been pointed out above, especially by box.
Consider what the term "god" means in the world of 40k. In the modern world, it means something different. Some of us consider God to be the One, the all-powerful being that created the universe. What this means is simply that we worship him because those that came before us told us to.
In 40k, a "god" is just a supreme being. Usually immortal, and with enough power to direct the course of evolution for an entire species or more. I like to think of them as beneficiaries. The Emperor was a supreme being that decided to support the Human race. Khaine was a "god" that backed the Eldar. And the Chaos gods of course are supreme powers of the warp that are chaotic and desire the doom of other races. These gods are all similar in concept to the ancient Greek gods, as they picked sides and supported various factions of humans throughout Greek history. These gods were not above human emotions, and had their own agendas, just as the gods in 40k do.
And so, I think that 40k gods are not "gods" in the sense of how we consider that word, but they are simply the most powerful living creatures in the galaxy, and they can't help but become involved in the affairs of the less-powerful and mortal races.
P.S. If you are so inclined and don't consider it blasphemous or anything, think of our modern day gods in this way...maybe that is the way it really is. Some people claim God does not exist. Other people claim there are many gods. I would argue that I don't know if there is a God (or gods) or not, but I sure as hell wouldn't worship one just because my relatives and ancestors told me to. Even if God showed up before me and said "Worship me", I'd ask why. What would be in it for me? That if I don't, I go to hell or some similarly horrible afterlife? Well, that's a god that is trying to gain support through fear tactics and I would never worship something like that.
After all, maybe even if there is a God or gods, he/she/it/they are just supreme beings with their own agendas --- they aren't infallible, and maybe our "God" just chose to support the human race...maybe it isn't the creator of all things, but just a being that has chosen to influence us for reasons so far unknown. Maybe if we ever do make it to the stars and come across another alien race, it will be backed by another "God" and we and our "God" will have to go to war with that side. Maybe this is just all nonsense or sci-fi junk, but it makes you think...and don't be afraid of thinking for yourself just because someone else told you that its blasphemous. Afterall, I would argue that a God that would condemn you for thinking for yourself is not a god anyone should worship.
Hope I haven't offended anyone; I'm just encouraging free-thought, which is something no one should be afraid of.