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In the ravenor series, Molotch refers to "the undying eight" and performs sacrifices in multiples of 8. There are only 4 chaos gods. Where is he getting the number 8 from?
isnt the 4 just the most well known? The star has eight points
There are eight Chaos Gods in Warhammer Fantasy. Or, at least, more than four. Abnett may be taking liberties with the pantheon. Though the actual number of Warp entities is functionally limitless, and any one of them could call himself a "god" were he to gain independent sentience.
Is eight the number of Nurgle, or Khorne? If it was Nurgle, the "undying" would make a great deal of sense.
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Could be just about anything..
Maybe he's performing saccrifices to the 8 daemons who guard the Heart of Chaos or something (note, I don't know if such things exist).. Chaos is filled with numerical significance. Just listen to the sorcerors' speech at the start of the chaos level in Dark Crusade..
I'm not keen on the idea of other chaos gods, because a being on that scale would be a massive part of the universe, and thus you'd expect to see some mention of it in other 'official' works.
GW only publishes about 1% of everything that is and has gone in in the WH40K Galaxy. They also generally focus on things which have a fairly direct relevance to their games and model collection so other Chaos gods could well have had a huge effect on the galaxy without being mentioned. That said 'The Big Four' have pretty much the major aspects of humanity and indeed life in general covered so any other dieties would cover a niche market so to speak.
It could be that the other four (If they do indeed exist) are merely other representations of the Chaos gods. None of the Chaos gods focus entirely on one thing. Khorne represents wanton murder and slaughter, but also martial honour. Tzeentch is the Lord of mutation and magic but also politics and scheming and so on.
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Eight points on the star, eight winds of Chaos, I think eight is just generally the number of Chaos Undivided (and Khorne if marked). There are many many Chaos Gods, and more than the Ruinous Powers (referring to Khorne, Tzzentch, Nurgle, and Slaanesh) though in current canon most (recall Malal?) don't exist or aren't active. Point is, eight is a number for Chaos Undivided.
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