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No one knows exactly how the universe began, and exact origins of the chaotic universe remain uncertain. But several creation myths have been postulated by the peoples of Azeroth. A collection of these myths can be found below...
"Big Bang" theoryEdit
Some theorize that a catastrophic cosmic explosion sent the infinite worlds spinning out into the vastness of the Great Dark — worlds that would one day bear life forms of wondrous and terrible diversity.
Creation God theoryEdit
- See also Belief retcon.
Titans creation theory Edit
Some believe titans created the original worlds.
Titans only seeded existing worlds Edit
The titans, colossal, metallic-skinned gods from the far reaches of the cosmos, explored the newborn universe and set to work on the worlds they encountered. They shaped the worlds by raising mighty mountains and dredging out vast seas. They breathed skies and raging atmospheres into being. It was all part of their unfathomable, far-sighted plan to create order out of chaos. They even empowered primitive races to tend to their works and maintain the integrity of their respective worlds.
- See also the Mystery of the Makers.
Old Gods theory Edit
Night elves origin Edit
It is said that a primitive tribe of nocturnal humanoids (called the Kaldorei in some sources) cautiously made their way to the edges of the Well of Eternity. The feral nomadic humanoids drawn by the Well's strange energies, built crude homes upon its tranquil shores. Over time, the Well's cosmic power affected the strange tribe, making them strong, wise and virtually immortal. The tribe adopted or re-adopted the name Kaldorei, which meant "children of the stars" in their native tongue. The Kaldorei, or night elves as they would later be known, worshipped the moon goddess Elune and believed that she slept within the Well's shimmering depths during the daylight hours.
Some ancient texts speak that this was a small faction of trolls that broke off from the Amani Empire and founded their own colony in the heart of the dark continent. It is said that these brave pioneers discovered the cosmic Well of Eternity which transformed them into beings of immense power. Some legends suggest that these adventurous trolls were the first night elves, though this theory has never been proven.
Night elves tend not to believe they originated from trolls, but instead contend that they only came from Elune.
Centaur origin Edit
In other legends, passed down by night elves, the original centaur was one of the original three children of Cenarius.
Tauren mythos Edit
See tauren mythology.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. Chapter I: Mythos — The Titans and the Shaping of the Universe. The History of Warcraft. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
- ↑ Shadows & Light, 128; Magic & Mayhem, 14; Dungeons & Dragons Warcraft The Roleplaying Game, 20; World of Warcraft The Roleplaying Game, 250
- ↑ Matthew Rossi 2010-12-01. Know Your Lore: Theradras, Zaetar and the centaur. WoW Insider.