Bestiarum Vocabulum ☨ Gods
A god is a being of immense power which is usually worshiped by humans or other less powerful beings. While lesser beings may be worshiped like gods, “true” gods share several characteristics. Gods are almost always immortal and cannot die by natural causes such as old age or disease and may not be able to die at all. Gods also possess extraordinary abilities, ranging from superhuman physical strength and durability to mystical abilities unmatched by any other entity.
A god may come in virtually any form, though gods often assume human forms. A god may also have another, true form independent of its physical body and typically human senses cannot perceive this body or attempting to do say may result in severe injury, insanity or death.
Gods come into being by a variety of means. Some gods have simply always existed, having no beginning. Gods may also be created by other gods or similar higher powers, either through some mystical act or through reproduction with another being. Some gods exist only because humans believe they exist and worship them. Occasionally humans and other mortal creatures can ascend to godhood by various means.
Gods range from purely benevolent to purely malevolent, but even the most benevolent gods should be treated with caution and respect. Gods are among the most powerful beings one can encounter and are thus extremely dangerous.
It may be impossible to kill a god, though some methods do exist. Another god or similarly powerful being may be able to kill a god, as can any being which is said to be above the gods. Certain specially chosen mortals may also be able to kill a god, though even they often require special weapons or other paraphernalia to do so. Alternatively, it may be possible to kill a god by killing all of their worshipers or otherwise destroying belief in them. If a god cannot be killed, it may be possible to imprison them or banish them from the physical world for a period of time.
Bestiarum Vocabulum ☨ Ghosts
A ghost is the earthbound spirit of an individual who has died. Most ghosts are human spirits, but animal ghosts are not unheard of. Ghosts are often said to be composed of a supernatural material known as ectoplasm and traces of ectoplasm may be evidence of ghostly activity.
Ghosts remain on Earth for a variety of reasons. If someone dies a traumatic death, especially through murder or suicide, this may cause them to stay rather than pass on. Such ghosts may or may not even realize they have died and may be caught repeating the events surrounding their death. Other ghosts remain behind because some unfinished business or physical object holds them in the world of the living.
Ghosts possess a number of supernatural abilities. Many ghosts can levitate or even fly. Lacking physical bodies, virtually all ghosts can pass through physical objects. Some ghosts can still interact with physical objects. Such ghosts may be classified as poltergeists if they frequently move objects, though poltergeist may also refer to a type of mischievous or malicious spirit that was never human. Some ghosts also have the ability to possess living humans, much in the same way that demons can.
Ghosts are not usually purely malevolent, unless they were an evil person in life. However, ghosts may create problems for the living for other reasons. Some ghosts simply enjoy creating mischief or scaring the living because it amuses them. Vengeful spirits seeking retribution for wrongs they suffered in life may indiscriminately lash out at everyone.
Because ghosts are already dead and lack physical bodies, it is usually not possible to kill them. However ghosts are sometimes affected by certain weapons, especially weapons made of iron or silver and mystical weapons. However, even these weapons usually only temporarily incapacitate ghosts. Other ghosts and spirits can usually harm ghosts, but they may also be able to stop them permanently. With the use of necromancy, it may be possible to summon, bind or control ghosts. Salt may also repel, trap or disperse ghosts.
The most reliable solution for dealing with a troublesome ghost is to force them to move on from the world of the living. If a ghost can complete its unfinished business, it will almost always move on to the afterlife. It is sometimes possible to exorcise a ghost much in the same way that one would exorcise a demon. Other ghosts may be forced to go on the afterlife by destroying their remains, the object which holds them to the world, or the actual physical location which they haunt.
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