One of the Lower Planes of Existence.

  • Also called the earth womb, a place for the dead whose souls have been burned clean in Hell and are thereafter marched into pits, or levels, of the upper Abyss, above Tartarus. There the dead sleep, until visited by a Succubus or Incubus who will offer the means of rebirth from the womb of Mother Earth. This rebirth takes the form of a reincarnation, except in rare cases, when it is determined that the dead should rise as prophets to the living. Notable souls who have been resurrected and not reincarnated include the Hebrew prophet Joseph, who received his robe of many colors from the Goddess Nanshe, daughter of Enki; Thales of Miletus; and Jesus Christ.
  • The entry into the Abyss was formed as culture and thought rose upon the Nile some 8,000 years ago; this cave is a great mouth, shaped like a fish's mouth, with sharp teeth all round, that are said to be the vagina dentata of the Goddess Isis in Egyptian theology. Early yonic shrines in Egypt, dating to the 5th millennia BC, were cave mouths in the shape of a fish, like the mouth of the Abyss. The ruined city of Abydos in Egypt was formed around a shrine such as this.
  • Another part of the Abyss represents the underworld of the Chaldeans, called Aciel, created 4,000 years ago. The levels of the Abyss that were acknowledged by the Chaldean culture diminished with the fall of that kingdom, so that these pits are mostly empty now. They are noted for their darkness and the incapability of light to shine there. A demon who was instrumental in the creation of Aciel was Arseil, who in the early 2nd millennia became the Prince of Gehenna.

See Mythology