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Ogres - The Great Maw

TheImp22TheImp22 Registered Users Posts: 287
My question is simple... What is that thing ?!

A daemon ? A giant Tyranid ? Have GW said something about it ?
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  • TheGuardianOfMetalTheGuardianOfMetal Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 11,636
    A Comet that hit the plains and that was transformed into the Great Maw Proper by Ogre Belief imho
    Every wrong is recorded. Every slight against us, page after page, ETCHED IN BLOOD! Clan Gunnisson! Karak Eight Peaks! JOSEF BUGMAN! TOTAL WAR TROY FOR ONE YEAR EXCLUSIVELY ON THE EPIC GAMES STORE!"

    The Empire still hasn't gotten their FLC LL. We need Marius Leitdorf of Averland!

    Where is Boris Todbringer? Have you seen him? For a Middenland DLC with Boris and the Ar-Ulric!

    Queek could smell their hatred, ratcheted to a degree that even he could not evoke in their simple hearts. He stepped over the old orange-fur’s body, eager to see for himself what it was they saw. But he heard it first.
    'Waaaaaaaggh! Gorfang!'
  • SiWISiWI Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 11,010
    its a giant hole (made by the comet TGOM describes) that stares back at the soul of the orges
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  • MrMecHMrMecH Registered Users Posts: 2,286
    The god that birth from Ogre misunderstanding.
    SHUT UP GIVE US GHORGON!!!!!

  • Vanilla_GorillaVanilla_Gorilla Registered Users Posts: 19,986
    Cathay tried to cull the Ogres because they were getting too numerous, hence they launched this comet. Fail.
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  • TheImp22TheImp22 Registered Users Posts: 287
    edited December 2017

    A Comet that hit the plains and that was transformed into the Great Maw Proper by Ogre Belief imho

    SiWI said:

    its a giant hole (made by the comet TGOM describes) that stares back at the soul of the orges

    But is it even alive ? Or is just a giant hole with stones that look like teeth ? I read the wiki and it gave me the impression that it is alive.

    "From information gathered by Ogre witnesses during that time, the Great Maw is described as a gaping mouth of razor-sharp teeth, where an endless chasm lay at the very center of the pit where some say he has burrowed deep into the core of the earth, continously eating until it finally reached the other side of the world.

    Scholars however believed that the Great Maw was not a deity at all, but just a simple meterorite of great size that hit the Ogres original homeland. It is theorized by scholars that due to the Ogre's small brain, and extreme tendency to over-exaggerate things, the Ogre's believed the comet was a vengeful god-like being who ate the Ogre race and their lands as punishment for their sins. Scholars also theorized that when it hit, the force of the impact was so devastating that the crater itself was miles long, and the impacting force made many rock formations to spike out in the outer rim of the crater, creating the illusion of a massive gaping maw. It is also speculated however that due to the Ogres constant worship of this deity, this god has manifested within the Warp itself, as evident for the Ogres unique use of "Gut Magic". Now it is the main diety being worshiped in the Mountains of Mourn
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  • baronblackbaronblack Registered Users Posts: 3,218
    It is a very big Casandora comet launched by the Dragon Emperor Astromancers.
    The Ogre Belief made it as it is today. Also, in the Great Ocean, it is said that there is a giant maelstrom which is said to be the opposite of the Great Maw, as like the comet punched badly the planet and give him two giant malevolent holes.
  • TheGuardianOfMetalTheGuardianOfMetal Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 11,636
    TheImp22 said:

    A Comet that hit the plains and that was transformed into the Great Maw Proper by Ogre Belief imho

    SiWI said:

    its a giant hole (made by the comet TGOM describes) that stares back at the soul of the orges

    But is it even alive ? Or is just a giant hole with stones that look like teeth ? I read the wiki and it gave me the impression that it is alive.

    As i said: Great Maw Proper... so yes... it is alive
    Every wrong is recorded. Every slight against us, page after page, ETCHED IN BLOOD! Clan Gunnisson! Karak Eight Peaks! JOSEF BUGMAN! TOTAL WAR TROY FOR ONE YEAR EXCLUSIVELY ON THE EPIC GAMES STORE!"

    The Empire still hasn't gotten their FLC LL. We need Marius Leitdorf of Averland!

    Where is Boris Todbringer? Have you seen him? For a Middenland DLC with Boris and the Ar-Ulric!

    Queek could smell their hatred, ratcheted to a degree that even he could not evoke in their simple hearts. He stepped over the old orange-fur’s body, eager to see for himself what it was they saw. But he heard it first.
    'Waaaaaaaggh! Gorfang!'
  • corvocorvo Junior Member SpainRegistered Users Posts: 3,064
    edited December 2017
    TheImp22 said:

    My question is simple... What is that thing ?!

    A daemon ? A giant Tyranid ? Have GW said something about it ?

    In warhammer 40k, the lore sometimes describes how the collective belief in a supposed god ends up creating that god. (especially when they have psychic energy, and even if they do not know they have this psychic energy).

    There is no information that confirms what I said in Fantasy, but apparently it is the same, a strong collective belief can unconsciously manipulate the winds of magic and the energy of chaos creating manifestations of the supposed "gods" like the foot of gorko or morko.

    So I like to think that the giant hole left by the comet which ogres prays, plus the colective creed, plus the winds of magic, plus warpstone (there is always warpstone in a good story) created some kind of minor god. but not in the way like... a living creature, is just a hole with pointy rocks, what is alive are the energies (or the god) in that place, somehow it has the souls of all ogres tied and inevitably attracts them there at least sometime in their lifes.


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  • TotalBorehammerTotalBorehammer Registered Users Posts: 941
    TheImp22 said:

    My question is simple... What is that thing ?!

    A daemon ? A giant Tyranid ? Have GW said something about it ?

    You really can't Google? http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Maw
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  • SchwarzhelmSchwarzhelm Registered Users Posts: 1,217
    Richdog said:

    TheImp22 said:

    My question is simple... What is that thing ?!

    A daemon ? A giant Tyranid ? Have GW said something about it ?

    You really can't Google? http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Maw
    Why google when you can have a nice and interesting discussion on this site?
    You know...using this site how it is intended?
  • Wargol5Wargol5 Registered Users Posts: 1,308
    edited December 2017
    Something came to my mind... since the Great Maw is a mouth, then the opposite orifice in the maelstrom should be... an **** :grimace:
  • PocmanPocman Registered Users Posts: 2,806
    As most gods in Warhammer, its a manifestation of the collective psyche of the believers.

    So, basically, the ogres got so afraid at seeing the comet/crater that started praying, and their praying created a god, which behaves as the ogres think it would behave.





  • TheImp22TheImp22 Registered Users Posts: 287
    Thanks to all of you! I thought it was some kind of space parasite that looks like a Sarlacc Pit from Star Wars that settled there and was worshipped by the ogres.


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  • PocmanPocman Registered Users Posts: 2,806
    TheImp22 said:

    Thanks to all of you! I thought it was some kind of space parasite that looks like a Sarlacc Pit from Star Wars that settled there and was worshipped by the ogres.


    It probably is: probably all that praying, adoration and reverence has affected it in some way or another. it probably isn't a simple crater any longer.
  • JachymulusJachymulus Registered Users Posts: 228
    i think it is alive. It is just big hole with teeth and tentacles and a lot of chaos corruption everywhere. Thats my impression from reading the wiki
  • WyvaxWyvax Registered Users Posts: 2,658
    Well CA has certainly gone with the Giant Mouth take, that's for sure. There's a random event about mages dabbling in Ogre gut magic and meeting a ghastly end by accidentally summoning it.
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  • mw51630mw51630 Member Registered Users Posts: 1,594
    I like the idea that it’s a tyranid. Makes no sense, but I like it.
  • ZerglesZergles Member Registered Users Posts: 3,014

    It is a very big Casandora comet launched by the Dragon Emperor Astromancers.
    The Ogre Belief made it as it is today. Also, in the Great Ocean, it is said that there is a giant maelstrom which is said to be the opposite of the Great Maw, as like the comet punched badly the planet and give him two giant malevolent holes.

    The Great Maw...

    And the Gaping Anus. Who worships the latter?
  • KopeshKopesh Member Registered Users Posts: 543
    Zergles said:

    It is a very big Casandora comet launched by the Dragon Emperor Astromancers.
    The Ogre Belief made it as it is today. Also, in the Great Ocean, it is said that there is a giant maelstrom which is said to be the opposite of the Great Maw, as like the comet punched badly the planet and give him two giant malevolent holes.

    The Great Maw...

    And the Gaping Anus. Who worships the latter?
    You know, there was always these hints about an ugly fish-people in the lore... :p
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