The gods of this New World are very real. Our priests, and some of the Firstborn, will tell you that they are but the angels and devils of our own Bible. I have heard the Pueblo, though, and old secret keepers among the Algonks, say that they are divine and demonic powers in their own right and unbeholden to our Maker. What the truth is, I know not, but I know enough to be wary.
– Reverend Howard Phillips Lovecraft, “Sermon on the
Fragility of the Kingdoms of the Children of Adam”