(Part of The Gods of Pegāna by Lord Dunsany)

Before there stood gods upon Olympus, or ever Allah was Allah, had wrought and rested MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ.

There are in Pegāna—Mung and Sish and Kib, and the maker of all small gods, who is MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ. Moreover, we have a faith in Roon and Slid.

And it has been said of old that all things that have been were wrought by the small gods, excepting only MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ, who made the gods and hath thereafter rested.

And none may pray to MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ but only the gods whom he hath made.

But at the Last will MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ forget to rest, and will make again new gods and other worlds, and will destroy the gods whom he hath made.

And the gods and the worlds shall depart, and there shall be only MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ.

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