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A vaporic construct of immense historical importance, Mormo is the name by which the True God of Mormonism is known. A fierce devil-god, called variously the "Soul-Eater" or the "Eternal Coffin" he is said to reside in a mysterious 8th Heaven most Latter Day Saints are not even aware of.1 

Oppositional Groupings and Secret Orders

Throwing Down the Donny

The Mormo cult first developed in Turkey during the Hellenic Period. It is believed to have been a syncretic cult which incorporated elements of regional Greek cthonic entities and the Ankaran demon "Mor-ah-noh." Over time, this became Mohrahn, and later Mormo. Sometime around the 4th Century AD it became infused with Manichean elements. Mormo was said to be a union of forces, one devil-god who ruled the spiritual and material realms. On the physical plane, he was pure Evil and had to be satiated with vile deeds and blood sacrifice. The cult of Mormo forms part of a larger pattern and is only one of many Death Cults which currently control opposing elements in both major American political parties, the Supreme Court and many local fire departments.

The cult has many fronts, The Church of Jesus, or LDS aka "Mormons" being chief among them. They are also said to be involved in The League of Gnomes.

The Chicken and/or the Egg

Among students of the Hellenic Period, there are a variety of conflicting opinions regarding the origin and trajectory of the Mormo cult in its early history.

One argument is that Mormo is in fact merely a local variation upon an older Molechian tradition, and that the sacrifices associated with this form of worship and personified in the figure known as the "King" or "Owner" took root early in Ankara and that the demon "Mor-ah-noh" was in fact just a local linguistic variety of Molech.

A second argument is that Mor-ah-noh existed independently of any Molechian source. Native to Ankara, it was only later that the two became associated and conflated; this is not inconsistent with a pattern that repeated itself throughout the Mediterrenean world, especially in the religious crucible that was Alexandria.

The distinction may not be so important, insamuch that the two are both sides of the same coin. Mormo and Molech, originally distinct or merely two words for the same god, represent a deep-seated need in the ancient cultures in which they were spawned. While current manifestations are sometimes antagonistic, it can be said safely that Molechian and Mormonic devotees practice much the same bloody shenanigans and seem to be prevalent in the groups most hostile to the AA.

Tim Wilson, from a lecture at the AA Conference of Ancient Religions in 2005:

I think Mormo is associated with Molech only in that they both demand sacrifice -- Mormo, however, is the more elegant of the two, being a rather traditional god of the underworld. Molech is just a fire god with a superiority complex. At least that's my take on the literature, anyway.

Witherspoon has associated Mormo with a minor Chaldean demigod called Mommo. Mommo was a great warrior, but human. One day he came across a stone which had fallen to earth. He recovered the stone, which is traditionally said to have originated from Sirius, and acquired great powers. He made of himself a king, so arrogant as to challenge the very gods. As powerful as he had become, however, he was no match for them; he was banished by Enlil and forced to roam the planet forever. To protect himself and the other gods, Enlil then hid the fallen stone inside the head of another wandering immortal. In his bitter state of earthbound immortality, Mommo sent his followers in search of the stone; when they found a likely candidate for the living hiding place, they naturally cut the person's head off to look inside for the stone. Witherspoon claims that Mormo, then, is merely Mommo by another name, and that the sacrifices associated with the former are the result of a misreading by Ankaran worshippers of Mommo's purpose: they knew nothing of a fallen stone but believed their god was demanding sacrifice in order to augment his power and to satiate his thirst for death, as in the Mormo Death Cycle.

Witherspoon's claims are controversial, intriguing and--at least up until now--mere conjecture.

A Word of Caution2 

Three revisionist historians investigating Mormo Cults have disappeared in the last two years. The first came up short in Matewan, West Virginia, in April 2003; John Wickle was found on the 29th, garroted in a crack house. Maynard Schorr, a professional Scoutmaster, fell to his death in Little Rock after publishing an exposé in the popular Boys' Life. This was on May 16, 2004. Sandra Day was shot through the temple on January 1, 2005, in Tampa, Florida.

See Also

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Note 1:  "Instead of that Mystical spiritual Union with himself and among themselves which Christ prayed for, and purchased for his Disciples, they have substituted the Morphosis or Mormo of an Agreement in professing Subjection to the Pope of Rome." -- Owen, J. (1676) Nature of Apostasie (ii) p. 115.

"Indeed, the very term Angel Moroni appears to be a mockingly self-styled usage of the Hebraic suffix i meaning of or belonging to ... in other words, [he is] literally the Angel of Morons." -- source unknown.

Note 2:  "There is one report that she [Anne Radcliffe] went mad from over-much brooding on mormo." -- Scarborough, D. (1917) Supernatural in Modern English Fiction. p. 16.

"Horsing around with Mormo can lead to the creation of your very own Death Mask -- as Mr. Smith was soon to discover." -  from The Curious Case of Joseph Smith, Everet Holmstead, 1932.
"Horsing around with Mormo can lead to the creation of your very own Death Mask -- as Mr. Smith was soon to discover." - from The Curious Case of Joseph Smith, Everet Holmstead, 1932.


John P. Merriweather, when he was found nearly naked, frozen to the floor of his Aspen hunting lodge, is said to have been wearing the Most Secret High Holy Undergarments of Mormo.

A man claiming to be "Mormo incarnate" once filled up William Flintrock's car with gasoline at a Tempe, Arizona service station.