Birth of the Demiurge

As Sophia looked down into the swirling void, a monstrous creature swam forth from the darkness – an insane fallen angel called “the Demiurge”:

“…a Ruler first appeared out of the waters… having a great authority within himself, but not knowing whence he came into being.” 1

Disgusted by her accidental creation, Sophia threw the Demiurge back into the darkness, where he landed with a splash:

“When Sophia saw what her desire had produced, it changed into the figure of a snake with the face of a lion… She threw it away… so that none of the Immortals would see it. For she had produced it ignorantly.” 2

  1. ”On the Origin of the World.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 64. []
  2. “The Secret Book of John.” The Secret Teachings of Jesus. Trans. Marvin W. Meyer. Vintage, 1984. 64. []
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