The Mother of Ants

'We call upon the Mother of Ants,

who encircles; who opens; who arises from wounds' [1]

The Mother of Ants is one of the oldest Gods-From-Flesh, who helped humanity force their way into the upper levels of the Mansus. She was the priestess who helped scar and blind the Colonel to protect him from the Seven-Coils, which he then slew. The priestess then arose from the blood of the dead god-from-Stone as a “seven-titled goddess” who now opens the way for others.[2][3][4] Her aspect is Knock[4] and her hour is 5 a.m.



The Lithomachy: The Mother of Ants played a key role in the overthrow of the gods-from-Stone and in the death of the Seven-Coils in particular, opening the Mansus to mankind.[2][3]

Escape of the Great Hooded Princes: The Great Hooded Princes of the Fifth History escaped their deaths in that history by fleeing to another with the aid of the Mother of Ants, “whose children they had been”.[5][6]




Other Notes

Real World References

Theories and Questions

In-Game Sources

1. We call upon the Mother of Ants, which encircleth We call upon the Mother of Ants, which openeth We call upon the Mother of Ants, which ariseth from wounds 2. Read 'Medusa's Lament' 3. Read 'The Sevenfold Slaying of the Seven-Coiled' 4. A Consent of Wounds 5. Read 'The Twin-Serpent Tantra' 6. Read 'On the Matter and the Deeds of Serpents' 7. Name of the Serpent, Name of the Sister, Name of the Mother, Name of the Moon 8. Read 'The Encircling Tantra' 9. A Manual for Departure 10. Read 'The Flayed Tantra' 11. Search for Something Unseen 12. At the Fane of Owls 13. Younger Sister 14. Medusa's Lament 15. Integument, Surrendered 16. Gladwyn Lake 17. “Fucine was spoken in the dry country. It is the language of witches. It shares words with High Aeolic.” 18. Read 'The Gospel of Zacchaeus' 19. Priest 20. Icon of St Agnes, Curio: Bohemian Saint, Agnes of Bohemia 21. Angitia 22. 'The Mother of Ants' 23. Scholar: Deep Mandaic 24. Read the third volume of the Locksmith's Dream 24 1/2. Read the fourth volume of the Locksmith's Dream 25. Amphisbaena 26. St Agnes Hospital 27. Rite of the Mother's Mercy 28. The Arms of the Mother 29. Instar: Silent, Guise: Viper 30. Read 'The Watchful Tantra' 31. Dappled Mask