I'm so glad someone worked this phantom. I really like the spin you put on it with the acronym. Very Ghyll! --Doctor Phineas Crank 23:24, 22 Mar 2005 (EST)
Thanks, Doctor Crank. --John Cowan 12:33, 30 Mar 2005 (EST)
The basic opposition between joyful and wrathful deities comes from the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Varlansk was already listed as a deity (probably); Looly and Carsok of course refer (as the links show) to the tribal gods of the Looliers and the Carsokian Clan respectively. Rue was already present as a user (who hasn't written any articles to date). Only Ul'o came from outside: his name is a corrupted version of Ulmo, the Lord of Waters in J.R.R. Tolkien's mythology.
Vulcrue's titles come from various sources. "Corruption", "Fangthane", and "the Gray Slayer" are all names for Lord Foul in the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Lord Death is the death god (amazingly) in Tanith Lee's stories of the Flat Earth. The Throne of Madness is a power source in the High Inquest series of Somtow Sucharitkul. The gods of Stability and Change refer to the gods of Tekumel, a world created by M.A.R. Barker; they were formerly known as the gods of Good and Evil respectively.