For behold, I alone am Chief Demiurgos of matter unformed. Father of Chaos am I;
for by my own power have I brought me forth out of the Abyss whose Depth I alone
I am he whose name is unspeakable, whose countenance unknowable, whose power is greater
than any other; for Darkness and Depth have I created, and the glory of all lesser
things have I weighed in the hand.
Thus would I create from the Antipode, the very enemy of God, possessing unto himself
a purpose and identity peculiar to himself, being made forever the Chief Demiurgos,
Lord of Darkness, Father of Chaos; having in his soul an endless thirst for that
darker glory which he alone can see.
1st Endowment 5:20
And Yaldabaoth answered, saying: “Father of Chaos, Lord of Darkness am I, even the
Chief Demiurgos of the matter unformed; for I alone am the Self-Created One, for
by my own power did I draw myself from the Abyss which you see gathered about you.
Behold, I am he whose name is unspeakable, whose countenance unknowable, possessing
unto myself the only true power which is greater than any other; for Darkness and
Depth have I created, whereby I might rule supreme throughout the halls of endless
For I am Dominion, dark and dreadful to behold, making subject unto my greater will
the strongest of all the mighty; for I alone am made Father unto thee. Serve me therefore,
and live or else I shall destroy you altogether.”
1st Endowment 6:19-21
And with a mighty and terrible roar, Yaldabaoth declared throughout the fartherest
reaches of the cosmos, saying: “I am Yaldabaoth, Chief Demiurgos of the matter unformed;
being forever in all, through out, and before all, even the Father of Chaos am I.
Holding in my hand the only true power; being in my soul both dark and dreadful,
both swift and sudden, destroying utterly the hope of all creation; for I am Dominion,
the only terror, possessing neither visage nor countenance, having neither shape
nor form, being ever boundless and immeasurable.