“She was a woman. Good at lying, they are. The God Beyond made'm that way.”
The God Beyond or the Unknown God is a god that is worshipped on multiple Shardworlds. It is a belief on a greater God of the universe beyond entities like Shards.
Mentions of the religion
- On Roshar, Hoid refers to the God Beyond in a parable while talking with Shallan.
- On Sel, it is referred to as the Unknown God by the MaiPon, although this is indeed the same as the God Beyond. Wan ShaiLu prays to the unknown god, and her people relate it to the rocks that fell from the sky. Additionally, in a scene from the perspective of Hoid at the back of the Elantris Tenth Anniversary Edition, Hoid refers to the Unknown God in passing. It is unknown what relationship the God Beyond has to Adonalsium.
This page or section deals with theories or speculation.
Please read carefully and note that this is not necessarily canonical.
On Scadrial, every dead person's cognitive shadow would linger in the cognitive realm for a while before being pulled to the Beyond.  Presumably, this happens to all sapient species on all cosmere worlds, which would provide a reason why this religion is so wide spread. Almost nothing is known about the Beyond, not even Harmony is able to reach it. However, the relation between "the Beyond" and "the God Beyond" is currently RAFO'd.
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