The 24 Pyramids
An ancient tome from planet Orceron dating back thousands of years, The 24 Pyramids is commonly thought to have been written by an ancient philosopher known as The SID. Divided into 24 sections, each referred to as a "pyramid", the book relates many stories of supernatural, mythical and philosophical nature, and is considered holy by many inhabitants of the Delta Quadrant.
The book is written from a third person point of view, detailing the deeds of the SID and the creation of the Pyramids. Many see these stories as highly allegorical works, laced with hidden meaning, while skeptics are quick to point out many of the stories are completely non-sensical and do not seem to have any meaning at all.
True nature of the Pyramids
The book itself is divided into 24 sections, each called a pyramid. The verses within each pyramid however, also speak of "The 24 Pyramids" as if they were actual constructions and not simply the sections of the book. Illustrations within the book also show characters interacting with various pyramid-like buildings.
This has sparked heated debate among sidology experts as to the true nature of the so-called pyramids and their implications. Several religious cults based on the SID's writings insist the Pyramids were real and actually existed on planet Orceron at some point, but as the planet has been destroyed, these claims cannot be verified.
Another fringe cult holds that the Pyramids were in reality a vast network of computers designed to unlocking the mysteries of the Universe and that the book was simply an operating manual for this device.
Most modern sidologists agree however that the Pyramids were simply symbolic artifacts and not actual pyramids.
Much like the SID himself, the book is shrouded in mystery. One source of heated debate among historians is the origin of the book. Some, like Aadmet 283 Ienik, have presented theories the author was an Ancient Hemmoian, or even a cabal of Ancient Hemmoians who took turns to write the book. Yet others insist The Great SID as described in the book was an actual being, and wrote the account himself.
Recurring mythological characters
- The SID, the Great Invalid, the White-Noise Walker
- Twistman, Spirit of the Twist, Invisible Hand of The SID
- The Destroyer of Stars, Unstoppable Cosmic Force
- The Sprite, Guardian of Immaterial Reality
- The Ambulance Man, the Silly Fool, Healer of Body and Mind
- Pëëk, the Mystic Patron of the Underworld