Published: 1st September 2021
Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Overworld. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/astroeschatology/overworld. Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].
1 outer space in its totality, especially when regarded as the afterworld, or the abode of the spirits of the dead on their journey to complete cosmosis; hence, the Overworld is often conceived of as a coexistential layer or veil of the astronomical world.
2 the astronomical world regarded as a place of goodness and enlightenment where Astronists, especially those of the transtellationist admission, regard themselves to enter as part of their journey to cosmosis. Contrasted with Telluria which is regarded as evil and ignorant.
DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES
Palladia | pəˈ leɪdɪə | noun
World of the celestials
Apothonic | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪk | adjective
Apothonian | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪən | adjective & noun
ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY
Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix over- is used to denote that which resides “above” and so when conjoined to the word world to denote “a place” or “an environment”, altogether meaning “the place above” so as to denote the astronomical world as the abode of the dead.
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