An alien entity with a mad, twisted mind, appearing as a hermaphrodite of tremendous power, gilded in gold, with an unworldly face hidden by a feathered mask. Whether it is the avatar of sacred geometries or their manifestation, all the deliverances of fate, good, evil, or benign, are revealed in its temple — a labyrinthine obsidian pyramid on an island north of Greenland whose inside is larger than the universe and exists as much outside of it as in it.