Ana Kötü Tathamet, tüm karanlığın ve iğrençliğin yedi kafalı ejderhasıydı. Baş Kötü olarak biliniyordu ve Sanctuary var olmadan çok uzun zaman önce Anu‘nun içindeki tüm karanlık özelliklerin arınmasıyla meydana gelmişti. Bir varlıktan ayrılan Tathamet ve Anu aynı yerde hapsolmuşlardı ve belirsiz bir süre boyunca birbiriyle savaştılar. Sonunda birbirlerini yok ederek evrenin var olmasına öncülük ettiler.
Ölümünden sonra Tathamet’in her kafasından birer tane olmak üzere yedi Büyük Kötüler doğarken, bedeni Yanan Cehennemler’in temelini oluşturdu.
According to various myths, Anu was the first, and for a time, only, being in Creation. Seeking a state of total purity, Anu cast all evil from itself. However, these elements could not exist in a state of separation, and coalesced to form a new being: Tathamet, a seven-headed dragon that was the sum total of all Evil. Though separate entities, Anu and Tathamet were bound within the Pearl that contained them. There they warred against each other in an unending battle for ages uncounted.
Tathamet, along with Anu, died in the final battle they had against each other. Tathamet’s blackened, smoldering husk spiraled into the lower darkness of reality. From his putrid flesh arose the realms of the Burning Hells, and the race of demons that arose from them like maggots from a corpse. Additionally his seven heads spawned the Great Evils. The strongest of his maws gave birth to the three Prime Evils, while the four lesser heads gave birth to the Lesser Evils.
Ejderhanın Yeniden Doğuşu
- “Öyleyse Diablo bir kez daha Ejderha olmanın mı peşinde?”
- “Bir bakıma, evet.”
- — Nephalem ve Tyrael
Uncounted ages later, Tathamet, in some sense, returned to the face of Creation. Diablo, the Lord of Terror, was able to combine the essences of the other six Evils into his own body, becoming a singular Prime Evil. While he was defeated by the Nephalem in Heaven and his spirit returned to the Black Soulstone, Diablo remained a singular Prime Evil and, through the destruction of the stone at the hands of Malthael, was released into Creation once more.