Known alternatively as The Tooth, The Maw, or The End, Nom the Insatiable is traditionally depicted as a giant interstellar crocodile curled in upon himself, awaiting his next meal. Some physicists argue that the cult of Nom originated as a primitive explanation for the behavior of radiation and matter near supermassive black holes, and that the prophesized end — the entire universe returning to Nom — is implausible give the positive convexity of local space time.

Nom’s adherents know better.

True supplicants can often be recognized by the twinned crescent patterns of bruising upon their upper arms; in prayer they often bite hard upon their own flesh, savoring the sensation that Nom will bring to all.