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This world is older than any of you know. Contrary to popular mythology, it did not begin as a paradise. For untold eons demons walked the Earth. They made it their home... their Hell. But in time they lost their purchase on this reality. The way was made for mortal animals, for man.
Rupert Giles[src]

The Primordium Age[1] was an early period of time when the Old Ones ruled the Earth.[2]


During the Primordium Age, the Old Ones warred endlessly,[3] were worshiped as deities,[1] and made the Earth their hell.[2] Lesser demons existing at the Senior Partners of Wolfram & Hart.[4]

Eventually, mortal animals arose, and the Old Ones were driven from this reality by humans.[5] The first Slayer, Sineya, was gifted with the weapon by the Guardians for this task.[6] Some of the greater Old Ones, such as Illyria, were laid to rest in the Deeper Well.[3]