Silent Hill's Ancient Gods: A Study of Their Etymology and Evolution is a book found in the chapel's library in Silent Hill 3, alongside another one about tarot. When examining it, Heather Mason will state that the book's title is "a mouthful".
- "There is no religion that has
- remained unchanged from the
- moment it was founded.
- This one is no exception.
- When this religion fell into the
- hands of immigrants, it was deeply
- influenced by their own original
- Christian beliefs.
- For example, the traditional
- representatives of these primal
- gods may be given the names and
- descriptions of Christian angels.
- Thus, shared characteristics begin
- to appear.
- (There is also one rare example
- of the chief deity, 'Creator of
- Paradise' or 'Lord of Serpents
- and Reeds', being dubbed with
- a demon's name. Of course, this
- was not done by believers, but
- by their opponents.)"
- The "demon's name" mentioned in the memo may be Samael, also known as Incubus. There is a document in Silent Hill: Origins referring to the Order's god as Samael. The Order is never explicitly seen calling the god that (apart from Dahlia Gillespie vaguely referencing the Mark of Samael, or Seal of Metatron as it truly is), but it's speculated that this document in Origins was written by an outsider. In context, it would make sense that Dahlia would refer to her own God as Samael in the first game (and also appear in a Christian church) because she wants to fool Harry Mason into believing she is not a cultist.