Tess: Protect me from what?

Granny: Darkseid's Apokalips - evil in its purest form. The heart of the human nature

obscured over time as something to be cast away (After some time human nature has been

disparaged as something awful?)

rather than embraced. Hades, Kali -- even the word "Lucifer"
is an old Latin phrase meaning "morning star,"
"bringer of light." I'm afraid the centuries
and translations have twisted (lost the meaning?) Darkseid's true gifts.

But... Before the end of days, his rapture (world?) will be
the only salvation.
Not as something awful. Not as something disparaged.

When something is obscured, its features are blurred - unrecognizable.

It therefore may seem to have no worth/value, and may as well be cast away.

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I think "twisted" here means "changed" or "inverted/subverted," rather than "lost."

"Rapture" is a biblical allusion which I'm afraid I'm not up on.

Christian fundamentalists talk a lot about it in relation to "the end times - end of days."

It has something to do with an event at the end of the world, when the faithful are taken to heaven without actually dying, or something like that. Emotion: thinking
Thanks, Avangi!
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MadhulkDarkseid's Apokalips - evil in its purest form. The heart of the human nature
obscured over time as something to be cast away rather than embraced.
1. Is the strange spelling of the A-word intentional?

2. I can see why you interpreted this as you did. It's very difficult to keep it in context.

Are these two different appositives for "Darkseid's Apokalips"? Or is one a justification for the other?

Granny talks in riddles. Perhaps, step one, the human heart is cast away, allowing step two, the development of evil.

But step one in itself is not evil, as I see it.
AvangiIs the strange spelling of the A-word intentional?
Yes, Apokalips is Darkseid 's planet.
So she's saying that the planet is evil, and that Tess must be protected from it.
MadhulkThe heart of the human nature obscured over time as something to be cast away
Of course this is not a sentence, but "obscured" is at the very least passive in implication, as Dimsum says. There's no actor. No one is faulted for the act of obscuring. We can just blame it on "nature." To me, the obscuring and the casting aside are not evil acts, if I may beat a dead horse.
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