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The Menti Celesti, the Celestial Minds, were the gods of ancient Gallifrey, to whom incense was once burned, first mentioned in the Doctor Who novel Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible. Whilst some seem to have been benign, others were more sinister, such as The Render of the Veils. They are mentioned in The Testament of a Time Lord. Their worship lingered longest in southern Gallifrey. That the CIA evolved into godlike beings called the Celestis is probably just a coincidence...

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