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According to Xûr, the Jovians were once human, but were radically transformed to a far greater extent than even the Awoken; the Nine themselves are implied to be responsible for this change. Additionally, Xûr claims that while the Awoken had no choice in being changed, the Jovians did have a choice. He speaks of being made of cells with the memories of the past, and coming from the dust. The Light can cause pain to him.
The tentacled visage of Jovians bears resemblance to the creatures found in the Cthulhu Mythos.
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