A Gehenna cult is a group of individuals (almost always vampires) that is devoted to influencing events leading up to or during Gehenna, often with the objective of stopping or aiding the Antediluvians. While these cults vary widely and are often in opposition of one another, in general each focuses on one or more similar activities including:
- Searching for Noddist lore and prophecies.
- Discovering the location and activities of the Antediluvians.
- Observing and destroying Methuselah.
- Spreading their message and recruiting others.
The term is used somewhat derisively, as most Cainites do not believe in the Antediluvians and many Gehenna cults are pseudo-religious, fanatical, and lacking any trustworthy information. Many assume that they are created by elders to dupe younger vampires into unknowingly taking part of their personal schemes. The entire Sabbat could be called a Gehenna cult (and often is by members of the Camarilla), but the term is normally reserved for much smaller groups.