The Cosmic Entities are primordial beings that predate the universe. They are mysterious and powerful beyond mortal comprehension, existing as myths to the oldest species in the universe.
When the Collector explained the history of the Infinity Stones to the Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the holograms he showed them was of the image from the Temple Vault, showing their likenesses.
- In the novel Thanos: Titan Consumed, it is mentioned that the Celestials and beings that the Celestials fear watch over the Infinity Stones. The author, Barry Lyga, revealed he intended for those beings to be the Cosmic Entities.
- In the book The Art of Guardians of the Galaxy, it is stated that the Cosmic Entities created the Infinity Stones; however, in the films, it is stated that the Big Bang created the stones.