Oryx was introduced without name in August Derleth's "The Lair of the Star-Spawn" (1932). Appears as a cyanotic humanoid, followed by an eerie blizzard. A dragon-like entity, covered in pseudopods, regarded as the mother of the Snake-God, A spider-eyed bat-winged horror lurking within the. For other uses, see. Vorvadoss* (The Flaming One, Lord of the Universal Spaces, The Troubler of the Sands, Who Waiteth in the Outer Dark) appears as a cloaked, hooded being, enveloped in green flames, with fiery eyes. Has the same appearance as Yog-Sothoth, except its spheres are of a different color and its nature is purely benevolent. Its cosmic nature is hinted at in this passage from "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" (1934) by Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price: It was an All-in-One and One-in-All of limitless being and self—not merely a thing of one Space-Time continuum, but allied to the ultimate animating essence of existence's whole unbounded sweep—the last, utter sweep which has no confines and which outreaches fancy and mathematics alike. His first and only appearance was in the story The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, where he aids Randolph Carter in escaping from the clutches of the Crawling Chaos, whom he is implied to maintain a deep emnity for and whose plans he actively opposes throughout the story, with his own extreme power allowing him to oppose even the forces of the Ultimate Gods without fear alongside the dark creatures known as the Nightgaunts, who consider him their only lord and master. Although not an actual Outer God as such, its form and astounding powers defy standard classification. Nodens (The Hunter, Lord of the Great Abyss) is one of the Elder Gods, a god of journeys and endeavour. He is said to be the nemesis of the Outer God Uvhash, usually summoned to contrast this deity. Glaaki also has eyes at … Once close, an eye of flame forms within. Please note that in Cthulhu Wars I posit that the nightgaunts serve Crawling Chaos, either tricked, converted, commanded, or enticed away. He has affinities with the star vampires, and is rumored to have been one of mad emperor Caligula's eldritch sponsors as well. It cannot endure sunlight, and eludes it by tunneling deep underneath the roots of oak trees. The story introduces entities as Adaedu, Alithlai-Tyy, Dveahtehs, Eyroix, Ovytonv, Urthuvn, Xislanyx and Xuthyos-Sihb’Bz'. A mysterious entity related to zoomorphic, Worshiped as a deity in a lost continent located in the southern. At the end of Lovecraft's last story "The Haunter of the Dark", the protagonist Robert Blake calls on Yog-Sothoth to save him from the eponymous malign entity which he has let loose. Nyarlathotep was spawned from Azathoth himself. Whilst the appearance, powers and motivations of the Elder Gods varies dramatically from one to another, they share a universal hatred of the Great Old Ones and Outer Gods, and many seem to spend much of their time thwarting the plots and schemes hatched by these dread beings. A black leafless oak tree, hot to the touch and with a single red eye at the center. A festering, bubbling mass that constantly churns and whirls, putting forth vestigial appendages and reabsorbing them. A dark octopoid horror, similar to the Norse, An amphibious humanoid with four, seven-clawed arms, and tentacles in place of legs. D'endrrah (The Divinity) is a sort of blurry female entity of supernatural beauty, dwelling within her obsidian palace located on Mars' Moon Deimos. A ravenous plant-god who arrived from Xiclotl to Earth, awed by the. A man-eating cloudy mass, unnamed Outer God at the court of Azathoth. Appears as a mutagenic, glowing, foul-smelling mist or fluid that mutates all organisms around it while slowly consuming their life-force. Yidhra has been on Earth since the first microorganisms appeared and is immortal. Appears as a colossal pillar of amorphous alien flesh, with a cyclopean head. Professor Ted Klein was very nervous. However, like most beings in the mythos, to see it or learn too much about it is to court disaster. Aletheia (The End of the Darkness) is a God-like entity symbolizing or incarnating the Truth. These entities are usually depicted as immensely powerful and utterly indifferent to humans who can barely begin to comprehend them, though some entities are worshipped by humans. They are smaller versions of Demon Eyes, having less health and damage, but are spawned rapidly. Derleth attempted to retroactively group the benevolent deity Nodens in this category (who acts as deus ex machina for the protagonists in both The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and "The Strange High House in the Mist"). The idea of the verse is a reality created by a mindless and all powerful being referred to as Azathoth, who resides at the center of the universe with all outer gods. They are a pantheon of demonic extraterrestrial gods that are more known amongst mortals than the Outer Gods, but are infinitely less powerful. The sight of such a fiend is unsettling if not traumatizing. This entity is introduced in the role-playing game, This entity was introduced in the strategy game "Cthulhu Wars" by, First appears in Cthulhu Wars by Petersen Games, Kag'Naru of the Air and Rh'Thulla of the Wind are mentioned in the, According to Kenneth Grant, this would be an extraterrestrial intelligence which the occultist, M'Nagalah also features as a villain in the. Likely coincident with Classical Underworld goddess. The following is another Elder God with no description: Walter C. DeBill, Jr.'s Paighon, an extra-galactic entity which now dwells in Earth's core, said to be inimical to the Outer God Ngyr-Korath and his servitor 'Ymnar. Please note: unless otherwise stated paid add ons from the Kickstarter Campaign are not included. They were categorized as such post-Lovecraft. Yog-Sothoth is coterminous with all time and space, yet is supposedly locked outside of the universe we inhabit.  Most of these deities were Lovecraft's original creations, but he also adapted words or concepts from earlier writers such as Ambrose Bierce, and later writers in turn used Lovecraft's concepts and expanded his fictional universe. On closer examination it appears a wet, warty globe, covered with countless ovoid pustules and spider-webbed with a network of long, narrow tunnels. In appearance, Cxaxukluth resembles something of a cross between Azathoth and Ubbo-Sathla: an amorphous, writhing mass of bubbling, nuclear, protoplasmic-gel. In Joseph S. Pulver's novel Nightmare's Disciple several new Great Old Ones and Elder Gods are named. And trying to nail down their power level goes against their entire point, that we, as humans, cannot fully comprehend or understand them without going completely insane Cthulhu is not an Elder God. Nodens appears in the video game Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. Although intelligent, it speaks no known language and ignores attempts to communicate. Cthulhu Wars is a strategy boardgame in which the players take the part of alien races and gods taken from the Cthulhu mythos created by H. P. Lovecraft. Although worshipped by deranged human (and inhuman) cults, these beings are generally imprisoned or restricted in their ability to interact with most people (beneath the sea, inside the Earth, in other dimensions, and so on), at least until the hapless protagonist is unwittingly exposed to them. An ongoing theme in Lovecraft's work is the complete irrelevance of mankind in the face of the cosmic horrors that exist in the universe, with Lovecraft constantly referring to the "Great Old Ones": a loose pantheon of ancient, powerful deities from space who once ruled the Earth and who have since fallen into a deathlike sleep.. A starfish-like horror spawned by the Outer God. Crispin Burnham "People of the Monolith: Stone of Death" (1997). However, it was Derleth who applied the notion to all of the Great Old Ones. When first summoned, Yomagn'tho appears as a small ball of fire that quickly expands to a large circle of fire with three flaming inner petals. Intelligence: At least Supergenius, likely Nigh-Omniscient. Named after the Greek Goddess of Truth, it manifests as vast spiral of manifold titanic hands with a single cycloptic eye in each palm as in the Hamsa and kilometric wire-like protrusions able to ensnare living beings replacing their spinal bone in puppet-like fashion. He has been permanently banished from the Elder Gods' Olympus, and imprisoned beneath the eastern Mediterranean Sea, near Greece, in a dark, basalt-built citadel named Atheron. Classification: Deity, Lord of the Great Abyss, Ruler of the Nightgaunts, Divine Hunter. Appears as a black slimy mass covered in eyes and mouths, much like a. Revered as a god of the dead and reanimated the deceased to sustain itself on their life force. They're extremely vague and non combat oriented. A shape-shifting entity, often manifesting as a spiny five-legged crab, with a spider-like head and metallic bracelets on each limb. And hoary Nodens raised a howl of triumph when Nyarlathotep, close on his quarry, stopped baffled by a glare that seared his formless hunting-horrors to grey dust. Twin daughters of Cthulhu, imprisoned in the, Two horrid nebulous masses of shape-changing vapor from which eyes, tentacles, maws, and hooves emerge; somewhat like. He lies trapped beneath the seafloor, inside a mysterious. Next you have the Great Old Ones like Cthulhu or Hastur wich are less powerful. With a few exceptions, Cthulhu, Ghatanothoa, et al., this loose pantheon apparently exists 'outside' of normal space-time. Nodens is served by the nightgaunts. Nonetheless, they are probably allied to him in some way, since Wilbur Whateley, the half-human son of Yog-Sothoth, tried to summon them so that they could control Wilbur's more tainted twin and make it reproduce. Another Brian Lumley deity. Members of Yidhra's cult can gain immortality by merging with her, though they become somewhat like Yidhra as a consequence. Pelgrane Press, Regarded as Great Old One in Daniel Harms's, This entity is introduced in RPG scenario "Les Yeux d'Amon" available at, This entity is introduced as a Great Old One in, Scott D. Aniolowski, "Mysterious Manuscripts" in, Coinchenn features in Abraham Martinez's "Coinchenn" featuring in Lovecraftian comics, Crom Cruach is mentioned several times in, As in James Ambuehl's short poem "Dythalla", featured in, This entity is introduced without a name in, He is first mentioned in Dawid Lewis' short novel "Etepsed Egnis" and cited again in. Oztalun (Golden and Shimmering One) is an Elder God introduced by James Ambuehl. He didn't like having the It appears only once in "The Chain of Aforgomon", where it is summoned by the main character. He coincides with the entity known as the Magnum Tenebrosum. A colossal, burrowing arthropod-like horror. He often rides in a chariot formed from a huge seashell pulled by some great beasts of legend. The being is said to take the form of a conglomeration of glowing spheres. Nodens. Fictional deities in H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, "Great Old Ones" redirects here. Once an Elder God, Nyctelios has been punished by his peers - especially Nodens - for having created a race of foul servitors. A mass of both entrails and eyes, or a massive blob-thing. Yog-Sothoth mated with Shub-Niggurath to produce the twin deities Nug and Yeb, while Nug sired Cthulhu through parthenogenesis. Stunning Eldritch Tales: Trail of Cthulhu Adventures. A slimy shape-shifting mass, which can be summoned with mud and the blood of the invoker. It is almost 6 pm at the New York City Public Library.  In Lovecraft's short story "The Dunwich Horror", Yog-Sothoth impregnates a mortal woman, Lavinia Whateley, who then gives birth to twin sons: the humanoid Wilbur Whateley and his more monstrous unnamed brother. It battled against the Elder God Paighon. A bristly-mass with large gaping maws, made up with tentacles and spider-like limbs. He is the leader of the Elder Gods who live on the planet Elysia. Kenneth Hite's "Trail of Cthulhu" RPG material lists her as a Great Old One, and relates her to the Moon-beasts. He is the spawn and servant of Azathoth. A towering greenish trunk with a "crown" of tentacles, a row of multiple eyes, and a series of additional lateral grasping appendages. They are protected by Nyarlathotep. A black, fanged, cycloptic demon with arms like swaying serpents. The majority of these have physical forms that the human mind is incapable of processing; simply viewing them renders the viewer incurably insane. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) created a number of fictional deities throughout the course of his literary career. Whoever attempts summoning this entity needs the aid of a Dimensional Shambler, and the deity may manifest in variety of forms, often as an immense lava lake or a vast pool of solidified quicksilver. Berglund's "Whiteout" (2006). The Mi-Go discovered the prison of Azhorra-Tha the millennia after, and made everything to not reveal its location to any human being. Appears as a formless mound, with one arm-like appendage. A gigantic slimy worm, with a mass of black tentacles surrounding its maw. Should be comparable to, or far superior to the likes of Hypnos, who was capable of easily comprehending the nature of, and effectively navigating within realms far beyond dimensioned space, and Nodens himself was perfectly aware of Randolph Carter's location all throughout his quest, even as he was dragged outside of reality and into the Ultimate Void by Nyarlathotep's servants. When summoned to Earth, the Mother of Pus seeks refuge in pools of stagnant, foul water. The offspring of Cthulhu and the Elder God Sk'tai. She usually conceals her true form behind a powerful illusion, appearing as a comely young woman; only favored members of her cult can see her as she actually is. The Mother of Pus was spawned through an obscene mating between a human and Shub-Niggurath. He spawned by fission the Great Old One (or the avatar of his) ‘Ymnar, and his nemesis is the Elder God Paighon. Cthulhu Wars has been quite the phenomenon and a BGG darling, so I don't imagine many people reading this review are actually unfamiliar with the game or trying to make up their minds about whether or not they want it. She is a servant of. Peering through the eyes of this god, after a hideous and devastating ritual, allows one to see straight into Azathoth's court. Later writers describe him as one of the Outer Gods. Slavic and Ugric God-like creature, photophobic and burrowing fiend awed in the Middle Ages. Members include Nodens, Kthanid and Yag-Thaddag. This entity is supposed to coincide with the legendary Scottish war goddess. As it is known in the Mythos, the Outer Gods are ruled by Azathoth, the "Blind Idiot God", who holds court at the center of infinity. A gigantic marine horror with twelve snaky-limbs, endowed with suckers, and a beard of tentacles, both served and revered by vicious, An invisible entity made of both snow and chill, servitor of, A hideous being appearing as a dark, gigantic, legless, A mysterious evil entity, manifesting as a pillar of dazzling light, dwelling in the ruins of.