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Yog-Sothoth was one of Old Ones[2][3] (sometimes called Elder Ones, Elder Gods, Dark Ones or Outsiders).

Feared in numberless universes, he ruled Earth eons before the coming of Man. He was eventually banished, but could return every ten thousand years.

During the Hyborian Age, it remained worshiped by a cult led by Queen Sullimma of Stygia,[9] and by the Cult of Sodatha in the Zamoran city of Hanghara who adored and fed in sacrifices a beast mistakenly thought to be Sodatha.[7]

His worship went on into the Modern Age.[10]


Origin and early years

Yog-Sothoth was one of Old Ones,[3] extradimensional beings predating Earth.[2]

An evil entity, he was allegedly the most horrible of all the elder gods, one of the Inner Ring of the Outsiders, the Lord of the Dark Ones. He was feared in numberless universe, and was dedicated to plunge the universe of man into evil and ruin.[9]

Sixth Infinity

Yog Sothoth was one of the many entities invoked in the in the counterspell from the Book of R'lyeh that would banish the N'Garai back in their dimension.[6]

Seventh Cosmos

Early Earth

Along with his fellow Outsiders, he shambled the Earth before Man climbed down from the trees. He was thought forever banished ages before the Hyborian Age, and lived in his domain. Upon the stars aligning themselves in proper position, each ten thousand years, It could return to Earth.[9]

Hyborian Age

During the Hyborian Age, Yog Sothoth was known under various name, including Sodatha or Sodathat in Kordafa, Yathh Soggatha in Vanaheim, Soggoth to a revered and renowed mystic of the East living in the Mountains of the Night, Sothath, Sogotha, Yog Sothath, Yog the Mighty and Yog the Fearsome

The Fingers of Sehdoula, in the Valley of Sehdoula, were a landmark in Stygia named after Sehdoula's outstretched hand, and a place from where it could be summoned back on Earth when the stars were in proper position, opening the gates of chaos.

It was worshiped by a cult in Stygia which included Queen Sullimma and Phrephus,[9] and by the Cult of Sodatha in the Zamoran city of Hanghara who adored and fed in sacrifices a beast mistakenly thought to be Sodatha.[7]

In an alternate reality, the cult of Sodatha formerly occupied a city which was later inhabited by wild clans of Hyperboreans, united into a legion by a Witch Queen.[8]

The sorcerer Costranno intended to sacrifice Berthilda the Brythunian to Gol-Goroth and Yog-Sothoth ("and all the fiends of the dark"), but was stopped by Conan and Red Sonja.[1] His name was one of many invoked by Dharmi Shan.[4]

Queen Sullima, cruel and decadent, ruled over Stygia in the stead of her invalid husband, King Yllareph. Intending to summon Yog Sothoth at the Fingers of Sehdoula, Sulliam rounded up her consorts, and choose four of them to serve as sacrifices (the other were killed).[9]

At that time, a shaman of the grasslands of Kordafa, a witch-woman in the northern reaches of Vanaheim, and a revered and renowed mystic of the East living in the Mountains of the Night, had respectively visions of Yog Sothoth. The Kordafan shaman sent a group of warriors to stop the summoning In the city of Buryat, in Shem, Vitellus, warrior priest of the Cult of Mitra, came to Hrotha, a mute seer, and asked him to seek Yog Sothoth, causing Hrotha to have a seizure. He was able to locate Vitellus' goal, but demanded to join his quest. During their travel, they were attacked by thieves, themselves slain by Conan, who intended to rob Vitellus as well, but finally joined them (Vitellus and Conan knew each other since an earlier adventure). They were soon joined by the Kordafan warriors.

As they climbed the fingers of Sehdoula to stop the summoners and extinguish the unearthly fires atop the stone towers using water from the spring that sustained the Prophet of Mitra when ha was lost in the Red Waste, slaying the Stygian guards on their way, the summoning started, leading Conan and the warriors to enter the domain of Yog Sothath, where they fought the strange birds of that realm, who retreated upon the coming of a part of Yog Sothoth who killed the last Kordafan warrior. Once at the top of the Fingers, Hrotha recovered speech, and killed Sullimma from an energy blast, while Conan slew the priests and put out the fires using the water, interrupting the summoning, who could not occur for another 10,000 years.[9]

Modern Age

Soggoth's name was invoked by a group of cultists active in the blasphemous Library of Rhan, in New York. That group was attacked by the Demogoblin in his fanatical hunting of "sinners".[10]



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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Savage Sword of Conan #1; Curse of the Undead-Man
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Marvel Tarot #1; The Inner Planes
  4. 4.0 4.1 Savage Sword of Conan #200; Barbarians of the Border
  5. Savage Sword of Conan #56; The Sword of Skelos
  6. 6.0 6.1 Adventures of the X-Men #4
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Savage Sword of Conan #164; The Slithering God
  8. 8.0 8.1 Savage Sword of Conan #176
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Savage Sword of Conan #152; Valley Beyond the Stars
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Venom Enemy Within #1
  11. Savage Sword of Conan #150; Call to the Slain
  12. 12.0 12.1 Savage Sword of Conan #157; Swords and Scrolls, Thomas James Simpson's question and it's answer
  13. Lloigoroth's section on the Legion of the Unliving "IV" page, at the Appendix
  14. Yogthulu at the Appendix



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