Cultist, Creatures & Deities
As found in the pages of Mythos Monsters, Monsters of Literature, The Colouring Book Out of Space, etc.
According to Lovecraft, Azathoth is the omnipotent ruler of all time and space. He sits perched upon a black throne at the center of Chaos, in eternal sleep. All of creation is his dream, and if he were to awaken, all would cease to be.
“Outside the ordered universe is that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity—the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time and space amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes.”
— The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
“And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh. The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why. He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. Into the lands of civilization came Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange instruments of glass and metal and combining them into instruments yet stranger.”
— H. P. Lovecraft, Nyarlathotep
Yog-Sothoth is a cosmic entity that is interconnected with our universe, yet exists outside of it. He is described as the Gate, the Key and the Guardian. In, Through the Gates of the Silver Key, Randolph Carter has an encounter with Yog-Sothoth, where he is given the chance to see the vastness of space and time. Yog-Sothoth is not portrayed as a nameless devourer, but as a gate keeper. He opens the gates of the Multiverse to those who want to see it.
“Imagination called up the shocking form of fabulous Yog-Sothoth—only a congeries of iridescent globes, yet stupendous in its malign suggestiveness.”
— The Horror in the Museum with Hazel Heald