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Lovecraft - Yog-Sothoth - Lurker At the Threshold by KingOvRats Lovecraft - Yog-Sothoth - Lurker At the Threshold by KingOvRats
One of the most enigmatic Outer Gods. He takes the form of coutles shiny spheres which then appears protoplasmic flesh with tentacles and other stuff. He is the universe.


“...great globes of light massing toward the opening, and not alone these, but the breaking apart of the nearest globes, and the protoplasmic flesh that flowed blackly outward to join together and form that eldritch, hideous horror from outer space, that spawn of the blankness of primal time, that tentacled amorphous monster which was the lurker at the threshold, whose mask was as a congeries of iridescent globes, the noxious Yog-Sothoth, who froths as primal slime in nuclear chaos beyond the nethermost
outposts of space and time!”


H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth, The Lurker At the Threshold


“Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.”

H. P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror
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TheRoamer13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Hail Yoh-Sothoth! The Past, Present and Future! The One-in-All and All-in-One! 
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017   Traditional Artist
Hail!
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TheRoamer13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Sprinkler 
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JoeRB Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
It may interest you to know that CAS wrote a story called "The Chain of Aforgomon", which featured a god of time who gravely punished people who interfered with the space-time continuum. These punishments were so deep that they continued on into every reincarnation, past and present, of the criminal.

Supposedly Chaosium considers him an avatar of Yog-Sothoth... And for once I agree with them. XD Aforgomon could easily be another name for Yog-Sothoth, or a form Yog-Sothoth takes for these people. Power over time, acknowledgment of reincarnations/avatars, it's perfect.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Traditional Artist
Well this avatar of yog seems kind of a dick. XD
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student General Artist
In all honesty, if a war broke out between the elder beings, which one would you worship? Mind you, Azathoth would destroy everything once he awoke.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   Traditional Artist
That's an interesting question. Yog would certainly be,a strong candidate then. Btw how can one assume what Azathoth would do? Mass destruction is certainly possible but I believe this guy is much more unexpectable than that...:)
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
well, this reality is his dream...and one that is only kept around by him being asleep..I would choose Yog as well.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017   Traditional Artist
Do we know for sure he's dreaming of cosmos? He could also be more a chaotic demiurge that created and destroyed his creation (to make it perfect ultimately)? Until his own creations managed to contain his power... for time, I guess.
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
well, he was made mentally inept by the "elder gods" in the war he waged with them, so he's both horribly brain damaged, and very tired.
a creator deity "who made the gods and thereafter rested."  

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.
 
so in other words, the weaker gods are keeping him asleep, otherwise..

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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017   Traditional Artist
I think the  idea with elder gods fighting against Azathoth was introduced by Derleth whose work and ideas I dislike (to put it mildly). Original Lovecraft's work does not seem to mention anything like this.
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
i understand, i just thought the explanation was needed for this deity, even though i've never seen his work.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017   Traditional Artist
I think he might be seen as mad simply because his mind is incomprehensible for other beings.  Or maybe being all-powerful he needs no mind at all.
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kmneteler Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
hermeaus mora from skyrim was most likly based of this
 
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   Traditional Artist
Yes! I think that in oblivion even one of his quotes was directly bases on quote by HPL.
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JoeRB Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2016
Of all your drawings, this is one of them which I constantly return to. There's something hypnotic about this form. Perhaps it's because I'm trying to imagine what it would look like in reality, which would be way too trippy. XD

Everyone loves Cthulhu  but to be honest I find the likes of Nyarlathotep and Yog-Sothoth way more interesting. Especially Yog, since he's probably the only outer being Lovecraft portrays in a more positive light, which automatically makes him strange because Lovecraft normally portrays even lesser beings as downright horrific and evil. Of course, Yog is responsible for the Dunwich Horror, but I doubt he noticed it much. XD But it's interesting how Yog was receptive to Carter and apparently other people (human and alien) who sought him out. A lot of modern writers portray him as evil, but I think that's silly and overly human. More likely he's ambivalent, showing favor only to those lesser beings who rise above the rest and are worthy of his presence.

Perhaps Yog doesn't even care about the cultists who are devoted to him. They're basically sheep. XD Carter had more of a will and mind uniquely his own, which is far more interesting and worthy of praise than a bunch of guys chanting his name and performing the same old rituals.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
If you want to see something similar in reality check out molar pregnancy xD I don't think he would really neglect his cultists so much, apparently Old Whateley knew what he was doing (and his motivation is a fascinating subject too)
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JoeRB Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
O_O

Thank Albion I'm a guy. Pregnancy already sounds painful, but to carry that mass inside you is freaky!

And did he? Huh. I need to reread that story then.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
Tell me what you think when you do:) Also the MiGo are apparently worshipping him too. These guys surely know what they are doing.:P
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JoeRB Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2017
Finally reread The Dunwich Horror, after all this time. Yog-Sothoth's followers are definitely more sinister than I remembered, and if they succeed in their plans, Yog may release the whole legion of Old Ones upon us. XD
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
I will have to reread it sometime too.
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Awesome depiction of Yog-Sothoth itself, he/she/it is the Multiverse if it became "alive", all those globes are obviously an infinite amount of realities and universes, and i would like to imagine that those "tentacles" are actually extradimensional wormhole organs that harness the creation and destruction of multiple universes and causes some chaos within it, if there was a god (i believe in one) it would look like this eldritch entity that wouldn't even care about humans at all.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
thank you. I am glad you emphasized this, I am quite happy with the way I mixed usual orb/tentacle elements of this creature, as if these were cosmic eggshellh cracked by Outer aspect of Yog Sothoth.
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ionoid Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Impressive, much better than some of its depictions.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I guess most of my versions are somewhat different than most depictions. It's quite a shame that while Lovecrfat's brief and enigmatic descriptions of creatures encourage endless creativyty, so many people just copies Chaosium interpreations.
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niggiddu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cóż, ja zawsze widziałem Yog-Sothotha w obrazie Van Gogha "Gwiaździsta Noc".

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…

Fajna wizja, ale coś czuję że niedługo strzelisz remake'em.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Szczerze to jestem z niego zadowolony i nie planuję:D
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RusselCameron Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Nice Work.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks.:)
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good old Yog. I've never actually read "Lurker," though.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
And you haven't lost much really.. Yog's description is probably the best part of it :P I am rather nod fond of Dereleth's vision of good Elder Gods vs evil Old Ones... That totally  rips the unique amoral character of Lovecraft's myth making it retelling of all other mytical stories. Just with tentacles. :P
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. The reason why the Old Ones/Elder Gods are so scary is because they do not care - no morals - good or bad. Derleth made his interpretation of Mythos a stock good versus evil tale...

But Yog's description is awesome.

So is this drawing!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
I guess it can be the reason NOT to be scared of them too. ;p

I'd rather dea with somthing that doesn't give damn about me than the one hat actively seeks my harm.:)
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AGREED. Dealing with Azathoth is much better than dealing with Nyarlathotep.
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maxastashkin Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So grotesque!
Personally, I enjoyed the "raw" style of work the most.
It's one of the most impressive interpretations of his majesty Yog-Sothoth I've ever seen, and yes, he is really enigmatic here :)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. I guess such  style fits a very chaotic and alien entity that Yog Sothoth is.
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Morkeoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
My favourite Outer "God".
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
One of the most original for sure:)
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Morkeoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
The Lurker is just an pseudo-avatar of Yaji-Ash-Shutath.

This Outer "God" is the Time and the Space, he has no shape.
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist
"Scarring bubbles move out!"
"Lets bubble!"
"We work hard, so you GAHKGLARBLDARBULIBPLAFAADEUTZAMBANEPHKL!!"
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hahahha whut?:D
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Play on Scrubbing Bubbles, the cleaning product. Similar, but mentally scarring to behold.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ah I see. The product isn't even sold here so I didn't get it at first.:D
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist
*after double-checking* Ah! My bad!
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EricaNorthman19 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
My oh my THIS is amazing.  
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Many thanks:) Welcome to deviantart!
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Also suggests a molar pregnancy.

THAT is a horrific deformity resulting from the fertilizinga of a blighted egg , It has only paternal genes, and the maternal ones include the essential ones. Thus development goes haywire .the placenta overgrows and stops developing while the embryo disappears entirely. The mass is aggressive and could invade the mother's body and become malignant. Fortunantly there is a highly effective chemotherapy to destroy this tissue.

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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, interesting. I didn't study about it yet, probably will during this or next year of the course but this is creepy and fascinating.
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Deyran Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Bardzo wierne opisowi. Bezkształtna masa z nadprzestrzeni, która wszystko widzi i istnieje we wszystkich czasach jednocześnie.Bardzo fajny pomysł z tymi mackowatymi konstrukcjami ułożonymi z bąblow.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję. Macki muszą być:D
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