“...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
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.
a creator deity "who made the gods and thereafter rested."
so in other words, the weaker gods are keeping him asleep, otherwise..
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.
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.
But Yog's description is awesome.
So is this drawing!
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
This Outer "God" is the Time and the Space, he has no shape.
"We work hard, so you GAHKGLARBLDARBULIBPLAFAADEUTZAMBANEPHKL!!"
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.