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Behold, Ammutseba has devoured the light of the stars, she has eaten their words of power, she has eaten their spirits. And the Stars are as bread for Her body; even the imperishable stars in the height of the sky are as thousands of bread. For Her restoration she shall swallow up their fires in the night.
~ Ann K. Schwader , "Lost Stars"

This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Ammutseba, also known as the Devourer of Stars, is a Great Old One in the Cthulhu Mythos. It first appeared in the short story "Lost Stars" by Ann K. Schwader and then in Chaosium's supplement Secrets of Kenya for their Call of Cthulhu horror roleplaying game.


Ammutseba is described as a dark black vapor cloud with wispy, black, misty tentacles that floats in the sky and absorbs falling stars and all lights. (EXP: Secrets of Kenya)

It is said to be the daughter of an entity named Isfet, whom one character in "Lost Stars" inferred to be Chaos/Azathoth. (EXP: "Lost Stars")

In the Mythos[]

Ammutseba was worshiped by the Stygian and then by a sisterhood in the very early days of Ancient Egypt. Nowadays, cults that revere her are normally restricted to women-only ones, who incorporate Egyptian magic in their rituals. A prophecy in the tome The Gate of All Lost Stars foretold that one day Ammutseba, guided by its favorite priestess Sesh'tet, will return to devour the stars and all light. (EXP: Secrets of Kenya)