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This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. The Young of the Black Goat or Gof'nn hupadgh Shub-Niggurath, also known as Blessed of Shub-Niggurath or goblins, are a fictional race from Ramsey Campbell's 1964 short story The Moon-Lens. They were expanded on by Chaosium in 1994 for their Call of Cthulhu role-playing game.


The Blessed are a mutant race created by Shub-Niggurath to be its priests and servants. They were human sacrifices it swallowed which were later "born" from its body, having been greatly mutated. They are immortal and do not age. (EXP: The Moon-Lens, Ramsey Campbell)

From then on they have served Shub-Niggurath and her followers, usually dwelling in the dark woods or in dank caverns. No two are exactly alike but they are nearly always humanoid. Some of them are mostly humanoid, others are horned and more satyr-like, some are more goblin-like, and others are completely monstrous things. Some legends of ugly goblin-types are based on them. They often employ magic, including a sacrificial ritual called the "Scarlet Circle" which allows them to open portals. (EXP: Call of Cthulhu - Malleus Monstrum)