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This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. The Cult of Glaaki is a fictional group of humans and undead created by Ramsey Campbell for his 1964 short story "The Inhabitant of the Lake".


Established at some point before 1865, whether the Cult of Glaaki is an actual cult in the strictest sense of the word is up for debate, as the group has been for the most part mentally enslaved by the Great Old One Glaaki in order to have them do his bidding. Their main purpose appears to be the recording of the sum wisdom of their master in the collected volumes The Revelations of Glaaki, and "recruiting" small numbers of new members and zombie-like automatons. They appear to be in contact with the Tomb-Herd, another cult based in nearby Temphill.

The "leader" of the cult is one Thomas Lee, who ordered the construction of a small row of houses in a remote part of the Severn Valley which was then named Lakeside Terrace. This was to be their base of operations, close to the side of the unnamed lake which plays host to Glaaki. Dotted around the surrounding countryside are a number of stone sarcophagi which contain the undead servitors of Glaaki, former cultists who have fully succumbed to the Green Decay and are now unable to venture forth into the sunlight.