Ghizguth is a Great Old One. According to the Parchments of Pnom (chief Hyperborean genealogist as well as a noted prophet), he is a male spawn of Cxaxukluth and the brother of Hziulquoigmnzhah and Tulu.
Behind the Mythos Edit
The character first appeared in Smith's 1934 "Genealogical Chart of the Elder Gods" answer to Barlow's now missing style sheet:
Azathoth Ycnagnnisssz (reproduced by fission) (fissionary being from | the dark star Zoth) | \ Cxaxukluth \ (androgyne) \ / | \ \ / | \ \ Tulu | Ghizguth-----------+-----------Zstulzhemgni | (male) / (female) | / | / Hzioulquoigmnzhah Tsathoggua--------+--------Shathak (male) | | Zvilpogghua | | Sfatlicllp (daughter who mated with Voormi) | | Knygathin Zhaum (peopled Commoriom by fission after the human resident s had left)
- ↑ "Selected Letters of Clark Ashton Smith", Letter #189, to R.H. Barlow (June 16th, 1934)