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This subject contains information from the "Lovecraft Circle" Myth Cycles, and while guided by HPL are not based on his work alone. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Gloon, the Corrupter of Flesh, Master of the Temple, is described as great limacene or slug-like abomination, though it usually hides its true nature through the glamour of a beautiful Dionysian statue. In the expanded Cthulhu Mythos added to by later authors, there is a homoerotic element to mankind's fascination with Gloon's false appearance. Gloon appears (though is unnamed) in author Molly Tanzer's novelette "The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins" - in this tale he is served by dolphins (which were long-associated with Dionysus).

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