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This subject contains information from the Mythos Adjacent Works, and while share similar themes and features of the Mythos are not based on his work, or generally considered a part of the Mythos proper. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Groth-Golka is a monstrous creature dwelling under Antarctica. It is said to vaguely resemble a pterosaur. It was worshipped in Bal-Sagoth, a remnant colony of Atlantis. It has a "bird avatar" form, one of which was killed during the Dark Ages. Groth-Golka is the lord of the Fishers from Outside.

Behind the Mythos

Groth-Golka was created by Robert E. Howard for the non-Cthulhu Mythos story "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth". Lin Carter incorporated these gods into the Mythos, but for a time confused Groth-Golka and Gol-goroth. Efforts have been made to untangle the confusion.

Marvel Comics

In the Marvel Universe, the events of "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth" occurred during the Hyborian Age of Conan. Groth-Golka was the last of the Lizard-Gods, and was killed by Fafnir.[1]


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