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|image = Kthanid-Front-Face.png
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|origin = Outer space
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|origin = Outer Space
|relatives = *[[Yog-Sothoth]] (grandparent)
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|relatives = *[[Yog-Sothoth]] (grandparent)
 
*[[Shub-Niggurath]] (grandparent)
 
*[[Shub-Niggurath]] (grandparent)
 
*[[Nug]] (parent)
 
*[[Nug]] (parent)
 
*[[Hastur the Unspeakable]] (half-brother)
 
*[[Hastur the Unspeakable]] (half-brother)
 
*[[Cthulhu]] (brother)
 
*[[Cthulhu]] (brother)
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*[[Tiania]] (adoptive daughter)
 
|affiliations = [[Elder God]]s
 
|affiliations = [[Elder God]]s
|race = [[Cthulhi]]???
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|race = Elder God (Cthulhu's race)
|first = "[[The Transition of Titus Crow]]"
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|first = {{EXP}}: "[[The Transition of Titus Crow]]"
|created by = [[Brian Lumley]]
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|created by = [[Brian Lumley]]
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|title = Kthanid}}{{Expandedmythos}}'''Kthanid''', '''The Eminence''' is an [[Elder God]] who first appeared in [[Brian Lumley|Brian Lumley's]] novel "''[[The Transition of Titus Crow]]''", published in 1975. He also appears in "[[The Clock of Dreams|''The Clock of Dreams'']]" in 1978. Apparently he is brother of [[Cthulhu]], but he is said to be "as kind as his brother is wicked" (however, it is possible that, like Cthulhu, he is simply an amoral being and, in his case, humans consider him benevolent because unlike his brother he is not hostile to them). He harbors great hatred for the [[Outer God]]s because they killed his family when he was sleeping.
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'''Kthanid''' is an [[Elder God]] and said to be the brother of Cthulhu. A member of Cthulhu's race, he helped banish his brother and the other [[Great Old One]]s to Earth before binding them. He is the leader of the Elder Gods who live on the planet [[Elysia]].
 
   
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== Name ==
He looks exactly like his sibling, the only difference being his peaceful, golden eyes. He resides in a crystal cave on Elysia. It is said that he is as good as his brother is evil. He bears a great hatred for The Great Old Ones for they had killed his family while he lay sleeping.
 
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The origin of the name Kthanid is simple in appearance: the particle Kth- is equivalent to Cth- and serves to demonstrate its relationship with Cthulhu. On the other hand, the suffix -id, of Greek origin, is often used in faunistics to indicate belonging to a family. It is notable that the original meaning of the particle -id was "son of", although here it is evident that it does not appear in that context.
   
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== Appearance ==
Despite his immense power, he is not capable of actual violence and only uses binding spells or memory-erasure to deal with his enemies. Kthanid is supposedly responsible for the fact Great Old Ones fear the Elder Sign as he placed a fear of it in the back of their subconscious.
 
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Kthanid resembles his brother, that is, he is a gigantic humanoid with a scaly body, cephalopod head and dragon wings, but unlike him he has golden eyes.
   
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== Conceptual information and role ==
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Kthanid lacks a human cult, yet he can occasionally summon a person he deems worthy of his trust to his abode, a cave of pearls and crystals situated above [[Elysia]]. There, Kthanid can manifest itself in the form of a concrete or abstract concept, such as some artifact, knowledge or spell.
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Faced with a dangerous situation, he can manifest himself physically in order to face some [[Great Old One]]. Kthanid attacks with strange bright beams emanating from his eyes, either holding a target immobilized or dealing damage. It can also deliver physical blows, which are devastating given its immense size.
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== Role-Playing Games ==
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* In the "Secrets of Japan" expansion of the [[Call of Cthulhu (Role-Playing Game)|Call of Cthulhu]], it is speculated that Kthanid could be the Jade Emperor compared to other theories that give this role to whoever leads [[K'n-yan]] because of his knowledge of immortality.
 
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Latest revision as of 17:19, 19 September 2020

This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly.Kthanid, The Eminence is an Elder God who first appeared in Brian Lumley's novel "The Transition of Titus Crow", published in 1975. He also appears in "The Clock of Dreams" in 1978. Apparently he is brother of Cthulhu, but he is said to be "as kind as his brother is wicked" (however, it is possible that, like Cthulhu, he is simply an amoral being and, in his case, humans consider him benevolent because unlike his brother he is not hostile to them). He harbors great hatred for the Outer Gods because they killed his family when he was sleeping.

Name[edit | edit source]

The origin of the name Kthanid is simple in appearance: the particle Kth- is equivalent to Cth- and serves to demonstrate its relationship with Cthulhu. On the other hand, the suffix -id, of Greek origin, is often used in faunistics to indicate belonging to a family. It is notable that the original meaning of the particle -id was "son of", although here it is evident that it does not appear in that context.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kthanid resembles his brother, that is, he is a gigantic humanoid with a scaly body, cephalopod head and dragon wings, but unlike him he has golden eyes.

Conceptual information and role[edit | edit source]

Kthanid lacks a human cult, yet he can occasionally summon a person he deems worthy of his trust to his abode, a cave of pearls and crystals situated above Elysia. There, Kthanid can manifest itself in the form of a concrete or abstract concept, such as some artifact, knowledge or spell.

Faced with a dangerous situation, he can manifest himself physically in order to face some Great Old One. Kthanid attacks with strange bright beams emanating from his eyes, either holding a target immobilized or dealing damage. It can also deliver physical blows, which are devastating given its immense size.

Role-Playing Games[edit | edit source]

  • In the "Secrets of Japan" expansion of the Call of Cthulhu, it is speculated that Kthanid could be the Jade Emperor compared to other theories that give this role to whoever leads K'n-yan because of his knowledge of immortality.
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