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🔀 This is an article about the character mentioned in The Shadow Over Innsmouth. For the entity created by Henry Kuttner, see Hydra (Henry Kuttner entity).

This subject contains information from the "Lovecraft Circle" Myth Cycles, and while guided by HPL are not based on his work alone. Mother Hydra is a creature who, alongside her consort Father Dagon, is said to rule over the race known as the Deep Ones.

There is debate as to whether or not they are a lesser Great Old Ones or mere grotesquely mutated Deep Ones - though the latter seems more likely as they do not seem to show much in the way of supernatural power outside of their gigantic size and unnaturally long life span. Therefore although considered deity, they are not classified as a Great Old One.

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