Lovecraft circle Seal Nodens is a deity and Elder God. He is the lord and master of the night-gaunts, a race of strange flying creatures.


Nodens is an "archaic" god served by the night-gaunts. (HPL: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath). He is somewhat benevolent, opposing the frightening Nyarlathotep.

Nodens is also describes with "...the grey and awful form of primal Nodens, Lord of the Great Abyss." (HPL: The Strange High House in the Mist)

Behind the MythosEdit

  • The name Nodens probably derives from a Celtic stem *noudont- or *noudent-, which J. R. R. Tolkien suggested was related to a Germanic root meaning "acquire, have the use of", earlier "to catch, entrap (as a hunter)". Making the connection with Nuada and Lludd's hand, he detected "an echo of the ancient fame of the magic hand of Nodens the Catcher". The name "nodens" translates from Latin as "no teeth."
  • Nodens makes an appearance in the anime Haiyore! Nyaruko-San! as an old man, as do Night-gaunts.


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