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...other beings with wider, stronger, or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see, but might see and study whole worlds ...which lie close at hand yet can never be detected with the senses we have. - HPL: From Beyond

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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. Shaggai, also known as "Chag-Hai", is a planet orbiting a binary system with green suns. It was covered by thick inhabited jungles and dark seas. It was home to insects called the Shans, as well as a mysterious being known as "The Worm that Gnaws in the Night". According to The Dweller In Darkness, it is in the depths of the cosmos, even deeper than Yuggoth. However, it could somehow be reached by beings from other worlds, as related in the Book of Eibon by Eibon himself.


The landscape of Shaggai was terrifying: black sea formed by plasma, deserts covered by glass particles, crystalline purple mountains and forests with dense vegetation.

Current state

Its current existence is in doubt due to an orbital shift, possibly caused by the collision of an asteroid (apparently the Outer God Ghroth), which brought Shaggai dangerously close to its stars. The planet began to be bombarded by massive doses of radiation. This destroyed the atmosphere, wreaking havoc on most native beings and forcing evacuation by the Shans. Millions of years passed until the appearance of new forms of life resistant to this damaging energy.


  • In the Digimon Tamers anime, Shaggai is one of the programs used by the Hypnos system (along with Yuggoth) to control and eliminate any problem derived from the Digital World that concerns the real one.