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"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming..." - English translation of Aklo verse

This article is written on a topic within the Greater Cthulhu Mythos based on information from works in the Mythos. By default, all information is to be assumed to derive from the Lovecraft Myth Cycle unless otherwise marked.

…a tall, lean man of dead black coloration but without the slightest sign of negroid features: wholly devoid of either hair or beard, and wearing as his only garment a shapeless robe of some heavy black fabric. His feet were indistinguishable because of the table and bench, but he must have been shod, since there was a clicking whenever he changed position. The man did not speak, and bore no trace of expression on his small, regular features. He merely pointed to a book of prodigious size which lay open on the table.
~ HPL , The Dreams in the Witch-House

The Black Man is an avatar of Nyarlathotep who coerces people into signing the black Book of Azathoth.

When traveling in the fourth dimension he looks like a large wisp.

He leaves half-circle-shaped prints behind him, suggesting that he has hoofed feet.

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