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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. Yaddith is a planet created by the late American author Howard Phillips Lovecraft.


Eons ago it was inhabited by the Nug-Soth, creatures with traits similar to mammals, reptiles, and insects. The Nug-Soth sought a way to prevent the destruction of their planet's crust by the Dholes, but to no avail. Eventually, the Dholes overwhelmed them and destroyed the Nug-Soth's civilization. Survivors of the catastrophe escaped, however, and hid on various planets.

In the modern age it is inhabited by the Yaddithians.

Notable Residents

  • The wizard Zkauba is native to Yaddith.

In Popular Culture

  • The climax of the 2019 film Color Out of Space (an adaptation of the short story) features a vision of an alien planet overrun by huge worm-like creatures which may represent Yaddith and the Dholes.