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A hundred April winds disperse her fragrance,

A thousand wet Octobers scour her footprints,
The ruthless years assail the ancient memory of her presence, yet
Where Yidhra walks the hills do not forget.

~ EXP: "Where Yidhra Walks" , John Paul LeChat


This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Yidhra is an Outer God who is worshipped as a beautiful, awesome and terrible earth-mother, similar to Shub-Niggurath and might be connected to the Darkness. She has many avatar forms including Yolanda and Madam Yi since her "life-cycle" centres around absorbing other lifeforms and taking from them their evolutionary advantages (in the process she also takes memories). This cycle of "rebirths" makes her immortal. She has telepathic powers which gives her a link to her servitors, and can project illusions. Her servitors are "the Lurkers in the desert," Xothra and Y'hath, and "the Children of Yidhra" (her human cult).

Avatars of Yidhra

One of her avatars is Madam Yi, in which she appears as a beautiful human Asian female, dressed in billowing red, white, and black robes. This avatar has a delicate painted face that looks like that of a porcelain doll and possesses razor-like long fingernails. China is where this avatar appears, where it mates with and kills the young men provided to her by female led and dominated cults. The mating produces monstrous or deformed offspring, most of which are reabsorbed by her.

Appearances

EXP:

  • "Predator," 1972, Walter C. DeBill, Jr. for "HPL".
  • "What Lurks Among The Dunes," 1973, Walter C. DeBill, Jr. for "Etchings and Odysseys", #1.
  • "Where Yidhra Walks," 1976, Walter C. DeBill, Jr. for "The Disciples of Cthulhu".
  • "A Movement in the Grass," 2002, Walter C. DeBill, Jr. for "The Mlandoth Myth Cycle and Others". In mention only as the mother of Ayi'ig.

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