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{{Quote|Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the [[Old One]]s broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.|{{HPL}}|''[[The Dunwich Horror]]''}}
 
{{Quote|Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the [[Old One]]s broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.|{{HPL}}|''[[The Dunwich Horror]]''}}
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'''Yog-Sothoth''' is a cosmic entity and [[Outer God]]. Born of the [[Nameless Mist]], he is the progenitor of [[Cthulhu]], [[Hastur]] the Unspeakable and the ancestor of the [[Voormi]]. He is also the father of [[Wilbur Whateley]].
 
'''Yog-Sothoth''' is a cosmic entity and [[Outer God]]. Born of the [[Nameless Mist]], he is the progenitor of [[Cthulhu]], [[Hastur]] the Unspeakable and the ancestor of the [[Voormi]]. He is also the father of [[Wilbur Whateley]].
   
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==Quotes==
 
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{{Quote|"[[Randolph Carter]]", IT seemed to say, "MY manifestations on your planet's extension, the [[Ancient Ones]], have sent you as one who would lately have returned to small lands of dream which he had lost, yet who with greater freedom has risen to greater and nobler desires and curiosities. You wished to sail up golden [[Oukranos]], to search out forgotten ivory cities in orchid-heavy [[Kled]], and to reign on the opal throne of [[Ilek-Vad]], whose fabulous towers and numberless domes rise mighty toward a single red star in a firmament alien to your earth and to all matter. Now, with the passing of two Gates, you wish loftier things. You would not flee like a child from a scene disliked to a dream beloved, but would plunge like a man into that last and inmost of secrets which lies behind all scenes and dreams. What you wish, I have found good; and I am ready to grant that which I have granted eleven times only to beings of your planet - five times only to those you call men, or those resembling them. I am ready to shew you the Ultimate Mystery, to look on which is to blast a feeble spirit. Yet before you gaze full at that last and first of secrets you may still wield a free choice, and return if you will through the two Gates with the Veil still unrent before your eyes.|Yog-Sothoth addressing Randolph Carter|[[Through the Gates of the Silver Key]]}}
 
{{Quote|"[[Randolph Carter]]", IT seemed to say, "MY manifestations on your planet's extension, the [[Ancient Ones]], have sent you as one who would lately have returned to small lands of dream which he had lost, yet who with greater freedom has risen to greater and nobler desires and curiosities. You wished to sail up golden [[Oukranos]], to search out forgotten ivory cities in orchid-heavy [[Kled]], and to reign on the opal throne of [[Ilek-Vad]], whose fabulous towers and numberless domes rise mighty toward a single red star in a firmament alien to your earth and to all matter. Now, with the passing of two Gates, you wish loftier things. You would not flee like a child from a scene disliked to a dream beloved, but would plunge like a man into that last and inmost of secrets which lies behind all scenes and dreams. What you wish, I have found good; and I am ready to grant that which I have granted eleven times only to beings of your planet - five times only to those you call men, or those resembling them. I am ready to shew you the Ultimate Mystery, to look on which is to blast a feeble spirit. Yet before you gaze full at that last and first of secrets you may still wield a free choice, and return if you will through the two Gates with the Veil still unrent before your eyes.|Yog-Sothoth addressing Randolph Carter|[[Through the Gates of the Silver Key]]}}
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==Appearances in other fiction==
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===Doctor Who===
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Yog-Sothoth appears in [[:Category:Doctor Who (Cthulhu Mythos)|Doctor Who]] as the military strategist of the Great Old Ones, who were the equivalent of the Time Lords in a previous universe. Escaping to the Doctor's Universe Yog-Sothoth discovered it had gained god-like powers and decided to play out the various gambits and games it had only been able to simulate before. Over the millennia, it mounted millions of campaigns against inhabited planets using conquered races to bolster its forces. ({{ADJ}}: Millennial Rites)
   
 
==Behind the Mythos==
 
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Revision as of 17:55, January 17, 2020

Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.
~ HPL , The Dunwich Horror


Lovecraft circle Seal Yog-Sothoth is a cosmic entity and Outer God. Born of the Nameless Mist, he is the progenitor of Cthulhu, Hastur the Unspeakable and the ancestor of the Voormi. He is also the father of Wilbur Whateley.

Description

Like many Lovecraftian gods, Yog-Sothoth has many different appearances throughout the various stories of the mythos, by various authors. However, there seems to be a common agreement that Yog-Sothoth visually manifests as a mass of glowing orbs, with eyes or tendrils in some versions, and in others simply the orbs.

It is heavily implied, if not outright stated, that Yog-Sothoth is omniscient, and is locked outside the universe, meaning he can know and see all of space-time all at once, which means there is no secret hidden from Yog-Sothoth. 

Appearances

Yog-Sothoth's name was first mentioned in HPL: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. He goes on to be the driving force of HPL: "The Dunwich Horror," in which he fathers twin children with a human.

He is composed of iridescent globes (HPL: "The Horror in the Museum", AWD: "The Lurker at the Threshold") of which there are thirteen (EXP: Hay Necronomicon):

  1. Gomory
  2. Zagan
  3. Sytry
  4. Eligor
  5. Durson
  6. Vual
  7. Scor
  8. Algor
  9. Sefon
  10. Partas
  11. Gamor
  12. Umbra
  13. Anaboth

Invocations

Yog-Sothoth is called upon from time to time to assist mortals in performing occult deeds or rituals. The most notable instances of these events are recorded in "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" and "The Dunwich Horror."

Resurrection

One ritual involving Yog-Sothoth makes use of the "essential salts" of a deceased individual to resurrect them from the dead. The incantations involved with this are transcribed approximately as follows:

Y'AI'NG'NGAH,
YOG-SOTHOTH
H'EE-L'GEB
F'AI THRODOG
UAAAH



The incantation to put down the resurrected individual is the partial syllabic reverse of the first, and reads:

OGTHROD AI'F
GEB'L-EE'H
YOG-SOTHOTH
'NGAH'NG AI'Y
ZHRO



Incarnation

In one case involving the town of Dunwich, Yog-Sothoth is known to have been summoned for the purposes of impregnating a human female, who then gave birth to two partially-human children. The summoner was the husband/"father" of the Whateley family, who was known to have stood on a hill in a circle of stones with the Necronomicon while shouting the name of Yog-Sothoth from the summit.

Quotes

"Randolph Carter", IT seemed to say, "MY manifestations on your planet's extension, the Ancient Ones, have sent you as one who would lately have returned to small lands of dream which he had lost, yet who with greater freedom has risen to greater and nobler desires and curiosities. You wished to sail up golden Oukranos, to search out forgotten ivory cities in orchid-heavy Kled, and to reign on the opal throne of Ilek-Vad, whose fabulous towers and numberless domes rise mighty toward a single red star in a firmament alien to your earth and to all matter. Now, with the passing of two Gates, you wish loftier things. You would not flee like a child from a scene disliked to a dream beloved, but would plunge like a man into that last and inmost of secrets which lies behind all scenes and dreams. What you wish, I have found good; and I am ready to grant that which I have granted eleven times only to beings of your planet - five times only to those you call men, or those resembling them. I am ready to shew you the Ultimate Mystery, to look on which is to blast a feeble spirit. Yet before you gaze full at that last and first of secrets you may still wield a free choice, and return if you will through the two Gates with the Veil still unrent before your eyes.
~ Yog-Sothoth addressing Randolph Carter , Through the Gates of the Silver Key



Appearances in other fiction

Doctor Who

Yog-Sothoth appears in Doctor Who as the military strategist of the Great Old Ones, who were the equivalent of the Time Lords in a previous universe. Escaping to the Doctor's Universe Yog-Sothoth discovered it had gained god-like powers and decided to play out the various gambits and games it had only been able to simulate before. Over the millennia, it mounted millions of campaigns against inhabited planets using conquered races to bolster its forces. (ADJ: Millennial Rites)

Behind the Mythos

  • H.P. Lovecraft humorously referred to the Cthulhu mythos as "Yog-Sothothery".
  • George Olshevsky and Bruce Chilton named the nonconvex snub polyhedra after some other Great Old Ones, with the Small retrosnub icosicosidodecahedron as "Yog-Sothoth", them being the first to build an accurate physical representation of the polyhedron.[1]

Gallery

References

  1. 21st SCIENCE & TECHOLOGY, Vol. 9, No.1 Spring 1996

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