Monday, April 4, 2011

SHUB-NIGGURATH

SHUB-NIGGURATH
"'Ever Their praises, and abundance to the Black Goat of the Woods. Iä! Shub-Niggurath! Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!'"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer In Darkness

"'Dan, for God's sake! The pit of the shoggoths! Down the six thousand steps... the abomination of abominations... I never would let her take me, and then I found myself 
 there - ! Shub-Niggurath!'"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Thing On the Doorstep


"Joe Mazurewicz - the prayers against the Crawling Chaos now turning to an inexplicably triumphant shriek - worlds of sardonic actuality impinging on vortices of febrile dream - Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Goat with a Thousand Young..."
H.P. Lovecraft, Dreams In the Witch-House
"The thing in the picture was standing in a doorway. He could no believe it was alive - that pillar of white flesh supported on many-jointed bony legs tipped with great circular pads could never move about, let alone think. It had no arms, merely three spines which dug into the ground. But the head was worst - formed of thick coils of while jelly, covered with grey watery eyes, and at the center was a huge toothed beak."Ramsey Campbell, The Moon Lens

6 comments:

  1. Damn that's creepy. You do nice work!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks man! I have to hand it to Ramsey Campbell though, that description is disgusting!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great work! I really like your style!

    But isn't there a differenz between The Keeper of the Moon Lens and Shub-Niggurath?
    I had in mind, that Shub-Niggurath was more a strange mixture of hoves, tentacles, mouths and a cloudlike mass.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In Peterson's guide to the mythos (a take on the books on mammals, birds,etc.). The Moon Lens monster is the offspring of Shub-Niggurath, sired by some unguessable partner.Asexually, she reproduces cancerously ,spawning what is cloaked under the term "the trees that walk", but sexually she can spawn just about any horror, and she is promiscous !

      Delete
  4. Hey Logan, thanks!

    Yeah, I know that Lovecraft never described Shub-Niggurath in any stories, and I loved Campbell's description so much. As far as if the Keeper Of the Moon Lens and Shub-Niggurath are different creatures, the Call Of Cthulhu Keepers Companion has it listed as an avatar of Shub-Niggurath. That's what I got out of the story when I read it too...and after those Nug and Yeb drawings I wanted to get out of drawing piles of stuff (even though the pile of hooves and tentacles is the "traditional" depiction)! haha

    ReplyDelete