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Appendix: Gods, Demons, and Other Singular Entities

The question of what constitutes a "god" in Mythos stories is a curious one. Though writing as a mechanistic materialist, Lovecraft sometimes suspended his belief in the supermatural for the sake of eliciting the dread of the unknown. In the later stories, however, there is an increasing apparatus of science-fiction elements. It seems to be implied that most of the "gods" in Lovecraft's stories are simply alien beings with powers much greater than our own. Still, there is a distinction between beings such as Nyarlathotep and the alien races that worship them, such as the Outer Ones. For the purposes of this appendix, a "god" can be defined to be "a being who is worshipped, or who is referred to as a god by the characters or narrator of a story."

Of the gods, there are those that are unique to the Cthulhu Mythos, and those others that are present in world mythology, but are referred to in Mythos stories. Of these latter, some are identified with Mythos beings who have similar attributes; the implication is that the alien Mythos entities gave rise to varied myths in different cultures.

Demons are beings from Judeo-Christian tradition who are regarded are innately evil, or at best, morally neutral.

Abhoth

Adonai

Affair that shambleth about in the night

Ahriman;

Almonsin; Almonsin-Metraton

Amen; Amon-Ra

Anahuac ?

Antipater

Anubis

Apis

Apollo

Arathron

Asmodeus

Ashtoreth

Asmodai

Asmodeus

Atys

Avaloth

Azarael

Azazel

Azekah ?

Aziel

Azriel

Azozath

Azathoth

Baal

Barbuel

Bast

Beelzebub

Beh'-Moth the Devourer

Belial

Berenice ?

Bethor

Bran; Mak Morn, Bran

Bubastis

Buddai ?

Buzrael

Byatis

Chaugnar Faugn   Ω

Chicomoztoc?

Christ; Christian Trinity

Cthugha

Cthulhu

Cybele

Dagon

De Danaans

Devourer, The

dimensional shambler ?

Eater of Souls

Eblis ?

Evam

Fisherman's God

Ganesha

Gelka ?

Ghatanothoa

Gob ?

God of Blood

God of Life

Gol-goroth   Ω

Great Ones

Great One who must not be named

Groth-golka

Han

Hastur

haunter of the ring

Hazith;

Huitzilopotchli

Hydra (1)

Hylas ?

Hypnos

Iacchus ?

Ialmenos ?

Il-marenin

Iod

Ipalnemoan

Isis

Ithaqua

Jehosua

Jehova

Kon, Lord of the Earthquake

Koth (3)

Lloigor

L'mur-Kathulos

Lobon

Lucifer

Malik Tawis; Malik Tous

Manitou

Marbuel

Master of the Monolith

Medusa

Metraton

Mictlanteuctli

Nahuatlacatl

Nameless Thing

Nath-Horthath

Necksa ?

Nemesis of Flame ?

Neptune (1)

Nezahualpilli

N'gah-Kthun ?

Niguratl-Yig

Nodens

Not-to-be-Named One

Nug

Nyaghoggua

Nyarlathotep

Nyogtha

Och ?

Old Ones 2

One Over All

Ophiel ?

Osiris

Ossadagowah

Other, the

Pan;

Paralda ?

Phaleg ?

Phul ?

Queretaro ?

Quetzalcoatl

Re; Re-Harakhte

Rhan-Tegoth

Sammael

Satan

Sebek

Secaire, St. ?

Sechmet

Set

Shonhi ?

Shub-Niggurath

snouted thing

Something from Out There

symbol, peculiar

Tangaroa

Tanit

Tanit-Isis

Taranit

Tenochtitlan ?

Tepaneca ?

Terrible Nameless One

Terror of Cut-Throat Cove

Thoth

Tirawa

Tlahuica ?

Tlascalteca ?

Tloquenahuaque ?

Tsathoggua

Tulu

Typhon

Ubbo-Sathla

'Umr at-Tawil

Unknown God of the Dead; Unknown One

Veiled King ?

Viracocha

Vorvadoss

Warder of Knowledge ?

Wendigo

Xochimilca ?

Yeb

Yhoundeh

Yig

Yog-Sothoth

Zhar

Zushakon ?

Groups of Gods

Ancient Ones 1

Ancient Ones 2

Other Gods



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