Lovecraftian Mythos Creations

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Suggested Other Search Synonyms (beyond what is listed below): Any misspellings of the creatures listed in the categories below, any creatures not listed below, tentacles.


Cautions: The collection is sorted by mythos name, for any figure that resembles the true descriptions given by the Cthulhu mythos writers, regardless of the actual name of the sculpture. Manufacturers that are not savvy to the mythos may not know what figures they've bought and so rename them with best guess. Also, some figures, though made intentionally for the mythos, for legal reasons due to lack of licence, may have had to rename the figures (so Byakhee became Bijecki). So you will see "floating death" unmasked as the terrible flying polyp in all its horrific glory. For many of these creatures, there will not be an entry, and this is a hint for the sculptors. Where time permits, a descriptive quote may be provided for clarification of the author's intent and for sculptor inspiration. No figure will be admitted to a category that does not fit the author's description; for oddballs that don't fit, we include an Honorable Mentions category for those blasphemous horrors. Finally, a gallery to compare all those deep ones, side by side. Since this collection may exceed the page length limit, links will be provided for each category as they become overlarge. Also, the collection cannot be expected to be kept up to date, as it is not the main purpose of this wiki to indulge the viewer with these special galleries; hence, a proper search should ensue if your figure cannot be quickly identified from this gallery.

To find the identity of the figure: Simply click on the thumbnail, then, on the page with the pic, scroll down to see what links to that pic and follow the links.

Editors: Please observe the rules and requests at the top of the edit page.

Sculptors: Take note what categories seem neglected! [Hint, hint!]

Collectors: Enjoy the eye candy!

Roleplayers: Roll for Sanity.

Contents

MYTHOS DEITIES

See Cthulhu Mythos Deities.

GREAT OLD ONES

See Great Old Ones. For Father Dagon and Mother Hydra, see Deep Ones.

MYTHOS RACES

There are many more mythos races than are given here, as the following are listed from the Call of Cthulhu rules books. For more races, reference the [Wikipedia tables].

Greater Servitor Races

Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath

Blackball Games


Hunting Horrors

"And in the air about him were great viperine creatures, which had curiously distorted heads, and grotesquely great clawed appendages, supporting themselves with ease by the aid of black rubbery wings of singularly monstrous dimensions." ~ August Derleth, The Lurker at the Threshold


Star-Spawn of Cthulhu

They look like papa Cthulhu, but size is everything.


Eastern Voormi or Wendigo (Yeti, Abominable Snowman)

These are smaller and more civilized than the Western Voormi and are associated with the Mi-Go.


Yuggs

Father Ubb, Leader

"Like a great, glistening mass of putrid whitish jelly was Father Ubb, and his squat and quivering trunk supported naught but a swollen and rounded head wherein drooled and quivered ever a pink-rimmed, obscene orifice lined with triple rows of adamantine fangs." ~ Lin Carter, "The Thing in the Pit"


Yuggs

"...the Yuggs, whose name the Scribe rendereth as the Worms of the Earth, are by far the most to be feared, for it is said there be many a rich and wealthy man bestriding the proud ways of the world today, the secret of whose wealth lies in acursed treasure brought to his feet by the immense and loathsome, the white and slimy Yuggs, whereby to purchase his service to their Cause, to the utter and most damnable betrayal of humankind, and the imperilment of the very Earth." ~ Excerpt from John Dee's translation of the Necronomicon by Lin Carter, "The Winfield Heritance" (1981).


Lesser Servitor Races

Byakhee

"There flapped rhythmically a horde of tame, trained, hybrid winged things ... not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor decomposed human beings, but something I cannot and must not recall." ~ H. P. Lovecraft, "The Festival"


Deep Ones, Father Dagon, Mother Hydra, Hybrids

See our Deep Ones gallery.

Fire Vampires

Fthaggua, Leader


Fire Vampires

As described in August Derleth's "The Dweller in Darkness."


Formless Spawn of Tsathoggua


Servants of Glaaki


Mi-Go, the Fungi from Yuggoth

Mi-Go may also be classified as a Lesser Independant Race. They are associated with the Yeti, but are not to be confused with them, as the Mi-Go are crustaceanlike fungoids.


Nagäae


Nightgaunts


Sand-Dwellers


Serpent People

A study on this race is found at Chaosium's website. Also described as a Lesser Independant Race. Not to be confused with Snakemen or Naga. See Serpentmen.


Shantaks

"They were not any birds or bats known elsewhere on earth or in dreamland, for they were larger than elephants and had heads like a horse's. Carter knew that they must be the shantak-birds of ill rumour, and wondered no more what evil guardians and nameless sentinels made men avoid the boreal rock desert." ~ H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath


Shoggoths

"It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter. ~ H. P. Lovecraft, At The Mountains of Madness

See also D&D Miniatures Pre-Painted plastic -- Night Below #56 Large Chaos Beast

Proto-Shoggoths (vaguely anthropomorphic)


Rat-Things


Tcho-Tchos


Greater Independant Races

Cthonians

"Flowing tentacles and pulpy gray-black, elongated sack of a body...no distinguishing features at all other than the reaching, groping tentacles. Or was there—yes—a lump in the upper body of the thing...a container of sorts for the brain, basal ganglia, or whichever diseased organ governed this horror's loathsome life!" ~ Brian Lumley, The Burrowers Beneath


Colour Out of Space

What colour would one paint it? Given the cost of DuPont's Chromalusion, this may be a job for a fine-particled holographic nail color.


Dholes

"Below him the ground was festering with gigantic Dholes, and even as he looked, one reared up several hundred feet and leveled a bleached, viscous end at him." ~ H. P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price, "Through the Gates of the Silver Key"

These are either another name for Bholes, or at least a related species, much more common and smaller than a Bhole.


Bholes

"Now Carter knew from a certain source that he was in the vale of Pnath, where crawl and burrow the enormous bholes; but he did not know what to expect, because no one has ever seen a bhole, or even guessed what such a thing may be like. Bholes are known only by dim rumour from the rustling they make amongst mountains of bones and the slimy touch they have when they wriggle past one. They cannot be seen because they creep only in the dark. ~ H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

These are either another name for Dholes, or at least a related species, much more rare and larger than a Dhole. These things are planet-eaters.


Flying Polyps

"[The flying polyps were a] horrible elder race of half polypous, utterly alien entities... They were only partly material and had the power of aerial motion, despite the absence of wings... [They exhibited] a monstrous plasticity and ... temporary lapses of visibility... [S]ingular whistling noises and colossal footprints made up of five circular toe marks seemed also to be associated with them." ~ H. P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Out of Time"


Gnoph-Keh

May also be described as a Lesser Independant Race.


Great Race of Yith (Yithians)

See the section on Beetles for Coleopterans (modern Yithians).


Hounds of Tindalos

Not to be confused with the Tcho Tcho deity, The Hound.
"They are lean and athirst!" he shrieked... "All the evil in the universe was concentrated in their lean, hungry bodies. Or had they bodies? I saw them only for a moment, I cannot be certain." ~ Frank Belknap Long, "The Hounds of Tindalos"


Lloigor, the Many-angled Ones

Not to be confused with Lloigor, the Great Old One. As described in "The Lair of the Star Spawn" (1932) by August Derleth and Mark Schorer.



Yeti: Voomi, Wendigo, Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Abominable Snowman

See the Yeti page for both types:

Western Voormi or Wendigo (Sasquatch, Bigfoot): These are bigger and more savage than the Eastern Voormi; often without apparel.

Eastern Voormi or Wendigo (Yeti, Abominable Snowman): Smaller, more civilized than the Western Voormi; wearing clothing and using tools.

Ylidheem


Lesser Independant Races

Coleopterous Race (New Great Race of Yith)

Click here to view our beetle collection.

Dimensional Shamblers


Elder Things / Old Ones

Not to be confused with the Great Old Ones.

"Six feet end to end, three and five-tenths feet central diameter, tapering to one foot at each end. Like a barrel with five bulging ridges in place of staves. Lateral breakages, as of thinnish stalks, are at equator in middle of these ridges. In furrows between ridges are curious growths; combs or wings that fold up and spread out like fans. . . which gives almost seven-foot wing spread. Arrangement reminds one of certain monsters of primal myth, especially fabled Elder Things in [the] Necronomicon." ~ H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness


Ghasts

See Ghasts.

Lovecraft's Ghouls

True Lovecraftian ghouls should have a dog-faced look. A few of the non-Call of Cthulhu Grenadier figs look more ape-like. Not to be confused with Typical Ghouls.


Gugs


Leng Spiders

"There were scenes of old wars, wherein Leng's almost-humans fought with the bloated purple spiders of the neighbouring vales." ~ H.P. Lovecraft, Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath


Moon-Beasts

"[Moon-beasts are] great greyish-white slippery things which could expand and contract at will, and whose principal shape — though it often changed — was that of a sort of toad without any eyes, but with a curious vibrating mass of short pink tentacles on the end of its blunt, vague snout.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft, "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath"


Shan, the Insects from Shaggai

"At last a shape appeared, flapping above the ground on leathery wings. The thing which flew whirring toward me was followed by a train of others, wings slapping the air at incredible speed... I could ... make out many more details... Those huge lidless eyes which stared in hate at me, the jointed tendrils which seemed to twist from the head in cosmic rhythms, the ten legs, covered with black shining tentacles and folded into the pallid underbody, and the semi-circular ridged wings covered with triangular scales... I saw the three mouths of the thing move moistly, and then it was upon me." ~ Ramsey Campbell, "The Insects from Shaggai"


Star Vampires, Shamblers from the Stars

"It was red and dripping; an immensity of pulsing, moving jelly; a scarlet blob with myriad tentacular trunks that waved and waved. There were suckers on the tips of the appendages, and these were opening and closing with a ghoulish lust.... The thing was bloated and obscene; a headless, faceless, eyeless bulk with the ravenous maw and titanic talons of a star-born monster. The human blood on which it had fed revealed the hitherto invisible outlines of the feaster." ~ Robert Bloch, "The Shambler from the Stars"


Tunnelers Below, The


Xiclotlans (Beings from Xiclotl)


Unsorted Races

Watcher in the Bayou, Gigantic Leech-Thing


Watcher of the Green Pyramid


Asenath Waite


Gnorri



Hyperboreans (Modern Day)


Wamp


Worm that Gnaws in the Night, The (The Doom of Shaggai)


Void Stalkers, Crystalline Horrors


Utoruks, Alien Servants of Nyarlathotep


Master of the Monolith, The


Men of Leng


Sarrubians


Spectral Hunters


Tunnel Dwellers, Subterranean Frog-like Creatures


Brown Jenkin


Zoog


Alien Drones, Mindless Puppets to the Overmind


Alskali, Giant Cyclops


Spawn of Abhoth


Fractal Creatures, Geometric Terrors


Fictional Human Personalities (including Headstones of such)


Homage Figures - real authors, etc. (including Headstones of such)


Lovecraftian Sigil Stones

Must have some kind of Lovecraftian saying or symbol on them to distinguish them from general gravestones, steles, or pentagrams (which may be found here).


Gravestones/Headstones/Tombstones/Markers

Not specific to the Mythos, but our general section for these will be of interest: Gravestones & Markers.

Creatures

See the following Hazardous Natural Lifeforms:
Penguins for Killer Penguins
Rats
Snakes

Honorable Mentions

These figures aren't quite true to the Cthulhu Mythos writers' descriptors, but Lovecraft isn't rolling in his grave (or is he?). Still to add is Parroom Station's [PSM-CEF-005 Brood Mother and Broodlings] by Bob Charrette.
Blackball Games' Book of Fragments miniatures




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