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"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming..." - English translation of Aklo verse

This article is written on a topic within the Greater Cthulhu Mythos based on information from works in the Mythos. By default, all information is to be assumed to derive from the Lovecraft Myth Cycle unless otherwise marked.

Mordiggian is a Great Old One, worshipped by several human cults and cults of ghouls as a kind of symbol of Death. This name is used in Zothique, Man's last continent, and it is entirely possible that this gigantic creature is the same as Shaurash-Ho, although the name might go back to medieval France, and be a corruption of the Latin “Mortician” (to do with the dead). May be identical to Cynothoglys. He would seem to be the main subject of The Ghoul's Manuscript and Cults des Gouls.

Behind the MythosEdit

Mordiggian was created by Clark Ashton Smith for the non-Mythos Zothique tale "The Charnel God" but Scott D. Aniolowski made a explicit connection with the Mythos in his RPG material.