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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.

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Nioth-Korghai is a long-lived androgynous, yellow, fungoid, squid-like alien race. They come from the planet Karthis, a water-world, and possessed a highly evolved civilisation millions of years ago. According to them they created the first true hominids, after 700 years of experimenting. Some of the Nioth-Korghai became vampiric (calling themselves "the Ubbo-Sathla") and these were outlawed by the Nioth race. Their relationship with the Cosmic Octopi is unclear. A group of criminals attacked the Earth in the late 20th Century.

Behind the MythosEdit

The name Nioth-Korghai was created by Clark Ashton Smith as a minor god in his Zothique stories. Francis Laney listed it as a Mythos god in his Glossary. Colin Wilson picked up  the name and applied it to his aliens in the novel The Star Vampires. Chaosium also used them.