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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.

*This article or section contains information based on sources in the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly.

Shaurash-Ho (The Prowler Among the Tombs, and Father of All Ghouls) the progenitor the the ghoul race, possibly through mating with Bast. Shaurash-ho is a descendent of Cthulhu and father of Yogash the Ghoul and it has been postulated that it might itself have been a Deep One. Some sources mistakenly identify Nug as the “Father of Ghouls” but since Nug never visited Earth it makes more sense that Shaurash-ho, the father of Yogash the Ghoul, owns this title. Also known as Naggob.

This mysterious entity is mentioned in H.P. Lovecraft's letter to James F. Morton as a descendant of Cthulhu which spawned other two horrid descendants (K'baa the Serpent and Ghoth the Burrower). The latter would have sired with a Roman noblewoman Viburnia the legendary ancestor of Lovecraft himself. The appearance of Shaurash-Ho has never been described.

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