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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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Lloigor, Zhar and Ithaqua shall ride the spaces among the stars and shall ennoble those who are their followers, who are the Tcho-Tcho; Cthugha shall encompass his dominion from Fomalhaut; Tzathoggua shall come from N'kai..."
~ H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth , The Lurker At the Threshold



Lloigor, “The Star-Treader”. The twin of Zhar, said to be imprisoned alive in caverns under the Isle of Stars on the Plateau of Sung. The twins are connected with the star Antares, from where they probably originated (although Rigel and Betelgeuse are also mentioned as origin points). His importance varies: sometimes he is seen as he “who walks the winds among the star-spaces”, a kind of cosmic Ithaqua; other times he is merely listed as a minor being along with his brother, Zhar, (to whom he is subservient). Worshipped by the Tcho-Tcho People in Tibet and Burma, and connected with Hastur (his father?) and Ithaqua (his elder brother?). He has the power to “draw the body [his body?] from the earth piecemeal” and his presence is signalled by sourceless winds. There is some suggestion that Lloigor's body was killed when Alaozar was destroyed, but if so then only the flesh substance was destroyed. Probably progenitor of lloigor species.

Zhar, “The Twin Obscenity”. The Tcho-Tcho of Sung worshipped it. The god Lloigor is Zhar's brother and the other “twin”. Zhar is said to live near Arcturus (although Rigel and Betelgeuse are also mention), but simultaneously its mountainous ropy body lies in vast lightless caverns beneath the “Lake of Dread” on the Plateau of Sung in Burma, its enormous tentacles are entangled with the body of its brother, Lloigor, which lies in a distant part of the same cave, the two continently emit strange humming sounds at each other as they have for millennia since being imprisoned here by the Elder Gods (note: their “bodies” are here, their minds appear to be on Arcturus). It is said that Zhar is the older and more powerful of the two. The cavern appears to have been blown up and it is implied the bodies are killed, but also the caverns were flooded by the lake, so Zhar's body might now be buried?

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