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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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Zushakon, The Dark Silent One, appears as a swirling, black vortex, revered by the Mutsune Native Americans as a dire death god. He is also worshiped by the mysterious servitors known as the Hidden Ones. It is a descendent of Ubbo-Sathla. Logic suggests that Zushakon is the “father” of Cyäegha. The name is also given as Zul-Che-Quon (by West Coast Indian tribes)  and Zushakon (in Mu and Xinian).

Zushakon is an alternative spelling of Zulchequon used by the Elder Hierophant Yogmosh-Voth in Mu and it is also used in the Book of Iod. A variation of this name, Zyshakon, was used by some of the American Indians.


The variant Zushakon was invented by Henry Kuttner in "The Bells Of Hell@; Lin Carter used the name and its variant in his fiction.

Zulchequon was created by Henry Kuttner and expanded upon by Lin Carter.

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