Numerous similarities exist between Ghatanothoa and Cthulhu, and evidence points to Ghatanothoa being Cthulhu's spawn. Cultists of Ghatanothoa consider this claim blasphemous and regard Cthulhu's cultists as enemies, while Cthulhu's followers consider Ghatanothoa's beneath notice.3
Ghatanothoa's form, consisting of an abhorrent tangle of organs, is capable of shifting its composition at a whim but always retains a definite shape. A mere glance at Ghatanothoa or one of its perfect images is enough to transform one instantly into a desiccated, living corpse capable of seeing and feeling time but unable to move or interact with the world outside.34
Ghatanothoa counts few human followers, but has long been worshipped by several mi-go sects, who build stone temples on desolate islands. They are said to be able to raise islands from unknown oceans on distant planets that serve as portals for their patron.34
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- It is very unusual for a neutral evil creature to have the chaotic subtype, but this is confirmed in the text.
- Original Source: H. P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald, "Out of the Aeons", 1935; . “The Elder Mythos” in In Search of Sanity, 67. Paizo Inc., 2016
- “The Elder Mythos” in In Search of Sanity, 67. Paizo Inc., 2016 .
- “Bestiary” in Black Stars Beckon, 85. Paizo Inc., 2017 .