Ghisghuth, father of Tsathoggua; alternative spelling of Ghizghuth (Ghisghuth appears to be the spelling favoured by C.A.Smith, but the "Ghizghuth" spelling appears in Planets and Dimensions by C.A.Smith, Mirage Press, 1973), sometimes also spelled Ghizguth and Ghisguth.
In the Mythos
Heresies and Controversies
- This Great Old One was mentioned by Clark Ashton Smith in his "Family Tree of the Gods".
- In the Hyperborean Cycle one of the male spawn of Cxaxukluth born on a far system. Its "wife" is Zstylzhemgni, and by "her" it became the "father" of Tsathoggua and cousin to Kthulhut (Cthulhu). H.P. Lovecraft lists Yeb as Tsathoggua's father in his genealogy, suggesting that this is another name for Yeb, however this does give rise to the oddity of Nug/Cxaxukluth spawning its own twin brother Yeb if this is the correct identification of these beings! Probably Ptmâk and Cxaxukluth as Nug and Yeb, with Ghizghuth being an unknown spawn and the relationship being more complex than the Lovecraft Genealogy suggests. Also spelt Ghisghuth and Ghizguth. (eldritchdark.com - a Hyperborean Dictionary)
Associated Mythos Elements and Keeper Notes
- Mentioned in the Genealogical Parchments of Pnom
- Essay: "The Family Tree of the Gods" by Clark Ashton Smith