Rhan-Tegoth

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Rhan-Tegoth is an amphibious ape and insect like Great Old One featured in H.P. Lovecraft's "The Horror in the Museum." It has a large globular torso with six limbs ending in crab like claws. Atop it is a sphere like head with three eyes and a foot long trunk. It also has gills. The Rhan-Tegoth is also covered with small tentacles over most of its body. It came from Yuggoth and is probably related to or a child of Shub-Niggurath, the Goat with a Thousand Young.

It kills its sacrifices by half crushing them and puncturing them with its tentacles. It then sucks away the face.

The Ivory Throne

Rhan-Tegoth at one time lived in a massive temple in the northern areas of the Arctic. A huge staircase of non human size reached down three levels to a large room where Rhan-Tegoth sat on a large Ivory Throne. There he was fed prehuman sacrifices by unknown entities over three million years ago. Without the sacrifices the thing goes into a deep sleep that only more sacrifices can break.

Somehow the long ritual in the eighth Pnakotic Manuscripts gives some clue as how to discover this temple.

The Horror in the Museum

In "The Horror in the Museum" George Rogers is the owner and creator of a wax horror museum in London. His collection includes the more normal grotesque figures but also replicas of Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth and others. But Rogers is also obsessed with discovering real (normally dead) creatures and preserving them in wax. He already has several non-human creatures incased. At some point he discovered the location of Rhan-Tegoth's temple. There he took Rhan-Tegoth's sleeping body with him back to London where he kept it in the basement of his museum. After waking it he attempted to feed it several sacrifices but was then taken himself. His assistant Orabona found his corpse as well as Rhan-Tegoth and covered both of them with wax.


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