The Gods of Pegana (fiction)

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Summary and Contents

Before there stood gods upon Olympus, or ever Allah was Allah, had wrought and rested Mana-Yood-Sushai. There are in Pegana Mung and Sish and Kib, and the maker of all small gods, who is Mana-Yood-Sushai. Moreover, we have a faith in Roon and Slid. And it has been said of old that all things that have been were wrought by the small gods, excepting only Mana-Yood-Sushai, who made the gods and hath thereafter rested. And none may pray to Mana-Yood-Sushai but only the gods whom he hath made. But at the Last will Mana-Yood-Sushai forget to rest, and will make again new gods and other worlds, and will destroy the gods whom he hath made. And the gods and the worlds shall depart, and there shall be only Mana-Yood-Sushai.
- Lord Dunsany, "The Gods of Pegana"

A series of vignettes written in the archaic style of fables or myths from an exotic land of Dream, Pegana. Imitated in pastiche by Lovecraft with prose poems such as "Azathoth (fiction)" and quotes from the Necronomicon. Followed by a sort of sequel in "Time and the Gods (fiction)".

Contents:

  • "The Gods of Pegana"
  • "Of Skarl the Drummer"
  • "Of the Making of the Worlds"
  • "Of the Game of the Gods"
  • "The Chaunt of the Gods"
  • "The Sayings of Kib"
  • "Concerning Sish"
  • "The Sayings of Slid"
  • "The Deeds of Mung"
  • "The Chaunt of the Priests"
  • "The Sayings of Limpang-Tung"
  • "Of Yoharneth-Lahai"
  • "Of Roon, the God of Going"
  • "The Revolt of the Home Gods"
  • "Of Dorozhand"
  • "The Eye in the Waste"
  • "Of the Thing That Is Neither God Nor Beast"
  • "Yonath the Prophet"
  • "Yug the Prophet"
  • "Alhireth-Hotep the Prophet"
  • "Kabok the Prophet"
  • "Of the Calamity That Befell Yun-Ilara by the Sea"
  • "Of How the Gods Whelmed Sidith"
  • "Of How Imbraun Became High Prophet in Aradec"
  • "Of How Imbraun Met Zodrak"
  • "Pegana"
  • "The Sayings of Imbaun"
  • "Of How Imbaun Spake of Death to the King"
  • "Of Ood"
  • "The River"
  • "The Bird of Doom and the End"

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References

Creatures: Gods of Pegana (Elder Gods)

Tomes and Artifacts: The Gods of Pegana (tome)

Locations: River Yann

Campaigns / Scenarios: River Yann (effectively, the Dreamlands)

Loose Threads and CLUFFS

From Solar System Heritage: "Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination: [Pulp] literature is prone to these little tantalising snippets, delightful digressions, frustratingly not followed up, which tempt one to wonder at unanswered questions."

  • Numerous - the short book is effectively a collection of weird fantasy story prompts for the imagination.


Keeper Comments

  • The various gods might appear alongside standard Mythos creatures in Tomes, etc., and might be used in place of the usual Mythos names or home-brewed names for "Lovecraftian gods". This work is largely an exercise in world-building, and might be a rich source of background information.

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