Y'golonac

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Y'Golonac (AKA: The Defiler)

Origin: "Cold Print (fiction)" (1987), by Ramsey Campbell


In the Mythos

Beyond a deep underground night
A passageway leads to a solid brick wall
And beyond that wall stands Y'golonac
Served by blind creatures of darkness
His tearing morbid perversity
higher than Nyarlathotep

— Putryphemus, "Y'Golonac"

Description:

Y'golonac is a Great Old One and the god of perversion and depravity – not just "average" human perversions or depravities, but any that can be conceived of by a sapient being (sane or otherwise). His demeanor is much like that of Nyarlathotep, but he is much more perverse and sadistic. Y'golonac can sometimes be summoned merely by reading his name in the Revelations of Glaaki.

Y'golonac is imprisoned behind a wall of bricks in unknown ruins. His true form is uncertain, but when he possesses a human host to manifest, he appears as a grotesquely obese man, lacking a head or neck, with a mouth in the palm of each hand.

Unlike most of Lovecraft's Great Old Ones, Y'golonac is clearly capable of understanding humans, to the point of being able to conduct a conversation in English through his human host. Y'golonac seeks humans who read perverse and forbidden literature to become his servants. When Y'golonac is summoned, he offers to grant the summoner the dubious honor of becoming his priest, or simply kills him for food.


Heresies and Controversies

Keeper Notes

Cult

Y'golonac seeks humans who read perverse and forbidden literature to become his servants. When Y'golonac is summoned, he offers to grant the summoner the dubious honor of becoming his priest, or simply kills him for food.

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