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'''Moon-Beasts'''
  
'''Moon-Beasts''' are creatures in [[H. P. Lovecraft]]'s Dream Cycle. They are “great greyish-white slippery things which could expand and contract at will, and whose principal shape — though it often changed — was that of a sort of toad without any eyes, but with a curious vibrating mass of short pink tentacles on the end of its blunt, vague snout” (''[[The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath]]'', Lovecraft). They live on the dark side of the [[Dreamlands]]' moon which, unlike the moon of the waking world, has great forests and oily seas.
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Origin:  ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' by H.P. Lovecraft (1943).  
  
The moon-beasts sail black galleys between the moon and the Dreamlands, trading rubies for both slaves and gold, at the port of Dylath-Leen. When there, they employ the [[Men of Leng]], disguised in turbans, as their go-betweens and stay hidden below deck, lest the merchants of Dylath-Leen learn the terrible secret of with whom they are dealing.
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==Description==
  
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For they were not men at all, or even approximately men, but great greyish-white slippery things which could expand and contract at will, and whose principal shape—though it often changed—was that of a sort of toad without any eyes, but with a curiously vibrating mass of short pink tentacles on the end of its blunt, vague snout.
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<br>— H.P. Lovecraft, ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath''
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Inhabitants of the far side of the Moon in the [[Dreamlands]], the Moon-Beasts live in windowless cities of stone. They sail black galleys between the moon and the Dreamlands, trading rubies for both slaves and gold, at the port of Dylath-Leen. When there, they employ the [[Men of Leng]], disguised in turbans, as their go-betweens and stay hidden below deck, lest the merchants of Dylath-Leen learn the terrible secret of with whom they are dealing.
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==Associated Mythos Elements==
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* deity: [[Nyarlathotep]]
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* race: [[Men of Leng]]
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* location:  [[Dreamlands]], [[Leng, Plateau of]]
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==References==
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* fiction: H.P. Lovecraft, [http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/dq.aspx The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath]
  
 
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Moon-Beasts

Origin: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft (1943).

Description

For they were not men at all, or even approximately men, but great greyish-white slippery things which could expand and contract at will, and whose principal shape—though it often changed—was that of a sort of toad without any eyes, but with a curiously vibrating mass of short pink tentacles on the end of its blunt, vague snout.
— H.P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Inhabitants of the far side of the Moon in the Dreamlands, the Moon-Beasts live in windowless cities of stone. They sail black galleys between the moon and the Dreamlands, trading rubies for both slaves and gold, at the port of Dylath-Leen. When there, they employ the Men of Leng, disguised in turbans, as their go-betweens and stay hidden below deck, lest the merchants of Dylath-Leen learn the terrible secret of with whom they are dealing.

Associated Mythos Elements

References