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'''The Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla''' record the occult wisdom of gods who died before the Earth was born. Carved of star-quarried stone, they were guarded  in the primal mire by the shapeless, idiotic demiurge Ubbo-Sathla, one of the [[Outer Gods]] who inhabited the newly formed Earth. [[The Book of Eibon]] describes it as follows:
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'''The Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla'''
  
"...For Ubbo-Sathla is the source and the end. Before the coming of Zhothaqquah or Yok-Zothoth or Kthulhut from the stars; Ubbo-Sathla dwelt in the steaming fens of the new-made Earth: a nass without head or members, spawning the gray, formless, efts of the prime and the grisly prototypes of terrene life...And all earthly life, it is told, shall go back at last through the great cycle of time to Ubbo-Sathla."  
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Origin: "Ubbo-Sathla" by Clark Ashton Smith (1933)
  
According to [[The Book of Eibon]], Zon Mezzamalech, a sorcerer of [[Hyperborea]], attempted to read the lore on the Tablets using a curious crystal. He apparently did not succeed, however, and disappeared during one of these attempts.  
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==Description==
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Zon Mezzamalech had dreamt to recover the wisdom of the gods who had died before the Earth was born. They had passed to the lightless void, leaving their lore inscribed upon tablets of ultrastellar stone; and the tablets were guarded in the primal mire by the formless, idiotic demiurge Ubbo-Sathla.
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<br>— Clark Ashton Smith, "Ubbo-Sathla"
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The Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla are stone tablets on which are inscribed the secret lore of a pantheon of gods predating the existence of the Earth. During the earliest era of life on Earth, they were protected by [[Ubbo-Sathla]], the mindless source of all terrestrial life. 
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According to [[The Book of Eibon]], Zon Mezzamalech, a sorcerer of [[Hyperborea]], attempted to read the lore on the Tablets using [[Crystal of Zon Mezzamalech|a curious crystal]]. He apparently did not succeed, however, and disappeared during one of these attempts.  
  
 
The present location of the Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla is unknown, nor do any known sources record any appearance of the Tablets after the earliest period of life on Earth.  
 
The present location of the Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla is unknown, nor do any known sources record any appearance of the Tablets after the earliest period of life on Earth.  
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==Associated Mythos Elements==
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* artifact: [[Crystal of Zon Mezzamalech]]
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* tome: ''[[The Book of Eibon]]''
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* deity: [[Ubbo-Sathla]]
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* race: [[Brood of Ubbo-Sathla]]
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* location:  [[Hyperborea]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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The following sources contain references to the Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla:  
 
The following sources contain references to the Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla:  
  
*Clark Ashton Smith, "Ubbo-Sathla" (1933)
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*Clark Ashton Smith, "[http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/224/ubbo-sathla Ubbo-Sathla]" (1933)
  
 
[[Category:Mythos:Artifacts]]
 
[[Category:Mythos:Artifacts]]

Latest revision as of 04:39, 7 May 2017

The Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla

Origin: "Ubbo-Sathla" by Clark Ashton Smith (1933)

Description

Zon Mezzamalech had dreamt to recover the wisdom of the gods who had died before the Earth was born. They had passed to the lightless void, leaving their lore inscribed upon tablets of ultrastellar stone; and the tablets were guarded in the primal mire by the formless, idiotic demiurge Ubbo-Sathla.
— Clark Ashton Smith, "Ubbo-Sathla"

The Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla are stone tablets on which are inscribed the secret lore of a pantheon of gods predating the existence of the Earth. During the earliest era of life on Earth, they were protected by Ubbo-Sathla, the mindless source of all terrestrial life.

According to The Book of Eibon, Zon Mezzamalech, a sorcerer of Hyperborea, attempted to read the lore on the Tablets using a curious crystal. He apparently did not succeed, however, and disappeared during one of these attempts.

The present location of the Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla is unknown, nor do any known sources record any appearance of the Tablets after the earliest period of life on Earth.

Associated Mythos Elements

References

The following sources contain references to the Tablets of Ubbo-Sathla: