The Tablets of Ubbo Sathla

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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:

"...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."

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.


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

  • Clark Ashton Smith, "Ubbo-Sathla" (1933)