The Outer Gods or Other Gods are the most powerful eldritch group of alien gods, despite being the smallest. Ruled by the fearsome Azathoth, the Outer Gods populate the darkness of space and come when summoned by their devotees or their herald, Nyarlathotep. Their difference from conventional Great Old Ones is not very clear, although it is said that this may be due to the fact that the Outsiders are actually an older lineage of Great Old Ones. The Outer Gods are also faced with the Elder Gods.
The Outer Gods look hideous and amorphous. His sight alone tends to cause insanity or death.
The Court of Azathoth[edit | edit source]
Some Outer Gods gather around their inept leader, Azathoth, in order to play music for him and keep him relaxed. This is the case with Ghroth, Tulzscha, Tru'nembra and Nyarlathotep. In addition, there are lesser Outer Gods, the Servitors of the Outer Gods, whose sole mission is to distract Azathoth with the sound of their flutes.
List of Outer Gods[edit | edit source]
At the moment, 40 Outer Gods are known, but it is assumed that there may be more of them.
- Aiueb Gnshal
- Blackness from the Stars
- Cloud Thing
- Mril Thorion
- Mother of Pus
- Nameless Mist
- Star Mother
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Other Gods, by H. P. Lovecraft (1933)