Shantaks are gargantuan aerial organisms which reside in the Cold Waste of Earth's Dreamlands.

Biology[edit | edit source]

They are larger than elephants and have a head reminiscent of that of a horse. They are scaly with slimy skin and are carried through the air by bat-like wings. Their feet form two strong talons.

Cultural significance[edit | edit source]

Shantaks are occasionally summoned to serve as steeds. They are hunted by the Elder God Nodens and greatly fear Night-Gaunts.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, by H. P. Lovecraft (1943)

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