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"Ever Their praises, and abundance to the Black Goat of the Woods. Iä! Shub-Niggurath!"
~ H.P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness"

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"Ever Their praises, and abundance to the Black Goat of the Woods. Iä! Shub-Niggurath!"
~ H.P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness"


Shub-Niggurath (The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young) is an Outer God in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. The being first appeared in Lovecraft's revision story "The Last Test" (1928); however, in Lovecraft's fiction, she is never actually described, but is frequently mentioned or called upon in incantations. Shub-Niggurath also appears in the works of other mythos authors, including August Derleth, Lin Carter, and Brian Lumley.

Shub-Niggurath is an Outer God (or Outer Goddess) in the pantheon. She is a perverse fertility deity, said to appear as an "evil cloud-like entity".

An enormous mass which extrudes black tentacles, slime-dripping mouths, and short, writhing goat legs. Small creatures are continually spat forth by the monstrosity, which are either consumed into the miasmatic form or escape to some monstrous life elsewhere.

She is the wife of the Not-to-be-Named One (HPL: "The Mound") and of Yog-Sothoth which birthed the twins Nug and Yeb.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 1-A

Name: Shub-Niggurath, The Black Goat with a Thousand Young, All-Mother, Mother Goddess, Lord of the Woods, The Mighty Mother, Shupnikkurat

Origin: Cthulhu Mythos

Gender: Inapplicable

Age: Beyond the concept of time

Classification: Outer God

Dimensionality: Inapplicable

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Dimensional Manipulation (Type 2), Life Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Acausality (Type 5), Incorporeality, Abstract Existence (Type 1), Immortality (Type 1,3 and 9), Regeneration (High-Godly), Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 3), Large Size (Type 11), Creation (Able to spawn an infinite number of lesser beings of various shapes, sizes, and power. Can create Dark Young, who act as proxies and accept offerings for her)

Attack Potency: High Ascendent level (Just like all the other Outer Gods, She exists beyond the "archetypal infinity" of dimensional space and other such confines. Even the numerous avatars he can effortlessly create are able to vastly transcend the concept of dimensional space should she so desire.)

Speed: Irrelevant

Lifting Strength: Irrelevant

Striking Strength: High Ascendental

Durability: High Ascendent level

Stamina: Limitless

Range: High Ascendental

Standard Equipment: None

Intelligence: Mindless

Weaknesses: None notable


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