Ghatanothoa is a great old one, which probably ruled the "people" of the lost kingdom K'naa, on the lost continent of Mu. He lived on the rock Yaddith-Gho in his fortress. Each year he was twelve men and twelve women brought as sacrifices so that he not left his feasts. For his face should be so terrible that everyone who sees him is mummified alive. The body frozen and only the ability to think is, so that over eons of time nothing can do but wait for salvation.
The high priest T'yog believed to be able to see with a special scroll Ghatanothoa to fossilize without and came to meet him in order to liberate his people. However, stealing envious priest's role and replaced them with a fake, so T'yog was petrified. This legend is mentioned in the story from eons of HP Lovecraft. Anhören Umschrift