Hastur is a great old which lives on a dark star near Aldebaran or is caught there in the sign of the zodiac Taurus. He stands in connection with the king in Yellow, to the yellow sign, the lake of Hali and the city of Carcosa and stands often for decadence, nihilism and stagnation. Nevertheless, he is also valid as the God of the shepherds. There is from this being no unequivocal description. Supposedly pronouncing his name brings downfall.