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"...the ghasts, those repulsive beings which die in the light, and which live in the vaults of Zin and leap on long hind legs like kangaroos... 
After a moment something about the size of a small horse hopped out into the grey twilight, and Carter turned sick at the aspect of that scabrous and unwholesome beast, whose face is so curiously human despite the absence of a nose, a forehead, and other important particulars."
 
- H.P. Lovecraft, Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath 

Pencil doodle on A6 sketchbook from my Great Old Ones & Their Kin series for an upcoming Elder Gods Tarot project. 'though this particular one will not be included.
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K4rlman's avatar
Ghouls and ghasts both eat flesh, don’t they?
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Yup, but Ghast are not usually associated with antropophagy. They are more the "regressed humans" type of creature.
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So sort of like a wendigo except it’s not?
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Depends on the source material.
Very few details are given on these creatures in Lovecraft Dreamland cycle. The Chaosium rpg states that ghasts occasionally eats gugs and are cannibals. Some says that they are the result of alchemical manipulations from the Serpent Peoples, hence originating them in earth and following the Serpents-people on the K'n-Yan caves and then the Dreamlands following their demise. 
K4rlman's avatar
That is a very elaborate origin :0
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That's for you the power of collaborative world building :D
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You’re very welcome !!! ;)
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