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"...Standing half in the shadow of a massive stalagmite, the carven figure of Yibb-Tstll loomed, overlooking all else in the temple. And over all else it was this monstrous effigy, despite being partly obscured, which primarily drew the wide eyes of the dreamers. Of more or less manlike proportion, the-thing-had a head, a polished black lump atop its sloping shoulders of stone. Two eyes were frozen in oddly unnatural positions on the surface of the head: one was up near the top, the other was low, where the corner of a mouth might have been in a more nearly normal statue. The lower eye was green and shone with an inner luminosity-a massive emerald-but the other was of a reddish, bloody hue, and of the two it looked decidedly more real. The narrowly sloping shoulders were cloaked, as was the bulky body beneath; but the cloak, carved of the same stalagmite stone as the god, was open in front to reveal many polished black breasts. This was an anomaly in itself since patently the figure was male. Beneath the cloak where it billowed in petrified rigidity, a cluster of stone night-gaunts, their wings folded, clung tightly, almost lovingly, to the unseen body of the god. The idol was a nightmare, made even more nightmarish by its height - which was almost three times that of a tall man!"

- Brian Lumley, "Hero of Dreams"

Pencil doodle on A6 sketchbook from my Great Old Ones series for an upcoming Elder Gods Tarot project:

The Great Cthulhu
Chaugnar Faugn
Shub-Niggurath
Hastur
Atlach-Nacha
Cthugha, the Living Flame
Ithaqua the Wendigo
Father Dagon
Yibb-Tstll
Shudde M'ell
Yog-Sothoth
The music of Erich Zann - Tru'nembra
Y-golonac
Tsathoggua
Mordiggian
Quachil Uttaus
Eihort - God of the Labyrinth
Tindalos Hound
Gla'aki
Yig, the Father of Serpents
Daoloth, Render of the Veils
Abhoth, Source of Uncleanliness 
Gatanothoa
Azazoth, Daemon Sultan
Umr Al Tawil - Avatar of Yog-Sothoth
Ubbo-Sathla
Mother Hydra
Nug and Yeb, the Twin Blasphemies
Bast, Goddess of all Cats 
Nodens - Lord of the Great Abyss
Ghroth the Harbringer
Hypnos, Lord of Sleep
Green God, the Horror Under Warrendown
Tulzscha the Green flame
Hagarg Ryonis, the Lier-in-Wait
Zhar and Lloigor
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The dust jacket of "The Horror at Oakdeene" an Arkham House anthology of Brian Lumley's horror stories, shows the dreamer stumbling out of a simister jungle into the rotting clearing at which center, Yibb- Tstll endlessly rotates in his billowing green cloak. Beware - lest he slow and stop his rotating to face YOU !

The night he stepped into our world to roam at will, 8 insane men and 1 foolish night custodian went more deeply insane , and three lunatics became sane again, resuming responsible lives. The day custodian was found with his head chewed off !! The corpse was also carrying a long retractible pointer or spear, easily mistaken for a truncheon when folded, with which he had tried to defend himself.