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Great Race of Yith by Dragonthunders Great Race of Yith by Dragonthunders
“They seemed to be enormous, iridescent cones, about ten feet high and ten feet wide at the base, and made up of some ridgy, scaly, semi-elastic matter. From their apexes projected four flexible, cylindrical members, each a foot thick, and of a ridgy substance like that of the cones themselves. These members were sometimes contracted almost to nothing, and sometimes extended to any distance up to about ten feet. Terminating two of them were enormous claws or nippers. At the end of a third were four red, trumpet-like appendages. The fourth terminated in an irregular yellowish globe some two feet in diameter and having three great dark eyes ranged along its central circumference. Surmounting this head were four slender grey stalks bearing flower-like appendages, whilst from its nether side dangled eight greenish antennae or tentacles. The great base of the central cone was fringed with a rubbery, grey substance which moved the whole entity through expansion and contraction.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow out of Time

This is perhaps my favorite species of the lovecraftian universe as well with its history, a powerful race able to visualize and travel at any point of time from the past to the future, in addition to the short but extremely interesting visualization of the future of this earth and what will probably follow after man, in addition to the extraterrestrial aspect, but the only part which is extraterrestrial in them is only the minds of the great race, since their bodies are just a kind of organism part of a completely extinct clade of some completely separate branch of the earth life. (I am not sure if probable product of The elder things or probably evolved naturally)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Before the Cambrian, was the Edicarean epoch, dominated by lifeforms that looked nothing like the phyla that sprang up in the Cambrian. Even fish originated in the Cambrian. I think some edicarean species still exist ...
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
While the Great Race are of earth origin (tho their minds came from Yith), the Old Race are from another world or even another cosmos ! They colonized many worlds, but only on earth did things go awry. Earth is cursed, the property of the Great Old Ones.

The Great Race are friendly,or at least neutral, and many walk among us today in human bodies. The Old Race is hostile, even homicidally murderous to humans.
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pasupatidasi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i need to find this book.
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123456789JD Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
My house plant escaped again!!!
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PenciltipWorkshop Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw an awesome stop-motion video of "Shadow of of Time a long time ago. I was really impressed by the passion people poured into it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7jp1C…

As for this i had no idea the Yith were so big.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
The cover pic showed Yithians carrying books, as a human watched aghast !
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
Neato!
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
I always thought that the Yith looked a bit cute, to be honest.
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
They are in a way :)
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Tet54 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh shizz my favorite lovecraftian weirdos drawn by one of my favorite artists. absolutely fantastic results!
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you :)
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
They look to me like highly derived, sapient barnacles.
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, the look is pretty similar
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Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonder what a realistic Cthulhu would look like....*shudders*
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I must say that it would be variable bearing in mind that they have been described as shape-shifting beings, although their most characteristic form is the octopus head, dragon winged humanoid.
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PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
What's next, the Mi Go?
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Probably, as well with other species
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PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
I'm interested to see how you do the ghoul! 

I've always found the baboon to make a good model for the facial structure of Lovecraft's corpse eaters... but that's just me :D
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Muchas gracias :D
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
de nada
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