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TSATHOGGUA - Cthulhu Mythos



Based on the creation of H.P. Lovecraft’s friend, Clark Ashton Smith. The figure is based on Smith’s description and sculpted with wax and then cast in resin and painted. Smith himself carved a few small heads of the figure from stone and I used them as a basic idea for the figure’s head. The figure is about 7 inches tall.

In “The Tale of Satampra Zeiros” an idol of Tsathoggua is described as follows:
He was very squat and pot-bellied, his head was more like a monstrous toad than a deity, and his whole body was covered with an imitation of short fur, giving somehow a vague sensation of both the bat and the sloth. His sleepy lids were half-lowered over his globular eyes; and the tip of a queer tongue issued from his fat mouth.

Later, in Smith's "The Seven Geases" (1933), Tsathoggua is described again:
In that secret cave in the bowels of Voormithadreth…abides from eldermost eons the god Tsathoggua. You shall know Tsathoggua by his great girth and his batlike furriness and the look of a sleepy black toad which he has eternally. He will rise not from his place, even in the ravening of hunger, but will wait in divine slothfulness for the sacrifice.
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He doesn't really look like a toad, bat, or sloth though, does he? Why is that?