Pantheon of Gods

The following is an account of the divine realms. This information is not known to all people, nor are these relations common knowledge. This is merely a conglomeration of knowledge across several story threads.

See Cosmology for detail of the multiverse. The gods of humans are divided into four spheres. Each sphere has a hierarchy of gods, except for the sphere of darkness, which is only four gods of equal powers. The principal gods of the sphere of nature are Chauntea and Sylvanus. The principal gods of the sphere of fate are Istus and Kelemvor. THe principal gods of the sphere of light are Gond and Sune.

Current Pantheons – Gods of Humans


Current Pantheons – Gods of Other Planes


Gods of Thanica


Knowledge of the Gods


Cthulhu is a Great Old One of great power that lies in a death-like slumber in the Far Realm (a place outside of our known reality.) The name given to his domain is sometimes known as R’lyeh. Some believe that a conduit to R’lyeh exists deep within the planet, accessible through a portal found at the bottom of the deepest ocean.

They were not composed altogether of flesh and blood. They had shape […] but that shape was not made of matter. When the stars were right, They could plunge from world to world through the sky; but when the stars were wrong, They could not live. But although They no longer lived, They would never really die. They all lay in stone houses in Their great city of R’lyeh, preserved by the spells of mighty Cthulhu for a glorious resurrection when the stars and the earth might once more be ready for Them.
- Castro on the nature of the Old Ones

It is unknown how large the throng of those who worship the dreaded Cthulhu is, but his cult has many cells around the globe. Though they are uneducated and incompetent, they for some unknown reason spend actual time attempting to praise their fictional god. The cult is noted for chanting its horrid phrase or ritual: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn,” which translates as “In his house at R’lyeh dead C’thulhu waits dreaming.”This is often shortened to “Cthulhu fhtagn,” which might possibly mean “Cthulhu waits,” “Cthulhu dreams,” or “Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

Cthulhu is mentioned in other sources, sometimes described in ways that appear to contradict information given the most well-known accounts. For example, rather than including Cthulhu among the Great Old Ones, a quotation from the Necronomicon says of the Old Ones, “Great Cthulhu is Their cousin, yet can it spy Them only dimly.”


Hastur, known more commonly as “Hastur the Unspeakable,” is a Great Old One, spawned from the Elemental Order. Although the being has no official name, it is known by many. This includes, “The Whisperer in Darkness” “Haïta the Shepherd” “god of shepherds” “The King in Yellow” "The Repairer of Reputations.” His cult is identified through the use of a particular symbol known as The Yellow Sign.

Some believe Hastur to be more benevolent than The Omega, but this has been revealed to not be the case. Just as The Chaos spawns both good and evil of a chaotic nature, The Order spawns good and evil of a lawful nature. There is no good with Hastur, only His Word which is Law. The most grievous of those sins is to speak his True Name, which almost certainly results in death.

Have you seen the Yellow Sign?

I found myself faced by names and terms that I had heard elsewhere in the most hideous of connections—Yuggoth, Great Cthulhu, Tsathoggua, Yog-Sothoth, R’lyeh, Nyarlathotep, Azathoth, Hastur, Yian, Leng, the Lake of Hali, Bethmoora, the Yellow Sign, L’mur-Kathulos, Bran and the Magnum Innominandum—and was drawn back through nameless aeons and inconceivable dimensions to worlds of elder, outer entity at which the crazed author of the Necronomicon had only guessed in the vaguest way…. There is a whole secret cult of evil men (a man of your mystical erudition will understand me when I link them with Hastur and the Yellow Sign) devoted to the purpose of tracking them down and injuring them on behalf of the monstrous powers from other dimensions.


The name given to the origin – the Elemental Chaos that spawned (though reportedly inadvertently) all things.

The Every-When


Pantheon of Gods

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