Great Race of Yith

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The Great Race of Yith are a species that feature in the Cthulhu Mythos.

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History

The Great Race of Yith

Overview

Notes

  • The Great Race of Yith were created by H. P. Lovecraft where they made their first appearance in the short story "The Shadow Out of Time" (June, 1936).

In other media

Television

Video games

  • In Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, the Great Race of Yith featured heavily in the plot of the survival horror video game. It was revealed that one of their number took over the mind of Jack Walter's father at the moment of his child's conception. Thus, the young Jack came to inherit the Yithian's psychic powers leading to him experiencing visions that nearly drove him insane.

Comic Books

  • In Weird Detective, the Great Race of Yith appeared in the setting of the Dark Horse comic book series. It was stated that they had seventeen senses allowing them to achieve a variety of different feats in whatever form they took. Long ago, they were said to had created the Flying Polyps who rebelled against them long ago leading to the Yithians imprisoning them. Despite this being the case, the Great Race knew that their former creations would one day free themselves and thus worked to stop their race. One of their number operated in modern day after switching bodies with a human detective named Sebastian Greene who worked to ensure the Yithian plans were achieved.

Appearances

  • The Shadow Out of Time: (1936)

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