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The Idol of Yog-Sothoth by JasonMcKittrick The Idol of Yog-Sothoth by JasonMcKittrick
“After the dreadful events that occurred in the backwater town of Dunwich, Massachusetts further inquiry was launched by professors at Miskatonic University. Searching the charred ruins of the old Whateley home, a badly damaged but still intact wooden lock box was found among the rubble. This box contained a hideous metal sculpture, seemingly ancient occult documents and a small cypher-encoded notebook with the name “Wilbur Whateley” scrawled on the cover.

With the help of Prof. Henry Armitage, the notebook was deciphered and it was revealed that the metal sculpture was an idol of “Yog-Sothoth”, a multidimensional being that had been worshiped by the Whateley family for generations.
Several metallurgical tests of the idol yielded no definitive answer as to what material it had been fashioned from and led scientists to conclude that the origin of the material to be non-terrestrial.”

The Idol of Yog-Sothoth is hand cast in solid resin and individually signed and numbered by artist Jason McKittrick

Measures 5″ x 3″

Accompanying this alien sculpture is a Miskatonic University: Special Collections Department catalog letter with a brief description and notes on the item’s discovery.

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:iconnirvanainkarma:
NirvanaInKarma Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Deliciously macabre.
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Thanks!
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Magnificently creepy
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cshafer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Ever going to do re-editions of Yog-Sothoth?
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:iconjasonmckittrick:
JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Yes. Soon.
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Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i could never iamgine how someone would make a statue out of Yog-sothoth, and man, you made it, and it's so awesome!
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:iconjasonmckittrick:
JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thanks a lot! It took a while to come up with a design that worked.
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Mskoll Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconjasonmckittrick:
JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Much thanks!
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Mskoll Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Elegant and dark. ^^
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:iconjasonmckittrick:
JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
;-)
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Wolf-Man-97 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooooooo!! I want!! 0w0
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
They are available now for one day only! [link]
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shockdolly Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Beautiful.
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thank you!
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the lovecrafty
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thanks!
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Prophet-malum Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Writer
I like the Purple Cloth - Quite Posh.
That and the Lightin' Contrast really add to the Air of The Thing.
That and that you've combined the Lovecraft and Derleth versions so well - though you did forget
The Formless Yog-sothoth.
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thanks. It's actually all Lovecraft. He described in one of his letters that Yog-Sothoth also likes to take the form of a mass of spheres with rope-like tentacles.
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Webspidrman Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2016
Is that true about the tentacles though?  My understanding is that's more of a Derlethian than a Lovecraftian conception.  I only remember Lovecraft saying that Yog can take whatever form it wants, but it's possible.  In 'Horror at the Museum', Yog-Sothoth is described as 'only a congeries of iridescent globes'.   I like this description because to me it feels "true to life", reminding me of the multiverse, and seems to me descriptive of something that eschews the geometry of 3D altogether.  Due to its higher dimensionality, I don't think Yog, not needing to move through space-time, would need appendages to do things, like impregnate Lavinia, unlike it's "lesser" kin.

In any case, Lovecraft was known to change his ideas, like "Cthulhu"'s pronunciation, and I personally feel like giving every Lovecraftian entity tentacles overly Cthulhu-izes them, making them less unique and the themes behind them easier to ridicule by people who would prefer to see Lovecraft's creations as imaginative perversions of their obviously correct religious views (like Derleth did) or dismiss these beings as big, ugly, "evil" monsters rather than as representatives of what's real: the cosmic unknown.

Despite my preferences for more abstract depictions of Yog, I think the way you've created the idol is very tasteful.  This is an amazing, awesome statue.  Great job! :D

Maybe I'm griping because I feel like the tentacled version of Yog-Sothoth has become so common; I think I'll be contented once things start moving towards at least 50-50.  That said, I've already seen some abstract depictions of Yog-Sothoth I think are fantastic for striking cords of beauty and transcendence rather than just horror.
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Prophet-malum Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Writer
Dunwich Horror?
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Yes, Sir!
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Prophet-malum Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Writer
Would it be any other?

Incidentally, what's your profile picture of?

And how come the only Good Non-Cthulhu-mythos Supernal Horror Gods since Lovecraft have been By the Warhammer series and Subgenius Church?
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Webspidrman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Ramsey Campbell had some good ones. :)

Also, Brian Lumley struck gold with Yibb-Tstll, one of my favourite post-Lovecraft Mythos beings. ^_^
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Prophet-malum Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2016  Student Writer
He's the one who's a bat-column of teats right? - I forget.

I also love the whole ''reinterpreting The Biblical God as a Lovecraftian One'' thing - that's why I mentioned the SubG.

Even though technically I think Philip K. Dick did it first, but that's if you ignore what Azathoth might be a guarded or at least subconscious parody of, if not "Him" himself, then "God's" leading political rival.
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Webspidrman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Who is Philip K. Dick?  And in what story did he portray God as a Lovecraftian deity?
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