Friday, April 4, 2014

The Idol of Shub-Niggurath

Jason McKittrick returns with an idol of Shub-Niggurath inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's "The Rats in the Walls".   I really like the way he's applied a Mythos veneer to traditional fertility idols.  The piece is available for a limited time from the Cryptocurium website.

“An idol of Shub-Niggurath, The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young once belonging to the De La Poer Family of Exham, England. According to local legend it was found in a deep subterranean cavern beneath the family’s ancestral home, Exham Priory. Idol was donated to the Miskatonic University Special Collections Department by an unnamed member of the De La Poer family in 1923.”


Unknown said...

Damn! I just came up with something like this for Shub-Niggurath!

That said the piece looks great :D

Luffy said...

Jason McKittrick is an amazing artist, and this depiction of Shub-Niggurath has to be one of the best yet.

He's coming out with a new thing soon - the Nyarlathotep Papyrus. Here's the link to the release photo: