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  Great Race of Yith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Race of Yith are fictional aliens in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.
The Great Race are beings of enormous intellectual and psychic powers that once dwelt on the dying world of Yith.
Those captive minds who cooperated with the Great Race were allowed to wander the Yithian cities at will and to browse the Yithian's gigantic library, which contained metallic tubes with scrolls that recorded the histories of uncounted alien races, including humanity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Race_of_Yith   (753 words)

 Flying polyp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their minds were so strange that the Great Race could not to perform any sort of transfer on them.
When the Great Race of Yith came to Earth, they warred with the polyps and soon drove them underground with their advanced technology.
The Great Race then sealed the entryways to the polyps' subterranean abode with trapdoors, which afterwards were diligently guarded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flying_polyp   (540 words)

 Great Race of Yith
Lovecraft the Great Race of Yith are mental aliens that occupied a curious Earth native species and lived on the planet for 200 million or so years before they were destroyed by Flying Polyps[?] 50 million years ago.
The unique ability of the scientifically advanced race was to travel through time, by "body-switching" with a creature at any point in time.
Occupied beings, now in a Yith body, are simultaneously queried for their knowledge.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/gr/Great_Race_of_Yith.html   (115 words)

 Cthulhu Mythos arcane literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The translation describes Yith, the planet from which the Great Race came, and the Great Race's fateful encounter with the Yekubians.
Despite its connections to the Great Race, the Eltdown Shards were most likely incribed by the Elder Things, who probably buried the ceramics in England when it was part of the great supercontinent Pangaea.
In that volume were the chronicles of great sorcerers of old, and the histories of demons earthly and ultra-cosmic, and the veritable spells by which the demons could be called up and controlled and dismissed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cthulhu_mythos_arcane_literature   (2697 words)

 Yith (Spider-Man character)
I'd love to believe that Yith had some sort of connection to the Elder God Set (or one of his offspring), or perhaps the Snake Clan, from Peter Parker: Spider-Man Annual 2001.
Abdul Alhazred was the subject of one of the mind-switches that members of the Great Race of Yith use for studying other times.
When the time comes to restore the victim to his own body, the Great Race blanks his memory of all that has happened to him while he is trapped in their age.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/yithsman.htm   (837 words)

 The Cthulhu Lexicon - The G's
The Great Race of Yith is known by this name because this race, alone, has the ability to time travel.
The Great Race first came to Earth from the extinct planet of Yith almost half a billion years ago and immediately set upon the dominant race of the region, the Flying Polyps.
Ultimately, the Great Race mass projected their minds forward to the period of about 3,000 A.D., into the bodies of the mighty beetle race that survives the human race after its destruction.
members.tripod.com /NetherReal2/library/lex_entry/g1.htm   (3039 words)

 Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Their power is great, though they have little interest in the affairs of humans, whom they barely recognize as insignificant pests.
Millions of years ago, the Great Race of Yith came to earth and took on the bodies of large, cone-shaped life forms they found on the planet.
It is believed that once wiped out by the predatory flying polyps, the Great Race of Yith moved their psychic identities to another beetle-like life form.
www.nocturnis.net /articles/outer_gods_greater_old_ones   (2081 words)

 Lovecraft Country: Interesting Things
It is the basic introductory text for many mad cultists, covering Cthulhu and the other Great Old Ones, their servitor creatures, methods of summoning them from their soggy alien lairs, the proper etiquette for blood sacrifices, how to pick up cute Shub-Niggurath worshippers, and many of the common spells of Lovecraft Country.
The lightning gun was invented by the Great Race of Yith to use in their war against the flying polyps.
Now all that remains of the great Elder Thing civilization is a small collection of ruined cities in the mountains of Antarctica, haunted by the remaining shoggoths who still bear placards and lie in wait for scabs.
www.idiom.com /~trip/gaming/lc/things.html   (1991 words)

 Starry Wisdom #2: The Masters of Space and Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
They exchanged minds with a cone-like race which was inhabiting Earth over fifty million years before the birth of man. The original intelligences of their new bodies were displaced across the universe, to face a cold, lonely death on Yith.
Using their devices of time travel, the Great Race displaced their intelligences throughout all time and space, and began to gather together everything that could and would ever be known in the universe.
The society of the Great Race is one of socialist intellectuals.
www.chaosium.com /chaosium/starry-wisdom/sw2-raceyithian.shtml   (2047 words)

Thus, the two most developed of the Elder Races in his work, the Great Race of Yith, and the Elder Things were 'humanist' races, producing art, science, and philosophy, and a clear affection for his creations, inhuman as they are, shines through his account of these two races.
Their arrival turned the tide in the war between this race and its masters, the Flying Polyps, who were crushed by the superior science and technology of the Great Race, as well as its ability to use their machines to suborn key Polyp leaders through body-swapping.
Originally a professor of Mathematics, he was possessed by a member of the Great Race of Yith from 1908 to 1913, and suffered amnesia of the corresponding time he spent 200 million years in the past among the Great Race of Yith.
www.maison-otaku.net /~rhea/Cthulhu/Cthulhu.html   (13023 words)

 Severvants of Tulzscha: Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hunted and ate large conical beings, and fought with The Great Race of Yith when the Yith took over the minds of their prey.
Brothers of the Yellow Sign are instructed by Hastur to find and torture members of the Great Race in order to learn their technological secrets.
Fortunately the Great Race of Yith recognized the danger and were able to stop the Yekubians' invasion before it started.
members.shaw.ca /csstrowbridge/Tulzscha/Information.htm   (4404 words)

 In the Shadows of Madness
Great, ancient beings, from the stars and beyond,prowl this universe-- their nature and motives far beyond anything our feeble minds could hope to fathom.
In the story "The Shadows Out of Time", we learn of the Great Race's outposts on primordial Earth, of their vast libraries cataloging all the billions of races in the universe, and maybe other universes, and a good deal of their history and technology, all vastly beyond human comprehension.
The Vorlons may be attributed to one of these races; most likely the Great Race of Yith, as the Great Race was scholarly and was much wiser than the other two races I have outlined.
www.midwinter.com /b5/lovecraft.html   (1920 words)

 Mythos Entities
Here and there over the surfaces of the thing are great puckered mouths which drip green goo.
The deep ones are an amphibious race that serve primarily Cthulhu and two beings known as Father Dagon and Mother Hydra.
They are a marine race, unknown in freshwater environments, and globally have many cities, all submerged beneath the waves.
www.ticalun.net /gaming/MythosEntites.aspx   (1225 words)

 RPG Archive: Role Playing Community Site and Online Adventure Database
The Great Race of Yith uses this method in pursuit of its great work.
But there are those who have forgotten if they were ever part of a race, if indeed they were ever anything other than what they are, incomprehensible mad destroyers and dark forces in the obscure and unknowable corners beyond reality.
You are inhabiting the body of an alien, a Yithian, the Great Race of Yith.
www.rpgarchive.com /index.php?page=adv1&advid=500   (11028 words)

 Lovecraftian Monsters from 1st edition Deities and Demigods in 3rd edition D&D
(The Great Race of Yith are actually a race of bodiless creatures that leap forward through time, occupying the bodies of other creatures for a few centuries to gather historical information before abandoning those bodies and leaping forward, en masse, into another civilization.
For now, this combination of Great Race and this body will just be called "The Great Race".) The Great Race are tall cones, ten feet wide at the base, with 4 ten foot long tentacles at the top.
Great Race attack using their two claws as well as psionics.
home.comcast.net /~drexxell/dnd/lovecraftian_monsters_in_3rd_edition.html   (2668 words)

 Severvants of Tulzscha: Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
400,000,000 BCE: The Great Race of Yith first came to Earth and inhabited the bodies of strange conical creatures.
150,000,000 BCE: The Great Race of Yith protected the Earth from an invasion of the Yekubians.
The Second Yith / Flying Polyps war erupts with the The Great Race of Yith being defeated and their cities destroyed.
members.shaw.ca /csstrowbridge/Tulzscha/Events.htm   (291 words)

 The Cthulhu Lexicon - The Y's
Yiang-Li was a victim of a mind transfer with a member of the Great Race of Yith.
In this passage, Yog-Sothoth is described as he who knows of the Great Old Ones and their ways, where they lived and where they lay in deep slumber now.
Thus, Yog-Sothoth is a different class of creature, one above the Great Old Ones because of what he is. Yog-Sothoth is thought to be the unearthly father of the Whateley twins, Wilbur and his brother, who was never actually named.
members.tripod.com /NetherReal2/library/lex_entry/y1.htm   (583 words)

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I remember the auction was a great scenario but to fit it and the boat voyage in i had to re do the campaign framework.
It's my understanding that the Great Race of Yith are the only Mythos race to master time-travel; I've read several adventurers and stories where the Elder Things do utilize time-travel techniques.
And every time they did the Great Race was waiting for them to arrive, lightning guns at the ready.
www.rpg.net /forums/phorum/rf03/read.php?f=19&i=1&t=1&v=f   (860 words)

 trle.net ::: Level Reviews - by Tinka's Search System
I also believe when the author wrote the word race in the title he meant the human race and not a race with vehicles.
Got confused with by the title as I expected a race level with a vehicle when the Great Race is actually a cultural grouping here.
The true race is near the end when you must get by two T-Rex so that you can push a button that is in the same room as they are.
www.trle.net /reviewsearch/reviews.php?lid=925   (1119 words)

 CthulhuMud - Playable Races in CthulhuMud
Many eons ago, the Great Race held the world and required human slaves that could work beneath the waves.
In the years since the Great Race left they have evolved their own culture and raised their own deities - Father Dagon and Mother Hydra.
The great race of Yith might be the oldest inhabitants of Earth.
www.cthulhumud.com /races.htm   (422 words)

 [No title]
From where the knights are gathered in the great hall they can hear approaching footsteps and the porter say, "You'd better come in and speak to the lord about this".
A few moments later the porter enters the great hall, apologises for disturbing the knights, and introduces the constable of Bruton, Glyn the Stout.
Horses have great difficulty climbing the hill by any route other than one of the two trails [Horsemanship rolls suffer a -10 penalty].
pages.prodigy.net /chaos-digest/chaos-digest/chaos-digest-v21n08.txt   (3834 words)

 The Infamous Brad - Forbidden Lore and the Origins of Fundamentalisms
The distinction between "inspired by the Necronomicon" and "using the Necronomicon" is too subtle to permit hairsplitting, considering that to the Great Race of Yith and other species' whose techniques were brought forward by it, this stuff wasn't superstitious mumbo-jumbo, but just another branch of science.
The interspecies cold war didn't begin until 1928, and paleontologists didn't find the lost city of the Great Race of Yith in Australia until 1934, I think it was, because that century's victim of transtemporal possession came back to his body with his memories intact.
Prior to that spate of documented cases during the Great Depression, legitimate religious and scientific and law enforcement authorities would have known, beyond all shadow of a doubt, that such things were impossible, which is the real reason why so many of them went mad confronting this stuff...
bradhicks.livejournal.com /164855.html?thread=1203703   (800 words)

 Encyclopaedia Ex Statica
By this time the elder things have spread their great land cities through much of what is to become Africa and South America, with outposts as far away as Great Britain.
The minds of the great race of Yith travel across time and space to inhabit the bodies of the cone-shaped beings of pre-Australia.
The Yithians begin a war of subjugation against the polyps, which are surprised, quickly defeated, and sealed away in subterranean vaults.
student.umb.no /~kmaus/encyclo/EH3.html   (176 words)

 The Cthulhu Lexicon - The G's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Galvez claims to have heard a reply to the ritual from some far and unilluminated spot deeper in the woods.
A race of time travelers first found on Earth prior to 475,000,000 B.C..
The Great Race formed a loosely knit nation or league that spread across the planet.
www.netherreal.de /library/lex_entry/g1.htm   (3217 words)

 Great Race of Yith :: Roolipelit.net - verkkokauppa
Blister pack contains one Great Race of Yith in the familiar cone-body.
Prior to transferring their minds into the Earthly beetle form, or the bulbous vegetable things from Mars, the Great Race lived in these shimmering "cone" bodies.
The Great Race is so feared that even the Hounds of Tindalos do not trouble them as the Great Race travels through time.
www.roolipelit.net /kauppa/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=173   (134 words)

PREFACE During the 2 billion year time period before the evolution of man, many different alien species, races, and entities have made Earth their home.
Of these, there are six groups who stand out as being the most numerous and most powerful.
The Serpent People All of these races fought each other for dominance on the planet.
www.angelfire.com /games2/warpspawn/ETOG.html   (382 words)

 Great Race of Yith
They first appeared in Lovecraft's short story "The Shadow Out of Time".
Once the Great Race had learnt all they could from a captive mind, the occupied being's intellect was swapped back, with the additional precaution of erasing all knowledge of the Great Race.
"Great Race of Yith" in The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana (2nd ed.), pp.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Great_Race_of_Yith.php   (693 words)

 A Hyperborean Glossary G-L, By Laurence J. Cornford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In early texts (such as the Book of Eibon) it is a race of viscous cannibals who were driven from Lomar by mankind and the Voormis, but in later texts it appears as a lone creature, sometimes called "the Hairy Thing" and is confused with Rhan-Tegoth.
In PDW, the Great Race of Yith are the founders of Pnakotris.
A great hunter He was killed by a white bear.
www.eldritchdark.com /misc/hyper/hyper-g-l.html   (2179 words)

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