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Shoggoths were conceived by horror author H.P. Lovecraft as part of his Cthulhu Mythos, and first properly introduced in his novella At the Mountains of Madness, written in 1931. At the story's climax, the narrator describes his first encounter with one thus:

It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train - a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us...

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