|… that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity—the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time and space amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes.
— H.P. Lovecraft
Above: British artist Ian Miller’s version of Azathoth, from the Lovecraft Mythos. Miller is known more for his Tolkien illustrations, but this one is very nice and brings to mind 1950s SF illustrator Virgil Findlay’s work.