Trials of Nyarlathotep
“I think their predominant colour was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on hind legs and sometimes on four… their croaking, baying voices… held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked.”
- H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow over Innsmouth
The deep ones are an amphibious race that primarily serves Cthulhu and two beings known as Father Dagon and Mother Hydra. Locked in the timeless depths of the sea, their alien, arrogant lives are coldly beautiful, unbelievably cruel and effectively immortal. They come together to mate or to worship Great Cthulhu, but do not crave touching or being touched as humans
do. They are a marine race, unknown in freshwater environments, and globally have many cities, all submerged beneath
the waves. One is off the coast of Massachusetts, near Innsmouth, whilst other sites are rumoured to lie off the British Isles.
Deep ones may be worshipped by humans with whom they regularly interbreed, for deep ones are immortal unless slain, and so are any hybrid offspring.