Dagon and Other Macabre Tales - The Other Gods Summary & Analysis

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The Other Gods Summary

"The Other Gods" takes place in Ulthar and includes a character from "The Cats of Ulthar", a young boy, now a young man named Atal. Atal is the apprentice of the High priest, Barzai the wise. Barzai desires to climb the mountain Hatheg-Kla, the home of the great gods, or gods of the earth, to watch their dancing and celebrations. The climb is long and fraught with dangers, all those who have attempted it before have not come back, but Barzai, obsessed with his goal of seeing the great ones, takes Atal to climb the mountain. Once at the top of the mountain though, they find, not the great gods of the earth, but the "other gods" of outer hell that guard the gods of the earth. Atal is shook by a feeling on his way up the mountain...

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