Ishniggarab or “Shub-Niggurath”

Planets: Neptune (Primary), Pluto (Secondary)
Compass: Southeast (Primary), North (Secondary)
Element: Water
Zodiac: Gemini
Colors: Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple
Qliphothic & Sephirothic Attributions: None
Fixed Behenian Stars: Capella, Sirius, Procyon

IshniggarabAbove: Channeled Sigil of Ishniggarab

This article covers Ishniggarab, one of the darker entities from the Necronomicon by Simon. In the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Ishniggarab was referred to as Shub-Niggurath. My personal decision is to base my understanding and delineation of Ishniggarab solely upon the Necronomicon and the personal gnosis of myself and trusted sorcerers rather than seeking information in fiction or “Lovecraftian magick,” the latter of which may or may not be a good source of information regarding the spirit.

While Ishnigarrab is a spirit of the Black Plane of Chaos, (s)he is entirely Trans-Qliphothic, having no attribution amongst the eleven spheres (ten Qliphas + Daath). (S)he is a spirit of warfare and a deity of the underworld (primarily Irkalla), even having authority in Hades and Helheim.

Ishniggarab rules the dead and commands horned anthropomorphic spirits which look as if they were composed of lava alongside dark-pelted satyrs with horned skulls for heads. (S)he also governs batlike fiends known as the Allu (they appeared as bats in my vision of them). While I do not have personal gnosis regarding the Allu apart from my vision, I have a literary source describing them in my possession. Theresa Bane’s Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology describes the Allu as vicious half-human half-vampyre spirits without faces who seek to destroy everything (Note: the Allu are from Akkadian mythology).

Ishniggarab is a lord of the crossroads and the place of burial. Visit these places on the full moon for excellent results when working with him. (S)he is a great deity to work with for necromantic permutation and the pursuit of the Higher Mysteries of Death.

Ishniggarab is an emissary of the Spider Queen of the Void (Sepheranz/Illivryn/Arachne) and the One True King of Demons (Sanatas). In addition to these, (s)he answers to Lucifer, Moloch, Baelzebuth, Flereous, Hades, Pluto, and Yama.

The Necronomicon by Simon introduces Ishniggarab as the goatlike or goat-formed “Answerer of Prayers” who leads or governs “Oppressors” and bears “awful Offspring.” Interpreting Part IV of the Magan text, it would appear that Ishniggarab dwells within “the Palace of Death.”

According to Ishniggarab, hir offspring are many, but their purpose is one– namely, to destroy what he called “the oppressors” of the black magickian in an intriguing inversion of the ritual monologue of the Invocation of the North Gate. Knowing this, the magickian may conjure the emissaries of Ishniggarab to obliterate uninitiated enemies and inimical white magickians.

Ishniggarab causes both mental and physical transformation. He hones the warrior mentality. He governs the instinct and reawakens the primal traits of humankind.

I have had a vision of Ishniggarab as a massive, quasi-dragonlike creature that is very difficult to describe, largely displaying hues of black and grey. Other forms I’ve seen hir in are equally difficult to describe. This spirit’s presence emanates decay, and being exposed to it can beget necromantic alchemy if one is attuned to death energy (his presence feels fantastic to me).

Magickal Chants

Izaninzal + Orsondarem + Salanthator + Pizandila
[IS-zah-nen-zawl + OR-sawn-dah-RIM + SAUL-AN-thuh-TOUR + pizz-ON-DILL-uh]

Ishniggarab, Izaninzal, Orsondarem
Chant Composed of Three Names for Ishniggarab

Kakki-Ilu Ishniggarab-Pizandila
“My Weapon is Ishniggarab-Pizandila!”

Ave Ishniggarab Mortifer
“Hail, Ishniggarab, Bringer of Death!”

Advoco Domine Ishniggarab– Deum Ab Inferis
“I Call Lord Ishniggarab– Lord of the Underworld!”

Azanaron Aznasathor Orzendalon Azathon
Channeled Chant to Evoke Ishniggarab

Malasun Orsonduron Oznalathon Ozratorem
Channeled Chant to Invoke Ishniggarab

Malasator Asandathagor Orsenduron Yonsaeathal
Channeled Meditative Mantra Calling on Ishniggarab to Enlighten the Sorceress Via the Forces of Capella, Sirius, and Procyon (This Leads to Multitudes of Benefits, Including Sharpening of the Mind, Enlightenment of the Consciousness, Nurturing of the Flesh, Empowerment & Activation of the Energy Centers, Death Alchemy & More)


  1. Simon. Necronomicon. Ibis Press, 2008.
  2. Bane, Theresa. Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology. McFarland & Co., Pub., 2010.
  3. Willis, Roy G. World Mythology. Metro Books, 2012.
  4. Mark Alan. The Scorpion God. Primal Craft Occult Publishing, 2012.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


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