“A darksome form, big as a crouching man but with long spider-like members … He sw that there was a kind of face on the squat ebon body, low down amid the several-jointed legs. The face peered up with a weird expression of doubt and inquiry; and terror crawled through the veins of the bold huntsman as hem et the small, crafty eyes that were circled about with the hair.” – Clark Ashton Smith “The Seven Geases”
Atlach-Nacha superficially resembles a huge and hideous black hairy spider with a strange, remotely human face and little red eyes rimmed with hair. It lives underground, eternally spinning a fantastic web, bridging an unguessable deep chasm for unknown purposes.
Old books cite the belief that when the web is completed, the end of the world will come. In the remote past Atlach-Nacha’s dwelling was far beneath the continent of Hyperborea – Modern Greenland. How it may dwell beneath South America.
Known Cult: Atlach-Nacha is superstitiously believed to rule all spiders, perhaps because of its form. It ha no cult among humans, but gives some sorcerers/witches spells and power. Sorcerers sometimes summon Atlach-Nacha via various elder spells – a very dangerous approach, however, for the spider-god hates leaving its eternal work of spinning. The children of Atlach-Nacha in the Dreamlands – called the Long Spiders – are known to worship Atlach-Nacha.