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Goat

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Jewel made entirely by hand by the Italian craftsman Gianmarco Fontana. Ring made of 925 Silver, which is part of the "Animalia" Goth Goat collection.

Shub-Niggurath is often associated with the epithet "Black Goat", and it cannot be ruled out that this goat is actually a separate entity from the goddess. Rodolfo Ferraresi, in his essay The Question of Shub-Niggurath, states that Lovecraft himself had separated these two figures, as can be seen for example in From the abyss of time (1935): in this story, in fact, it is explained that the goat it is nothing but a symbolic image through which the adepts worship and celebrate Shub-Niggurath.
The black goat could also be the personification of Pan, as Lovecraft is known to have been very influenced by the works of Arthur Machen, including the short story The Great God Pan (1890). In this incarnation, the black goat could represent Satan when he assumes the form of a satyr, a being half man and half goat. In folklore, the satyr represents a man with insatiable sexual appetites; from this point of view, Shub-Niggurath could assume the appearance of the goat (therefore of a male animal) to copulate with his followers.