Shub - Niggurath (The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young) is a fictional deity in the Cthulhu mythos of H. P. Lovecraft. The being Shub-Niggurath in the mythos · The Black Goat · Appearances in other fiction. For the French zeuhl band named after it, see Shub - Niggurath (band). Shub - Niggurath, often . As for Shub - Niggurath's association with the symbol of the goat, Price writes,. we may believe that here Lovecraft was inspired by the traditional Development · The Black Goat · Robert M. Price's interpretation · Other writers. A representation of one of Shub - Niggurath's Dark Young by Michael or devils but more of a symbol of the successful reproduction of both the.