Great Horned Rat

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For Great Horned Rat in the Mortal Realms see: Horned Rat.

The Great Horned Rat is a deity of blight and pestilence that has recently ascended to the pantheon of the Dark Gods.[1a]

History

Skaven legend tells that, during the last days of the world-that-was, he became so powerful that the Gods of Chaos themselves were compelled to admit the Horned Rat to their ranks. Thus was he able to spread his children across the Mortal Realms, and though the other Dark Gods see this newcomer as little more than an amusing distraction, the rat-god plans to prove them wrong.

Now called the Great Horned Rat, he is blight and pestilence incarnate. Having recently ascended to the pantheon, the skaven deity is not yet considered an equal by his dark brothers.[1a]

Worshippers

The Great Horned Rat's most zealous and fervent worshippers are the Skaven of the Clans Pestilens, who horned their deity in the aspect of the Great Corrupter, the bringer of plague. In contrast to the plague god Nurgle, who finds great satisfaction in the cycle of death and rebirth, the Horned Rat cares only for entropy and the pestilent withering of all. He seeks the final corruption of everything, knowing this will bring about his own ascension as the most powerful deity of them all.

Sources

Deities of the Mortal Realms
Incarnates Alarielle - Gorkamorka (Gork and Mork - Great Beast that Consumes the World - Hungering Predator - Spider-god - Sun-eater) - Grimnir - Grungni - Malerion - Nagash - Sigmar - Teclis - Tyrion
Zodiac Godbeasts Argentine - Behemat - Chimerac - Dracothion - Hydragos - Ignax - Nyxtor - Vulcatrix - Vytrix - Ymnnog
Chaos Gods Great Horned Rat - Hashut - Khorne - Necoho - Nurgle - Slaanesh - Tzeentch
Other Bad Moon - Khaine - Kurnoth - Y'ulea