21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion

Rlim Shaikorth
Art by Layne Johnson

Classification: Great Old One

Description: Rlim Shaikorth, another ancient white worm of immense power and age, mostly keeps to its iceberg fortress of Yikilth. From here, it drifts about amassing worshipers and blasting all in its path with apocalyptic winter.

Further Study: "The Coming of the White Worm" by Clark Ashton Smith

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.