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Well--what do you think of It? Now do you wonder what crushed the dog and sucked it dry with a million mouths? It needed nourishment--and It will need more. It is a god, and I am the first priest of Its latter-day hierarchy. Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Goat with a Thousand Young!
~ George Rogers

George Rogers is the main antagonist of H.P. Lovecraft's story The Horror in the Museum.

Biography

George Rogers was the owner and curator of Rogers' Wax Museum, a museum containing various gory and horrific exhibits like Gilles de Rais, Marquis de Sade and Tsathoggua. He had originally worked at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, but was sacked after he was discovered to be insane and to worship mysterious eldritch horrors that dwelt in the outer recesses of space.

Rogers was sought out by Stephen Jones, a fan of bizarre and grotesque art. The two of them built up a correspondence, during which Rogers boasted of finding and bringing back evidence of strange creatures that no-one had ever found before. Jones simply thought he was insane, but Rogers was actually referring to monsters that he had found, killed and converted into wax figures. He created figures based on a host of abominations from the Necronomicon, the Book of Eibon, Unaussprechlichen Kulten and his own mind. He, along with his manservant Orabona, had been to the city of the Tcho-Tcho and to many other terrible locations.

During his acquaintance with Jones, Rogers discovered the entity Rhan-Tegoth and brought it back to London with him. Orabona demanded that he kill it and make an effigy of it, but he refused. Instead, he made sacrifices to it. He would feed dogs to it, and showed Jones the aftermath of one such feeding. Jones was horrified and accused him of being a sadist. Rogers showed him Rhan-Tegoth, but Jones thought it was just a model. Rogers had a fit of rage and demanded that Jones stay in the museum overnight. Jones agreed, on the proviso that if he stayed until morning then Rogers would let Orabona destroy Rhan-Tegoth.

During the bet, Rogers attacked and abducted Jones to feed him to Rhan-Tegoth. He had planned to feed Orabona to it, but decided to use Jones as revenge for doubting him. According to Rogers, Rhan-Tegoth would die if not fed, and if it died then the Great Old Ones would be trapped forever and could never reclaim their former power.

Rogers had a breakdown and began to scream insane and incomprehensible phrases. He brought Jones to the room where Rhan-Tegoth was and prepared to feed Jones to It. On opening the door, Rogers was attacked by the very being he had served, which dragged him into the room and killed him. His body became part of the exhibit.

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