Great Race of Yith
From Akashic Records
The Great Race of Yith are aliens mentioned in the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft. They were first mentioned in Lovecraft's short story "The Shadow Out of Time" (1936). They are called the "Great" race because they are the only beings to have mastered time travel. Throughout the "The Shadow Out of Time" they are simply referred to as "The Great Race" whilst their planet's name is only mentioned once.
The Great Race ... waxed well-nigh omniscient, and turned to the task of setting up exchanges with the minds of other planets, and of exploring their pasts and futures. It sought likewise to fathom the past years and origin of that black, aeon-dead orb in far space whence its own mental heritage had come – for the mind of the Great Race was older than its bodily form. . . The beings of a dying elder world, wise with the ultimate secrets, had looked ahead for a new world and species wherein they might have long life; and had sent their minds en masse into that future race best adapted to house them – the cone-shaped beings that peopled our earth a billion years ago. H. P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Out of Time"
The Great Race are beings of enormous intellectual and psychic powers that once dwelt on the dying world of Yith. They escaped the destruction of their home planet by transferring their minds to the bodies of a species native to the Earth in the far distant past. They lived on this planet for 200 million