I’ll start by saying I believe that there was once a necromancer like Abdulla “The Mad Arab” Alhazred (bonus points if anyone can provide me with a better translation of “Servant of the Devourer”). He’s basically H.P. Lovecraft of 8th century Yemen. I could go on forever. It’s an obsession bordering on unhealthy.
I also like Passoconoway. He’s basically Merlin of the sixteenth-century Pennacook, probably the whole Abenaki nation. He’s been viewed as a Christ-like figure later down the line as Christianity started influencing the Native Americans.
Then there’s Aleister Crowley, the original anti-hero rockstar of the occult. It’s safe to say most of us here owe him some credit.
Finally, there is Amupte.
I only know him from some sort of astral communication, but I’m sure he is the “crazy Indian shaman” who once worked on the sacred ground of, I’m guessing, some Pennicook people. The braves used to go to him for power, but they did not know it required his providing them with dark spirits. There was a great battle over the sacred ground between colonials and the natives. Now a small graveyard stands on that ground, since about the eighteenth century, and Amupte haunts it. Due to the hooded figure that is sometimes seen at that graveyard, and my own intuition, I’m certain that that Amupte works with Nyerlathotep, like some Alhazred of New Hampshire . . . that is . . . unless Amupte and Nyerlathotep are one and the same. I’m not ready to ask him yet.