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HOGGOTH

Real Name: Hoggoth

Identity/Class: Extraterrrestrial +/- extradimensional (race unidentified) magic-user

OccupationSorcerer, mystic principality

Group MembershipVishanti (Agamotto, Oshtur; see comments)

Affiliations: Aged Genghis, Ashake, Ancient One (Yao), Andromeda Attumasen, Ayesha of Balobedu, Balkis (aka Queen of Sheba), Victoria Bentley, Caius of Lacedaemon, Cognoscenti (Al, Joshua Pryce, Rose Stedbaur),  Sofia di Cosimo, Manuel Diego, Dr. Victor von Doom, Dr. Stephen Strange, Empedocles of Agrigentum, Epimenides of Knossus, Abu Ben Hakim, Hamir, Khalid Inshallah, Interloper, Zhang Jiao, Rama Kaliph, Kaluu, Living Tribunal, Lord PhyffeManslaughter, Ian McNee, Pale Horseman (including the current incarnation, Cadaver/Cody Fleischer)Pherecydes of Syros, Pythagoras of Samos, Jacob Roark, Jules St. Thomas, Shamhat Saraswati, "Screamer," Amanda Sefton, Silver Fox (Bayan), King Solomon, TarevaThales the Milesian, Hermes Trismegistus, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde), Wong, Wai Chee Yee, Zoroaster, unidentified shape-changer (see comments), unidentified Secret Empire member, unidentified prisoner of Tazza, humanity; 
    presumably any other Sorcerer Supremes and many other magic users

    briefly/loosely allied with Marie Laveau and Llyra in gathering the Cornerstones of Creation and preventing Chthon from getting them

    formerly Shamhat Saraswati, Salome'/Semiramis;
    the relationship between the Vishanti and each of the other Mystic Principalities is unclear, although they share some alliances with those granting power to benevolent sorcerers. They opposed the following in the effort of attempting to enlist Dr. Strange into their service in the War of the Seven Spheres:
Cyttorak, Denak, the Faltine, Ikonn, Munnopor, Raggadorr, Satannish, the Seraphim, Valtorr, and Watoomb

Enemies: Baron (Karl) Mordo, Chthon, Dormammu, Dragon of the Moon, N'Garai, Nightmare, Salome', Serpent MenSet, Shuma-Gorath, Sligguth, Slorioth, Trinity of Ashes, Wolf-Men;
    formerly the 
Seraphim, Dr. Stephen Strange, Wong

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Hoary Hoggoth

Base of Operations: An unidentified realm in which the Vishanti meet;
    formerly an unidentifed planet

First Appearance(Mentioned) Strange Tales I#116 (January, 1964);
    (full appearance) Marvel Premiere#5 (November , 1972)

drs-s1-p43-pan2Powers/AbilitiesAn immensely powerful mystic entity, Hoggoth is a master in egocentric, ecocentric and exocentric magic, derived from self, the environment, and from extradimensional mystic principalities, respectively.

    He is the oldest of the Vishanti, and is known for the power in his pale, white hands. He also is associated with the Hosts of Hoggoth, the spirits of the decesaed members of his race (also known as Hoggoth's grim clan or his horde).

    His true form unrevealed (and allegedly incomprehensible to most mortals, even adepts like Dr. Strange), he most frequently adopts a tiger-like form to appear before human sorcerers, although he has also adopted the humanoid face  appearance sometimes uses by Agamotto).

    Hoggoth often grants power to others via exocentric magic: The Path of Hoggoth and the "Mists of Hoggoth" act as a traveler's guide through Nightmare's realm. The "Spell of Hoggoth"  causes sleep and forgetfulness. 

    The Hand or Fist of Hoggoth is a powerful spell that generates a mystic hand that can strike and grasp with great force as well as release energy to burn dark forces; further, it can bypass certain other spells, such as lifting Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, which most living beings cannot do. 

    Dr. Strange has also invoked the Hounds of Hoggoth, although we have yet to observe them or see how they empower others...or know anything about them in general.

    Other powers granted by Hoggoth via spells include absorbing ambient force; accelerate time around the caster; accessing mystic realms (such as the Crimson Cosmos); amplifying other spells and abilities; awakening an enchanted sleeper; banishing other beings; bringing falling beings safely to the ground; conjuring winds; dispelling illusions; destroying prisons/restraints; exorcising demons; facilitate the ritual of delivery of the Crystal of Bas-Lyonesse; gaining access to others' thoughts; neutralizing other spells; preventing banished beings from returning; protecting the spell-caster via a black globe; shattering barriers; strengthening one's astral self; strengthening the Cloak of Levitation for use as a weapon' strengthing locks; transferring pain and injuries to another source; and reverting vampires to humanoid from bat form.

    The "Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth" incantation calls upon the ghosts of the deceased members of Hoggoth's race , presumably in addition to Hoggoth himself; they are commonly used to introduce a spell of banishment. If successful it will send a target to another dimension or point in Earth's dimension. The skilled magician will be able to choose the location. 

    The Hosts also aid in banishing others' power; banishing storms; dispelling other mystic incantations; gaining control over another being; immobilizing others; generating a path of force (sufficient to cause even Galactus to lose his balance); making right what has gone wrong; move inanimate matter; neutralizing conflicts (stopping fights and making the fighters forget the struggle; replacing items to pre-fight state); protect the spell-caster; restoring vigor; sending beings into the past; and strengthening other spells (including those of Hoggoth's, including the Fist of Hoggoth).

    Dr. Strange has also referenced the "Hosts of the Vishanti"; it is unrevealed whether this referred to the the Hosts of Hoggoth, or whether there are other spirits associated with the Vishanti.

    Hoggoth is also invoked in incantations connected to the Vishanti.    

    When united with Oshtur and Hoggoth as the Vishanti, their combined powers are even greater than the sum of their individual abilities. Some of their documented feats include transporting themselves or others across dimensions, manipulating matter on an atomic level, manipulating time and sending mystic power across dimensions to aid those deemed worthy.
    The Vishanti only become all-knowing when joined together as a triumvirate.
    Even the Vishanti could be controlled for increasing durations by those who held one to three Rings of Compulsion.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History:
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Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) - Hoggoth was the enigmatic last survivor of an ancient mystic race. 

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7 (2009): Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Hoggoth lived for centuries (perhaps millennia, hundreds of thousands, millions, or even a larger volume of years) in isolation on his barren world with only a host of ghosts (spirits of his dead kinsmen) to keep him company. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7 (2009): Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) <At least millions, if not billions of years ago> - Already ancient, Hoggoth was discovered by Oshtur, an Elder Goddess from Earth exploring the universe. Oshtur learned much from Hoggoth, but eventually she felt the time had come for her to continue her journey. Oshtur was surprised when Hoggoth asked to join her. 

    Hoggoth helped Oshtur to understand the value of connecting to other beings. 

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS)  <Sometime after 25,000 BC> - After Oshtur's son Agamotto reached adulthood, he joined with Oshtur and Hoggoth to form the mystic trinity known as the Vishanti.

(Marvel Premiere#5 (fb) - BTS) - Long ago, the Vishanti fought the unspeakable wickedness of Shuma-Gorath. 

(Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry) - The Vishanti helped mankind prosper despite threats from Chthon and Set. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - <Circa 15,000 BC> - Agamotto chose Shamhat Saraswati of Akah Ma'at to succeed him as the next mystic protector of Earth. He gave her the Book of the Vishanti and the three Eyes of Agamotto, and she was the first to officially hold the title of "Sorcerer Supreme" circa 15,000 BC. 
<more detail on the Sorcerer Supremes here>

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Shamhat served as 15,000 to 10,000 BC (see comments), until she became entangled in a civil war within Akah Ma'at that grew so destructive that Oshtur banished the entire race from the Earthly plane to the Plane of Sephirot.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The sorcerer Genghis advised Agamotto to hold a contest to determine the next Sorcerer Supreme, after which Genghis held the Time of the Vishanti contest once every hundred years. In return, Genghis was granted knowledge of the Vishanti (or perhaps Agamotto in specific).

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment (fb) - BTS) - Genghis made a pact with forces beyond the Earthly sphere (the Vishanti, at least). In return for knowledge, he agreed to bring together the world's greatest mystics once every hundred years. He would then preside over a contest of sorcery which would sorely test their skills, and would determine and acknowledge one among them as Earth's Sorcerer Supreme.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment (fb) - BTS) - Genghis performed his duty, conducting the contest during the Time of the Vishanti every century.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) <10,000 BC> - Ayesha, the Rain Queen of Balobedu, emerged as the first champion, accepting Agamotto's talismans and the title of Sorcerer Supreme until voluntarily stepping down after serving for nearly 5000 years (see comments)

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Hermes Trismegistus of Egypt was Sorcerer Supreme from 5,000 BC to 1800 BC (see comments)

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Next to "wear the Eyes" (from 1800 - 1300 BC) was the Persian Wizard Priest Zoroaster

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Zoroaster was succeeded by the Assyrian Sorceress Queen Semiramis (aka Salome';1300 - 1100 BC). 

    Semiramis went mad and demanded worship as a goddess. The Vishanti were displeased and banished her from Earth, and Agamotto began to withdraw again.

(Marvel Premiere#5 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, the Vishanti separated themselves from intervening directly in matters on Earth.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The legendary King Solomon replaced Salome's madness with wisdom and stability from 1100 to 800 BC. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Solomon was succeeded by his love, Balkis the Queen of Sheba who served until 550 BC when a series of Greek Philosopher/Sorcerers attempted to fill the position of Sorcerer Supreme with a mystic triumvirate (to mirror the Vishanti's triad) with mixed results.  The triad included Thales the Milesian (replaced by Epimenides of Knossos 500 BC), Pythagoras of Samos (replaced by Empedocles of Agrigentum 470 BC), and Pherecydes of Syros. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Caius of Lacedaemon defeated all three of the Sorcerer Supremes in the year 400 BC and reunited the Eyes of Agamotto, but the Vishanti seemed not to care. The role of Sorcerer Supreme became less visible and less important as time progressed.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Zhang Jiao took over in 100 AD, but with the emergence of Christianity and its anti-magic sentiment, Agamotto and the Vishanti remained mostly in the background. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The line of succession almost came to an end when the wizard Merlin won the Battle of the Vishanti in the year 500 AD, but rejected the role of Sorcerer Supreme. 

    A nameless sorcerer took up the mantle that Merlin had rejected. This mysterious wizard was especially gifted at the art of illusion, so accounts of his or her appearance are radically different in every historical record. There is no information as to why this individual wished to keep his or her true face and identity hidden (see comments).

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The title did not truly return to prominence until 1450 AD, when a young Yao (later the Ancient One) took the title and began to reestablish the importance of the Sorcerer Supreme. 

    By this point, the Vishanti had become so distant that the Ancient One actually received the Amulet of Agamotto from Eternity and had to retrieve the Book of the Vishanti from a Babylonian Griffon. Yao was able to reconnect with the Vishanti and other mystic principalities.

season_one-group(Dr. Strange: Season One (fb) - BTS) - Despite having the heart for mysticism during his training in Kamar-Taj, Wong never mastered the words, and so the Vishanti never answered his calls. 

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - In the 1960s, Dr. Strange became the Ancient One's disciple, regularly invoking the Vishanti, individually and as a collective. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One - BTS) - Although repeated invoking the Vishanti -- individually or together -- the neophyte disciple Stephen Strange was repeatedly denied as unworthy because he primarily sought power to help himself. 

    On a quest aided by Wong and Sofia di Cosimo, Strange gathered a trio of mystic rings, the Rings of Compulsion (the existence of which was discovered by the mystics of Tsar Simeon in 915 AD), which would allow one to command the Vishanti. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One) - Attacked by angered spirits, after the Vishanti again refused his spell, Strange donned the first ring, and exclaimed, "All right Vishanti, you show yourselves, you damn sons of..."; and he fell silent when the Vishanti indeed appeared. 

    Oshtur stated, "Souls of the dead, spectral bane! The Vishanti command you -- begone from this plane." The spirits vanished, but the Vishanti remained, and they (or at least Hoggoth, or whoever was in the tiger's form) encircled and lifted Strange into the air with a mystic tendril; Hoggoth stated, "Unworthy worm! You have stolen the first ring of compulsion. And now you have but three heartbeats left...to command our infinite power."

    Strange swiftly replied, "Might Vishanti...lords of power arcane...by this ring, I enjoin you...begone from this plane!" And they vanished as well.

(Dr. Strange: Season One - BTS) - After Strange began to sacrifice of himself to help others, he began to be able to sense mystic energies. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One - BTS) - When they were attacked by demon-possessed sheep, Strange led Wong in invoking Hoggoth and the Faltine to banish the demon-spirits. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One - BTS) - After they gathered the third ring, however, Mordo appeared, intending to steal the rings. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One) - To prevent this, Wong donned the rings and commanded the Vishanti, but he failed to tell them to defend him; as a result, Mordo mystically enslaved Wong, placing the Vishanti at his command. When Mordo tried to strike down Strange and Sofia, however, he found her protected by a pre-existing spell from the Ancient One. As the Ancient One drew his power from the Vishanti, Mordo was able to eventually break the protective spell, but not before Sofia convinced Strange that he was now worthy and could call on the Vishanti. He did so, and they finally answered his spell, granting him flame power, which he used to blast Mordo. Strange then battered Mordo into submission, and when Mordo called on Dormammu to kill Strange, Mordo lost his concentration and was caught in his own spell, which transported him away.

    Strange then calmed and supported Wong until he could release the rings to Strange; finally having the power to heal himself or get whatever he wanted, Strange instead noted the rings weren't his and transported them back to the Vishanti.

marvprem5-pg16-pan1(Marvel Premiere#5) - Battered and weakened by Sligguth, Dr. Strange beseeched the Vishanti to prevent Sligguth's then-master Shuma-Gorath from conquering the world. The Vishanti then appeared before Strange, with Hoggoth noting how they would take fleshly forms that Strange could comprehend without going mad. Despite sensing Shuma-Gorath's evil influence in Sligguth, Hoggoth confirmed that they were unwilling to directly aid Strange lest they upset the cosmic balance and open the door to chaos: "Thus it is written--thus must it ever be!"

    The Vishanti then vanished back to a remote realm but continued to speak to Strange, where Hoggoth told Strange all depended on him, but then added that they could, for a little while, suspend the aura of evil that deprived Strange of his mystical strengths. The others agreed, and Strange felt himself free of the weakening aura of evil, which allowed him to overpower Sligguth and his minions.

(Marvel Premiere#8 - BTS) - While trapped on the sentient planet Kathulos, Strange considered that he might turn to the Vishanti if need be. Their images appeared before him (or perhaps just in his mind?)

(Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#3 - BTS) - After the former Defenders Andromeda Attumasen, Interloper, Manslaughter and Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) defeated the forces of the cosmic Dragon of the Moon at the Borders of the Land of the Dead, an emissary of the Vishanti appeared to them and asked them what they requested as reward for their service. At Manslaughter's request, the Vishanti returned them to life via aid from Dr. Strange, who bound their spirits to mortal hosts.

triumph&torment(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment - BTS) - Regaining his mental clarity (presumably via the Vishanti's power), the otherwise senile Aged Genghis summoned mystics to the Temple of the Three in the Javan rainforest in Southeast Asia.
    At least thirteen mystics responded, including Manuel Diego, Dr. Doom, Dr. Strange, Khalid Inshallah, Jules St. Thomas, "Screamer," Sen-Yu, Tareva, and Wai Chee Yee (see comments).

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment) - After Genghis explained the purpose of the gathering,  the Vishanti themselves then appeared and confirmed his statements. Hoggoth specified that the victor would become the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth, and Agamotto added that after that mage had been identified, a boon would be granted, and lives would be changed. Oshtur further clarified that any such changes must be of each of the attendant's doing and by their own free will: "No mortal shall be forced to take part...this is not the way of the Vishanti." 
    Finally, Agamotto instructed the kneeling attendants to rise, and to let any depart who so wished.
    None chose to leave.

    The Genghis then called upon the Vishanti to encase him in mystic crystal, after which they explained that the one who freed the Genghis from their embrace would win the contest. 

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment - BTS) - Succeeding in overcoming the others and releasing the Genghis, Dr. Strange accepted the honor, though he declined the boon, but the Genghis explained that the Sorcerer Supreme does not receive the boon...he must grant it...to any other mystic who evaded the power of the crystal. Only one other mystic had done so: Dr. Doom. Genghis told Strange that he was duty-bound to fulfill Doom's wishes to the best of his ability. Strange reluctantly agreed when Doom revealed his desire to free his mother, Cynthia von Doom, from the clutches of Mephisto.

    Stating that his duty was done for another century, Genghis vanished, returning to his cave where his mind quickly degenerated into senility once again, and the Temple collapsed without his magic to support it.

Hoggoth & Oshtur in Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#43(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#43 (fb) - BTS) - During the "Infinity War," when the Magus threatened Reality-616, Agamotto transported Dr. Strange, and Amulet, Eye, and Orb of Agamotto to his realm because he was upset that Strange was allowing them to be used by others for whom they were not attended (specifically Galactus and Rintrah, who were searching for the Magus and Strange, respectively). Unable to escape on his own, Strange transported Galactus to Agamotto's realm, and Galactus and Agamotto fought furiously over the right to the magic items. Strange used the distraction to escape the Orb and hurl mystic energy in all directions, which alerted Hoggoth and Oshtur of these events.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#43 (fb) - BTS) - Hoggoth and Oshtur appeared in Agamotto's realm and together cried out for him to hold. When Agamotto asked who dared give him orders in his own realm, Hoggoth asked that Agamotto avoid lowering himself to Galactus' arrogant violence. Hoggoth confirmed that they had summoned by Strange, while Oshtur further clarified that had Strange not made them aware, they might not have learned until it was too late. When Agamotto asked if they had come to help him annihilate the intruder (Galactus), Hoggoth explained that they wished him to allow Galactus and Strange to depart, and Oshtur added that mystic vibrations from the forces Strange and Galactus were seeking/opposing were already wreaking havoc with other dimensions, including their own. They further reminded Agamotto of the first law of the Vishanti, "With great power, there must also come great responsiblity" (see comments). Agamotto humbling agreed they were right and explained that his concern over his Orb and "Amulet Eyes" caused him to lose sight of his ultimate duty to the multiverse. Oshtur and Hoggoth then departed, and Agamotto returned to his cartoon-ish caterpillar form, granting Strange leave to take the Amulet, Eye, and Orb of Agamotto with him and depart, but advised him to hurry before he changed his mind. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#48) - When Dr. Strange invoked the Vishanti against Ygothic Cyclopeans, the Vishanti provided him the power they sought and then summoned him into their realm. Oshtur warned that the War of the Seven Spheres would soon rage across the planes of Heaven and added that the cyclopeans were agents of forces wishing to prevent Strange from becoming a participant. After Hoggoth showed Strange images of their primary antagonists, the Trinity of Ashes, Agamotto explained that the other principalities had their own enemies. Oshtur then shared this was the enactment of a predestined cyclical conflict, and that the Vishanti and Trinity were assigned the roles of opposing forces, while Strange's destiny was intertwined with the Vishanti's. 

    Strange expressed interest in helping, and Oshtur told him they had grave need of mystic warriors of his power level and that he must travel with them to the designated plane of combat. After learning that the conflict was expected to take 5000 years, Strange declined even after Hoggoth told him they could extend his lifespan to beyond this time, as he was unwilling to leave Earth unprotected for that long. The Vishanti were collectively irate that he who had received their assistance in the course of his own battles countless times past now rejected their call. When they insisted, and unleashed mystic bolts of enthrallment, Strange -- realizing he had no hope of combatting them and could not hide within their dimension -- attempted to escape in what he saw as the only means, transmigration through singularity. He appeared to succeed, but was then cast into a threatening mystic realm. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#49) - As Dr. Strange invoked other mystic principalities, such as Watoomb, Ikonn, and Cyttorak, they, too, tried to conscript to their services in the War of the Seven Spheres. To escape these forces without further invocations, he activated the Eye of Agamotto, which led him back to the Vishanti. As the other Principalities -- including Cyttorak, Denak, the Faltine, Ikonn, Munipoor, Raggadorr, Satannish, the Seraphim, Valtorr, and Watoomb  -- arrived and challenged the Vishanti for the right to utilize Strange as their agent, Strange recited the Emancipation Incantation, freeing him from servitude to any of these Principalities, but also denying him further access to their support and power. After he confirmed that he was willing to sacrifice that to retain his freedom on Earth, Strange was cast back to his Sanctum Sanctorum. 

(Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#80 (fb) - BTS) - Realizing Strange could only fight with their power, the Vishanti backed off. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#54 (fb) - BTS) - The Vishanti engaged in battle with the Trinity of Ashes, who were at least their equal in power. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#54 - BTS) - Sensing the menace of the Goddess (Adam Warlock's "good" aspect split off by the Infinity Gems), Dr. Strange decided he needed to regain the backing of the principalities (and the title of Sorcerer Supreme).full - tiny

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#54) - Dr. Strange traveled to the Vishanti's realm and was overwhelmed by the blinding waves of forces released from their battle with the Trinity of Ashes. He realized he could not regain their support at this time nor the support of any other principalities; in fact, it was all he could do to flee and to pray, to any who might be listening, that the War of the Seven Spheres did not break its dimensional bonds and spill over into Earth's universe. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#61 - BTS) - Dr. Strange -- exhausted from a recent conflict against the demoness Lilith -- unofficially surrendered the Sorcerer Supreme to Salome'.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#71 (fb) - BTS) - As the Sorcereress Supreme Salome' repeatedly called for the Vishanti, they refused to answer her. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#71) - Eventually, the Vishanti shifted Salome out of her reality and into theirs, where she was chastised for her arrogance.

    Salome asked them to have mercy, acknowleding that her own passions sometimes made her impertinent and that only they could help her. She told them that they shared her insatiable desire for the utter destruction of the renegade Dr. Strange.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#72 (fb) - BTS) - While their immediate thought was to destroy her, the Vishanti felt that her desire to humble Strange may yet serve the greater good of all. 

(Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry (fb) - BTS) - The Vishanti accepted Salome's offer.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#72 - BTS) - Based on cryptic guidance from Agamotto,Strange harnessed the magical forces he could control and returned to Earth with plans to confront Salome anew.

(Secret Defenders#25) - Joshua Pryce of the Cognoscenti battled the Slorioth-influenced Dr. Druid, unleashing enough mystic energy to cause the Vishanti to manifest. The Vishanti acknowledged that to oppose Slorioth directly might ravage the entire Earthly plane; thus, on Earth's behalf, they acceded to binding arbitration.

   The Living Tribunal then appeared, and after hearing the testimony noted, "The all of Slorioth has ever been too vast for any lone dimensionality and -- though his omnivorous nature demands a steady, continual expanse -- at this juncture he must content himself with other vistas for the nonce!" 
    And, with that, Slorioth was banished extradimensionally

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#75 - BTS) - Strange defeated and banished Salome', reclaiming the title he had never officially lost.

(Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#80 (fb) - BTS) - After Strange began deriving power from the Gaian aura (the magical field emanating from the planet itself), the Vishanti came back, realizing he was now excellent soldier material. As he owed the Vishanti a debt and the alternative involved incineration, Strange accepted their offer.

    Over "some considerable time," Strange performed as needed, eventually exhausting the Gaian aura. 

    Strange spent a great deal of time in the Vishanti's library, learning of a new source of occult potential -- catastrophe magic accessed via a solar system syzygy from which he could derive power 4 months after he had left Earth to serve the Vishanti. Learning the spell to acquire this power via the Vishanti's library, Strange had a long time to work out all the theory.

    During this time, the Vishanti's skills ensured he only aged a year in their service, while, at his request, they agreed to return him to Manhattan over 4 months after he left.

(Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry (fb) - BTS - The War of the Seven Spheres apparently severely damaged the structure of magic.

(Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#80 (fb) - BTS / Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry) - The Vishanti returned Dr. Strange to Manhattan, with his memories of the conflict mostly suppressed.

(Axis: Revolutions#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Affected by the Xavier's brain-empowered Red Skull's planet-wide hate power, Strange tried to commune with Hoggoth. Maddened, Strange cursed Hoggoth as an incorporeal bastard (as he threw the Orb of Agamotto through a window of his Sanctum Sanctorum), after which he cursed Wong for interrupting his extremely delicate communion with "this dungwitted deity...I swear I've had it up to here with his hoarier-than-thou cr--."

(New Avengers II#5 (fb) - BTS / Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry / New Avengers II#1-6 - BTS) - Apparently cast out of the Vishanti, Agamotto lost most of his powers and sought to reclaim the Eye of Agamotto to protect himself from the other Vishanti. This apparently leading him to seek to reclaim the Eye of Agamotto by force, as he seemingly could not otherwise recover it by other means. Agamotto was seemingly destroyed in battle with the Eye-wielding Dr. Voodoo.

(New Avengers II#5 (fb) - BTS / Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry / New Avengers II#1-6 - BTS) - Apparently cast out of the Vishanti, Agamotto lost most of his powers and sought to reclaim the Eye of Agamotto to protect himself from the other Vishanti. This apparently leading him to seek to reclaim the Eye of Agamotto by force, as he seemingly could not otherwise recover it by other means. Agamotto was seemingly destroyed in battle with the Eye-wielding Dr. Voodoo.

Comments: Name given by Stan Lee; 
    pictured and mentioned by
Gardner F. Fox, Irv Wesley, and Don Perlin;
    and given a little history by David Sexton.

    This profile focuses on Hoggoth; Agamotto, Oshtur, and the Vishanti have their own profiles now, whew!

    Hoary, at least in this context, of course, means extremely old or ancient.

    As far as I could determine from my reviews, the first time the membership of the Vishanti was spelled out as Agamotto, Hoggoth, and Oshtur was during a spell in Dr. Strange II#49. If you're aware of an earlier such revelation, please let me know!
    Also, as far as I now, it was the Vishanti profile in the Deluxe version of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe that identified who was who among the images of the group.

    "With great power, there must also come great responsiblity" -- obviously this saw print first in the origin of Spider-Man circa Amazing Fantasy#15, 1962, this is apparently the First Law of the Vishanti.

   I had wondered about the identity of the unidentified shape-changer who had taken over the role of Sorcerer Supreme after Merlin refused it circa 500 AD...I asked Marvel Tarot writer David Sexton who this was meant to be, and he revealed  "My idea was that this would actually turn out to be Rintrah. Traveling back in time and using his mystical Weaving skills to weave disguises for himself. In my brain he is only in the past for awhile and then he returns to the present as strong as Strange."

    We don't know exactly how long ago Demogorge drove Set and Chthon from Earth, but we know that a later battle between Set and Demogorge took place around 65 million BC, so the original exile had to take place sometime before that. And Oshtur was away during the original exile, when she met Hoggoth...but whether that was 70 million, 100 million, 500 million, or 1 billion years ago, we don't now.

    The Marvel Tarot listed Shamhat Saraswati as having been Sorcerer Supreme from 15,000 to 11,000. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7 (2009): Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) lists the succession of Sorcerer Supremes in much greater detail, and notes that she was active until 10,000 BC, at which point the Bird Men of Akah Ma'at were banished from Earth. It makes sense that the Tarot was McNee's preliminary investigations, while his journal detailed the final information, which also matched the info in the Book of the Vishanti.
    Since Shamhat was apparently banished from Earth with all of the Bird-Men of Akah Ma'at by Oshtur, and the Bird Men were around circa 10,000 BC when Conan encountered them, they would have to have been banished after that, so the 10,000 BC date makes the most sense.

Dr. Strange: Season One. Is it in-616-continuity? Could it be in-616-continuity?
    I can tell you for a fact from experience that there are certain editors who, if asked, will make a shoot from the hip decision without evaluating individual stories based on their merits. For example, we've been told repeatedly that Marvel Knights stories are not-616 continuity, only to see it consistently revealed otherwise in-stories. We are forced to shoe-horn in continuity-contradicting stories by certain popular writers, but have to ignore others because the title of the book made it "not count." Certain editors hate ret-con series (like the First Class stories or Lost Generation) and do their best to automatically rule them out. "Because I said so...not canon!"
    Ham-handed judgments aside, and disregarding other Season One stories (Spider-Man and Fantastic, which I have yet to read, but am told have significant contradictions), let's examine the story on its merits and decide could it be in-continuity.

    Mystics I didn't see at the Temple of the Three included Turhan Barim, Count Carezzi, Jaine Cutter (though she may not have yet gained her power at the time of this story), Dr. Druid, Agatha Harkness, "Dust" Johannsen, Rama Kaliph, Omar Karindu, James Mandarin, the Obeahman, Amanda Sefton, Avram Siegel, Margali Szardos, Jakita Wegener, or any of Strange's other mystic allies and associates. However, they could have been in the shadows.
    Also, there are a BUNCH of long-time sorcerers introduced in Jason Aaron's Last Days of Magic story arc. Presumably, some, if not many, of these invoked the Vishanti. I'll let the story complete and then wind down for a few years, and then we'll cover all of those characters eventually, too.

    Oshtur noted that "many" present at the Temple of the Three had called on them to empower their spells, and that they had answered.

    According to the story in New Avengers, the Vishanti had rejected Agamotto, after which Agamotto perished. Fortunately for everyone, we at least have some in-story evidence that Agamotto did not perish, as Strange contacted and viewed him in Axis Revolutions. Either that was not Agamotto in the New Avengers story, or perhaps it was the real Agamotto, manipulating others for his own ends; who knows...that story fails to convince me that the Vishanti are no longer together.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Hoggoth
should be distinguished from:



Spells and invocation of Hoggoth
Compiled by Spidermay

There is a list of spells and invocations involving Hoggoth alone or with the Vishanti. The invocations which produced an effect could means that the subject called was "behind the scenes".
Some invocations are taken by Catherine Yronwode's web site: The Lesser Book of the Vishanti, the greater part were added by me. Nonetheless the list is not complete and some spells are still in Italian version (or poorly translated via Babelfish).
    If it is highlighted, the spell from the English version is needed...please sent the English versions to Snood.
    Thanks to Markus Raymond and Julien for providing many of the ones Spidermay could not.
    If not specified otherwise, the caster is Doctor Strange.--Spidermay

Dr. Strange: Season One (fb):

Banish:

Forces of Darkness...

By the light of the Vishanti,
Protectors of Earth,
Return to Dormammu,
Source of your birth!

[The demons of Dormammu attacking the Ancient One were sent back to the Dark Dimension]

Summon and project fire:

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth,
By Oshtur's ancient name,
Agamotto hear this novice,
Vishanti give me flame

        [Stephen Strange projected mystic fire from his hand sufficient to stun Mordo]

Wong asked the Vishanti's forgiveness as he attempted to punch Stephen Strange (having mistaken him for Mordo), and Strange blocked him with the Book of the Vishanti, causing Wong to punch it.

Exorcise and banish demon-spirits

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth!
By the Faltine's fiercest fire!
Seek out this dark enchanter--
And banish his desire!

[Strange and Wong banished demon-spirits possessing sheep]

Marvel: the Lost Generation#8:

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, tighten every eldritch lock...
seal this vault o mighty Oshtur, bond this metal to the rock! 
[Note: sealed Diablo's cage.]

Strange Tales I#115: Banish: Vapors of Valtorr

I summon the powers of the Vishanti!
By the spell of the Dread Dormammu,
in the name of the All-Seeing Agamotto --
all thy powers I summon ---
begone, Forces of Darkness!!

[Note: Cast by the Ancient One. A flash of light, and the Vapors vanished.]

Strange Tales I#169 (fb): Banish: Flames of the Faltine

Begone, forces of darkness!
By the power of the all-knowing Vishanti--
by the vision of the all-seeing Vishanti,
I command you... begone! 
[Ancient One]

Strange Tales I#116: Conjure: the Mists of Hoggoth and the Path of Hoggoth

In the name of the Dread Dormammu --
in the name of the All-Seeing Agamotto --
by the powers that dwell in darkness --
I summon the Hosts of Hoggoth!
Lead me to the source of evil!
Obey the words of Dr. Strange!

the Path of Hoggoth protects StrangeMists of Hoggoth[Note: this is said to be a "dangerous" incantation. The Mist of Hoggoth was a whirling circular mist and the Path of Hoggoth was a narrow enchanted path which led in the Mist and continued in another dimension till to the goal of Strange's research. It was a safe path but the Spell of Hoggoth protected Strange only if he did not step out of it. Once in trance, Strange's ethereal self entered in the Mist of Hoggoth and arrived in Nightmare's realm. A dark evil bolt shot by Nightmare did not harm Strange, nor the path already trod, but the path still to be covered was destroyed.

Strange Tales I#117/2: Conjure: Enchanted Light

By the power of the Vishanti --
in the name of the All-Seeing Ancient One --
I summon all the forces of good --
and focus their blinding power upon you,
through the facets of this ring!

Strange Tales I#118/2: Strange neutralized the mental barrier of an alien.

By the grey specter of the Vishanti,
I summon all the mystic forces of the shadow worlds...
I call on the hosts of darkness...
strike...strike at the command of your master!

Strange Tales I#119/2

Exclamation: By the beard of the Vishanti!

Enchanted Encantation:

Hoggoth, protect me!
To my aid, Dormammu and the mighty Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#120/2:

Banish Eerie Imprisoning Mists

In the name of the Dread Dormammu!!
By the Hosts of the Hoary Hoggoth!
I call upon the Mystic Realm!
Let the fury of the ageless Vishanti show itself --
Dr. Strange commands!
By the twelve moons of Munnopor --
my will must be done!!

[after the mists dissolved]

It is done! 
In the name of the venerated Ancient One, I dismiss the powers that be! 
They have served me well!

Banish: a Being to its Home Dimension

Let the vapors of the Vishanti drive you from the sight of man! 
Let the mystic Hosts of Hoggoth prevent you from ever returning again!

Strange Tales I#121:

Strange protected his physical body with the power of the Vishanti before leaving it in his astral form [BTS].

Banish: Beings From Whence They Came

Begone denizens of the dark!
Let the clean light of my enchanted amulet bathe over you!
Let all the Hosts of Hoggoth send you back to the nether-world from whence you came!!
Begone -- I command you!!

[Note: Used in conjunction with the Eye of Agamotto against Mordo's ectoplasmic allies. A beam from the eye and yellow red flames from Strange's hands banished the monsters.]

Strange Tales I#122: Control:

Whoever you are--
whatever your sinister mission--
by the Hosts of Hoggoth I command you to put yourself under my control!

[Uneffective, because it was spelt during a dream, so probably Hoggoth did not grant his magic power.]

Hand/Fist - fullhand-steals_mjolnirhand/fist of Hoggoth conjuredStrange Tales I#123: Conjure: Hand

In the name of the Dread Dormammu --
by the power of the deathless Vishanti --
I call upon the Hosts of Hoggoth!
heed the words of thy mortal servant!

[Note: Strange conjured a diamond-hard, metallic giant hand, under his mental control. The Hand came from a shadowy dimension, possible home of Hoggoth's Hosts. It was so strong that it was capable to seize Mjolnir from the very hand of Thor. It was probably the first appearance of the Hand of Hoggoth, also called the Fist of Hoggoth.]

Strange Tales I#124: Time: Travel to the Past

By the power of the Dread Dormammu!
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
I bid you fade -- fade -- fade away!
Take shape again in yesterday!

Strange Tales I#125:

Exclamation: ...By the powers of the eternal Vishanti...

Conjure Bolts: Let the hoary hand of Hoggoth guide my attack as I direct all my destructive force against your accursed amulet!

[Mordo launched some black bolts but his force beams vanished because Hoggoth does not help evil guys!]

Conjure: Blinding light of the Vishanti.

Strange Tales I#126/Doctor Strange II#3 (fb):

Light of the Vishanti. The beam from the amulet pierced through the pocket which engulfed Strange then it hit the minion of Dormammu. Once bathed in the light, Strange could imprison him for as long as he desired.

Banish: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, thing of evil-- begone!

Strange Tales I#127/Doctor Strange II#3 (fb):

Strange conjured the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth to dispel a Fade to Nothingness spell of Dormammu.

Strange Tales I#127: The Ancient One strengthened Doctor Strange:

May the light of the Vishanti shine upon dr. Strange...
and may the omnipotent Oshtur grant him wisdom and strength.

Strange Tales I#127: Stan Lee's greetings in the last ballon: May you and your loved ones bathe in the light of the Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#128:

Hear my words, power of darkness!!
Let all the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth assemble--
And, upon my command,
let the one called Doctor Strange no exist more!

[The Demon's spell had no effect on Strange because it was launched on an illusion.]

Strange used the powers of the eternal Vishanti to create a shield which vanquished the Shades of the Seraphim launchd by The Demon.

Strange Tales I#129:

Control: Mind

May the Hosts of the Vishanti help me!
...
Put down you wand! Put down your wand!

[Note: with the only force of thought and the help of the Hosts of the Vishanti (!) Strange forced Tiboro to drop his wand.]

Exclamation: Help me, oh hosts of the Vishanti, to weaken this menace!
Claim by Stan Lee in the last balloon: And now, as truly as the Vishanti exist in the cosmos whe shall surely meet again!

Strange Tales I#130:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth... 
Control: Paralyze (Hold Person):

In the name of the eternal Vishanti, I command you, let your limbs become like stone --
Let the power of movement be lost to you -- Until I am gone!

Strange Tales I#131:

Banish: lackeys:

By the power of the Vishanti
I order you... disperse!

Exclamation: The Vishanti be thanked!
Banish phantoms:

By the omnipotent Oshtur!
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
In the name of the eternal Vishanti!
Begone! Return to the nothingness
from whence you have come.

Last comment: ... may the Vishanti speak your name softly! [Stan Lee]

Strange Tales I#132:

Exclamation while in astral form: The Vishanti be praised!
Conjure: Orb (called "Eye") of Agamotto:

By all the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth,
I command thee, awesome Agamotto,
let thine all-seeing eye open before me!

Strange Tales I#133:

Time: delay:

By the powers of the Vishanti, I conjure up a brief delay! [Note: Strange casted the incatation not speaking. It worked, a distraction swayed Shazana.]

Control: paralyze (Hold): By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggth, I command thee to remain motionless! [Shazana's pet was immobilized.]

Strange Tales I#134:

Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised! [Hamir]
Comment by Stan Lee in the last ballon: ...May the eternal Vishanti softly speak your name!

Strange Tales I#135:

Control: Mind : By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, you cannot speak a falsehood! [Strange forced Baskerville to say the truth, under the Eye of Agamotto's influence.]
Control: Mind:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti...
I claim complete control over your thoughts!! 
No other command can supercede mine!
The thought I now give you will became your own!

[Strange took control of the evil spirits sent by Mordo and Dormammu.]

Strange Tales I#136: Banish:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti, 
may the light of the all-seeing eye of Agamotto send them back from whence they came!
Begone, helpless ones, You are free! The demon controls you no longer!

Strange Tales I#137:

Exclamation: May the Ancient Vishanti be ever at thy side! [Hamir]
Exclamation: The hosts of Hoggoth be praised!

Strange Tales I#139: Exclamation: By the hoary hand of Hoggoth, I will not fail thee!

Strange Tales I#140: Blessing:

May the Hoary Hand of Hoggoth rest lightly on thy brow, my son!
May the eternal eye of Agamotto ne'er turn away from thee! 
[Ancient One]

Strange Tales I#141:

Exclamation: Praised be the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! [Hamir]
Banish: Vapors:

May the Shades of the Seraphim banish the Vapors of Valtorr! In the name of the Vishanti I speak! [Ancient One]

Strange Tales I#142:

Exclamation: Praised be the eternal Vishanti!
Comment by Stan Lee: By the hoary hand of Hoggoth... 
Exclamation:

The Vishanti be praised!...
Each passing second is more precious than the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak themselves!

[Strange, while in astral form.]

Exclamation: May the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth... [in the letters page.]

Strange Tales I#144:

Exclamation: May the Hoary hosts of Hoggoth defend me!
Exclamation: ...may the hoary hands of Hoggoth gently soothe thy fevered brow... [Letters page]

Strange Tales I#145: Exclamation: May the eternal Vishanti aid me!

Strange Tales I#146:

Exclamation: I greet you in the name of the Vishanti, my son! [Ancient One]
Exclamation: By the eternal Vishanti...
Exclamation: The hosts of Hoggoth be praised! [ex-prisoner of Dormammu]
Exclamation: May the Vishanti protect you! [Clea]
Explanation: The Vishanti are almost the same as the hosts of Hoggoth, except they have blue eyes! [Letters page, Stan Lee.]

Strange Tales I#149:

Banish: Mystic bonds:

By the omnipotent Oshtur -- 
by the enchanted realm of the Vishanti --
let these mystic bonds melt into the void! 
Thus do the Ancient One and Dr. Strange command!

[Doctor Strange and the Ancient One freed themselves from Kaluu's enchantment]

Strange Tales I#150: Exclamation: The Book of the Vishanti! The Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth be praised!

Strange Tales I#151:

Exclamation (fb): May the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth be ever at my side 
Oath: ...by all the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...

Strange Tales I#152:

Exclamation: ...by the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...

Strange Tales I#153:

Exclamation:: By the Hoggoth's Hoary Hosts, I shall overcome!
Exclamation: Blessed be the Vishanti!
Banish: an Enchanted Prison

Venerated Vishanti,
I do supplicate thee!
Everlasting Vishanti,
let fair Clea be free!

Strange Tales I#154: Exclamation: Vishanti be praised!

Strange Tales I#155:

Exclamation: Once again the eternal Vishanti have smiled upon us... praise to their name!

[Note: Trapped in a realm of non-existence, Strange had to wait for his true self to pass, in order to merge with him. The true selves of Doctor Strange and Clea arrived soon.]

Exclamation: By all the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth -- I shall not fail!

[Note: The Ancient One sustained a Bridge of Elemental Thought which crossed universes and dimensions. Using his own very life's essence, the Ancient One let the brige resist to the fury of a sorcerous storm released by Umar.]

Exclamation: ...praise be the eternal Vishanti! [Ancient One]

Strange Tales I#156: Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised...

Strange Tales I#157:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti--
by the omniscience of my departed mentor--
let the distortion cease!

Oath:

Hear me, monstrous one!
As the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth be my judge,
I do now vow--
you shall be crushed!

Uncanny X-Men#33:

By dread Dormammu's deadly twin--
by Hoggoth's hoary strands--
let these two now descend within...
the Ruby of Crimson Bands
[Note: Cyclops and Marvel Girl entered the Crimson Cosmos via a spell mentally revealed to them by Dr. Strange]

Fantastic Four annual#3
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...
(Strange had just banished the Red Ghost and his apes to a distant nether world)

Strange Tales I#158:

Exclamation: May the eternal Vishanti protect me!

[Even so, the prison created by the Living Tribunal, made of Rings of Raggador, continued to shrink around Strange. Strange had also to use the power donated to him by the Ancient One to shatter the mystic bonds.]

Praise: ...be to the eternal Vishanti...[The restoring spell worked.]
Letters page: ...unless the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth pull another fast one...[Stan Lee, note the 'H' capital letters.]

Strange Tales I#159:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: ...by the eternal, undying Vishanti...
Conjure: a vision:

Let Hoggoth's pale hands 
clutch the Wand of Watoomb--
let death's golden sands 
appear in this room!!

Exclamation: May the deathless, divine Vishanti ever guide thy steps!

Strange Tales I#160:

Banish: an Enemy:

By the Hoary Host of Hoggoth,
by the flawless Faltine's Flame,
let thy wicked power vanish
go thee back to whence thou came!

Oath: ...Thus, do I swear by the Power of the eternal Vishanti.
Promise: ...we'll promise by the hoary hand of Hoggoth that...[Stan Lee in the letters page]

Strange Tales I#161: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#162:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth's hoary horde,...
Exclamation: By the eternal Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#163: Exclamation: By the eternal Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#164:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth,... 
Exclamation: ...eternal Vishanti!...

Strange Tales I#165:

Exclamation: Vishanti be praised!
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...

Strange Tales I#166:

Exclamation: By the eternal Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: May the Vishanti be praised!
Praise: Vishanti grant that I am in time!

Strange Tales I#167: Conjure Winds:

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...
by the many moons of Munnopor...
let us be borne upon the winds!

Strange Tales I#168: Strange used his cloak as a weapon:

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth --
By Oshtur's mystic prayer --
let the cloak of levitation
be a villain's snare!

Strange Tales I#169: Praise: May the unresting Vishanti grant...

Strange Tales I#170:

Control: Awaken an Enchanted Sleeper. The initial spell, with the help of the all-seeingg, all-knowing Vishanti, failed. Then strange uttered one of the most potent incantations of all:

By Oshtur fearsome visage,
'fore which all things do shake--
by Hoggoth's hoary legions,
which bid the cosmos quake--
let all veils now be lifted--
the ancient one awake! 
[...and failed.]

Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised...

Strange Tales I#171: Exclamation: ...Vishanti be praised!

Strange Tales I#174: Exclamation thought: May the Vishanti guide my step!

Strange Tales I#175:

Banish: Flight:

In the name of the ever-watchful Vishanti...
let waves of mystic force now waft the girl back to Earth!

[Strange forced Clea to break her flight]

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Strange Tales I#176: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Strange Tales I#178:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
Conjure: Net:

And, by the deathless Vishanti-- save you they shall!

[Strange created a net which stopped Black Night's fall in a bottomless abyss.]

Avengers I#61: Control: To Teleport Demons:

By this crystal of Satannish
By the Hoary Hoggoth's race --
Now afar two demons vanish --
reappearing face to face!

[Note: to be used with the Crystal of Conquest.]

Strange Tales I#179:

Divination: Past:

And now, by the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth,
I order you to unlock your brain,
so that I may learn all that exixts within your past...!

[Strange saw the past of Xandu and his relation with the mystic arts.]

Exclamation: May the Vishanti watch over thee!

Strange Tales I#180:

Exclamation: May the deathless Vishanti... watch over you... my love...! [Clea]
Banish:

By Hoggoth's grim clan...
by Valtorr's dread clime...
let arms and their man 
now fade from this time!!

[Strange banished Nightmare's pawns]

Sub-Mariner#22: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...

Fantastic Four: World's greatest comics#3: Strange conjured the Shield of the Seraphim with the aid of the eternal Vishanti.

Marvel Feature I#1:

I call for aid upon Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...
the darksome Demons of Denak...
upon the name of the omnipotent Oshtur...
aye...even upon...the supreme Satannish...himself...!

[To strengthen the astral form and penetrate a steel wall.]

Conjure: Psychic Shield: In the name of the eternal Vishanti...touch me not!

Amazing Spider-Man#109: Mind Control: Free

In the name of the eternal Vishanti..
let the trance be done!
Let the veil be torn!
With new life begun..be you now..reborn!

[Strange broke a protective trance of an old oriental sage.]

Defenders I#1: Exclamation: By the Hosts of Hoggoth...

Defenders I#3:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...

Defenders I#6: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Marvel Premiere I#3: Control: Stop a Truck: Halt -- In the name of the Vishanti! [Note: Dr. Strange only imagined he had spoken this spell.
        Exclamation:
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! I shall not break!

Marvel Premiere I#4 
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Marvel Premiere I#5:

Conjure: Crystals of Cyttorak:

May the all-wise Vishanti...aid me!
Let the Crimson Crystals of Cyttorak...strike Sligguth!

Summon: Vishanti:

You who are the Vishanti..
you good ones of the Universe!
Lend me your powers!

[The three Vishanti appeared before Strange.]

Exclamation: By the omnipotent Oshtur!

Marvel Premiere I#6: Control: By Means of a Cloak: By the Sacred Vishanti -- Let my Cloak of Levitation rise -- and pull that trident from her grasp!

Marvel Premiere I#7
Conjure:
..while I test this hideous being with the Hook of Hoggoth..
and the Roving Ring of Raggador!

Marvel Premiere I#8: Banish: Hounted house:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti..I call upon your mystic powers!
Heed my summons you who dwell in other spheres and distant universes!
Let those who watch our world in their eternal guardianship add their mystic mights to mine
Now, you powers of good! Now you who protect our world from lurking evil..strike!

[Clouds condensed. Darkenss fell above the house. Thunders roared louder and louder until golden lightinings beyond time and space fell and destroyed the hounted house.]

Marvel Premiere I#9: Exclamation: By the name of the eternal Vishanti and of the Omnipotent Oshtur...

Marvel Premiere I#10: Exclamation: In the name of the eternal Vishanti... [Strange interrupted the casting and converted the spell in a Defensive Shield from Shuma-Gorath's attack.]

Defenders I#9:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

In the Exhalted name of the eternal Vishanti--
and other gods beyond and below--
let the strength and cunning of these, my enemies--
from their mortal bodies flow!

Marvel Premiere I#12: Conjure: And, by the many hosts of Hoggoth... so be it!


Marvel Premiere#14
Exclamation: By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#4: Spell Against Death Which Was "Not Permitted": In the name of the Eternal Vishanti, through the hands of omnipotent Oshtur -- [Strange did not finish the casting, so probably Oshtur and the Vishanti did not intervene.]

Defenders I#15: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Defenders I#16: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Defenders I#17: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#6: Exclamation: By the Eternal Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#7: 

Exclamation: By the hosts of Hoggoth!
Conjure: The Circle of Cyttorak: In the name of the Eternal Vishanti, grant me the Circle of Cyttorak!

Doctor Strange II#8: Exclamation: Vishanti protect me! [Clea]

Ghost Rider I#30: Exclamation: May the Vishanti guide you! [Wong]

Ghost Rider I#31: Exclamation: In the name of the eternal Vishanti... [Clea]

Giant-Size Defenders#5: Strange conjured the Eternal Vishanti and transformed Eelar into its original form

Defenders I#26: Space: Teleportation + Control: Mind: Record erasing:

Close your eyes,
Envision the house wherein you dwell,
And by the power of the eternal Vishanti,
You shall be there!

Defenders I#29: Strange invoked the eternal Vishanti to cast a spell of mass sleep over the Badoon army in the town.

Doctor Strange II#10: Conjure: the Illusion of Reality:

In the name of the Eternal Vishanti,
I conjure the illusion of reality for humanity's minds once more!

Doctor Strange II#11: Exclamation: By Hoggoth's Hosts...

Doctor Strange II#13: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hordes of Hoggoth!

Defenders I#36: Exclamation: By Vishanti! [Interrupted]

Defenders I#37:

Control: plants: 

In the name of the Vishanti..
let the vines which imprison us be sundered! [Failed]

Control: plants

By the eternal Vishanti...
by Oshtur...
I shall be free!!

Defenders I#42: Exclamation: By the Hosts of Hoggath!

Defenders I#45:

And by the hoary hosts of Hoggoth,
let the Star of Capistan be no more!

[Strange destroyed the Star of Capistan.]

Doctor Strange II#16:

Exclamation: No, by the Vishanti, no! [Strange resisted to the thirst of blood in his mind.]
Exclamation: Satan? Vishanti preserve us! [Lord Phyffe]
Exclamation: But may Vishanti protect me--! 
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#18: Exclamation: By the Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#19: Banish: Skeletal Illusion

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth --
Away with you! Away! --
In the name of the Eternal Vishanti --
Return to the earth & mud which spawned you!
Begone!

Doctor Strange II#20:

Conjure: Power: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth -- Give me power! Give me the power! The power!
Banish: Winds of Watoomb: In the name of the Eternal Vishanti -- let the Winds of Watoomb cease! 
Banish: Bands of Cyttorak: In the name of the eternal Vishanti...

[Note: Strange casted an Incantation of Dispel on the Bands created by Xander; the bands were green?]

Doctor Strange Annual#1:

Exclamation: In the name of the eternal Vishanti...
Exclamation: In the name of the eternal Vishanti...no!
Control: Power Over Others:

In the name of the Eternal Vishanti -- cease!

[Note:  "An Enchantment that None Can Resist.", accompanied by a mudra linking the little fingers of both hands together]

Doctor Strange II#22:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
Control: Psychoprophylaxis

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth --
by all that is sacred and true!
By the sinister Sons of Satannish --
let Clea's mind be new!

[The psychic vermin in Clea's mind resisted only for some seconds, then vanished.]

Doctor Strange II#23:

In the name of the all-seeing Vishanti,
that demon must be stopped!

Banish: Misbegotten Roots:

By the power of the dread Dormammu -- 
by the omniscience of the venerated Ancient One -- 
I call upon the Eternal Vishanti -- 
for all misbegotten to begone! Begone!

Doctor Strange II#24:

Exclamation: ...by the eternal Vishanti! [Note: the previous enchantment did not work, so Strange tried to draw more power from another source.]
Exclamation: 
...by the Vishanti! The door is resisting my spell of admittance?! Then I must call upon more...eh?

Doctor Strange II#26: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#27: Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised..I have emerged in the very vicinity of the wheel!

Doctor Strange II#28: Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Defenders I#57:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

..but by the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth I say begone!
Trouble my house no more!

[Cancelled the image of Ms. Marvel projected by the Eye of Agamotto.]

Defenders I#58:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By Hoggoth!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#30:

Exclamation: By Vishanti [Clea]
Exclamation: Vishanti be praised! [Clea]

Doctor Strange II#32: Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...

Nightmare: Marvel Novel Series#7: Control: Awaken an Enchanted Sleeper:

By Oshtur's fearsome visage,
before which all things do shake,
by Hoggoth's hoary legions
which bid the cosmos quake....

[Note: This is a re-use of the spell to awaken the Ancient One in Doctor Strange I#170.]

Doctor Strange II#33:

Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By Hoggoth! [Clea]

Doctor Strange II#34:

Exclamation: ...my power is great enough to challenge the Vishanti themeselves. [Cyrus Black]
Exclamation: By Hoggoth!
Exclamation:  By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#35: Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#36: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#38:

Summon: Astral Body to Earth Plane

In the name of the Eternal Vishanti!
Let the trances by done
let the veil be torn,
with new life begun,
be you now -- reborn!

Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...
Exclamation: Hoggoth take me for a novice!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...

Doctor Strange II#39:

Banish: Illusion:

By the Omnipotent Oshtur!
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! 
In the name of the Eternal Vishanti! 
Spirit form -- begone! 
Return to the dust from whence thou came!

Exclamation: Vishanti be praised-- [Clea]
Exclamation: By the eternal--

Doctor Strange II#40:

Exclamation: Hounds of Hoggoth! [Note: the invocation was directed to the Hounds and not to Hoggoth himself.]
Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised!

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth
By the Flawless Faltine's flame
let thy wicked power vanish!
Go back to whence thou came!

[Note: same as Strange Tales I#160. The spell was working but Azrael aged it in seconds, making  it useless.)]

Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti!

The Hoggoth's Fist strikes azraelMan-Thing II#4:

Conjure: Hoggoth's Fist

In the name of the dread Dormammu,
by the power of the deathless Vishanti,
I call upon the Hosts of Hoggoth,
heed the words of thy mortal servant-- 
and strike!

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#41:

Exclamation: In Hoggoth's name...where are we?
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#42: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Defenders I#71: Translation Incantation

Large folk and small folk and folk in between.
All have a way to tell what they've seen.
By the powers that beckon and the powers that reach,
let each of these folk understand the other's speech.
By the all-seeing Vishanti let this spell be sealed!
 [Clea]

Defenders I#72:

Restore Nifflim's mounts to full vigor and they obey to Dr.Strange's commands:

By Hoggoth's Hoary Hosts,
by the venerated ghosts,
let the beasts wake again,
let the wings be free of pain...

Exclamation: ... By the Eternal Vishanti, so be it!

Defenders I#73: Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised...

Defenders I#79:

Exclamation: Oshtur be praised...

Illusion: to end a spell of disguise

By the Vishanti's deeming,
no threat to fear,
let fade the seeming,
let truth appear!

[Note: it does not work if any enemy could see the disguised ones.]

Defenders I#80: Exclamation: ...by the Vishanti... [Clea]

Doctor Strange II#43:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Conjure: The Symbol of the Vishanti

[Note: no sorcerer consecrated to evil could stand to look at the Symbol. The signal affects them as a crucifix affects Vampires. Cast by Bayan/Silver Fox and Doctor Strange.]

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
Conjure: Hand of Hoggoth [Note: Streams of fire became enchanted steel, very similar to the Hoggoth's Fist in Man-Thing II#4.]

Doctor Strange II#44: Exclamation: The Vishanti be thanked--

Doctor Strange II#45:

Exclamation: By the Eternal... [Clea]
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!!
Exclamation: Vishanti, forgive me,...

Marvel Fanfare#5/1: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Marvel Fanfare#6/2:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Ian McNee]
Exclamation: By Hoggoth! [Ian McNee]

Doctor Strange II#46/1:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Banish:

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, I now banish you to a plane where you'll not harm anyone-- ever!

[Note: Xennus was banished in a plane so far that he could not interfere with Earth.]

Marvel Team-Up#111: Exclamation: By the Hosts of Hoggoth...

Marvel Team-Up I#112: 

Exclamation: Vishanti be praised! [Clea]
Exclamation: Che Vishanti conceda pace alla sua anima.
translated as: May the Vishanti grant peace to his soul?
Hmmm...Marvel Team-Up I#112 doesn't have Clea, nor do I see any reference to Oshtur or the Vishanti...must be from some other issue...anyone?
--Snood

Doctor Strange II#47:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: ...thank Hoggoth,... [Clea]
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By all the Hoary Hosts...!
Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti, it worked! [Note: Strange had casted the Disks of Denak.]

Doctor Strange II#48:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth!
Exorcism:

By the grace of the Vishanti, by the wastes of Ikthalon--
let these ciphers live as men now, and let loa's hold be gone!

Defenders I#105: Banish:

And, by Hoggoth's Hoary Hosts...
that grip will never be felt again!

[Note: sent the debris of the Resurrection Stone beyond space and time.]

Doctor Strange II#49:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: Clea, Vishanti be praised! [A native of the Dark Dimension.]
Banish: Mordo

And now, by Agamotto, by Hoggoth and Oshtur--
by you three who are Vishanti,
famed beyond all spheres or star...
heed the call of Doctor Strange,
scion of the Ancient One!
By the power that you grant me
shall Mordo be undone!

[Note: it worked only partially. Mordo faked his defeat.]

Doctor Strange II#50:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth! [Clea]

Control:

At my command let the battle cease! 
Forget this fight and be at peace!
By Ikonn's sands and Hoggath's Horde, 
let all beyond me be restored!

[Note: A minor incantation. A bar brawl was put to rest. People forgot the fight, things broken were back at their places and even Nick Fury's shave became perfect. The spell did not affect the barman because he was under Dr. Strange's cloak.]

Exclamation: Oshtur protect us! A Vortex of Oblivion!

Doctor Strange II#51:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Note: Doctor Strange saw Adolf Hitler.]
Exclamation: ...thank Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#52:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...
Exclamation: Yes, by the light of Agamotto,...
Exclamation: By Hoggoth,...
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#53:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By Hoggoth,...
Restraining Spell:

By the all-wise Vishanti, let the soul shard halt here,
and return to its own time that no life need ever fear!.

Doctor Strange II#54: Exclamation: By the Vishanti...

Doctor Strange II#55:

Exclamation: By... the ... Vishanti! No!!
Conjure: Illusions of Ikonn: Blessed Vishanti, let the Illusions of Ikonn confuse my foe!
Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#57:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By Hoggoth,...

By the mighty Vishanti, by the three over all--
hear the plea of this mystic, and bring my foe's fall!

Restoration Spell:

Now by mystic light expanding from far Nirvalon's bright sea,
hear me once again, Vishanti,-- and let what was 'gain be!

Doctor Strange II#58:

Exclamation: May the Vishanti smile upon you! [Strange to Genghis]
Exclamation: By Hoggoth!
Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#59: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts!

Doctor Strange II#60: Exclamation: By the Vishanti, no!

Doctor Strange II#61: Conjure: Sphere of Nirvalon

By the three who are Vishanti let me end this reign of fear!
Hold back this force infernal, with a Nirvalonic sphere.

[Note: the shpere cut off the power coming out from the Darkhold.]

Doctor Strange II#62:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Note: While erecting a Seraphimic Shield.]

By the three who are Vishanti, by the power over all,
stryke ye down this thing infernal! Lead him to his final fall!

Avengers I#240
Exclamation: By Hoggoth...

Daredevil Annual#5
Banish: demon:
By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth,
by the silver strands of fate--
demon, begone to dark domain,
and let white light seal this gate!

Fantastic Four#252
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Moon Knight I#36:

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth and the light of truth that ever last...
Bolts of Bedevilment banish these fiends of the infernal past!

Doctor Strange II#64: Exorcism:

By the all-wise Vishanti
by Ikonn's ritual of ever-shifting sand
let this soul have what is it's own...
and let the demon begone from the man!

Doctor Strange II#65:

Banish:

Hear me now o wise Vishanti! Grant my plea for strength anew--
that I might save all innocents from this unholy crew!
Winds of Watoomb build and swirl 'round these creatures so profane...
let the flawless Flames of the Faltine drive them back to Pohldahk's plane!

[Note: the winds drew back the demons in the portal from whence they came. The invocation of the Vishanti could be given to strengthen the spell or to exclude and save the innocents from the cyclonic winds.]

Exclamation: Vishanti be praised!

Dottor Strange II#68: Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti!

Dottor Strange II#69:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By Hoggoth

Doctor Strange II#70:

Banish: Storms

Back, ye forces most accursed-- get ye from this blessed place!
Flee before the light untainted born of the all-seeing face!
Hands of Oshtur, Hordes of Hoggoth, heed my call...
empower my spell that the powers which oppose me be returned to where they dwell.

Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Strange recognized some spires, typical of the dimension of Kobar and suspected the Kobarian mage Tymon.]
Exclamation: By the Vishanti! 
Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Marvel Fanfare#20: Exclamation: By the all-powerful Vishanti!

Marvel Fanfare#21: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#71:

Exclamation: May the Vishanti protect you all!
Conjure: Bolt of Bedevilment: Vishanti save us! [Rahl, while attacking Strange.]

Doctor Strange II#72: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#74:

Exclamation: Hosts of Hoggoth! 
Exclamation: ...by the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#75:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...
Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti,...
Banish: demonic form:

Hoggoth grant me the skill to reverse the spell this woman is under.
...
Rise and surge, ye roiling waters-- rage and swirl and rise again!
That the three who are Vishanti might restore the one within!

[Note: Strange needed a good amount of water. The rocky layer which covered the demon was consumed by water and by the spell, leaving the human form of Topaz.]

Exclamation: Thank Hoggoth, she lives!

Doctor Strange II#76:

Exclamation: By the Hosts of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: Vishanti, grant that I be in time!

Doctor Strange II#77:

Exclamation: ...Vishanti!
Exclamation: Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#78: Exclamation: By the Vishanti, what's going on?

Marvel Fanfare#41/1:

Exclamation: By the Eternal Vishanti...no!
Exclamation: May the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...!

Marvel Fanfare#31/2: Exclamation: In the name of the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#81:

Exclamation: Hosts of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: Hosts of Hoggoth-- Wong!

Strange Tales II#8: Exclamation: O Vishanti...

Strange Tales II#12: Ritual of delivery of the Crystal of Bas-Lyonesse

In the name of Hoggoth I give it. [Catherwood]
In the name of Vishanti I accept it. [Victoria Bentley]

Strange Tales II#15: Exclamation: Hosts of Hoggoth! [Kaluu]

Strange Tales II#19: Banish demon

In the name of the Hosts of Hoggoth I cast you out!
Cyttorak's bands bar your way--
and the Seraphim shield the innocents here!

[Jacob Roark, defending his grandsons.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#1: Exclamation: In Hoggoth's name...

Thor Annual#14:

May Hoggoth's hand which held
the Moons of Munnopor
now halt, at my command,
the closing of yon door!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#5:

Let Hoggoth's hoary hand 
be laid upon my brow--
let nothin 'twixt us stand--
and gaining entrance now!
 [Note: the spell had to break a Spell of Repulsion.]

Exclamation: Hounds of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: Go to Hoggoth!
Exclamation: Praise be to the Vishanti--!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#6: Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#7/1:

By the power of the eternal Vishanti,
I abjure thee--
 [Interrupted.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#8/1:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Marvel Comics Presents#44: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#11/1: Conjurer's Sphere:

O Vishanti three--Agamotto, Oshtur, Hoggoth--
may the forces you did use 'gainst the demon-cult of Sligguth--
all prevent the dread Hobgoblin from drawing to me near--
by formin 'round me now--a mighty Conjurer's Sphere!

[Note: An oil black globe surrounded Strange, protecting him from Goblin-blasts and grenades. 
A secondary effect put on the Sphere was to absorb all magical force in a given area. 
A third effect was that time passed more quickly in the immediate vicinity of the Sphere.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#14:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth's Hoary Hosts...

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#15:

May the Vishanti's power, like a mystic wave
which gives them any shape they crave--
upon yon vampire's spell now place their ban--
revert him from his bat-like form--to man!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#16/1:

On these, let Hoggoth lay his hoary hand--
divide each soul from animated crust--
and may each corpse which now does lifeless fall--
be turned by Oshtur into scattered dust!

[Note: The spell forced the bat to revert in the humanoid, vampiric form of Victor Strange.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#18:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth's Hosts!

Oshtur--Seraphim--Satannish--nullify my spell! [Dispel the spell just pronounced.]

Sacred Vishanti--you three who are one--
though your Book be inviolate, to be sundered by none-
now bathe me in scorn--cascade me with curses--
but deliver to me--the Vampiric Verses!

[Note: A page from the Book of Vishanti was teletransported from New York to Strange's location.]

Eternal Vishanti--I call you en toto--
great Oshtur, pale Hoggoth, many faced Agamotto--
though no else might destroy it--ye gods, I implore--
let this page of your spellbook be on Earth--nevermore!

[Note: the page was destroyed.]

the white hand of hoggothDoctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#19:

Exclamation: The Vishanti preserve us--
Exclamation: By Hoggoth-- no!
Exclamation: What in Hoggoth's name...
Conjure: Hoary-white Hands of Hoggoth.

Marvel Fanfare#52/2: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Black Knight II#1:

In the name of the All-Seeing, conferred..
in the name of the Vishanti, incurred..
..show us, crystal, in your brilliant glow..
..all the the Brazier's fragments know!

[Note: Victoria Bentley performed the incantation using the Crystal of Bas-Lyoness and a brazier.]

Black Knight II#3:

Exclamation: By the Hosts of Hoggoth!

Black Knight II#4:

By the Hoary Hands..of Hoggoth,
which..mankind's fate..have held..
now be this cage..of eldritch force..
forevermore dispelled..!

[Strange tried to escape from the Wicked Man's cage. Shortly later (BTS) Strange tried again but the enchantment stole the life force of the prisoners so he had to stop.]

Hear me, Holy Hoggoth!
I hereby renounce my spell!


Strange casted a spell invoking Hoggoth. It stopped the fall of some persons, putting them down on the ground.

Marvel Comics Presents#61: Exclamation: Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#20/1: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#21/1:

Exclamation: Holy Hoggooth!

May the three Vishanti and crimson Cyttorak now grant me power o'er these Dark Hordes--
that they all be hurled back!

[Note: Strange recited the spell over and over with minor variations, cornering the Mindless Ones until he hurled back them to the Dark Dimension]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#23/1:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: Hoggoth help me...

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#24: By the Eternal Vishanti, by the power of Satannish... [Interrupted.]

Namor the Sub-Mariner Annual#1: Exclamation: Hoggoth!

Marvel Super Heroes III#5:

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, hear my spell and magic's song...
in the name of the Vishanti, now make right what has gone--

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#27/1:

By the grey specter of the Vishanti, I summon all the mystic forces of the shadow worlds!
I call on the hosts of darkness--
strike--strike at the command of your master!

Conjure: Dimensional Portal + Banish:

May the lance of Omnipotent Oshtur hurled by Hoggoth's white, wondrous hand,
now smite this cubed portal, and send it back home to that thrice-doomed land!

[Note: a vortex pulled the aliens in a cubed portal.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#28:

Exclamation: By the three who are the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hordes of Hoggoth...!

By the power of triple Vishanti--let thy
... [Interrupted by one of the Dykkors.]

Exclamation: Holy Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#29:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Incantation of Exorcism:

In the name of the All-Freeing--
by the Orb of the All-Seeing--
be Oshtur's might omnipotent
from distant bright domain be sent--
may now the flames of the fierce Faltine
rise in crescendo at my keen--
and in epic, awesome test--
drive out the Demon from Topaz's breast!
 [The exorcism probably continued...]

Come forth, o demon--at my spoken command--
come forth, grasped by Hoggoth's most-ghostly pale hand--
abandon this female pain-racked inner vista--
and stand here before me this instant--Mephista!

 [Note: Strange performed the spell on Topaz, who was into a Circle of Containment. Three items were needed: 
some fur from her Werewolf friend, Jack Russell; 
fire from one of the Dykkors; 
talon of a vampire taken when he was in bat form.]

Infinity Gauntlet#1: Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#31/1: Control: Mind:

By the blinding white of Hoggoth's hoary swarm--
by the awesome eye which gleams on Agamotto's brow--
by the moonlight thrust by Munnopor like a sword--
let me enter the mind of this being--now!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#33/1:

Time: Distortion:

May the stars that are Eternity's face now cease to move--be Heaven's chimera!
Let Hoggoth's hand, through time and space now grasp some talisman in a passing era!

[Note: the spell was weak against the time-maelstrom created by Thanos. Strange was helped by Clea.]

Exclamation: ...and if you had the brains Hoggoth gave to his hordes...
Time: Distortion:

Yecyotl talxicco onoc-- 
Ka-tzih ta ch'uxoc Vishanti!

[Note: reading the Scroll of Vishanti. It finally freed Strange and Clea from the Time-maelstrom.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#35: Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#36:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hordes of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: ...by the eternal Vishanti!

Avengers West Coast#78:

May Hoggoth's hand enclose this room,
like a white, enfolding flame--
that these creatures be, by Great Watoomb--
blown back whence they came!
 

    [The ectoplasms were sucked back and vanished.]

Marvel Super Heroes III#12: Exclamation: Holy Hoggoth!

Marvel Super Heroes III#14: Banish:

By Hoggoth's ever-grim host--
by Valtorr's dreaded clime--
let yonder ebony ghosts
now fade from out this time!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#37:

Exclamation: By the Hordes of Hoggoth!
Conjure: Force: Let Hoggoth's hoary hand now smite this door to shimmering splinters! [Note: A magenta circular force shattered the door.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#38:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth!
Exclamation: Thank the Vishanti... [Rintrah]
Exclamation: Holy Hoggoth!
Conjure: Hoary Hands of Hoggoth. Strange's hands, glowing with red power, burned the Lurking Unknown.
Exclamation: ...the Vishanti be our witness!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#39:

Control: Minds:

May the hoary hand of Hoggoth my cloistered mind unchain--
that the fears which man beset--now flow into my brain!

Exclamation: Thank the Vishanti...
Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#40:

Strange invoked the Vishanti, Oshtur and Hoggoth but he was already under the D'Spayre's influence and he did not put his heart in the spell. So, the spell was too weak to have effect.
Exclamation: By Hoggoth...

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#41:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth's hordes! [Clea]
Exclamation: Hoggoth...!

Infinity War#1: By Vishanti!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#42:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

[Note: Strange admitted that he used this expression too often, but claimed that this time was entirely involuntary. This implies that many other times he pronounced this expression with purpose, explicitly asking for help/power from Hoggoth.]

Exclamation: The Vishanti preserve us!
Conjure: Path of Force.

...and may great Hoggoth's hoary hand,
and all the hordes that with him stand,
now open paths through steel and debris--
that Dr. Strange shall be set free--
to turn that power upon his foe--
to topple him and lay him low!

[Note: the force had even Galactus lose balance.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#43:

Strange prayed Hoggoth and managed to set free from the Orb of Agamotto.
Strange hurled beams of mystic energy in every direction. After some minutes Hoggoth and Oshtur appeared, attracted from Strange and from the dimension-blasting fight between Agamotto and Galactus.

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#44:

Exclamation: The Vishanti preserve us!

Banish crystals

May Oshtur aid me in this hour--
may Hoggoth's hoary hand now scatter--
eternal Vishanti, grant me power,
these death-full crimson spears to shatter!

[Note: it did not work.]

Defenders I#85:

Exclamation: Hosts of Hoggoth! [Clea]
Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti! [Clea]

Amazing Spider-Man Annual#14: Exclamation: Hosts of Hoggoth...!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#45:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Strange was surprised at seeing Death.]

Let the hoary hand of Hoggoth now scatter bones like dust--
let the power of mighty Oshtur do that which Oshtur must!
Let the gaze of Agamotto wither him who takes no breath--
let the wrath of all be pointed-- the way to dusky death!
 [Strange attacked Death, but he only destroyed one of its images.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#46:

Exclamation: Hoggoth,...
Exclamation: Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#47:

Exclamation: Thank Hoggoth!
Exclamation: ...thank the Vishanti!
Conjure: power [Note: Strange called every entity he knew to contrast Necromancer's power.]

Silver Surfer Annual#15: Exclamation: Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#48:

Font of wisdom, source of light--
heed now your servant's plight!
Mine eyes dim, my limbs grow weak--
grant now the sanctuary that I seek!
Aid me now, O great Vishanti-- 
against the loath-- some spawn of Ygoth.
By the names, I call thee--
Aggamotto, Ostur and Hoggoth!

[Note: a great explosion burned the cyclopeans. The Vishanti summoned Strange before of them.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#49: Emancipation Incantation:

Satannish Watoomb and Ragadorr
Ikonn, the Seraphim and Cyttorak
Agamotto, Oshtur and Muniporr
Hoggoth, the Faltine, Valtorr and Denak
Those whom I've named plus others I've omitted
Those who threatened my cherished liberty
Hark to this irrevocable decree:
Such an enslavement will not be permitted
Your claims on my person I now reject
All demands of servitude I must deny
For your wisdom and might I've the utmost respect
But the price of its use is far too high
Better the path I walk be mine alone
Hear now these words: let my fate be my own!

Darkhawk Annual#3 (after Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#49)
Vishanti, Hoggoth, Keepers of Light,
disperse this blotches from my sight!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#51: Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#54/1: Exclamation: By Hoggoth's Hoary Hordes,... [Ancient One]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#56/1: Exclamation: Holy Hosts of Hoggots! [Wong]

Marvel Comics Presents#143/1: Exclamation: By Hoggoth...!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#74: Exclamation: Or by the Power of the Undying Vishanti... [Salome']

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#75:

Fill me endless Fires of Oshtur, guide me, Hoggoth's hoary hand!
When I call thee, primary influences, bend to Salome's command!

Harken now immortal Vishanti, our Avatar is at the core!
Nihility beckons your former servant, and Salome' would open the Door!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#84: Exclamation: By the Hosts....

Doctor Strange & Doom Triumph and Torment

By the Mists of Munnupor,
'loose the power of Hoggoth's hands--
clear away this alowed door,
this the Genghis now commands!
 [Genghis]

Attend me now Vishanti...let your servant share your might!
Hoary Hoggoth, grant me power--Agamotto 'loose your light!
Blessed Oshtur, graceful lady, in your hallowed hands I place
all my mortal form encircles... let it change in your embrace!
Join with me, o Great Vishanti, join now with your servant true!
Aye! And let use come together--assume one form... anew!
 [Genghis]

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

X-Men: Soul Killer

              Amanda Sefton called upon the Vishanti to help free her from a dark spell she had been duped into performing by Dracula; and the spell was dispelled...

What is it that disturbs you, Stephen?:

Great Vishanti.
Guide me for I fear what I may find!

Exclamation: By the Vishanti...

Deadpool II#21: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Flight of Bones#3:

I, Stephen Strange...
I, the vessel...
in Oshtur's name, let wisdom fill me.
I, Stephen Strange...
I, the conduit...
in Agamotto's name, let my eyes truly see.
I, Stephen Strange...
I, the servant...
in Hoggoth's name, let strength fortify my bones.
Great Vishanti, let your power come to rest in me.
Guide my hand as this task approaches.

Banish:

All those touched by villainy's taint, bound hand and foot, in steel restraint--
by dread of flood and fear of drought, in Hoggoth's name--
I cast you out.

Doctor Strange: The Oath#2: Exclamation: By the Hoary #***ing Hosts!

Doctor Strange: The Oath#5:

Conjure: Sands of the Nishanti [Note: this spell cancels magic for three minutes.]

Stan Lee meets Doctor Strange#1: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...

Defenders II#1:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
Exclamation: Vishanti!

Defenders II#7: Exclamation: By the Vishanti...

Defenders II#8:

Exclamation: By Hoggoth!
Exclamation: In the name of the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Defenders II#12/1: Exclamation: Thank the Vishanti...

Defenders III#1: Exclamation: By the Vishanti...

Defenders III#3: Exclamation: Varicose veins of the Vishanti! [Umar]

Defenders III#5: Conjure: Vapors of Valtorr: Vapors of the Vishanti--cloak us! [Note: a mist hid the Defenders from the world around them.]

Avengers/Invaders#5: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts....

Deadgirl#1:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti and the omnipotent Oshtur,
I cleanse you and allow you to enjoy your time in this world. 
[Strange exorcised the demon in Richard Young.]

Deadgirl#4: Space: Levitation: By the ring of the Vishanti... stop. [Strange stopped Dead Girl's fall.]

Fantastic Four III#7: Exclamation:  Sacred Vishanti!

Ghost Rider III#12:

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Banish:

And, by the Flames of the Faltine...
and the power of the Vishanti...
this will be done.

[The demons were hurled back in the portal from which they came.]

Marvel Comics Presents#146/3: Exclamation: By the unbending Vishanti!

New Avengers: Illuminati#1 (fb)~Ave#96: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts...

Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The way to dusty death

Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Banish: demons

May the Ghost-White Hand of Hoggoth..
which needs no spear or sword..
..reach down as only Hoggoth doth..
and smite this demon horde!

May the ever-wise Vishanti now keep two souls safe from harm...
as the Eye of Agamotto lights...
each the way to his true form!

Ultimate Civil War: Spider-Ham: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Uncanny X-Men Annual#: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Fantastic Four#333
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Amazing Spider-Man#449
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth,
the fires of Ikthalon,
the all-seeing eye of Agamotto and the winds of Watoomb... (interrupted)

Doctor Strange: From the Marvel Vault

Conjure: Crimson Bands of Cyttorak
Hoggoth steady now my hands.
Oshtur guide me past my fear.
Spin faster-- faster crimson bands-- draw back the power into this sphere.
(the link was broken, Tyanon disappeared from the Earth plane)

A+X#15
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Uncanny Avengers#17
Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth...

Daredevil #13 (2013)
Conjuration: "By the Hordes of Hoggoth..."
[from A sorcerer of the Secret Empire: a green blast shot to DD]

Axis: Revolutions#1/2
Exclamation by Dr. Strange (affected by the Xavier's brain-empowered Red Skull's planet-wide hate power): Hoggoth, you incorporeal bastard!

Silver Surfer VI#5
Exclamation (said by Nightmare): Ahhh! Praise the Vishanti!
A ray of light awakened Nightmare from his dreams.

Dr. Strange#10 (October, 2016)
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth
By the Flames of Faltine
His pain belongs to you now
His pain belongs to you

Over a course of years, Wong transferred Dr. Strange's pain and injuries into a magical entity created for that purpose

images: (without ads)
Strange Tales I#123/2, story pg. 3, panel 1 (Strange conjures Hand of Hoggoth);
            panel 2 (hand fully seen);
            panel 4 (hand steals Mjolnir);
Marvel Premiere#5, pg. 16, panel 1 (leonine/feline with fiery eyes and some symbol on his head)
Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment, pg. 14, panel 1 (tiger face with fiery eyes)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#43, pg. 17, panel 4 (Hoggoth/light purple face; Oshtur/golden skin, blue hair, glowing eyes, forehead gem)
    #54, pg. 5, panel 2 (full body group image vs. Trinity of Ashes);
Dr. Strange: Season One, pg. 41 (summoned by Strange);
    pg. 43, panel 2 (vengefully assaulting Strange)


Appearances:
Strange Tales I#116 (January, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Steve Ditko (artist)
Marvel Premiere#5 (November , 1972) - Gardner F. Fox (writer), Irv Wesley (penciler), Don Perlin (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Premiere#8 (May, 1973) - Gardner F. Fox (writer), Jim Starlin (penciler), Frank Giacoia & David Hunt (inkers), Roy Thomas (editor)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#43 (July, 1992) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Geof Isherwood (artist), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#48 (December, 1992) - Len Kaminski (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler), Charles Barnett III, Donald C. Hudson, Bob Petrecca (inkers), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#49 (January, 1993) - Len Kaminski (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler), Donald C. Hudson, Bob Petrecca (inkers), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#54 (June, 1993) - Roy Thomas (writer), Frank Lopez (penciler/layouts), Geof Isherwood (inker/finishes), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Secret Defenders#16 (June, 1994) - Tom Brevoort and Mike Kanterovich (writers), Bill Wylie (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)

Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#71-72 (November-December, 1994) - David Quinn (writer), Peter Gross (artist), Evan Skolnick (editor)
Secret Defenders#25 (March, 1995) - Tom Brevoort & Mike Kanterovich (writers), Bill Wylie (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#80 (August, 1995) - Warren Ellis (writer), Mark Buckingham (penciler), Kevin F. Sutherland (inker), Marie Javins (editor)
Dr. Strange: Season One (2012) - Greg Pak (writer), Emma Rios (artist), Alvaro Lopez (additional inks), Ellie Pyle (editor), Alejandro Arbona & John Denning (consulting editors)
Marvel Tarot (2007) - David Sexton (writer/designer), Doug Sexton (technical consultant), Jeff Christiansen (continuity consultant), Michael Short & Cory Levine (assistant editors), Mark D. Beazley & Jennifer Grunwald (associate editors), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7 (2009): Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) - David Sexton (writer), Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Madison Carter, Mike Fichera & Stuart Vandal (coordination assistants), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editors)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 12 (2010): Vishanti entry
Avengers: Roll Call#1 (2012) - Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan, Stuart Vandal, & Sean McQuaid (head writers/coordinators), Dalibor Talajic (art), Jennifer Grunwald & Mark D. Beazley (assistant edtiors), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Dr. Strange: Season One (2012) - Greg Pak (writer), Emma Rios (artist), Alvaro Lopez (additional inks), Ellie Pyle (editor), Alejandro Arbona & John Denning (consulting editors)Axis Revolutions#1/2 (December, 2014) - Simon Spurrier (writer), Tan Eng Huat (penciler), Craig Yeung (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Axis Revolutions#1/2 (December, 2014) - Simon Spurrier (writer), Tan Eng Huat (penciler), Craig Yeung (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)


Last updated: 08/05/16

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