The Old Gods are a interdimensional race that is supposidly asociated with supernatural forces. They were eccentially Comic Predators in their nature. They are described as the things that even demons are terrified of. Unlike angels or demons, they are not about what is right or wrong, good or evil, they simply are about what is. And because life is cruel, they act cruel too. A human named H.P. Lovecraft had visions of them and wrote about them cleverly disguised as the work of pulp horror stories. Examples are Cthulhu, Dagon and others.