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This article is about Aku'mai's lore. For its World of Warcraft: Classic version, see Aku'mai (Classic). For its Season of Discovery version, see Aku'mai (Season of Discovery). For its retail version, see Aku'mai the Devourer.
Image of Aku'mai
Title <Terror from the Deep>
Gender Male
Race Hydra
Affiliation(s) Old Gods' forces
Location Aku'mai's Lair, Blackfathom Deeps
Status Deceased (lore)[1]
Classic model.

Aku'mai (or Aku'Mai)[2] is a three-headed hydra, a gargantuan and ancient evil gifted with Void power,[1] that has taken up residence within the Blackfathom Deeps, which once was a glorious temple dedicated to the night elves' moon-goddess Elune. A favored pet of the primordial Old Gods, Aku'mai has been a scourge to the Zoram Strand for ages. Drawn to Aku'mai's presence in the Deeps, the cult known as the Twilight's Hammer has gathered to bask in the Old Gods' evil presence by sacrificing innocents to the monstrous beast in order to gain favor with his twisted masters.

When the cultists found the hydra, Twilight Lord Kelris was convinced that it was a herald of the Old Gods' return to Azeroth and his ticket to immortality. Kelris personally supervised its growth, even feeding him his own subjects to satisfy his wild hunger.[3]

Aku'mai carries within him a small measure of the Old Gods' power,[4] apparently enough to want to "devour the world".[5]

After Twilight Lord Bathiel took command of the cult after the Cataclysm, his first order was to throw his sire, Lord Kelris, into the hungry maw of Aku'mai.[1][6]

The charge of the Twilight's Hammer cultists in the area was to protect Aku'mai as it would be needed in the Hour of Twilight. However, Horde champions killed the cult members,[7] including their lord Bathiel and Aku'mai itself. After the Fourth War, Rexxar and Zekhan entered the Deeps in order to confirm that the Twilight's Hammer remained dead, just as the Horde had left them. The pair found the maggot-ridden corpse of the Devourer still dead.[1]

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