Ramenos was the bullywug deity of somnolence, intoxication, and decay.[3] He was said to be sleeping deep within the Abyss where demons fed sacrifices into his gaping maw.[4]


Once active and strong in ages long past, Ramenos later slumbered most of the time, barely able to sustain attention to his own fate. He took the form of an enormous, bloated frog with a maw vast even for one of his kind.[3]


Ramenos was completely uninterested in its worshipers and priests, and was concerned only with feeding and sleeping.[3]

Strangely, bullywugs revered Ramenos not for his once great power, but for what he represented: the ideal of a life of overindulgence, something bullywugs struggling to survive might dream of being able to emulate in the afterlife.[citation needed]

Divine RealmEdit

Ramenos shared its slumbering realm of Smaragd, the 74th layer of the Abyss, with Merrshaulk.[2]


Ramenos was the consort of the slaad lord Urae-Naas.[1] He was also thought to be somehow related to Merrshaulk.[3]


After Ramenos's death, his enormous rotting corpse became the Phage Breeding Grounds, the 53rd layer of the Abyss. The layer was ruled by Urae-Naas to breed new slaad tadpoles.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, Brian R. James, Steve Townshend (July, 2010). Demonomicon. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 76. ISBN 978-0786954926.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 101. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  4. Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “The Book of Chaos”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 1560768746.