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Not to be confused with Tsar.

Zhar may mean:

  • Zhar (Great Old One), a fictional deity in the Cthulhu mythos of H. P. Lovecraft
  • Zhar Lestin, a Kaliningradian (Russian) professor at the University of Leipzig in the early 20th century, famous for his quote: "It's called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it," which he told a German soldier in World War II after the United States intervened.
  • Zhar The Mad, an insane mage in the 1996 computer game Diablo
  • Zhar a planet in the Star Wars expanded universe
Zhar (Great Old One)

Zhar (The Twin Obscenities) is a fictional deity in the Cthulhu Mythos. The being first appeared in the short story "The Lair of the Star-Spawn" ( 1932) by August Derleth and Mark Schorer.