Ghu is a term from science fiction fandom that was also used by media fans of the zine era. It is a fannish replacement for God in phrases like, "Thank Ghu that the actors never got involved in any of that nonsense." According to Fancyclopedia,
Revealed by Donald Wollheim
and John B. Michel on August 6, 1935 Ghu is either a beetle living on Vulcan or Wollheim personified – or possibly both, depending on who was defining it and when. Various members of the New York Futurians
served as acolytes with fitting high-sounding church titles.
As of 2015, Ghu is still in use in online sf fandom.
- ^ From Southern Enclave #34 (1993)
- ^ Ghu - Fancyclopedia 3, Archived version
- ^ Comment to a File 770 blog post about Worldcon on April 24, 2015: Ghu only knows what the business meeting might do, but it still may be a possibility.