This article is about Aku'mai's lore. For strategies, see Aku'mai (Classic) and 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

Classic model.

Aku'mai (or Aku'Mai)[1] is an ancient three-headed hydra 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.

Aku'mai carries within him a small measure of the Old Gods' power,[2] apparently enough to want to "devour the world".[3]


  • He shares an in-game model with Megaera.
  • Aku'mai has several big inconsistencies in his lore. The  [Lorgalis Manuscript] specifically describes Aku'mai as a female hydra entitled "Princess of the Deep". She was said to roam Blackfathom, blessing its caves with her ancient wisdom. The original Aku'mai boss' Adventure Guide referred to her as female, but claimed that she was a mindless savage. Aku'mai the Devourer is now referred to exclusively as male, as his Adventure Guide text is identical to the old one besides the gender switch.