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Hollow Earth Cultures: Sagoths from the Pelludidar series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. They're the apish servants of the Mahars. 

Warning, some racism ahead. 

"Behind them, streaming through the pass which leads into the valley, came a swarm of hairy men—gorilla-like creatures armed with spears and hatchets, and bearing long, oval shields. Like demons they set upon the ape-things, and before them the hyaenodon, which had now regained its senses and its feet, fled howling with fright. Past us swept the pursued and the pursuers, nor did the hairy ones accord us more than a passing glance until the arena had been emptied of its former occupants. Then they returned to us, and one who seemed to have authority among them directed that we be brought with them."

"Our guards, whom I already have described as gorilla-like men, were rather lighter in build than a gorilla, but even so they were indeed mighty creatures. Their arms and legs were proportioned more in conformity with human standards, but their entire bodies were covered with shaggy, brown hair, and their faces were quite as brutal as those of the few stuffed specimens of the gorilla which I had seen in the museums at home.

Their only redeeming feature lay in the development of the head above and back of the ears. In this respect they were not one whit less human than we. They were clothed in a sort of tunic of light cloth which reached to the knees. Beneath this they wore only a loin cloth of the same material, while their feet were shod with thick hide of some mammoth creature of this inner world.

Their arms and necks were encircled by many ornaments of metal—silver predominating—and on their tunics were sewn the heads of tiny reptiles in odd and rather artistic designs. They talked among themselves as they marched along on either side of us, but in a language which I perceived differed from that employed by our fellow prisoners. When they addressed the latter they used what appeared to be a third language, and which I later learned is a mongrel tongue rather analogous to the Pidgin-English of the Chinese coolie."
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GeneralHelghast Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016   General Artist
What about the Zarith? I think it lives in Pellucidar as well.
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Spearhafoc Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   General Artist
I'm afraid I'm only covering concepts from the first two books, as they're the only ones in the public domain. 

I believe there's a Tyrannosaurus in the Land that Time Forgot books. I'll be covering those eventually (haven't read them yet). 
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GeneralHelghast Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016   General Artist
You can try buying the other books on Amazon. That could help.
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Spearhafoc Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016   General Artist
It's not about availability. Public Domain means it's not under copyright. I prefer to own the images I work on.

Everything in book 3 and onward in the Pellucidar series is owned by the Burroughs estate or whomever, as they were made after 1923 and have renewed their copyright. If I were to paint a concept from, say, Tarzan at the Earth's core and I were to then release those paintings commercially (say, in an art book or something), I could potentially be sued.

There's nothing wrong with fan art or fan fiction, but you can't make money off of it without legal issues (or if you change the names like EL James did with Fifty Shades of Grey, but I'm not ethically comfortable with that). Besides, only doing things that are in the Public Domain provides a good cutoff for me, with my obsessive compulsive issues, because otherwise I'd feel compelled to draw or paint every scifi and fantasy concept under the sun.
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GeneralHelghast Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016   General Artist
Hmmmm I see.
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beltminer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Loved those books when I was a kid, brings back good memories.
Good stuff man.
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JRWenzel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The entire series is online at www.gutenberg.org
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beltminer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Yeah, I spend a lot of time over there, thanks man.
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JRWenzel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm in the midst of my annual binge read of ERB's works: just getting started on the Barsoom series. ;)
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beltminer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Yeah, "A Princess of Mars" was my first ERB, really got to a 12 year old me.
I was so happy to find out that there were so many more. Just love that stuff.
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JRWenzel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
As long as you can let go of 21st century science and just roll with it, it's just cool as hell.
Mastermind of Mars is always a trip.
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